Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have reportedly split, but sources say Bachelor producers are pressuring Bischoff to pretend that the relationship is still strong for the sake of appearances.
The couple, who got engaged on the 2015 season of The Bachelor, have faced breakup rumors almost from the start. Sources close to the couple claimed that they were never too serious about the relationship, and that it was only a matter of time until they split.
Now the evidence that Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff are broken up appears to be mounting. This weekend, Whitney traveled to the Kentucky Derby without Chris, then posted on Instagram saying she missed him.
But as Celeb Dirty Laundry reported, the pining for Chris is all part of the act forced on Whitney by producers.
“Why would Whitney Bischoff pretend that she and Chris Soules are still together and say that she misses him on Instagram? Well, the Bachelor producers are basically bullying her in to doing so. The turnover rate for Bachelor and Bachelorette couples is bleak – aside from Catherine and Sean’s wedding, none of the recent winners seem to stay together or get married.
The bottom line is, Bachelor fans are losing faith in ‘the process,’ and the producers will do whatever they can to keep Whitney and Chris’s showmance alive until the season premiere of The Bachelorette this month.”
Other sources are confirming the rumors that Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff are broken up. Insider Reality Steve, who has correctly predicted the engagements for nearly every season of the Bachelor and Bachelorette series, said that Soules was never going on the show to find a wife.
Reality Steve added that it is only a matter of time before the couple makes the split official.
“He is not marrying Whitney. He was never interested in marrying anyone from that show. So whether they’re actually broken up now, whether it happens in two weeks, or whether it happens in two months, does it really matter? They’re never getting married, plain and simple.”
Whitney Bischoff has now gone back to work in Chicago while Chris remains on Dancing With The Stars, and an Instagram photo Whitney posted appears to show her without an engagement ring.
If it’s true that Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have broken up, their secret may not remain that way for much longer. Dancing With The Stars is nearing its conclusion, and with that obligation out of the way, then Bachelor producers may allow them to make the split public and stop the charade.
[Photo via Chris Soules/Instagram]