Roses have wilted Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya.

The couple, who got engaged on The Bachelorette finale in December, announced their breakup on June 17. 

“I’m struggling to say that Nayte I will be going our separate ways,” Michelle wrote on her Instagram Story, “but I stand with him in knowing the heaviness that is present in both of our hearts as this relationship has been very real for us.” 

The one-time elementary school teacher then addressed her former fiancé directly.

“To you, Nayte, you quickly became my best friend and the love I have for you is incredibly strong,” she told him. “I will never stop wanting to see you succeed.” 

Michelle picked Nayte over Oregonian traveling nurse Brandon Jones during the finale of ABC’s Bachelorette. Her appearances on Previously Matt JamesThe’season ofThe Bachelor You can also find them here.

Michelle stated that she will never forget and be grateful for the opportunities, support and growth Nayte provided me. Michelle continued, “At the exact same time I am deeply grieving and will require time and space for this to heal.”