We’ve had just over a week now for the news of our favourite Bachelor In Paradise couple’s breakup to settle in, but TBH we’re still not over it. And it seem’s that those closest to the couple aren’t either.
Sam Cochrane and Tara Pavlovic were the unlikely couple who fell in love on the reality show over in the idyllic Fiji. Their whirlwind romance captured everyone’s heart’s and we couldn’t have been happier to see them get engaged at the end of the series.
But then just a short time later, our hearts were broken as we heard word that Sam and Tara had called it quits and gone their separate ways.
In an emotional statement on Instagram, Sam had said that the pair had “both put their best efforts in to make it work” but for different reasons “it didn’t work out”.
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This message goes out to all the beautiful people who shared with me such an amazing journey. The fairytale that I took part in was deep and surreal. My proposal was meant to be forever but life sometimes takes you away from the dream and you wake up. So…deep breath…. this has come to an end. I loved Tara with my whole heart and those two people in Fiji fell completely. It’s hard writing this thinking back to those moments. Your joy in our story and the engagement meant so much and I can assure you it is the saddest thing for me to come to terms with. Watching something you valued fall apart and what you love follow a different path is one of the most difficult things. My heart feels broken and obviously having it play out in public adds so many difficult dimensions. I forgot about the cameras in Fiji and I simply fell in love. The truth is difficult but the path ahead will show the way. Obviously there has been speculation for some time but I needed to know for sure before making anything public. That has been hard. Our time together will always hold a beautiful and difficult place in my heart and I have to believe that everything happens for a reason. Thank you everyone for the beautiful support and being on this journey. In a time that was mostly in hiding your words provided magic. I look forward to the future. I got to see that love is real and powerful…. and it is. I’ll find it again. ❤️✨💫🌹🥀
Since then we have been waiting patiently and wondering when we would find out more. What exactly tore this couple, who seemed so incredibly perfect for each other, apart? Well, according to Sam’s mum Rosie Wynter, “there is quite a story” behind the failed engagement.
And well, from the way she’s talking, we’re led to believe that Tara is to blame for the split, with a series of recent Instagram posts appearing to throw shade at her son’s former flame.
The quotes and captions all spoke about dealing with break ups and coping with heartbreak. Not to mention the fact that she tagged her son in the posts, leading us to believe they could only be about Sam and Tara.
What was even more telling was a comment made on one of the posts. A friend commented on one photo saying that Sam and Tara had made a “very cute couple. Rosie responded by saying, “Sadly not anymore deal girl…I can tell you there is quite a story behind it!!!”.
Well? Come on Rosie don’t leave us hanging!! We need to know the story! We were a part of this journey of love just as much as anyone! We need some damn closure.
Just yesterday, Sam took to his Instagram to announce that he would be auctioning off the engagement ring for charity. In the post he thanked everyone for their love and support during this devastating time (Seriously, there’s no way this guy was the dumper).
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The last time I held this ring there was so much electricity and hope in the air. I remember holding it and believing that I was doing something important and something that mattered. That something was love. After allowing time to pass and the things I’ve discovered I can see that those moments weren’t destined to last. However the overwhelming support and love I have received from you all took my breath away. Your words of encouragement and strength have been so special to me. Reading the extremely personal messages of struggles that many people have shared with me, told me it’s time to turn this into something positive. I have decided to donate this beautiful ring to charity. This will go to auction for a charity that I believe in. It’s time to move on and having the beauty sit in a box, when it could be be doing good for others in need. This is really important to me. Thank you all for your words. They have been beautiful and I’ve seen them. I needed some time to breathe it all in, and understand it all, but It’s now time to move forward and look to the future. Thank you all, and I wish everyone happiness and love. One step at a time ✨💫❤️
Tara is yet to comment on the breakup but she has gone and deleted all evidence of her relationship with Sam from her Instagram page.
Whatever happened here we have a feeling that these two are definitely not on good terms…