Savannah Chrisley and her fiancé, former ice hockey player, Nic Kerdiles, have officially called it quits after being together for 3 years.
“You’ve all been wondering…so here it is”
The “Chrisley Knows Best” star finally put rumors to rest by announcing the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
“You’ve all been wondering…so here it is,” Savannah wrote. “Oh how I wish this smile was on my face and that infectious laugh was spewing out of my body right now…but sadly it’s not. Nic and I have decided to call it quits,” she wrote.
“There’s no hatred between the two of us…and in all honesty…that makes saying goodbye even harder.” The reality star also revealed that the two did not have bad blood and were trying to make this as amiable as possible. “We have nothing but love, respect, and admiration for one another but it’s time for us to move forward individually,” she continued.
The 23 year old actress continued, “These past 3 years have been some of the best years of my life,” she is choosing “to trust that God has a far greater purpose for my life. I believe that He will take this hardship and make something beautiful out of it,” she concluded. “Now please be kind with this news that I am sharing.”
Cryptic Screenshots and Speculations
Prior to her announcement Savannah had shared some cryptic screenshots on her story that hinted at something brewing. The actress even reposted a quote from author Malanda Jean-Claude, which read, ‘To my heart – even when it doesn’t feel better, lead me where it’s right.’
After the announcement, Chrisley shared a photo of pizza and cinnamon rolls to her Instagram story. Writing, ‘When mama tries to heal the heart’ as she looked to be indulging in comfort food surrounded by mom, Julie and the rest of the Chrisley family.
Savannah’s last picture of her and Nic on her Instagram feed was in early June. Which also happened to be around the same time that fans were concerned about their wedding plans and sensed trouble in paradise.
“We both realized that things moved way too fast and we needed to go back to dating”
Savannah and Nic began dating in Nov. 2017, after the NHL star caught Savannah’s eye on Instagram. The actress decided to take a risk and send the athlete a message! And it turned out for the best, because the pair instantly hit it off. Around a year later, they were engaged by Christmas Eve of 2018.
However, in June of 2020, Chrisley revealed that she and Nic had mutually decided to postpone their wedding after realizing that they needed to take it slow with their whirlwind romance.
“We made [the decision to postpone the wedding] together. We both realized that things moved way too fast and we needed to go back to dating,” she explained on her podcast, Chrisley Confessions, back in June. Savannah admitted, “I just knew we had to work on things on a different level. We had to dig deeper and it’s hard. It’s 2020 and you know what, it’s OK not to follow the guidelines and the whole time frame that everyone follows.”
“If getting engaged, getting unengaged and going back to dating is what works best for us, then let’s do it!”
Earlier this year, in July, Chrisley also touched upon how she and Kerdiles were trying to “figure out” their relationship.
“Right now it’s just been such a challenging time because of COVID,” said the actress. “I feel like right now it’s just like the year for divorces. Dear gosh, everyone’s splitting up,” she said. “But we’re trying to figure it out. I’ve said in multiple interviews, our relationship just kind of has been unique to us. And it’s hard whenever people are like, ‘OK, you date, you get engaged, you get married.’ And we just haven’t followed that timeline.”
“If getting engaged and getting unengaged and going back to dating is what works best for us, then I’m like, let’s do it!” Chrisley revealed, adding that people need to know that they “don’t have to follow everyone else’s timeline.” And that, It’s based off of what you want.”
The pandemic has also given Chrisley, 23, and Kerdiles, 26, time to work on themselves, she shared previously.
“You’re allowed to have those boundaries and you’re allowed to figure it out for yourselves. And you don’t have to make someone else comfortable while making yourself uncomfortable,” she explained. “That’s kind of the place we’re in. We’re both doing therapy, individually, and just trying to figure out our place and what we truly want out of life. And having those hard decisions so we’re not part of this whole divorce culture.”