Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Bachelor Winter Games couple Lily McManus and Courtney Dober have called it quits.
McManus, 21, and Dober, 32, announced their split in separate Instagram posts Monday after eight months of dating.
McManus shared a video of Dober writing "Lily & Courtney were here" on a chalkboard. She voiced her love for the Australian television personality in the caption.
"It makes my eyes leak a little bit but myself and Court have decided to split on mutual terms. I love Court with every ounce of my being," McManus wrote. "You guys watched us fall in love and it was honestly just as magical as it looked in real life."
"I'm so glad I jumped in an RV with you after making it out of the love cult alive," she added, referencing their road trip after Bachelor Winter Games. "I wouldn't change a thing Court. Thank you for everything you've done for me."
Dober explained in a post on his own account that he and McManus are better off friends.
"We're best friends and its become clear to both of us that the emotional side of our relationship just doesn't allow us to be the best versions of ourselves," the star wrote. "We've decided that this is for the best."
"At 21 I've never met someone who's lived so many lives, achieved so much and who's still so ambitious and ready take over the world," he said. "I've always lived under the motto - 'Everything happens for a reason' and I have no doubt we were meant to meet."
Wish i didn't have to do this... Unfortunately it's the world we live in, so here it is. There's probably not many of you who'll understand this or even be able to relate, but Lily and i have chosen not to end our relationship but to continue it as mates. We're best friends and its become clear to both of us that the emotional side of our relationship just doesn't allow us to be the best versions of ourselves. Perhaps in a world where there are no distractions, no life obstacles, nothing else mattered and looking into the future wasn't even a thought, things might be different... but that's not reality and we've decided that this is for the best. Now, to this deleted scene from the adventure where we met. This video captures us. My crappy humor, our vulnerability, your witty replies, our many similarities including drinking beers from shoes but most of all the moment we both took a chance with each other. In my eyes this was the moment our relationship began, 8 months, 2 weeks and 2 days ago. Man time flies... I love ya kid. At 21 i've never met someone who's lived so many lives, acheived so much and who's still so ambitious and ready take over the world. Since moving here you've lived in about 6 different apts, had 2 cars towed and crushed, you're writing books, a tv series, starring in Amazon shows, studying to be an actress, trying to be an insta hoe, being an insta hoe and you've only had 3 nervous breakdowns. That's impressive! Above all this you've had to deal with an old man who's knees pre date the dinosaurs and whose just trying to keep up. Seriously, I'm very proud of you. Google lists your net worth at 15 million and although its perhaps slightly off right now, i have no doubt that one day you'll be worth double. I've always lived under the motto - "Everything happens for a reason" and i have no doubt we were meant to meet. In Vermont all we ever heard from everyone else was "Lily and Courtney, they're the exact same person". It was kind of creepy but very refreshing. (Plus you're a much more attractive reflection than I'm used to) The granny panty wearing crab woman is back on the market, make sure you like to live fast or you'll struggle to keep up.
McManus and Dober met on Bachelor Winter Games, which aired in February during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. McManus was previously the runner-up on The Bachelor: New Zealand Season 3, while Dober appeared on The Bachelorette: Australia Season 2.