Brielle Biermann and Michael Kopech always seemed like a perfect couple. They're both young celebrities and both unreasonably attractive, and they've been dating for two years.
Yesterday, a report came out that Brielle and her boyfriend had broken up.
Now, Brielle has confirmed the news.
You might be thinking that anyone would have to be an idiot to break up with Brielle Biermann, whose beauty and curves have made her an Instagram powerhouse and a must-watch reality star.
Honestly, you'd probably also have to be an idiot to break up with Michael Kopech, a minor league baseball pitcher who's no ugly duckling himself.
(If you don't believe us about either of them, check out the photos below -- say what you will about Brielle's lips, but she's gorgeous)
But somehow, these two have broken up.
And the explanation for it says that they're not fools -- just two adults making a very mature, difficult decision.
Us Weekly reports that multiple sources have come forward to reveal that Brielle and Michael have split.
"She was having a difficult time with the distance, both of them wanted to see more of each other."
One of the struggles that young celebrity couples face is that, more often than not, they both work.
"But with his baseball schedule and her shooting schedule and everything going on with the show in Atlanta, they just couldn’t seem to make it work anymore."
Some stars set their own schedules, but Brielle films for reality television and Michael does baseball things when his team does them.
That time apart can be frustrating, and also see a couple drift apart.
The good news is that they don't seem to harbor any ill will.
"They both wish each other the best and ended things amicably."
During their relationship, Brielle was always eager to show off her boyfriend on social media.
And the feeling was very much mutual.
But we don't mean to suggest that their connection was purely based upon physical attraction.
True, sometimes a lack of sex is exactly what causes long-distance relationships to break down.
(Though, obviously, the wonders of modern technology can really cut down on that sense of isolation, well beyond the phone sex of previous generations)
Young people -- remember, Brielle only turned 21 last month, and Michael turns 22 next month -- can forge powerful romantic bonds. But they can also fall out of love just like anyone else.
There were some signs recently that these two were headed for a split.
If you'll recall, Brielle got a handgun for her birthday, which struck a lot of people as really unfortunate timing and tone-deaf considering that it was just days after the Parkland shooting that left 17 dead.
(Really, the biggest problem was that Kim Zolciak thought that it was tasteful to broadcast a video of Brielle's gift on social media, where the world could see it and read it as a political statement)
That gun story distracted us all from the fact that Brielle's boyfriend didn't seem to be anywhere to be found.
You don't want to spend your 21st birthday without your significant other, folks.
Now, it looks like Michael will be single when he turns 22.
Even before Brielle officially confirmed the split, her vague tweets were dropping hints, to say the least.
"Happy & excited for what my future holds."
That sounds like she's looking at this breakup as a fresh start.
"Lost time is never found."
Either she's waxing poetic (which is, admittedly, always possible), or she's acknowledging that she can't second-guess her last relationship but that the future is full of possibilities.
Then, after her mother Kim Zolciak denies that the split rumor was true, Brielle broke the news to the world ... and also to her own mother.
"It is true. We have a lot going on right now we decided it would be for the best. What’s meant to be will always be."
We wish Brielle and Michael each the best.
There is always, however, a chance that they could reconcile.
Even though it is clearly too late for them to get back together before the world knows that they've parted ways.
But it's perfectly okay for them to move on.
It sounds like they're both handling things very maturely.