DeAnna and Jesse break up

The Bachelorette 4‘s DeAnna Pappas has broken up with Jesse Csincsak. They were set to get married next May after getting engaged on the finale.

In a video posted on his web site, Jesse gives the details of the breakup. Here’s what he says, according to Us Weekly:

“I kind of feel like it’s our responsibility to tell you we’re not together anymore. DeAnna broke up with me two days ago, and I just wanted to come on here and tell you guys face-to-face. I’m sorry — I did everything in my power to try and make this work. She’s a great person, but she wasn’t willing to try anymore. She wanted something different. The answer I got was, ‘I love you, but I’m not in love with you.’ That’s a lot to swallow, no matter who you are. It’s a lot to take in.”

Bachelorette Star DeAnna Pappas Calls Off Engagement [Us Weekly]

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