Lauren Alaina took to social media to let fans know that her and her longtime high school boyfriend, Alex Hopkins, have mutually called off their engagement and split. Alaina saying that the two have “grown into very different people over the last six years,” which has lead them to the difficult decision to split continuing to say, “We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to start our own fresh, new chapters of lives.” Alaina and Hopkins began dating in July 2012 and got engaged in July 2018.
We wish both Alaina and Hopkins the best with their future and are asking fans for “Grace, compassion, and respect in this time,” Alaina continued saying, “I don’t regret a single second with Alex. I wish him the very best. Please do the same.”
Here’s the full statement:
“Over the last several years, you have been so supportive of us through all of our ups and downs, including personal struggles with health and family, and we couldn’t be more grateful. You share your lives with us, and we always want to be open with you in return. We want to let you know that we have decided to call off our engagement. While we still have love for each other, we’ve grown into very different people over the last six years. We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to starting our own fresh, new chapters of our lives. We both love and respect each other and hope you all will do the same. This has not been an easy decision, but we both feel it is the right decision. Thank you always for your love and support.”