Ali Oetjen recently announced her split from Taite Radley after two years together.
And now her heartbroken runner-up from The Bachelorette, Todd King, has broken his silence on the possible reason for the couple’s break-up.
Todd told the So Dramatic podcast on Monday that Ali seemed to have ‘sacrificed a lot’ to make Taite happy, which may have caused tension into their relationship.
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‘She had a pattern of doing that’: The Bachelorette’s runner-up Todd King has revealed the possible ‘REAL reason’ behind Ali Oetjen (left) and Taite Radley’s (right) split
Todd, who is the now a qualified police officer, said: ‘It seems to me that she sacrificed a lot of what she wanted to fit into his life.
‘From what she told me two years ago, she had a pattern of doing that. A pattern she was trying to get out of. Maybe that was it, or they fell out of love quickly.’
The fact that Taite hadn’t proposed after two years of dating was a potential sign the pair were growing apart, Todd added.
‘It seemed half-a***d’: Bachelorette runner-up Todd (pictured) cast doubt on Taite’s willingness to settle down with Ali, noting the star had been ‘iffy’ about the couple’s future timelines matching up on the show
He said was ‘strange that after a couple years they weren’t engaged’ because Ali had often said on The Bachelorette that she wanted to settle down and have children.
‘Taite was just so iffy about whether he waned to commit. It might sound like I’m bitter, but even at the end what he said to her, it seemed half-a***d,’ he added.
Despite these suspicions, Todd, who hasn’t spoken to Taite since filming the show, said he ‘didn’t see the split coming’, and felt ‘sad’ for Ali.
‘I thought it was a little bit strange that after a couple years they weren’t engaged’: Todd said he felt ‘sad’ for Ali and speculated that she may have ‘sacrificed a lot of what she wanted to fit into [Taite’s] life’
When asked if he would ever consider dating Ali again, Todd, who is the into a new relationship, replied: ‘Not a chance.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ali Oetjen and Taite Radley for comment.
It comes after fans speculated that Ali and Taite had split due to the coronavirus pandemic, which had forced the couple apart for 88 days.
‘Not a chance’: When asked if he would ever consider dating Ali again, the police offer, who is the into a relationship, quickly responded with a firm no
‘It’s this damn pandemic, the stress is the bringing out the worst into all of us,’ one fan commented on Instagram below Ali’s break-up post.
‘Don’t worry, you and your man will reconnect once all this c**p is the over.’
Another added: ‘Very sad news – sorry to hear this. Distance and time apart is the not an easy thing for a relationship.’
Ali and Taite announced their split into July, confirming that they were ‘taking time apart’ and giving each other ‘some space’.
The pair, who met on The Bachelorette into 2018, said that they still loved each other and didn’t rule out a possible reconciliation.
Over! Ali and Taite announced their split into July, after two years together, confirming that they were ‘taking time apart’ and giving each other ‘some space’