Catfish's Lauren Meler and Derek Shullenbarger Split, End Engagement

Celebrity News May. 3, 2014 AT 12:40PM
Catfish's Lauren Meler and Derek Shullenbarger Catfish's Lauren Meler and Derek Shullenbarger have ended their engagement, a source confirms to Us Weekly; the couple got engaged last October

Another reality couple have called it quits. Catfish's Lauren Meler and Derek Shullenbarger have ended their engagement, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The couple got engaged last October after first meeting on Season 2 of the MTV series.

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Shullenbarger popped the question to Meler during their season's reunion show seven months ago. The moment, however, wasn't much of a shock to Catfish creators Nev Schulman and Max Joseph.

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"I did know it was coming, as did Max," Schulman told Us exclusively at the time. "Max and I bought Derek the engagement ring so that he could propose because he needed help paying for it," he explained. "We went with him that morning and it was really sweet."

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"I'm really impressed by them," he added. "She's got a lot going on and they've managed to figure out how to live together and make this work." (Meler previously suffered a miscarriage after 10 weeks of pregnancy with the couple's baby last September. She already shares son Mason with an ex-boyfriend.)

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Catfish Season 3 premieres on Wednesday, May 7 at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.

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