Carlin Sterritt suffered from ‘fear and anxiety’ before addressing breakup with Angie Kent

He finally confirmed his split with The Bachelorette‘s Angie Kent on Wednesday, after weeks of rumours. 

And now Carlin Sterritt has admitted he felt ‘so much fear and anxiety’ about addressing their breakup publicly. 

Speaking on Instagram stories, the 31-year-old personal trainer also appeared genuinely surprised by the support he has received so far, while urging fans to share the same sentiment with Angie, 30. 

Open and honest: On Wednesday, The Bachelorette’s Carlin Sterritt revealed he suffered from ‘fear and anxiety’ before finally addressing breakup with Angie Kent 

‘I just wanted to say thank you to all those people who have had some really lovely things to say,’ Carlin began. 

Before adding: ‘Everybody has actually been really kind. I had so much fear and anxiety about coming out about our breakup publicly. 

‘It was actually quite debilitating each day when I was holding on to that truth. Yes we have come up with the decision recently but I’ve just been so scared.’

Carlin went on to tell fans he was ‘really thankful for the hundreds of messages’ he received where well-wishers showed their support. 

Confirmed: He confirmed his split with The Bachelorette's Angie Kent on Wednesday after weeks of avoiding countless rumours

Confirmed: He confirmed his split with The Bachelorette’s Angie Kent on Wednesday after weeks of avoiding countless rumours 

‘Everybody has been so kind. If you could extend that kindness, if you haven’t already, to Angie as well. I just want everyone to know that I really appreciate it,’ he said.  

The former couple, who met on last year’s season of The Bachelorette, took to their respective Instagram accounts on Wednesday to announce the news.

‘We have not wanted to confirm until this point because there have been much bigger issues going on in the world and we’ve both been taking space to think about what we really want,’ Angie, 30, wrote in a post on Instagram Stories. 

'Everybody has been so kind': Speaking on Instagram stories, the 31-year-old personal trainer also appeared genuinely surprised by the support he has received so far, while urging fans to share the same sentiment with Angie, 30

‘Everybody has been so kind’: Speaking on Instagram stories, the 31-year-old personal trainer also appeared genuinely surprised by the support he has received so far, while urging fans to share the same sentiment with Angie, 30

She added: ‘Matters of the heart are extremely difficult and I’m sad to say that Carlin and I have broken up.’

Angie admitted there had been ‘a lot of speculation and rumours about the status of my relationship with Carlin’, after breakup reports emerged last month. 

She said she wished her fitness trainer ex ‘nothing but the best’, and apologised to the fans who were invested in their TV romance.

'We have not wanted to confirm until this point because there have been much bigger issues going on in the world and we've both been taking space to think about what we really want,' Angie, 30, wrote in a post on Instagram Stories, confirming the split

‘We have not wanted to confirm until this point because there have been much bigger issues going on in the world and we’ve both been taking space to think about what we really want,’ Angie, 30, wrote in a post on Instagram Stories, confirming the split

‘I appreciate everyone’s concern and the investment that many of you made into the show and our story, but this is real life and we both need privacy and time to heal,’ she continued. 

‘Please remember we are both human beings like everyone else, so be kind if you do choose to leave comments or messages. Words can be very hurtful – and compound already very difficult times.’

Angie finished the post by stating that she wouldn’t be ‘making any further comments or responding to questions at this stage’.

'Matters of the heart are extremely difficult and I'm sad to say that Carlin and I have broken up,' Angie announced on Instagram Stories

‘Matters of the heart are extremely difficult and I’m sad to say that Carlin and I have broken up,’ Angie announced on Instagram Stories

In a series of videos posted to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday, Carlin, also confirmed the split. 

Calling it ‘a difficult one to talk about’, Carlin admitted his breakup from Angie had been ‘hard’.

‘It is true that Angie and I have gone our separate ways, but it’s for the best for us individually, and simply just wanting the best for her and wanting the best for me,’ he explained. 

Speaking out: In a series of videos posted to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday, Carlin also confirmed the split

Speaking out: In a series of videos posted to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday, Carlin also confirmed the split

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