The Bachelorette’s Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek have announced they have ended their relationship.
The pair, who have been together for 18 months since the Channel 10 marquee show aired, are believed to have split before Christmas, and shared the news with loved ones before issuing a joint statement to News Corp.
“After 18 months together, Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek have come to a mutual decision to end their relationship,” the statement from IMG manager Georgina Harrop reads.
“It is important to stress that there is no bitterness or scandal, they have just come to the realisation that the best way forward is to separate.”
The document continued: “they wholeheartedly respect and cherish the friendship they have for one another which will continue moving forward.
“They wish to thank everyone for their love and support over the past 18 months.”
The reported reason for the break up is distance, which saw the duo drift apart as they pursued different career ambitions. While Frost resides in Sydney to do her 2DayFM radio breakfast show alongside Rove McManus, Mielczarek works in project management for Lend Lease in Huskisson.
While recent images of Mielczarek with another woman on the Gold Coast – taken by paparazzi – fuelled long running rumours that there was a rift between the couple, the couple insists infidelity was not the cause of their split.
Listen to Sam Frost talk about Sasha on the No Filter podcast, ‘I just knew.’