'I Have Nothing To Do With Their Relationship': Abbie Chatfield Speaks Out On Matt And Chelsie's Split
Following the sad news that 'Bachelor' couple Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod have split, runner-up Abbie Chatfield has given her thoughts.
Uploading a lengthy note to her Instagram stories, Abbie took aim at followers who accused her of "baiting" the newly-single Matt with sexy photos, as well as others who had questioned whether or not she was the reason behind the break-up.
"Hello everyone, I've been tagged in a lot of comments this morning on posts about Matt and Chelsie's relationship ending," she wrote. "Some of you are saying it's 'my shot,' others are saying that he's done a Blake Garvey. None of this is fair on Chelsie, Matt or me."
"My contact with Matt ended when I walked away from him at the finale, and I am good friends with Chelsie and love her very much," she continued.
"These comments are unnecessary and aren't helping anyone. I have nothing to do with their relationship or their breakup, so I'd appreciate it if I was left out of the conversation. Matt and Chels are great humans and I want them both to be happy."
Abbie's reaction came just hours after both Matt and Chelsie had announced their split over social media in separate statements posted to Instagram, with Chelsie's reading:
"Matt showed me what it was like to be respected in a relationship and I am so thankful for that. However, it saddens me to say that we are no longer together. I wish him nothing but the best. I’m sorry to those that were invested in our relationship," Chelsie wrote.
Matt wrote in his own post, "These past six months since filming has been a very unique experience. Chels and I have made some beautiful memories together that I’ll always cherish, and I wish her nothing but the absolute best.
However, it’s with a heavy heart that I write this. For Chels and me, our relationship hasn’t translated from filming to the real, everyday world as we had hoped. Chels is a very special woman and I want her to find the happiness she deserves. For those who may wonder if there’s someone else for me right now, there absolutely is not."
"It’s no one’s fault, it’s just life," he added.