At least they'll have the tattoos to remember each other by. Lace Morris and Grant Kemp, one of three couples to get engaged during Bachelor in Paradise season 3, announced on Monday, November 28, that they've broken up, and fans took to Twitter to share their reactions to the news.
Morris, 25, who vied for Ben Higgins' affections on The Bachelor season 20, had a brief fling with Chad Johnson on Paradise before finding love with Kemp, 28, a firefighter who was among JoJo Fletcher's castoffs on The Bachelorette season 12.
Perhaps the pair's most memorable scene from this summer's show featured them getting matching tattoos on their hands of "Grace" — a combination of their two names — during a date in Mexico. (Words to live by: Reality-TV love can be fleeting, but body art is forever.)
"It really was mutual," Morris told Entertainment Tonight of the split. "We both have our issues we need to work on, and we can’t really give each other what we need at this time. It’s just not the right timing. We have so much love for each other, and it’s weird because the chemistry is there, and I’m thinking, ‘Why can’t we make this work?’ But it's just not possible right now."
"For a month, we were kind of starting to bicker, and it was a thing of, something’s got to give," the real estate agent continued. It was a cycle we couldn't break. … I think he’s an amazing man. I’m super sad that it ended, but I know it’s for the best right now."
The heartbreaking news leaves two couples still intact from Paradise season 3: Amanda Stanton and pizza enthusiast Josh Murray, along with the ever-adorable Carly Waddell and Evan Bass.
Check out the tweets below to see how fans are coping.
— Bach Bracket (@bachbrack) November 29, 2016
if grant and lace can't make it work, can anyone really make it work?
— Amanda (@theamandabrooks) November 29, 2016
What are Grant and Lace going to do with their "Grace" tattoos now that they split? 😂 #saynotonametattoos
— Lizzy (@Lizztorte) November 29, 2016
It's reported that Grant and Lace split up and I'll be damned if that isn't the thing that broke me today.
— Ali B (@wtflanksteak) November 29, 2016
Grant and Lace broke up and I'm probably more upset than I should be 😭
— Haylee Hohn (@hayleeeK) November 29, 2016
— kelli A olson (@kelliAolson) November 29, 2016
Grant and lace from bachelor in paradise called off their engagement. IM SHOOOOOOOOKKKKK UGH
— Lisa Zhang (@Lzhang327) November 29, 2016
— Sara Saklaczynski (@sophiecrandall) November 29, 2016
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