Whitney broke the silence first, writing on Instagram that she appreciated all the love and support she'd been receiving and posting an adorable video.
Soon after, Chris followed suit with a tweet:
I can't thank you all enough for the kind messages over the past few days. This has been really tough and your support means a lot to me.— Chris Soules (@souleschris) May 29, 2015
The break-up seems to have come out of nowhere; the couple was enjoying a "cuddle on the couch" just days before their joint announcement that they were going their separate ways.