Didn’t trust her gut? Maurissa GunnSlowly, she is opening up about her broken engagement. Riley ChristianIt was over, the revealing things were done long ago Bachelor in ParadiseFans found out about their split.
“You guys saw me on the beach all the time, like, breaking down, thinking he was not as into me as I was him,” Gunn, 25, recently said on the “Almost Famous” podcast. “I was all in, so in love from day one. And that’s kind of where it started — like that feeling that I had there in Paradise was kind of the feeling that just continued to go on.”
The BachelorSeason 24 alum, Christian, 32, got engaged to her on the season 7 finale BiPThe series aired on October 20, 2021.
“I get upset with myself,” Gunn continued to Ashley Iaconetti Ben Higgins. “[I think to myself], you knew it right then and there, but you were just trying to like work through the circumstances and thinking like, ‘Oh, you’re being a little nuts, like, he’s so into you,’ especially when you see it on TV. Like he’s not into anyone else doing anything, you know? And for me, the feelings still carried over throughout our whole relationship.”
They announced their split in January via a joint statement that read: “We have decided to go our separate ways. Never did we imagine this, but we’ve come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves. We’ve appreciated everyone’s love and support so far throughout our journey and we just ask that you please respect our privacy as we navigate through this.”
Christian spoke out weeks later in a long Instagram message.
“It takes a while for me to heal, but I thank you all for your patience. This has not been an easy experience. This has been one of the most difficult times of my life, but as with everything I always do my best to move forward with hopeful and positive spirits,” he wrote on February 17. “But you see, I was always taught by my pops that ‘we bend but don’t break.’ But some very good people showed me otherwise.”
Gunn then retweeted their costar Deandra Kanu’s tweets about Christian, including one post that read, “I’m not an inherently messy person, but when I see things in real time and then see someone skew that perception for social media it’s very scary. [It’s]It is not okay to be the catalyst for your own death. Then, go on social media and ask for sympathy from the public. There are always two sides to a story.”
When Iaconetti brought up the “shady” social media activity, Gunn responded, “I have not been shady in any sort of way.”
The podcast host then asked about recent remarks that Christian wasn’t on the show for the right reasons.
“I didn’t say that they weren’t there for love,” she explained. “Being in the circumstances we were in, it became reality, like, coming off of the show, and sometimes who you meet on the show is not who they are after the show. … I’m not trying to shade in any way. Our whole relationship was legitimate, of course. I loved him from the bottom of my heart, I’m sure he loved me back. It just didn’t work out. There’s no shade.”
You can read more about Gunn’s split here