Savannah Chrisley makes a sad announcement about her engagement

Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley finally found love with Nic Kerdiles, whom she met on Instagram back in November 2017 and quickly got engaged to just over a year later. The happy couple announced their engagement in December 2018, after Kerdiles popped the question on Christmas Eve, according to People. Everything seemed perfect, with the young couple well on their way to walking down the aisle together. However, Chrisley told E! News the following October that she and Kerdiles were "taking steps back."

At the time, a rep for the reality star made it clear that the couple was very much still together and intending to get married ASAP, explaining that they were simply, "taking time to enjoy their relationship" (via People). But something seemed off. And by June 2020, rumors were rampant that the couple had quietly called it quits, even though Chrisley reassured fans that they were still doing "great" (also via People).

Breakup rumors had swirled around Savannah Chrisley and her fiancé

Although Chrisley continued to insist to the press that their relationship was simply unique and that everything was being worked out behind closed doors, rumors persisted that all was not well between the young couple. Even though the reality star admitted that she and former hockey player Kerdiles "rushed into things way too fast," she advised they were working on simply being good to each other for the time being, according to People.

Chrisley claimed they were still planning to get married eventually, but reasoned there was no great urgency. "There's no rush for a wedding. You don't need a wedding or a marriage to define a relationship. Obviously, I do want a wedding and when that time comes it's going to be super amazing and exciting. But Nic and I are focusing on being the best for ourselves and each other," she explained.

Savannah Chrisley and Nic Kerdiles have called off their engagement

However, it now appears things weren't quite as under control as the Chrisley Knows Best star wanted everyone to believe. She has confirmed that she and Kerdiles have decided to go their separate ways, almost two years after getting engaged (via Instagram). "You've all been wondering ... so here it is: Oh how I wish this smile was on my face and that infectious laugh was spewing out of my body right now ... but sadly it's not. Nic and I have decided to call it quits," she wrote.

Chrisley took pains to note the exes have nothing but love and respect for each other, stating, "These past 3 years have been some of the best years of my life," and admitting that makes breaking up even harder, "but it's time for us to move forward individually." She asked for fans' kindness in this difficult time, noting she trusts that, "God has a far greater purpose for my life."