Bachelor Breakup! Tenley Molzahn & Kiptyn Locke Split

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Mar. 29 2013, Updated 12:07 p.m. ET

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Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke have exchanged their final rose.

The Bachelor and Bachelorette stars have broken up after nearly three years together, telling PEOPLE in a joint statement Friday, "With love and respect, we decided to take a break in January.

"We are both focused on philanthropic and personal growth at this time, wishing each other the best. Thank you for respecting our privacy. Thank you for your support always."

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The pair, who appeared on the Bachelor Pad spin-off three years ago, were both runner-ups on their shows, as Molzahn initially pursued Jake Pavelka while Locke courted Jillian Harris.

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