The farmer has since announced he has found somebody new, in the only way a 2016 reality TV star can find love these days.
A grinning Hughes has shared an image of himself standing with equally happy commercial director, Marie Angeleski.
The farmer captioned the image with a reference to Cher, which is a surefire sign that the guy is an absolute champion.
“When you meet somebody and they make you want to learn all the words to a Cher song!” he wrote.
I will assume he is referring to “I Found Someone” and not “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” or every other break-up banger she produced.
Fans bombarded the post with well-wishes that celebrated the newfound pairing.
“Woop, woop… It was only a matter of time you were going to meet your match… And a gorgeous one at that,” one fan wrote.
“She looks perfect,” wrote another.
Angeleski seemed equally happy to share the public love with an image of the two dressed in matching outfits.