Throbbing breaky heart! Bri Stauss and Chris Watson have called it gives up after nearly one year of dating.

The pair, who won The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart in May 2020, announced their split on Tuesday, January 19.

” With deep affection and regard for one another, we have actually chosen to end our relationship and go our different methods,” the former couple told E!

Bachelor Listen to Your Heart's Chris Watson and Bri Strauss Split
Bri Strauss and Chris Watson. ABC/Craig Sjodin

Although they have actually gone their separate ways romantically, the pair hinted that fans might see more from them musically in the future.

” We eagerly anticipate sharing more updates with you all as we browse our future making music together,” they added. “Thank you all for your love, assistance and privacy.”

Stauss, 28, and Watson, 31, had an immediate connection on The Bachelor spinoff series, which debuted in April 2020, hitting it off on night one. The set launched an album together, Chris and Bri, after winning the competition.

The duo exclusively told United States Weekly about their dynamic following the show’s May ending, with Watson saying, “We just have a real bond and ambiance and it’s been incredible to explore.”

The L.A. local noted that the couple didn’t feel pressure to play up their relationship when the electronic cameras were rolling, adding: “Luckily, Bri and I have not had to fake anything.”

In spite of needing to record their launching album remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the pair felt solid in their love.

” We actually have actually grown a lot more powerful in this time. It’s been gorgeous. I truly do feel like we are gotten ready for the best and the worst, you know, when it comes to like, wishing to see relationship all the way through,” Watson informed United States “And I seem like we’ve just experienced so much together that it’s similar to we have such a strong trust that if she’s going to inform me something, or if I’m going to inform her something, but we know that it’s even if we desire the best for each other. Which resembles, the very best thing that you can have at any relationship having a truly strong trust.”

Stauss, for her part, told Us that ahead of the pandemic she was “intending on taking a trip back and forth a fair bit or relocating to L.A.” to be closer to Watson.

” We’re taking it day by day with everything that’s going on, because it’s entirely out of our control, sadly,” the Utah local stated at the time.

Ahead of their split, the pair launched a second album, Covered Under the Tree, in December.

” This is the second album @tellemwatson and I have actually composed during the pandemic and can I just state: It’s been hard,” Stauss wrote through Instagram at the time along with a photo of the duo wearing matching holiday pajamas. “We are so proud of whatever we’ve achieved this year regardless of the situations and feel SO fortunate we had the ability to do everything we have actually done.”

The pair have actually been visibly missing from each other’s social networks pages considering that dropping the Christmas album in mid-December.

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