There’s no doubt that we’ve seen some pretty devastating celebrity break ups throughout 2018, but this one by far takes the cake and we’re pretty much sitting here in disbelief as we write this…Sam Cochrane and Tara Pavlovic from Bachelor In Paradise have broken up. 

Sam made the shocking announcement on Saturday afternoon on his Instagram, sharing a long and heartfelt message along with a photo of the moment that he proposed to Tara. And just a warning you might need some tissues to get through it all. 

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This message goes out to all the beautiful people who shared with me such an amazing journey. The fairytale that I took part in was deep and surreal. My proposal was meant to be forever but life sometimes takes you away from the dream and you wake up. So…deep breath…. this has come to an end. I loved Tara with my whole heart and those two people in Fiji fell completely. It’s hard writing this thinking back to those moments. Your joy in our story and the engagement meant so much and I can assure you it is the saddest thing for me to come to terms with. Watching something you valued fall apart and what you love follow a different path is one of the most difficult things. My heart feels broken and obviously having it play out in public adds so many difficult dimensions. I forgot about the cameras in Fiji and I simply fell in love. The truth is difficult but the path ahead will show the way. Obviously there has been speculation for some time but I needed to know for sure before making anything public. That has been hard. Our time together will always hold a beautiful and difficult place in my heart and I have to believe that everything happens for a reason. Thank you everyone for the beautiful support and being on this journey. In a time that was mostly in hiding your words provided magic. I look forward to the future. I got to see that love is real and powerful…. and it is. I’ll find it again. ❤️✨💫🌹🥀

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Sam and Tara’s surprising love story stole all of our heart’s as they fell head over heels for each other on the reality tv series Bachelor In Paradise.

The show was filmed over a series of weeks in Fiji and by the end of the series Sam had decided that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Tara. On the final episode he got down on one knee and popped the question. 


At the time, fans of the couple thought that they would be together forever, but over the past week speculation began to arise about their relationship being on the rocks after fans thought that the pair had unfollowed each other on instagram. 

And today, this rumour and our worst nightmare was confirmed. The pair have parted ways. And yep, love is officially dead. 

Tara is yet to comment on the split. 

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