Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya got engaged in the finale of their season of The Bachelorette. Although the two appeared madly in love on “After the Final Rose” and the months that followed, the two announced their decision to end their engagement on June 17, 2022.
“To those who have supported Nayte and I, including Bachelor Nation, I know I speak for both of us when I say it hasn’t been easy going public,” Michelle wrote in a statement, which was posted to her Instagram Stories. “I’m struggling to say that Nayte and I will be going our separate ways but I stand by him knowing the heaviness that is present in both of our hearts as this relationship was very real for us.”
Nayte shared a similar statement on his Instagram Stories. “Michelle and I will advance separately. Hearts are heavy, emotions are running high and we’re dealing with it the best we can,” he wrote.
On June 25, 2022, Nayte took to his Instagram Stories again, this time to clear up some rumors and provide a bit more detail on why he and Michelle weren’t working.
Here’s what you need to know:
Nayte denies cheating on Michelle
Even before Michelle and Nayte split, there was a lot of talk about his not being ready for marriage. Social media has been rife with speculation about Nayte, which many assumed was a gamer or just “The Bachelorette” to make an impact.
Nayte addressed much of this chatter head-on.
“1. No, I didn’t cheat. 2. Not every breakup has to have a culprit. 3. Yes, many of you seem to portray me as a Red Flag/F*** Boy. Maybe it’s the piercings and tattoos? Who knows. But actually I’m a decent guy and I just want to get better. As we should all want for ourselves,” Nayte wrote in a numbered list.
Nayte also said he enjoys hanging out with his friends and that “not everyone who goes to bars is a scammer.”
He called the “negativity and apparent hatred” “hurting” and said he “really believed” Michelle was his “person.” He said that “inexperience in love” doesn’t make him a “red flag.”
Nayte revealed why he didn’t move to Minnesota
After Michelle and Nayte got engaged, the two seemed very excited to start their life together. While debuting as a couple on “After the Final Rose,” the two talked about moving in together and seemed ready to take the next step. They revealed Nayte was planning to move from Texas to Minnesota to be with Michelle.
Everyone was over the moon for the latest ‘Bachelorette’ couple — and ABC did something that’s never been done before. Michelle and Nayte received $200,000 as a down payment for their first home together.
However, weeks passed and Nayte didn’t move. This led to many breakup rumors, which were constantly denied by the couple, who shortly afterwards admitted the split.
“Yes, the plan was to move to MN earlier this year. Plans changed when we decided not to rush things and get to know each other on a deeper level before taking the plunge into living together. There is no rush in life. There is no set of rules or timetable for how you should manage your relationship. We believed that since the love was there, everything would come naturally and in its own time, just as it’s meant to be,” Nayte said.
“We tried. It didn’t work. We’re sad about it. We all grieve differently,” he added.
CONTINUE READING: Fans called out big red flags ahead of Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya’s split
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