Taylor Swift wasn’t in attendance on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings NFL recreation — however Michelle Younger certain was, packing on the PDA with a brand new man, nonetheless.
Younger, 30, smiled in an Instagram Tales selfie posted on Sunday, October 9, whereas a thriller man in a purple Vikings hat gave her a kiss on the cheek.
The Bachelorette alum’s obvious new relationship laborious launch comes multiple 12 months following her June 2022 cut up from Nayte Olukoya.
Olukoya, 29, proposed to Younger throughout The Bachelorette season 18 finale, which aired in December 2021. The previous couple obtained “considerably nearer” after the present got here to an finish, Younger shared throughout the After the Closing Rose particular on the time, however they cut up a number of months later.
“To those that have supported Nayte and I, together with Bachelor Nation, I do know I converse for the each of us when saying having a relationship within the public eye has not been straightforward,” Younger introduced in a June 2022 Instagram Tales publish. “I’m struggling to say that Nayte and I can be going out separate methods however I stand with him in realizing the heaviness that’s current in each our hearts as this relationship has been very actual for us.”
The previous ABC star referred to Olukoya as her “greatest buddy,” noting that she nonetheless has “love” for her ex.
“I’ll by no means cease eager to see you succeed,” Younger continued. “I’ll all the time acknowledge and recognize the adventures, help and development each Nayte and this expertise have introduced me. On the identical time, I’m deeply hurting and can want time and area to work by this heartbreak.”
Olukoya, for his half, shared the same assertion, noting that “hearts are heavy” and “feelings are excessive” as they cope with the breakup.
Within the months that adopted, each Younger and Olukoya shared perception into what went incorrect between them.
Whereas Younger hinted that the cut up was “not one thing that I foresaw” throughout an look on the “Nearly Well-known” podcast in June 2022, Olukoya had extra to say.
“I miss the Michelle that I fell in love with. I’m undecided I miss the Michelle I broke up with,” he revealed on “the “Viall Recordsdata” podcast in September 2022. “Our relationship was robust. There’s plenty of ups and downs, plenty of arguments, plenty of fights, and simply probably not clicking, probably not seeing eye to eye.”
Whereas Younger stated that it was “attention-grabbing” listening to his aspect of the cut up whereas chatting with Celeb Secrets and techniques that very same month, she was formally “healed” by December 2022.
“I actually did the work early on, and it’s quite a bit when a lot is occurring outdoors of you,” Younger informed Life & Model on the time. “You must heal in any other case, you’re going to continuously — like, your feelings rely on what is going on.”