Country singer Lauren Alaina and her boyfriend of six years Alex Hopkins have called it quits. The once-happy couple got engaged over the summer and it seemed that it was a match made in heaven. Then, fans were shocked when the couple posted on their Instagrams that their relationship was over. Why did Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins call off their engagement?
Why did Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins break up?
Both Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins posted a joint statement over their social media accounts.
“You have been so supportive of us through all of our ups and downs, including personal struggles with health and family, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” the couple said. “You share your lives with us, and we always want to be open with you in return. We want to let you know that we have decided to call off our engagement. While we still have love for each other, we’ve grown into very different people over the last six years.”
The couple continued on, “We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to starting our own fresh, new chapters of our lives,” they wrote. “We both love and respect each other and hope you all will do the same. This has not been an easy decision, but we both feel it is the right decision. Thank you always for your love and support.”
The 24-year-old songstress also said that she still had a lot of love and respect for her ex. “I don’t regret a single second with Alex. I wish him the very best. Please do the same.”
Hopkins also talked about the demise of their relationship more on his Instagram. “As badly as we wanted to make it work, and as hard as we fought to stay together, she and I just weren’t a part of each other’s perfect plan for our individual lives. And that’s ok. She and I get to focus solely on ourselves and our different futures for the first time since high school. Sometimes what we want and what God has for us is 2 totally different things. Just trust that no matter the outcome, everything works out for the betterment of your life.”