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One month after admitting that she was the one to call off her relationship with Bachelorette winner Darvid Garayeli, Brooke Blurton has shared even more insight into the pair’s shock break-up.
The reality TV star reflected on the split during an interview with NITV’s The Point on Tuesday and claimed that her ex wanted to ‘humiliate’ and ‘silence’ her with his public announcement.
“Being in the public eye already is so difficult. Dealing with criticism and dealing with trolls and putting yourself out there in a very vulnerable place, it’s already so hard to navigate,” she detailed.
“Adding the layers and complexities of a very public relationship ending from a show that doesn’t have the biggest success rate in terms of relationships working out, it’s a lot of pressure.”
Brooke went on to say that she had “no choice” in the break-up being made so public, and she would’ve preferred for Darvid to have waited.
“I feel like it was just to humiliate me, have one over me,” she continued.
“What else did I have to do? I was silenced, I was defenceless, I just had to cop it.”
Darvid took to Instagram on January 2, one day after Brooke celebrated her 27th birthday, to announce their shock split.
“Starting the new year off with an end to a chapter and hopefully the beginning of another,” he wrote. “Unfortunately Brooke and I have parted ways. Whilst we both genuinely thought we were each other’s person, things change and that's okay.”
Brooke released her own statement shortly after, revealing that she was left blindsided by Darvid’s post and found it “quite overwhelming”.
The youth worker ended up sharing more details about the separation a few weeks later and confirmed that she was the one to end the relationship after a couple of months.
“In an ideal world I would have preferred to have a mutual agreement and/or had a say in when/how we express that to the public but instead woke to that news which obviously kinda shocked me. Which is where you saw my reaction,” she said.
“But Darvid had every right to make that decision, his platform, he can choose that for himself. I'd say it's better to rip the band-aid off.”
Brooke’s full interview can be viewed at 7.30pm Tuesday, February 15 on NITV’s The Point.
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