Brooke Blurton has broken her silence just hours after Darvid Garayeli announced the couple had split on Sunday.
Darvid shared a post to Instagram, revealing the couple had parted ways, one month after the series ended.
Following the 27-year-old’s announcement, Brooke, 26, admitted she was ‘surprised’ he had decided to publicly share the news without her knowledge.
‘This was a surprise’: The Bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton (pictured) has revealed she’s ‘surprised and overwhelmed’ by Darvid Garayeli’s decision to publicly announce their split
‘Hey beautiful people before my phone blows up. I just want to say right now I’m finding this really quite overwhelming and just as surprising to me as you guys,’ she wrote.
‘I just woke up to the news. It was definitely agreed to part ways. I just wanted to do it privately, amicably and respectfully.’
‘This is not how and what I expected to be doing right now so as you can imagine, this is all a lot.’
Brooke continued: You will all have your judgements and have your say but there is a lot going on in my world and D’s of course. So I again just ask you be kind, we are human.’
‘I really do hope you respect some part of some what ‘privacy’ we do have right now because like I said, this was a surprise to wakeup just as much as it was for you guys. For now, tuning out but we will speak soon.’
Shock: Darvid shared a post to Instagram, revealing the couple had split, one month after the series ended
Unexpected: Following Darvid’s announcement, Brooke admitted she was ‘surprised’ he had decided to publicly share the news without her knowledge
Darvid announced he’s split from Brooke Blurton in an Instagram post on Sunday.
‘Starting off the New Year with an end to a chapter and hopefully the beginning of another,’ Darvid began his post.
‘Unfortunately Brooke and I have parted ways. Whilst we both genuinely thought we were each others person, things change and that’s okay.’
He continued: ‘Please respect our privacy and that at the end of the day we are both just people with real feelings.’
‘Thank you so much for being considerate, a lot of lessons learned,’ he ended.
Announcement: Darvid shared a post to Instagram on Sunday, revealing the couple had parted ways
The news comes after Brooke and Darvid were spotted looking tense as they took a morning walk with their dog Cobar in Melbourne last month.
Brooke chose Darvid during the Bachelorette finale, which aired in November, telling him she was in love with him and presenting him with a ring.
‘From the moment I met you, I felt a lot of feelings. I felt calm, I felt trusting,’ an emotional Brooke began.
‘Unfortunately Brooke and I have parted ways. Whilst we both genuinely thought we were each others person, things change and that’s okay,’ he wrote
‘I felt an instant chemistry and connection that I never, ever felt with anyone before.
‘Look, I don’t know how to say this, but you came in here and you granted me three wishes. And I still have one left.’
Sobbing, she added: ‘Darvid, will you make me the happiest girl… I love you so much.’
Winner: Brooke chose Darvid during the Bachelorette finale, which aired in November, telling him she was in love with him and presenting him with a ring
After the finale aired, Darvid revealed to fans that they were about to move in together in Melbourne.
He said on Instagram: ‘I can’t believe I found my person. When I entered this experience, I can honestly say I had no idea what to expect. I’ve come out of this with my life partner and she’s so much more than I could have ever envisioned.
‘It’s been an absolute roller coaster to get to this point, four months of laughter, tears and endless FaceTimes.
‘This is the beginning of a new chapter for both of us and I cant wait to move into our Melbourne abode.’
Next step: After the finale aired, Darvid revealed to fans that they were about to move in together in Melbourne