Bachelorette’s Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya Split: ‘I’m Deeply Hurting’

Nayte Olukoya and Michelle Young have called off their engagement after less than one year together

The former Bachelorette, 29, wrote via Instagram Story on Friday, June 17, addressing those who have supported Nayte and me, including Bachelor Nation

As this relationship has been very real for us, I stand with him in knowing that the heaviness present in both our hearts is very heavy

Her ex-fiancee was engaged on the show last year, and she wrote a special note for him: Nayte, you quickly became my best friend and I love you deeply

"I will always acknowledge and appreciate the adventures, support, and growth both Nayte and this experience have brought me." she said on social media

As well as this, I am deeply hurting and will need space and time to deal with this heartbreak

On his Instagram Story, the Canada native shared a statement regarding his proposal

Michelle and I will move forward separately, Olukoya wrote on Friday, noting they are both private individuals and will grieve their split independently