DeAnna Pappas and her husband Stephen Stagliano has come to the end of their love story.
“It is with great sadness, Stephen and I have decided to end the relationship as a couple,” the former Bachelorette star shared with Instagram Jan. 19. “We worked hard for a long time—as a couple and as individuals—and decided to stay separate.”
Pappas, 41, and Stagliano—who met through his brother and Bachelorette alum Michael—married in 2011 and parents of a 9-year-old daughter Addison and 7 year old son Austin.
“We remain loving parents to our beautiful children, Addison and Austin, and will continue to raise them with love and faith,” she continued. “We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time as we navigate the new normal. We want to thank our dear friends and family for your endless support and many, many wishes prayer at a time that has become the most difficult time of our lives.”
The reality TV star rose to fame as a season finalist Brad Womacktime of The Bachelor in 2007. The following year, Pappas starred in the fourth season of The Bacheloretteend of the season engaged to Jesse Chinchak. However, the couple broke up later that year.