UPDATE: Marisia deletes breakup post and takes 'social media holiday'

Marc Buckner, Marisia van Wyk
Marc Buckner, Marisia van Wyk
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  • Marisia van Wyk has announced that she will be taking a break from social media after deleting a post in which she confirmed her split from Marc Buckner.
  • In an Instagram Story Marisia told followers that she would be taking a "social media holiday". 
  • Marc revealed to YOU that Marisia had blocked him on the social media app. Though a quick search on Instagram revealed that the pair follow each other once again.


UPDATE:

Marisia deletes breakup post and takes 'social media holiday'

After removing an Instagram post in which she announced her split from Marc Buckner, The Bachelor SA contestant Marisia van Wyk has now decided to take a "social media holiday". 

In an Instagram Story on Friday, Marisia revealed that she would be taking a break from social media. This after deleting a cryptic post about her relationship status with Marc.

"When I put my hands in yours one day, I'll know that I can pack away my map, knowing that my search for you is over," Marisia wrote. When someone in the comments questioned whether or not she was still with Marc, the 24-year-old said no, adding that they "haven't been for a while". 

Marisia subsequently blocked Marc on Instagram, with Marc telling YOU that he did not see Marisia's post: "She's blocked me. I can't talk about this now. I have a lot to process."

However, a quick search on the app revealed that the pair once again follow each other.

Speaking to Channel24 on Wednesday, Marisia said she was "not ready" to open up to the media just yet, but would release a statement. Channel24 also reached out to Marc, but did not receive any feedback. Neither Marc or Marisia has released an official statement.

Replying to a comment on Instagram, Marc told one follower: "I have moved to my moms. Crashing on the floor now."

Channel24 also reached out to M-Net for comment. The channel did not give an official statement.


ORIGINAL:

The Bachelor's Marc Buckner and Marisia van Wyk end their relationship

The Bachelor SA season 2's Marc Buckner and Marisia van Wyk have called it quits on their relationship.

Marc gave his final rose to the 24-year-old in the season finale of The Bachelor SA in May, and it was revealed during the Women Tell All Finale that they were still together.

Speaking to Channel24 after the finale aired, Marc said that they had moved in together during lockdown and were getting to know each other better.

On Wednesday, Marisia, a speech therapist, announced that she and Marc had ended their relationship.

Sharing a picture of herself standing against a brick wall, with her head titled to side and showing a slight smile, she wrote: "When I put my hands in yours one day, I'll know that I can pack away my map, knowing that my search for you is over."

The cryptic post was followed by several hashtags, including #KnowYourWorth, #NotSettling and #NotGivingUpLoveJustYet.

Marisia responded to a follower in the comment section who asked, "Are you guys still together or no?" by replying: "No, haven't been for a while."

She also replied to several followers, including former The Bachelor SA season 1 contestants Jozaan Digue and Jacqueline Ramos Pinto.

The 24-year-old later said in a video on Instagram Stories: "Hi everyone. Thank you so much for the messages and for texting and finding out if I'm okay. I am okay, and I believe that everything in life happens for a reason and that you are were you are meant to be. And I am excited for this new chapter in my life."

She followed the Instagram Story with a selfie, writing: "Wow, today reminded me that I come from a long line of strong women."

Marisia also confirmed that she would be keeping Si, the dog the couple adopted together, sharing a photo on Instagram Stories with the caption: "Us against the world baby Si," followed by a heartbreak and crying face emoji. She also confirmed the news to a follower in the comment section of the break-up announcement. 

Both Marisia and Marc have unfollowed each other on Instagram.

Speaking to Channel24 on the phone Marisia said that she was "not ready" to speak to the media, but would make an official statement at a later date.

Channel24 has reached out to Marc for additional comment but did not receive feedback at the time of publishing. 

M-Net on Sunday night announced to the media that it would be airing the very first local version of The Bachelorette early in 2021 with Qiniso Van Damme as the leading lady. 

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