Bachelor in Paradise: Sam Cochrane and Tara Pavlovic have broken up and love is a lie

Sam confirmed the news in a hectic post that may well break you....

By: Lorna Gray

Well here's some news to well and truly ruin your Saturday... The best reality TV couple of ALL TIME aka Sam Cochrane and Tara Pavlovic have officially broken up and yep, we're taking it hard too.

There were breakup rumours plaguing the golden couple with fans quick to notice they'd stopped posting about one another on Instagram.

Sam finally confirmed the sad news on Instagram with the following heartbreaking post:

"The fairytale that I took part in was deep and surreal. My proposal was meant to be forever but life sometimes takes you away from the dream and you wake up.

"So…deep breath…. this has come to an end. I loved Tara with my whole heart and those two people in Fiji fell completely. Watching something you valued fall apart and what you love follow a different path is one of the most difficult things."

"My heart feels broken and obviously having it play out in public adds so many difficult dimensions," he continued.

"I forgot about the cameras in Fiji and I simply fell in love. The truth is difficult but the path ahead will show the way. Obviously there has been speculation for some time but I needed to know for sure before making anything public. That has been hard. Our time together will always hold a beautiful and difficult place in my heart… I got to see that love is real and powerful…. and it is. I'll find it again."

Australia fell in love with the couple earlier this year on Bachelor In Paradise and collectively weeped as Sam got down on one knee and proposed to Tara.

Their love story certainly off to a rocky start, with Tara declaring when Sam walked into the house that he sure as hell wasn't going to get her rose. While we knew Tara would be cute with whoever she ended up with, we never thought that person would be Sam — who, let's be real, was a bit of a dick on Sophie Monk's season of The Bachelorette. And Tara felt the same way, saying there was no way she would fall for "Uncle Sam" when he arrived on the island. Then, one date and one kiss later, she wrote this about Sam on Instagram: "Oh boy was I wrong about you."

Once they had a moment alone, things really ramped up and their banter quickly switched to flirty as fuck loved-up chatter.

Tara and Sam's relationship temporarily reignited our faith in love, and our frosty ass hearts melted away. Yeah, about that... Here's a gallery of their happier times:

Brb, sobbing into eternity...