Ali Fedotowsky, Roberto Martinez break up

Another couple that met on ABC’s The Bachelorette has broken up: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez, who met on the sixth season of the show in 2010, are no longer together.

Their representative told People, “Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship. As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple’s privacy.”

I love the irony of the request for privacy from a couple that met, fell in love, and got engaged in public, never mind shared other details of their lives publicly. It’s only during the break-up that they realize living lives in public isn’t conducive to healthy relationships?

If you’re counting, that leaves two couples still together from seven seasons of The Bachelorette, and no couples of the 15 who met on The Bachelor, unless we count Jason and Molly, even though she wasn’t his first choice: at best, three out of 22.

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Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

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