‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Joe Amabile and Kendall Long Separate Revealing a Reason Behind Their Split

One of the couples that successfully stayed together after Bachelor in Paradise is Joe Amabile and Kendall Long. Sadly, they just announced they have broken up not long after they talked about getting engaged. Find out the reason why they broke up and more.

Joe Amabile and Kendall Long got together on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Joe Amabile (L) and Kendall Long
Joe Amabile (L) and Kendall Long | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Gentle Barn

Amabile became a fan favorite as “Grocery Store Joe” on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette. Kendall Long stood out for her love of taxidermy on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor. They met on Bachelor in Paradise Season 5 and sparks flew.

They also managed to stay together when he joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars. Afterward the couple talked about their plans together.

“We are gonna be moving in together,” Long told Extra TV. “We’re going to be doing some traveling. We’re going to Europe and he has another project he’s going to be doing but we’re going to try to fit in moving in together sometime within the next couple months. So we’re looking right now.”

They also talked about creating a business. “Joe is so passionate about food and he just knows so much about the quality,” she said. “He has an idea in his mind of the perfect restaurant he would open up, but right now there’s so much going on that, you know, it’s definitely something that we would think about in the future. I mean, a pizza place–that’s kind of the idea, because he’s Italian.”

They previously talked about getting engaged

Amabile and Long moved in together in April 2019. That made some wonder what would be the next step for their relationship.

“We’re adopting a puppy!” Long announced to People. “We’re in a place where we want to own a dog together and start a little family.”

Amabile clarified whether they would be walking down the aisle any time soon. “We’re not engaged yet,” he said. “But I’m a sporadic person. I might just wake up one day and say, ‘Okay, I’m ready to do it!’”

Long recently posted a picture with her dog on Instagram. She wrote in the caption, “I have a dachshund they are the best the most loyal funny protective dog !!! #DoxiesRule.”

They split due to wanting to be close to their families

The former couple released a statement announcing their split. It revealed the reason is due to distance between their families.

“We have decided mutually to go our separate ways. Joe has made the decision to move back to Chicago while Kendall will be remaining in her hometown of Los Angeles,” the statement read according to Us Weekly. “Our family and friends have always been an extremely important element to who we are as people. We can’t imagine continuing our lives without them closer, especially when thinking of starting a family of our own one day.”

It then ended with, “We both respect each others’ decision and still have a great deal of love for each other. We appreciate all the love and support everyone has given us throughout our relationship.”

Amabile and Long have yet to further comment on their breakup. Chances are Bachelor Nation will have a lot of reactions given Amabile is a fan favorite from his short time on the shows.