Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl
11/14/2011 AT 05:45 PM EST
It's another Bachelor
break-up: Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl
have called it quits.
"Yes vienna and I have split. It's been 5 weeks now. I can't fake it anymore. I will always love, be there for her, and wish her the best," Kahl, 27, posted to Twitter
"@KaseyRKahl will always be my best friend, but yes we have split. No idea what the future holds for us but we will always remain friends," Girardi, 25, posted to her account
Girardi won Jake Pavelka's season of The Bachelor
but the engagement didn't last long and the couple split in an ugly and highly publicized break-up
Kahl wooed Ali Fedotowsky on The Bachelorette
with song, and his catch phrase, "guard and protect your heart," ended up tattooed on his wrist. Fedotowsky was unimpressed.
Girardi and Kahl didn't give up on love or on reality TV. On Bachelor Pad
, Kahl and Girardi quickly became the power couple
to beat, though they lost the competition to on-again-off-again couple Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano in the show's finale.