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“After fourteen months of , and I have ended our relationship, and we have been living independently for the last few months,” the CouponCabin CEO said. “This was an incredibly difficult decision, but it is one that I believe is best for both of us. I will always care about Tinsley and I sincerely wish her happiness and success in all that she does in the future.”

“While I understand this news will be of interest to many, I ask for privacy and understanding during this time as I continue to work on recovering emotionally from the end of our relationship.”

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Last year the 45-year-old even left RHONY to move to Chicago to be with after they met on a blind date in 2017 which was set up by RHONY costar Carole Radziwill

“With , so much has happened so fast,” said at the time. “I know that if I don’t take this moment right now, I will regret it for the rest of my life. I have to listen to myself and what I want and nobody else.”

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“He has a fear of commitment. He never had it in him to follow through with his promise to marry her. And he used her celebrity to promote his coupon company.”

“It is disappointing that during this emotional time for both of them, Tinsley is mischaracterizing the circumstances of their breakup, which happened months ago. As Scott has already said, he wishes nothing but the best for Tinsley and is seeking to recover emotionally and move on,” a spokesperson for Kluth said. 

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“Mood. Had To delete my trash # Because people are trying to have this post removed for hate speech. LOL. Proving my # is very true,” McSweeney later recaptioned the post. 

Tinsley also reposted support from her fans onto her Instagram Story. 

PEOPLE was the first to report on the split.