The One 'Bachelorette' Couple We All Thought Would Last Forever Just Announced Their Divorce

Another Bachelorette couple just announced their split "with heavy hearts" and it's put a giant damper on Bachelor Nation. While fans of the franchise certainly don't expect every dream engagement to last forever, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum were one couple viewers never thought would part.

The pair, who have been married for eight years, revealed they've been separated for months and ultimately decided to divorce. An Instagram post spoke with kindness of the relationship, two children and time in the public eye.

"We created the most beautiful children and shared memories that will never be forgotten," Hebert wrote on the social media post. "Our differences have taken a toll on our relationship and after years of attempting to repair the damage, we've decided that it is in our family's best interest to create new and separate lives for our children."

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J.P. Rosenbaum, and Bachelorette Ashley Hebert pose in the Durex Kiss Kam at the DurexGet In-Sync Party on June 21, 2012, at Chrystie 141 in New York City. Getty/Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Durex

Rosenbaum issued his own statement. "While I realize that this will come as a complete shock to everyone, I can assure you that this is something that has been developing in our relationship for quite a while," he wrote on Instagram. "It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that after months of separation, Ashley and I have amicably decided to live our lives apart from one another."

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I have written and rewritten this post dozens of times and each time I feel the same level of disbelief and extreme sadness. While I realize that this will come as a complete shock to everyone, I can assure you that this is something that has been developing in our relationship for quite a while. It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that after months of separation, Ashley and I have amicably decided to live our lives apart from one another. Please please please know that there is no one to blame, that there’s no event that triggered this decision, that no one is the victim, and that we’ve done absolutely everything we possibly can to try to salvage this marriage. I think we’ve both come to realize that we are just two very different people, with very different personalities and perspectives, who just don’t see eye to eye on a lot life fundamentals, those which are the building blocks for a happy and healthy marriage. We have created the most beautiful, sweet and loving children, and have created so many unforgettable memories that we’ll always cherish. Our differences, however, have taken a toll on our relationship and after years of attempting to repair the damage, we’ve decided that it is in our family’s best interest live our lives apart. We request that you please respect our privacy as we move forward with the newness of our lives and attempt to create a new norm for our children. Our ultimate focus is to co-parent our kids to the best of our ability and to maintain stable and healthy lives for Fordy & Essie From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all your love and support throughout the years. It has really meant a lot to us! Wishing you all love, happiness, and good health. ❤️

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He's right: it truly is a shock to everyone. Even the top dogs in Bachelor Nation news, like Reality Steve, were blindsided by the announcement. The blogger, and other Internet users, begged for the respect of the Bachelorette couple, who were married in 2012. What's left appears to be mutual heartbreak throughout the fanbase.

There is very little that shocks me in Bachelor Nation. This does. pic.twitter.com/D13OWSRSTn

— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) October 15, 2020

You know what sucks about the Ashley/JP breakup? Every entertainment show will be talking about it tmrw, tabloids posting anonymous quotes and “sources are telling us” stories about why the breakup happened. They don’t need that. Do better. I beg you.

— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) October 15, 2020

Not to be dramatic but I’m absolutely crushed by JP and Ashley’s split pic.twitter.com/xDU2iN3qay

— Jamie Blynn (@jamieblynn) October 15, 2020

Ashley and JP are divorcing so please allow my 3-5 business days to mourn a relationship I was never a part of but was extremely invested in #TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/qSZ6JQzddZ

— pettybachnation (@Pacheltheories) October 15, 2020

JP and Ashley are divorcing...please don’t text or call #BachelorNation #TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/Q9Bi6heBO0

— Kellie 🎃🍂 (@kellie__mariee) October 15, 2020

JP and Ashley. I’m devastated. That man made me realize when I was 18 that there are some great guys out there. And that not all guys are players or jerks. I remember rewatching that season at least 3 times. I’m so sad for them.

— Shayna Joyce (@shayna_noelle) October 15, 2020

Ashley and JP getting divorced is yet another 2020 plot twist I did not see coming pic.twitter.com/ioKrDW53jT

— Sarah Wainschel 💫 (@Swainsch) October 15, 2020

If any bachelor breakup could devastate me it’s this one. I loved Ashley and I loved JP for her. I really thought they’d go the distance.

— TarynVision (@TarynVision) October 15, 2020

The last time the couple made headlines, it was for a devastating reason. In late 2019, Rosenbaum was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological condition that can cause temporary or long-term paralysis. Hebert revealed the diagnosis was the first time she'd seen Rosenbaum cry.

"I can't hug my kids, pick up up my kids, do anything for my kids," Rosenbaum said in a conversation with ABC News. "I don't want my kids seeing me like this."