Dance Moms alum Chloe Lukasiak seems to be taking her recent break-up with Ricky Garcia like a pro. The former reality star has been spreading nothing but good vibes on both her Instagram account and YouTube channel. She even asked her fans to stop bashing her ex-boyfriend on social media.
Early this week, J-14 confirmed that Chloe Lukasiak and Ricky Garcia broke up. The news came after eagle-eyed fans pointed out that the Dance Moms alum rarely post photos of the couple anymore. In their official statement, representatives of Chloe and Ricky revealed that the two broke up a month ago due to their hectic work schedules. Contrary to early reports, Chloe and Ricky insisted that there was no third party in the relationship.
“They remain close friends and support one another and want the fans to continue to support them individually, as well. There are no hard feelings, there wasn’t any disloyalty, and they ask for the fans to respect their mutual decision and privacy.”
Fans of Chloe and Ricky were clearly unhappy with the split, with many blaming the Forever In Your Mind lead singer. Several even went as far as posting hate messages on his Instagram page. They claimed that he only used Chloe for fame. While some believed their official statement, others insisted that he cheated on the Dance Moms alum with model Beatrice Vendramin.
According to Dance Moms Video, a YouTube channel dedicated to the Lifetime series, Lukasiak was the one who ended the relationship after Garcia took Vendramin to the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards. The outlet held that Garcia has also been spotted hanging out with the model days before the event.
“On Ricky’s Snapchat story, he put up a picture of him and Beatrice with the caption, ‘Love is in the air.’ He has since deleted the picture.”
Meanwhile, on her official Instagram page, Beatrice Vendramin fired back at a netizen for saying that she is the reason why Chloe Lukasiak and Ricky Garcia ended their relationship.
“[W]ere you there with me? do you know me or him? I don’t think so, don’t even try to tell me what to do OR WHAT I DID. ‘Hey, I don’t know you but I know exactly what you did’ shut up,” she wrote.
While thankful for the support of her fans, Chloe Lukasiak reportedly asked them to stop hating on Ricky and Beatrice. She wrote that the two of them, much like everybody else, deserved to be happy.
On Instagram, Chloe also shared a cryptic message, which many assumed were about Ricky.
“A lot can change in a year. People change, things go wrong. Stuff happens, but life goes on.”
Lukasiak and Garcia first met at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards. As he shared on the Dance Moms alum’s YouTube channel, it was him who made the first move and asked for her number. It was, however, only until they bumped into each other again at the Digifest where they really started to get to know each other.
Although many sympathized with Chloe Lukasiak, some fans were quite relieved of the split. The young couple’s relationship recently drew flak on social media after a photo of the 14-year-old sitting on Ricky’s lap surfaced online. They held that the two were setting a bad example, especially for younger fans.
Some also called out Chloe’s mom, Christi, for letting her daughter act that way in public and sharing it on Instagram. Others believed that it was Ricky who was changing Chloe for the worse.
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