Bachie's Ali Oetjen and Taite Radley Have Broken Up After Two Years Together
Former Bachelorette Ali Oetjen and her chosen beau Taite Radley have revealed their split on Instagram this weekend. Ali chose Taite over Todd King in the Bachelorette finale in 2018.
On Saturday, Ali shared a shot of the couple, saying that the couple have "decided to take time apart". The post hinted that reconciliation may be possible in the future.
"💔 It is with the heaviest heart that we want to let everyone know that we have decided to take time apart in order to give each other space and time to fully focus on our own paths," Ali wrote. "We both love each other deeply & only want the best for each other & both want the ultimate happiness for each other and hopefully our paths will reconnect again soon.
"We've decided to be open with this so there's no speculation and so we expect love, respect & kindness in return," she added. "I love you Taite."
Taite shared a different pic with Ali, along with the same message, but for the obvious difference: "I love you Ali."
Ali last posted a happy snap with Taite to Instagram less than a week ago, while Taite posted a pic with Ali earlier this month. The couple had planned to open fitness studio Sweaty AF in Ballarat, and each still promote the business on their Instragrams.
Ali and Taite's breakup puts The Bachelorette's success stories down to just one in five seasons, Georgia Love and Lee Elliott, plus three from The Bachelor since 2013, Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich, Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski and Matty J and Laura Byrne. The news of Ali and Taite's split comes less than a month since Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt announced their breakup.
We wish Ali and Taite all the best, and hope they are given the space and time to heal.