“We decided to end our relationship a week ago, and did so with humility and understanding,” Chmerkovskiy wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday, confirming the breakup. “She’s an amazing woman that I feel very lucky to have gotten to know and love. An amazing mother, an awesome friend, a loving human period. Reserved, poised, and loyal. To stress that to the more common, ‘she loyal af.’”
The 30-year-old DWTS star explained why the relationship with Rose, 33, ultimately didn’t work out.
“We both lead very different lives and unfortunately it didn’t work out between us, but what does that even mean? Maybe it worked out perfectly,” Chmerkovskiy wrote.
He went on to say that just because he and Rose are no longer romantically involved, it doesn’t mean he will stop being by her side as a friend.
“I will continue to support her, praise her, and defend her against any narrow-minded individual that dares to question her integrity as a woman, a friend, and most importantly the INCREDIBLE MOTHER THAT SHE IS TO HER SON,” Chmerkovskiy said, referencing Sebastian, Rose’s son with ex-husband Wiz Khalifa.
“It’s hard to do it all by yourself, especially while the world stares and judges..but she does. every single day…. for that alone I’ll always have her back,” he concluded his statement. Chmerkovskiy signed the open letter with a peace sign emoji, suggesting he and Rose ended things on good terms. The dancer also captioned the letter with a call to arms for his fans, “Now go and be great.”
The new statement comes one day after Rose reunited with Khalifa at Clive Davis’ annual pre-GRAMMYs event, where she rocked a giant diamond ring on that finger and the former couple kissed for the cameras.