Jason Oppenheim and his girlfriend, Marie-Lou Nurk, have broken up after nearly one year together. Their breakup comes shortly after Nurk was featured in season six of “Selling Sunset.”
Nurk was Oppenheim’s first public relationship after his breakup with “Selling Sunset” co-star Chrishell Stause. Stause is now married to musician G Flip.
Oppenheim, 46, took to his Instagram stories earlier on Wednesday, sharing an oceanside photo alongside Nurk, and explained his reasoning for the couple’s split. He currently still has a pinned post of the duo posing together from 32 weeks ago on his profile.
Oppenheim Announces His Split With Nurk After Only Months Together
Oppenheim’s post read, “While we still love and care about each other very much, the distance between us has proven to be too great a challenge to overcome. We remain close friends and continue to talk often and support each other and we want the very best for one another. We thank everyone for their support throughout our relationship,” his statement concludes, with a heart emoji.
According to Nurk’s Instagram bio, the model is based in both Paris and Los Angeles.
The 25-year-old model posted the same picture to her Instagram story but included a different emoji.
The Pair’s Split Comes Only Months After Nurk Discussed Having Children With Oppenheim
In April, we shared Nurk’s thoughts about one-day having children with Oppenheim; Oppenheim had been unsure about becoming a father while with Stause, which reportedly contributed to their split.
Per our report, Nurk was asked about having children in the future in an Instagram Q&A session.
She said, “…It’s not a decision to be taken lightly, and I believe that it’s important to have the right partner before even considering having children.” Nurk would go on to write, “So to answer the question, yes, I’d like to have children one day, but only with the right partner and when we’re both ready for that journey.”
We also took a look at Nurk’s thoughts regarding the couple’s long-distance relationship, and how they were going about dating while apart. Nurk also answered this question in an Instagram question-and-answer session.
Nurk said, “We both knew from the beginning that I would have to move back because of my job, friends, and family being here (Paris).” She added, “Long distance relationships can be tough, but we’re committed to making it work. We communicate regularly and make time for each other despite the distance.”
The model also praised Oppenheim for being so supportive of her dreams as an individual.
“While [the distance] is not always easy, we both believe our love is worth the effort. I’m grateful to have such a supportive partner who understands my goals and passions,” Nurk continued in the post. “At the end of the day, it’s important to follow your heart and pursue your dreams, even if it means taking risks and facing challenges,” Nurk concluded, with a double heart emoji.
Nurk also revealed her beliefs about how relationships can stay successful despite any odds.
“…being in a relationship isn’t about trying to stay interesting or desirable to your partner,” Nurk added in another Q&A Instagram story slide. “It’s about being true to yourself, communicating well, and supporting each other through the ups and downs of life,” she said. (per The Blast)