On July 12, the exes told E! News in a statement that after “taking some time away from cameras,” they realized their marriage wasn’t built to last.
“It’s not an easy decision to make, nor we do we take these next steps lightly,” Clara and Ryan explained. “Grateful to all who stood by us, and continue to stand by us as we make this very difficult decision. It goes without saying, we remain friends and hope for nothing but the best for each other.”
Intimacy issues plagued Clara and Ryan’s short-lived marriage, and despite pledging their commitment to each other on the Lifetime show’s Decision Day episode, those issues proved too challenging to overcome.