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

Lauren and Derek meeting for the first time. Youtube

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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