It’s the end of the road for our friend Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins. The American Idol alum, 24, and her high school sweetheart, 23, have called off their engagement and ended their six-year relationship.
They announced the split in a joint statement posted to their respective Instagram accounts on Monday, January 21. “Over the last several years, 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,” they told fans. “You share your lives with us, and we always want to be open with you in return.”
The exes continued: “We want you 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. We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to starting our own fresh, new chapters of our lives.”
“We both love and respect each other and hope you all will do the same,” they concluded. “This has not been an easy decision, but we both feel it is the right decision. Thank you always for your love and support.”
Maintaining a relationship in the music business is tough. We hope they both find happiness!