Bachelor Winter Games Stars Ashley Iaconetti & Kevin Wendt Split

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Another Bachelor couple has called it quits. After Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s dramatic season of The Bachelor, fans were hoping there’d be some time to let the dust settle in Bachelor Nation. However, the calm didn’t last long because Bachelor Winter Games stars – and winners of the Bachelor spinoff – Ashley Iaconetti and Kevin Wendt have decided to break up after three months of dating.

The couple found love on the show and seemed like they were really serious about making it work despite the fact that Ashley lives in Los Angeles and Kevin resides in Canada.

“[The flight from L.A. to Canada] is like four-and-a-half hours, so it’s not that big of a deal,” Ashley explained in February when asked how they’re making their relationship work. “It’s like East Coast to West Coast, and lots of people do that. I don’t think of it as a country away. That’s kind of how it goes when you do long distance, there is, like, extended periods of time together.”

But, Entertainment Tonight reports that long distance is ultimately to blame for their split, adding that there are no hard feelings between the two. “It was a little weird to have to figure out a long-term plan so soon,” a source told the website. “Ashley and Kevin were both really into each other, they just weren’t sure if it was a forever thing. And it’s hard to date long distance like that.”

It’s sad news for Bachelor Nation especially since Kevin recently posted the sweetest birthday message for Ashley on Instagram. “She has so many incredible qualities I’m learning about each day. There is a reason she has so many friends and people around her that love her. She’s the most driven, motivating, and supportive person I know. She motivates me to be more. Smart, sweet, sexy and it’s her birthday tomorrow!! So go say happy birthday to her!!!” he wrote one week ago.

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Just four days ago, Ashley shared this adorable snap alongside the caption: “The way @kevin.c.wendt wants to take care of his lady’s heart is so beautiful.”

The pics are still there, which just goes to show that there’s no beef between the two, and their split won’t take away from the incredible experience they had on the Bachelor spin-off this winter. In fact, Ashley told ET that she and Kevin will address their break up on the next episode of her podcast with other Bachelor alum Ben Higgins, The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast. That’s some publicity! According to the reality star, they’ll discuss what went wrong and what’s in store for them next – which is what we secretly hoped ALL Bachelor couples did after they split!

In the last year, quite a few couples from the franchise have split, including Arie and Becca Kufrin, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi, and Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell. Ben and Ashley will definitely have a lot to talk about!