'Bachelor' stars Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff with his parents

Chris Soules, Whitney Bischoff Together Again: ‘Bachelor’ Couple All Smiles In California

There has been a lot of buzz in recent weeks regarding the status of Bachelor stars Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff. Are they still together, happy and in love? Or is the couple about to announce a split? Though there are a lot of doubters these days, Chris and Whitney do seem to be together again and supporters are thrilled.

The last that fans had seen of Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff together was about a week ago when she took a road trip from her home in Chicago to Chris’ place in Arlington, Iowa. She joined her fiance for some farm work and the duo posted several pictures on social media. Over the past few days, though, they seemed to be apart again.

Talk of an impending split ramped up when Chris headed back to Los Angeles for the Dancing With the Stars finale. He was posting quite a few pictures on social media showing him having a great time with others from this season, but there were no references to or photos of Whitney. Fans also noticed that though Soules performed in Tuesday’s finale, Bischoff wasn’t shown in the audience.

After the show, however, Chris and Whitney were together again in a photo he posted on Instagram. The picture included Chris’ parents as well, and everybody looked content and happy.

Soules wrote, “Post-show pic with the fam. I truly am the world’s luckiest guy. Love you @whitb624.”

There’s still a lot of speculation floating around that Chris and Whitney were pressured by the network to stay together until the premiere of The Bachelorette 2015 season, which started this week. The talk in some circles is that Soules and Bischoff will be announcing their split very soon now that Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season has started and Chris and Whitney are out of the spotlight.

What will be the most telling is what happens from here. Chris is headed back to Iowa now and it’s the busy time for the family on the farm. Will Whitney spend a lot of time in Iowa with Chris working on building a future with her fiance? Will Whitney stay in Chicago on her own most of the time? The couple has said that Bischoff won’t be moving to Iowa immediately, but if the two seemingly live mostly separate lives at this point fans will definitely figure that a split is on the way.

Reality Steve has been saying repeatedly that there’s no way Chris will marry Whitney once all is said and done. It may be worth noting, of course, that he rarely believes any of the couples will get married and he hasn’t shared any specifics about why he believes this Bachelor couple will split. However, he has consistently said that Soules was never truly invested in marrying anybody from the show and it’s just a matter of time before Chris and Whitney split.

Bachelor fans are still rooting for Chris and Whitney to make it, but many can acknowledge that things are looking a bit shaky at this point. Now that Dancing With the Stars is done and the two can truly settle back into their everyday lives, will they focus on building a future together or will they walk away from the relationship?

Fans are anxious to see what happens with Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff in the months ahead and hope the rumors about an impending split are inaccurate. Stay tuned for updates on the Bachelor couple as they move forward and don’t forget to buckle up for the wild ride of Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette that has started as well.

[Image via Chris Soules’ Instagram]

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