My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Way Thore has called off her engagement.
On Thursday, May 21, the reality star revealed the “uncomfortable” news that she and her fiancé Chase Severino have broken off their engagement after Thore learned that he had been with another woman.
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Thore posted an Instagram photo of a black screen with a lengthy caption, sharing that she thought it was time to explain the situation as she was receiving questions and hearing rumors about their relationship.
“Chase and I are no longer engaged,” she wrote. “After experiencing a lot of ups and downs and still living apart, Chase reconnected with a woman with whom he has had a long history.”
Thore said that her ex-fiancé recently told her this information, and his other relationship “resulted in a pregnancy.”
“Chase will be a father in October,” she added.
Despite the couple’s split, the reality star is “not interested in anything hateful being directed toward anyone.”
“I would ask for privacy for all involved as we move on and focus on the future,” Thore concluded the post, which disabled comments.
Severino – who proposed to Thore on October 9, 2019, during a trip to Paris – also announced the split on his own Instagram.
“I don’t even know where/how to start,” he wrote in a screenshot from his Notes app. “I am very excited to announce I am expecting a child in the fall. Please see Whitney’s post for details.”
Severino continued, “I have nothing but love and respect for Whitney and our time together. Thank you for always supporting us. As we now go our separate ways, I ask for privacy for Whitney, myself, and the mother of my child who wishes to remain anonymous.”
Last year December, Thore and Severino announced their engagement after keeping it quiet for two months.
“Chase and I are so excited to officially announce our engagement and even more excited for My Big Fat Fabulous Life viewers to share this happiness with us,” Thore told PEOPLE at the time.
During the sixth season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, viewers got to see the former couple’s entire romance play out – from crushes to dating to their engagement – alongside Thore’s fitness journey, her parents’ health scares, and her business adventure NoBS Active.
Thore met Severino through Ryan Andreas, her NoBS Active business partner.