“One of the many lessons this life has taught us is that it’s okay to be stubborn in the pursuit of happiness. To fight for what is real and good, and that often times the hardest thing and the right thing are the same,” Morton wrote on Instagram.
She continued: “We’ve reached a point in our story where we agree it’s best to go our separate ways. We have chosen to love and respect each other as friends because that’s the base of our relationship, and it’s what is most natural for us. We are incredibly thankful for the support we’ve received from our family, friends and everyone who supported us throughout our journey – from paradise to this moment.”
The reality star told her following that she and Bukowski are “grateful for everything” they’d learned.
Katie Morton is at peace with her breakup with Chris Bukowski
Soon after the couple announced their split, Morton did an interview with Dean Unglert and Jared Haibon on their podcast, Help! I Suck at Dating. She said that she was “really at peace.”
“There was a lot of distance,” Morton shared. “We had some good times when we would see each other, but it was few and far between. I think it comes down to effort on both ends. Actually, right now, I feel really at peace. I’m happy about that. I think that the struggle was more within. Now I’m like, at peace. I don’t know how to explain that.”
Morton and Bukowski had struggled with communication and “distance” from the beginning of their relationship. Throughout Paradise, Morton was never quite sure where Bukowski stood. During the finale, she came on stage not wearing her engagement ring because she felt she was the only one putting any effort into the relationship.
Bachelor Nation thinks happiness looks good on Katie Morton
Bachelor Nation can tell Morton is feeling more at peace these days.
On several of her Instagram posts since the breakup, fans and fellow Bachelor stars have made a point to let the dancer know she’s looking well.
“You look real good Katie bug,” commented former bachelorette Hannah Brown on a recent post.
“You look so good girlie !” commented a fan.
“Stunning! I wish Chris would grow up!” wrote another.
“You’re looking like yourself sister. Happy for you 🙌🏽💜” commented an Instagram user on a photo of Morton and her new dog.
“Glow up 🔥” commented another fan.
“Happiness is……looking great,” wrote another.
Some fans are thinking that because Morton is now a single woman she would be a great contender for The Bachelorette.
“You should be the next bachelorette,” wrote another fan.