Chris Randone is taking the news of ex-Krystal Nielson’s pregnancy hard.
The former couple, who met on season five of Bachelor In Paradise, split in February after nearly eight months of marriage. And then, just this past Wednesday, Nielson revealed she’s expecting her first child with new boyfriend Miles Bowles in a YouTube video.
‘Icing on the cake for feeling truly broken,’ Randone, 32, wrote when someone asked him how he felt about her baby news during a Q-and-A session with fans on his Instagram Story on Friday.
Emotional: Chris Randone opened up about ex-Krystal Nielson’s pregnancy with her new man, Miles Bowles, during an Instagram Q-and-A on Friday
‘But I know in my heart I’m gonna find a super dope woman and have the most beautiful babies a dad could ask for,’ he added, in an effort to be hopeful for the future.
‘So I’ll continue to follow my heart and let God guide my path in finding an incredible woman to build & grow with.’
The emotional topic came up again when another fan asked if he was ‘ok with all the Krystal stuff.’
‘I’ll never be okay about it but I will just continue to be grateful for the years I had with that love,’ he responded before clarifying, ‘At least, the love I had in my heart.’
Heartfelt: The Bachelor In Paradise alum, 32, confessed Nielson’s baby news was ‘icing on the cake for feeling truly broken’ after being asked about it by a fan
Looking forward: Randone offered glimpses of hope to meeting someone new in the future
Heart full of love: The reality star/sales trainer is grateful for the love he had with Nielson
When asked if her was ready to date again, the reality star/sales trainer explained how he’s ‘working through the trauma’ of his split from Nielson and is ready to get back into the dating world ‘to an extent’.
‘I’m starting to dive in just a little but giving all of me will take some time,’ he added.
After meeting Nielson and finding love on Bachelor In Paradise, Randone proposed to her during the reality show’s season finale in September 2018.
They would go on to tie the knot on June 16, 2019, in an intimate ceremony officiated by Bachelor host Chris Harrison in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
But sadly the couple would announce their separation the following February, which was followed by Nielson filing for divorce this past August.
Almost ready: Randone revealed he ready to date again ‘to an extent’
Elated: Nielson and her new man, Miles Bowles, went Instagram official with their relationship in October; they announced their baby news in a reveal video on YouTube November 11
The reality star/fitness coach, 33, had already moved on to her relationship with Bowles and eventually made it Instagram official in October.
She would confess that ‘the best things in life happen unexpectedly’ during the November 11 baby reveal on YouTube.
‘The best stories began with, “And then all of the sudden,”‘ she continued.
‘The best adventures are never planned. Free yourself from expectations. The best will come when you least expect it.’
Randone initially responded to Nielson’s pregnancy when a fan on Twitter joked about her getting ‘knocked up’ after their divorce.
He replied with a GIF of an athlete shaking his head and shrugging.
Beaming: The Bachelor Nation alum was all smiles when she showed off her sonogram
Still on the mend: Randone initially responded to Nielson’s pregnancy via Twitter with a GIF of an athlete shaking his head and shrugging