Jacqueline Trumbull called off her wedding to Paul Seli, citing “irresolvable incompatibilities.”
‘The Bachelor’ alum Jacqueline Trumbull took to her Instagram on August 4, 2022 to finally announce to her staunch followers that she had called off her wedding to Paul Seli. Alongside photos of her wedding guests, Jacqueline shared: “A big thank you to all my wonderful friends and family – and even my advisor! – that they came to Portugal even though I decided not to get married and to end my relationship. Almost all of my “wedding guests” came out and showered me with love and support. It was an incredibly moving week. I will never forget the kindness of my friends at such a difficult time. It was also nice to see all those people I had known individually , to see falling.” in love with each other. I have the most brilliant, fun, thoughtful friends and family who turned a horrible memory into a love and joy.
While the former reality star kept things vague when it came to revealing the reason behind her big decision to call off the wedding, she did open up in an interview with US Weekly. Citing “unsolvable incompatibilities,” she said: “I realized we had unsolvable incompatibilities. I love him and want him to be happy with someone more compatible with him. Much of our relationship has been wonderful and I will always support him on the sidelines,” she told the outlet.
Ahead of the big news announcement, Jacqueline hinted at trouble in paradise when she posted a selfie with a cryptic message. “Throwback to Sintra, Portugal, where things should have been different. My life would be very different now if Sintra had gone according to plan. I’ve often found greater happiness by thwarting plans and knowing when I’ve gone astray,” she wrote.
Jacqueline became a household name after her role on 2018’s The Bachelor, where she tried to win the heart of Arie Luyendyk Jr. She later found love with Duke professor Paul Seli. After nearly two years of dating, the couple got engaged in 2021. At the time of their engagement, Jacqueline was gushing about the romantic proposal. “Paul made the most amazing suggestion!!!! I’m in San Ramon, California, freezing my eggs again with Caroline (and I *thinked* Kendall; we’re also doing a documentary on egg freezing. On Friday I thought we were going to an art gallery to see some Filming b-rolls which made sense because I’m doing a painting for the documentary so I have a mic and we start walking around looking at art when all of a sudden I see a painting that looks a lot like Paul’s style (he’s an artist). Then I see the signature. I get this creepy feeling because no one answers me as I start fumbling around in confusion “wait…that really looks like Paul’s art. That’s his signature right there.” Then he comes around the corner and proposing.I’m blown away (he’s supposed to be in Durham and he’s SUCH A GOOD LIAR, he really made me think he was going to propose in Durham in January. As you can see it’s at the painting at a s proposal he made for us for the rest of our lives,” she wrote at the time.
Jacqueline and Paul were due to get married in the last week of July. Unfortunately, while the former reality star seems to be doing pretty well, things haven’t been smooth sailing for Paul, who has complained about having a tough time. In an Instagram post, he shared: “I’ve been having some really serious personal issues over the past few months, waking up anxious, eating very little and getting stuck in thought loops. Suffice it to say that the past month has been kind of hellish. I’ve been here before (in my late teens and then again in my early 30’s) and I’ll be coming back. And one of the best strategies for my recovery is to paint and write music; and they both help me tremendously. Never underestimate art’s ability to provide catharsis and healing. She is my savior.”