Chris Harrison Breaks Silence on The Bachelor’s Whitney Bischoff, Chris Soules Split: “It’s Sad”

Chris Harrison feels for former Bachelor Chris Soules and his now ex-fiancee Whitney Bischoff. In an exclusive clip obtained by Us Weekly, Harrison tells Hallmark’s Home & Family co-hosts Mark and Christina that the former couples’ split will be tough, just like any other couple.

“I was really sorry to hear this morning that Chris and Whitney had ended their engagement, obviously from our last show The Bachelor…He went on to do Dancing With the Stars and moved back to Iowa and I thought they had given it a go and were going back together but apparently not,” the host of the ABC franchise revealed.  

Chris Harrison
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While their split was news to Harrison as well, the Perfect Letter author revealed he’s been in contact with the season 19 Bachelor. “I will admit I’ve texted Chris on and off today just letting him know I wish them both well and they’re both good friends of mine and if there is anything I can do to help with,” he added. “And that’s one of the things that’s odd about the show, I know it is television and I know there are silly things that go on, but, to me, they are also real people. They’re just two kids that were hopefully going to get married and they’re not now and that’s sad…they’re still two people going through a breakup, so it’s still tough. I wish them the best.”

Bischoff and Soules, who got engaged during the season 19 finale which aired just two months ago, announced they were calling it quits in a joint statement to Us Weekly earlier this morning.

Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff
Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

"Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement," the couple told Us. "They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey."

Earlier this month, Soules debunked rumors of a split, telling Us: “We’re together and we’re in love…We’re making the best of a really cool situation.”

Catch Harrison's episode on Home & Family tomorrow and weekdays on the Hallmark Channel at 10/9c.

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