Why did 'Bachelor' star Carly Waddell divorce Evan Bass? Couple announce split after three years of marriage
When Evan turned 38 on December 17, he celebrated without Carly by his side, only posting a photo of his kids who he called “My loves”. The pair have since unfollowed each other on social media
After three years of marriage, in a joint statement on December 23, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ vets Carly Waddell and Evan Bass announced their separation. The 35-year-old Waddell broke her silence on the matter on Saturday, December 26, as she shared that she was "very sad" on Christmas Day following the split from 38-year-old Bass.
Posting a photo of her and the couple's two kids, two-year-old Bella and 13-month-old Charlie, on Instagram, she wrote, “Merry Christmas. Christmas Day isn't what I had expected this year. The three of us. The new normal. Which feels incredibly abnormal, and actually very sad.”
“A lot of you kind people have asked if I'm ok. And I want to say I am, but I'm not. I will be though. Today is the first day that both kids are staying at Evan's house overnight,” she shared. “I feel like I'm missing a piece of my soul. I'm literally just sitting by myself writing this. But I'm thankful that it was a white Christmas, and I'm thankful the kids all get to be having a blast with their dad and brothers.”
She concluded, “They are feeling so loved. Thank you for checking on me. Love all of you.” The couple broke the news of their split to People magazine saying, “We have made the difficult decision to separate. We will always cherish our time together and continue to have the utmost respect for one another as we focus on what's best for the future of our family.”
The pair first met and got engaged on 'The Bachelor' spinoff 'Bachelor in Paradise' in 2016, and were married in 2017 on the show. Though seemingly not interested in Bass at first, he worked his charm and they fell head over heels for each other as the season ended in a proposal.
Fans of the reality couple grew suspicious of the relationship over the last six months. The pair swore off having more kids in June (Bass has three boys from a previous relationship) as Bass said, “I don't think we'd make it if we had another. We would make it for a little while longer, but … they would probably lead to different paths,” he shared on the Mommies Tell All podcast.
Waddell continued to fuel speculation that the relationship was on the rocks as she shared on December 6 in a vlog that she had moved, not mentioning Evan in terms of "we" in the video.
When Evan turned 38 on December 17, he celebrated without Carly by his side, only posting a photo of his kids who he called “My loves”. The pair announced the separation less than a week after his solo birthday outing and have since unfollowed each other on social media.