Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins Call Off Engagement

We are devastated over this news...

Written by Lauren Laffer
Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins Call Off Engagement
Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins; Photo by John Shearer/WireImage

After six years together, Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins have ended their relationship. The couple posted a joint statement to Instagram on Monday night (1/21) asking for compassion from fans.

“Over the last several years, you have been so supportive of us through all of our ups and downs, including personal struggles with health and family, and we couldn’t be more grateful. You share your lives with us, and we always want to be open with you in return. We want to let you know that we have decided to call of our engagement,” the statement reads.

It continues, “While we still have love for each other, we’ve grown into very different people over the last six years. We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to starting our own fresh, new chapters of our lives. We both love and respect each other and hope you all will do the same. This has not been an easy decision, but we both feel it is the right decision. Thank you always for your love and support.”

While the joint statement is identical, both shared their own messages as part of the caption.

“We ask for grace, compassion, and respect in this time. I don’t regret a single second with Alex. I wish him the very best. Please do the same,” wrote Alaina, with Hopkins adding “As badly as we wanted to make it work, and as hard as we fought to stay together, she and I just weren’t a part of each other’s perfect plan for our individual lives. And that’s ok. She and I get to focus solely on ourselves and our different futures for the first time since high school. Sometimes what we want and what God has for us is 2 totally different things. Just trust that no matter the outcome, everything works out for the betterment of your life.”

The couple first got engaged in July 2018 during a trip to Atlanta. The couple was in town for Alaina’s opening spot for Jason Aldean’s show at SunTrust Park.