“Jake and Vienna have split,” says Janice Lee, a rep for the couple. “They appreciate the respect for their privacy at this time.”
Jake, 32, shocked fans on last season’s Bachelor finale when he chose “party girl” Vienna , 24, over contestant Tenley Molzahn. The pair have been very vocal and public about their love, as Vienna could be seen supporting Jake during his brief stint on Dancing With The Stars.
The split also seems rather sudden considering the pair was just photographed at an ABC event less than two weeks ago. Even more odd? Jake was just tweeting to Vienna three days ago. “Vienna gets to meet my trainer Cat next week. Hahahaha! I’m so sorry baby…! HA! @viennagirardi,” tweeted Jake on June 19th.
And despite the cheating rumors that arose after the Bachelor ended, the two always denied Jake was unfaithful and maintained all was well. Neither party has yet to publicly comment on the break up. PEOPLE however reports Jake is currently in Atlanta, taping a guest spot on the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva; while Vienna is in Los Angeles.
Jake and Vienna are the 13th couple to break up from the Bachelor franchise. No word yet on whether Vienna will be giving back the $50,000, Niel Lane 3-carat ring she received from Jake.
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