Ryan Sutter says Trista Rehn is “inaccessible” but “fine” after cryptic post suggesting possible split

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The Bachelorette alum Ryan Sutter has revealed Trista Rehn is “inaccessible” but “fine” after he posted a cryptic message on Instagram suggesting they had possibly split.

Ryan just cleared up one of his recent Instagram posts, which had suggested there is something wrong with Trista and she’s out of reach, with a lengthy explanation to fans who were left worrying about the former The Bachelorette star.

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“I write what is on my mind at the moment. I write my feelings without regard for how they will be interpreted and with absolutely no intent to deceive or mislead anyone — that is the farthest thing from my mind,” Ryan wrote this past weekend in response to backlash and criticism.

“I choose to share my thoughts on occasion because it helps me process them and, I hope, may help others navigate their own lives. Trista is fine. We are fine. We’re great.”

Ryan continued, “Trista is at a place in life where she is searching a bit. An opportunity presented itself that may help her on that quest. With her family’s support, she has taken it. Part of that process means that she is temporarily inaccessible to us.”

Ryan concluded his latest message by confirming, “I miss her. We miss her.”

Earlier that day, Ryan had uploaded a post that began with, “I really wish I could talk to you. Ask you how you’re doing? How was your day.”

Ryan went on to write, “I’d really like to hear your voice — just for a minute. So many times I’ve called without much to say, not realizing how lucky I was or how much I’d miss the opportunity if it were gone.”

Ryan explained how he really wanted to know what Trista was doing.

“I want to support and encourage and cheer you on. I want to be there for you. But I can’t. And that’s ok cause I know you need this time — time to discover yourself again,” Ryan shared.

“So I’ll be here for you instead. I’ll be here when you get back. I’ll be here to listen to you, to smile with you, maybe cry with you — I’ll be here to love you… I’ll be here… forever. #love.”

Comments poured in from fans, who were clearly upset about Trista’s well-being. Many fans also interpreted Ryan’s first post as a split announcement.

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“What’s going on[?] Are they separated having problems?” one person asked.

“Did Trista die? Omg,” another person wrote.

“This sounds like a treatment situation,” an Instagram user commented. “They take your phones for a week or so.”

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And another person scolded Ryan for his initial post, writing, “Ryan I say this with love but a post like this is irresponsible. Everyone immediately panicked. Please just be aware of the message your sending.”

Last month, Trista gushed about her husband’s strength and ability to overcome adversity on “The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever with Chris Harrison.”

Ryan, who won Trista Rehn’s final rose on The Bachelorette’s first season, was diagnosed with Lyme disease in May 2021 after he’d been suffering from various symptoms for months prior.

Ryan had been desperate for answers after undergoing tests for nearly a year to find out why he had been feeling so ill and fatigued.

Ryan previously explained on Trista’s “Better, Etc.” podcast how doctors said his body had been weakened from exposure to mold toxins and so he was unable to fight Lyme disease.

Ryan had also reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic in 2020 as well as Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mononucleosis.

Ryan graduated from firefighter training in June 2021, just weeks after revealing his Lyme disease diagnosis in Spring 2021.

Ryan had to take time off from his firefighting job in Denver, CO, to take care of himself, but he returned to work in January 2022 after undergoing two major surgeries.

Trista and Ryan have two teenage children together: son Maxwell Alston and daughter Blakesley Grace.

Trista — who found fame when she competed on Alex Michel’s season of The Bachelor in 2002 — chose Ryan at the final Rose Ceremony of her The Bachelorette season over runner-up Charlie Maher.

Ryan proposed marriage to Trista on The Bachelorette’s first-season finale, which aired on ABC in February 2003 and drew over 30 million viewers.

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Trista, a former Dancing with the Stars and Fear Factor contestant, changed her last name from Rehn to Sutter when she married Ryan in December 2003.

Trista & Ryan’s Wedding’s two-hour finale — which featured the couple’s wedding ceremony and reception at the Lodge in Rancho Mirage resort in Palm Springs, CA — drew over 17 million viewers when it aired on ABC on December 10, 2003.

Trista and Ryan welcomed Maxwell in July 2007 followed by Blakesley in April 2009.

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