Carly Waddell wanted to set the record straight for her divorce from her husband Evan Bass after three years of marriage.
The former “Bachelor in Paradise,” 35, addressed the rumors in a YouTube video posted on Sunday.
“I call it the divorce room because that’s where Evan told me he wanted a divorce. He was sitting right where I’m sitting, ”she explained in the video, which featured her new home she bought in October.
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The couple share two children, son Charlie, 1, and daughter Bella, 2.
Waddell clarified that they separated the day after Thanksgiving and before that they had “been in therapy for years.”
“#We have tried for a very long time to make it work,” she explained. “We focused a lot more on the kids than on ourselves and ultimately I think that was probably our biggest downfall. The kids got to the top of the pyramid and we never got to the top. ”
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“The last two years have been really tough,” the TV personality continued. “I always told him if he wanted to go out, it was his call because I’m just a person who would never go out. So what are you gonna do? If someone doesn’t want to be with you, they don’t. ‘I don’t want to be with you. ”
Ultimately, Waddell is hoping for a better 2021 and is focused on his future with his two children. “#I want to be happy because I deserve it,” she says.
Waddell and Bass, who met on “Bachelor in Paradise” in 2016, announced their split on December 23.
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“We have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways,” the former couple said in a joint statement. “#We will always cherish our time together and continue to have the utmost respect for each other as we focus on what is best for the future of our family. We greatly appreciate each other’s love and support and ask that you please respect the privacy of our family. navigate through this. ”