It’s over for The Challenge stars Tori Deal and Jordan Wiseley.
The couple– who got engaged while filming the “War of the Worlds 2” season in 2019— announced on Friday that they have broken up and ended their engagement. The announcement came after weeks of speculation (and Internet rumors) that the couple had split, due to there being few recent photos of them together, and Tori being photographed without her engagement ring.)
Three days ago, Tori hinted that the rumors may be true, when she responded to an Instagram follower, who asked if she and Jordan were still together.
“When Jordan and I are ready to open up we will,” Tori wrote.
Apparently, by Friday, both were ready, because each addressed the split on Instagram.
Tori– who previously shot down rumors that she cheated on Jordan while filming the upcoming ‘Double Agents’ season— wrote that she and Jordan remain close, despite their breakup.
“Even though Jordan and I are going to be moving forward in separate ways, our love, support, and connection with one another only grows stronger and deeper. To all the fans that have followed us, your support means the world. Please don’t look at this break up as a failure, because we’re not looking at it this way. Sometimes people need to step back and work on themselves before fully committing to the other person.”
She also assured their fans that no event or action caused the breakup.
“This decision was not made with malice and it does not stem from a place of anger,” Tori wrote. “I know some of you may think that there was ‘one big thing’ that happened to cause this, but there wasn’t. The reality of some relationships is that there can be a lot of little things that slowly build up over time. All of those little incidents showed us that we each need our own space.
“Please understand that even though this is very amicable, we’re both still processing, hurting, and healing,” she added. “The world can be cruel and the last thing we want is for people to try to pin us against one another. So please, let us heal in peace. Thank you.”
In his breakup post, Jordan also stated how much he still loves Tori.
“It’s been one of the toughest stretches of my life to silently struggle with our happiness and love,” he wrote. “What this time has taught me is that I love Tori from the depths of my soul. She will always be one of my best friends in this world and no one will ever truly be able to understand the depths of our understanding for one another, like we do. It has been the best and most beautiful time of my life to grow with and love you, Tori.
Jordan hinted that being in the public eye damaged their relationship. He, too, stated that the scandalous rumors circulating about them were false and not the cause of the breakup.
“Unfortunately, we weren’t able to escape the pressures that come with being in a very public relationship and despite any rumors that have been started, our separation is not because of any bs scandal,” Jordan wrote. “We are just two people who love each other deeply but are both battling with our own struggles and happiness.”
He made it clear that he and Tori will still support each other.
“[I] want you all to know that we will still be cheering each other on and supporting each other in everything,” he wrote. “I love Tori with all of my heart and this hurt is something I’ll never forget.. and I don’t want to. I will always cherish our time together but I’m also excited to see what the future holds for us both. I think she lights up the world around her and I can’t wait to watch.
“It’s been a tough time for us but we are moving through this together, even if we are going on separate paths. …and take the weekend off, trolls. We’re just fellow humans in pain for awhile.”
You can watch Jordan propose to Tori and relive happier times with the video below!
(Photos: MTV; Instagram)