Their rep made the announcement of the split to People magazine and called for respect for the privacy of the couple as they deal with the end of their relationship.
Ali (27) met Roberto in 2010 on the sixth season of the hit ABC show and he proposed to her on the finale. The two then moved in together in San Diego, where Roberto is a State Farm insurance agent. However, no wedding plans were ever made.
Just last month Ali told People magazine,
“We didn’t meet in the most traditional way. We had a very short courtship and we only knew each other nine weeks before we got engaged. We are still figuring out our lives as individuals.”
It seems that this figuring out did not go well for their relationship. Neither Roberto nor Ali has yet spoken out about their split on Twitter or Facebook but the ring has already been returned. So it’s official.
The $50,000 3-carat asscher-cut diamond engagement ring has already gone back to jeweller Neil Lane. She got it in August 2010, but Ali returned it within 24-hours of splitting from the State Farm insurance salesman.
This is not the first time a ring has been returned to the Bachelor jeweler! Vienna Girardi and Jillian Harris both returned their engagement rings after their reality TV engagements ended.