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Always the Bachelor, Never the Groom: Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi Breakup

Apparently the fourth time is *not* the charm

Vanessa sitting on Nick's lap at a wedding


PSA for all members of the Bachelor Nation: Nick Viall is back on the market, after a whopping four seasons of Bachelor-related attempts to find the right person to chase fame with gal. He and Montreal native Vanessa Grimaldi just announced their split, a little more than five months after America watched Nick propose.

In a joint statement released to E! News, the pair says: “It’s with a great amount of heartbreak for the both of us as we have decided to end our engagement. We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We will continue to be there for each other no matter what. This hasn’t been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other.”

Reunited with my Americano #saturday #mtl

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At the start of their offish post-Bach relationship, a source told E! that the two were determined to make the relationship work through all the public attention and the pressures of the Bachelor curse. But, to be fair, not many Bach matches have withstood the test of time.

While any breakup—especially the end of an engagement—is sad, what we really wanna know is: WHO gets to keep the $$$ Neil Lane bling? (We know, we know—it goes back to The Bachelor producers. But a girl can dream, right?)

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