Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas break up

The inevitable and predictable has occurred: Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas, who met on The Bachelor 12, have officially broken up.

“We tried hard to make it work but we realized that we were both heading in different directions. We truly care about each other and will remain close friends,” the couple said in a statement released to People magazine.

The Official Bachelor Relationship Death Watch clock started back in late May when Matt said, “We have the normal pressures of any couple, but then we have even more added pressures being that we are a reality TV couple, and that I’m leaving my life, friends and family in England to be with her.”

Later, Matt joked about marrying Shayne, and in early June moved out of her apartment, although he insisted they were still engaged. Just a few weeks ago, Lorenzo Lamas insisted the couple was “together, and they love each other.” But even Lorenzo Lamas has no power over The Bachelor‘s ability to result in broken relationships.

Bachelor Matt Grant & Fiancee Shayne Lamas Split [People]

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