A Bachelor once more. Chris Soules is trying to stay positive following his breakup from fiancee Whitney Bischoff. The former Dancing With the Stars contestant broke his silence after calling off the couple's engagement via Twitter on Friday, May 29.
"I can't thank you all enough for the kind messages over the past few days," the Iowa native, 33, wrote. "This has been really tough and your support means a lot to me."
Soules and the Chicago fertility nurse, 29, announced their split on May 28 in a joint statement. "Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement," the pair told Us Weekly at the time.
"They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends," the statement continued. "They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey."
Soules kept quiet following the news, but broke his silence via Twitter just hours after Bischoff did. "From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your outpouring love, kindness and support!" she wrote via Instagram Friday. "It means so much to me!"
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