NEW YORK — Another couple from ABC’s “The Bachelor” has broken up.
Iowa farmer Chris Soules and Chicago fertility nurse Whitney Bischoff have split two months after the finale of the reality dating show where the couple got engaged.
At the time, the 33-year-old Soules was gearing up to immediately head to Los Angeles to compete on “Dancing With the Stars.”
He and Bischoff, 29, released a statement saying they’ve “amicably decided to end their relationship” and “part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another.”
In a recent interview, “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison acknowledged that seeking the limelight after the show might not be the best for a new relationship.
“I don’t begrudge anybody for taking advantage of any opportunity. … It’s good money to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ But, the couples that have been successful, you know they got what they came for and now I’m out of here. … I always tell them, ‘Let the show … let the experience enhance your life, don’t let it change your life.’ Those that really allow it to change your lives, it’s tough.”
He added: “I hope that Chris and Whitney can now disappear … and really start building and thinking about themselves.”
Us Weekly was the first to report the breakup.
ABC just began airing “The Bachelorette,” with Kaitlyn Bristowe (who competed for Soules’ affection last season on “The Bachelor”) looking for a suitor among eligible males.