UPDATE 10/31/19 at 2:55 P.M.: Demi and Kristian confirmed their split in a joint statement on Instagram statement on Oct. 31. “What has always been at the forefront of our relationship is love and care for one another,” the statement said. “Our priority is doing what is best for us. With a heavy heart full of love for one another we have decided it is best or us to take a step back from our relationship. We ultimately want what is best for us in the long run and for us right now, that means being apart and growing individually. We have felt so much love and support rom you all as you’ve followed followed our journey together and for that we are grateful. We will forever be proud of the impact our love story has made and we hope it has helped others feel more accepted and confident within themselves. And we hope it shows that two people can love one another in different ways and for us right now that is apart. But we remain committed to encouraging each other, supporting each other and continuing forward in a best way for us.”
Bachelor Nation is worried one of their favorite couples has split — Demi Burnett, 24, and Kristian Haggerty, 27, who famously got engaged during the Bachelor in Paradise finale in September. The breakup rumors picked up speed after Kristian’s sister, Caitlin left a shady comment under a bikini photo Demi posted to Instagram on October 29, writing, “Not desperate at all…” The comment has since been deleted.
Nonetheless, the eagle-eyed fans of Bachelor Nation made sure to grab screenshots of the cryptic comment. As a result, questions about Demi and Kristian’s relationship started to pop up online. Take a look below.
“PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME DEMI AND KRISTIAN DIDN’T BREAK UP??????”, one concerned fan tweeted about the rumors. Another fan even lost their appetite over the news. “Not at me being so emotionally invested with Demi and Kristian that I haven’t been able to eat today because my heart is like empty,” the fan wrote on Twitter. Then, there was a fan who rushed to the couple’s defense. “IF you are a TRUE fan of Kristian and Demi, then LEAVE THEM ALONE!”, the fan tweeted. “They are working things the way it works for them SO just be HAPPY for them.I think they are still together and only show us what they want us to see.”
“Sorry dad…… #thirsttrap,” she captioned the post,” Demi captioned the bikini photo. (Photo credit: Demi Burnett/Instagram)
Adding fuel to the breakup rumors, fans online are claiming Demi and Kristian recently attended separate parties. In the above tweet, one in-the-know fan expressed frustration in a tweet that claimed Demi attended a party where her new friend, Demi Lovato was present. However, it’s unclear if that is fact.
Meanwhile, Kristian attended Bachelor alum Tracy Shapoff’s birthday party at TAO Los Angeles on Friday, October 25, without Demi. The couple’s co-stars Kirpa Sudick and Catherine Agro were also in attendance.
Demi and Kristian were already the subject of split rumors even before Caitlin’s comment. Fans voiced their speculation when they noticed the pair have not posted any photos together since September 19 — two days after Demi proposed on the Paradise finale episode. Amidst the recent concern, one fan even tweeted, “This Kristian and Demi drought though,” about the lack of social media interaction between the two.
At the season 6 BIP reunion show, Demi and Kristian confirmed at the time, that they were still happily together following Paradise. The newly engaged couple — who were gifted a Bali honeymoon by Ellen DeGeneres during Demi’s September 20 appearance on the talk show — even updated fans, revealing that Demi moved to Los Angeles to be closer to Kristian.