LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last rose has stopped blooming. "Bachelorette" star Rachel Lindsay and husband Brian Abasolo, who found love on a reality dating show. Court records show Abasolo filed to end her marriage on Tuesday.
She cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup and her petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court states that the pair separated on December 31.
"After more than 4 years of marriage, Rachel and I have made the difficult decision to separate and start anew," Abasolo said in a statement posted on his Instagram account. "Sometimes loving yourself and your partner means you have to let go."
Lindsay rose to fame after competing on season 21 of "The Bachelor" as the first black lead On any iteration of “The Bachelor” franchise when she was cast as “The Bachelorette” in 2017. She chose Abasolo as her winning boyfriend and they got married in August 2019. Lindsay, an attorney and author, recently left her correspondent position at the entertainment news show "Extra." Abasolo is a chiropractor who uses the pseudonym "Dr." Nickname adopted. Abs.”
In his statement, he asked for respect for his family and friends as they consider their next steps.
Lindsay has yet to comment directly on the matter on her social media, and her publicists did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In an Instagram post on New Year's Eve, he called 2023 "one of the hardest years of my life."
This couple has no children. Abasolo is seeking spousal support from Lindsay and wants her to pay his attorneys' fees. The filings do not indicate that the couple has any prenuptial agreement on how their assets should be divided.
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