April 30, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
They were one of the few successful couples to come out ofÂ ABC‘sÂ The Bachelor, but Charlie O’Connell and Sarah Brice have called it quits after five years of dating. The pair met on the reality dating show in 2005 when O’Connell (brother of actor, Jerry O’Connell) was the man in charge of handing out roses. The couple split one other time and reconciled, but now they say they’re done for good. Keep reading to find out more about their break-up…
Charlie O’Connell and Sarah Brice’s relationship was one of the few unions thatÂ ABC‘sÂ The Bachelor could promote as a success. The couple met in 2005 on the reality dating show and have been together ever since (save for a brief break-up in 2007). Unfortunately though, after five years of dating and living together, the pair has broken up for good. “Sarah and I actually just broke up. Youâ€™ll be the first to know,â€ O’Connell told reporters on Monday.
As for the reason for the break-up, the formerÂ Bachelor says it was a mutual decision based on a culmination of a lot of small things. “I think it was a mutual break-up. The thing is that we dated for five years â€¦ and [were] just arguing over the same things and stuff like that. And then eventually youâ€™ve got to go your separate ways,â€ O’Connell says. Despite their parting,Â The Bachelor has nothing but pleasant things to say about his ex.Â â€œSheâ€™s a great girl. Iâ€™m sure sheâ€™ll do great,â€ he told PEOPLE.
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