On November 17, Matt shockingly revealed "with a heavy heart" that he'd parted ways with Chelsie. In a statement posted to his Instagram account, the scientist turned reality TV sensation explained they tried their hardest to make it work, however, their relationship didn't "translate" from "filming to the real world".
"These past six months since filming have been a very unique experience. Chels and I have made some beautiful memories together that I’ll always cherish, and I wish her nothing but the absolute best. However, it’s with a heavy heart that I write this. For Chels and me, our relationship hasn’t translated from filming to the real, every day world as we had hoped."
He continued: "Chels is a very special woman and I want her to find the happiness she deserves. For those who may wonder if there’s someone else for me right now, there absolutely is not. It’s no one’s fault, it’s just life."
Hours after Matt's post, Chelsie provided more insight into their split, sharing a heartbreaking Instagram post which included a series of photos of the former couple while their love for one another grew throughout the series.
"Thank you so much to everyone for your support and kind words over what was an incredibly exciting, rewarding, challenging, and emotional journey," she began. "Your words have not gone unnoticed. Matt showed me what it was like to be respected in a relationship and I am so thankful for that. However, it saddens me to say that we are no longer together.
"I wish him nothing but the best. I’m sorry to those that were invested in our relationship. Please remember to be kind online as you don’t know what is going on behind the screen. All my love."
Following the devastating announcement Bachie runner-up, Abbie Chatfield, addressed the news while shutting down rumours she plans to reconnect with the astrophysicist.
Taking to Instagram— after fans flocked to the comments section of her latest post asking whether she saw the news coming— the future Bachelor In Paradise star said she "had nothing to do with their relationship", confirming she ceased all contact with Matt after he dumped her during The Bachelor finale.
"I've been tagged in a lot of comments this morning on posts about Matt and Chelsie's relationship ending. Some of you are saying it's my shot, others are saying that he's done a Blake Garvey. None of this is fair on Chelsie, Matt or me," she wrote in a heartfelt Instagram story.
"My contact with Matt ended when I walked away from him at [the] finale, and I am good friends with Chelsie and love her very much."
She concluded her post by asking fans to ease up on the invasive comments, admitting she has no interest in getting involved.
"These comments are unnecessary and aren't helping anyone. I have nothing to do with their relationship or their breakup, so I'd appreciate it if I was left out of the conversation. Matt and Chels are great humans and I want them to both be happy."