Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins have called off their engagement. 24-year-old Lauren and Alex, who got engaged in July 2018, announced they were ending their six-year relationship via a joint statement on Instagram, saying in part:

“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.”

Alaina — the second-place runner up behind winner Scotty McCreery in Season 10 of “American Idol” — requested compassion and respect from fans in the caption. “We ask for grace, compassion, and respect in this time. I don’t regret a single second with Alex. I wish him the very best. Please do the same,” she wrote.

Lauren Alaina and Longtime Boyfriend Alex Hopkins Call off Engagement


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