Nielson began the post by thanking people for the support the couple received as she and Randone "navigate this new chapter."
"We FaceTimed last night and were talking about how surreal the past couple years have been. And how LUCKY we are to have found one another," Nielson wrote. "We knew that taking a 'conscious separation' would be difficult to explain to all of our supporters, friends, and fans.. and we knew of the potential tabloid frenzy that would incur... but we care so deeply about one another that we were willing to take the risk, as WE feel that this is the right move for the US."
The health and fitness coach admitted that the two "weren't planning on saying anything" until they had "actually processed what this new 'chapter' actually IS." But after "media outlets began to reach out to friends, family, and other cast members with crazy rumors," the two felt they should make a statement.
"Were we ready? No. Did we feel pressure? Absolutely," Nielson continued. "Does it hurt to hear and read comments and judgments? Deeply. But we are choosing love and compassion over anger and fear."
She then added. “We know that this isn’t conventional and people are absolutely entitled to their opinions- but we’ve realized how much we have stunted our growth bc of the fear of disappointing and “failing” others- and therefore neglecting what WE need to thrive.”
Reflecting on her past, she said. “For me, this stems all the way back to my childhood and the need to please others in order to feel worthy of their love and acceptance. But living a life to please others will only leave you empty and full of regrets.”
Nielson then told followers about Chris’s plans. “Chris left Saturday morning to begin an exciting adventure in Florida and I am so proud of him for making big moves. I am still here in San Diego with Wayne and Chucky and we are open to where our heart calls us to be next.”
“In the past, I’ve turned to bad habits to numb out the pain... but I now know, after extensive personal development this past year, that these pain bodies only harbor in us and continue to fester at a later time in life. And it’s not until we deal with it head-on that we can evolve, grow and become a better human being and soul,” she added.
Krystal concluded with. “So we are both staying present, sitting in stillness and focusing on radical self-care, as we come from a place of love and compassion on how we can BEST support each other. Thank you, we love you.”