Being in a relationship is soooo over. In 2017, it's all about the hot breakup! Former couple Harrison Bach and Jacqueline Martin, both 22, dated for three years before breaking up just over a year ago. Since the breakup, they've remained in each others' lives, as many exes do. Because letting go is the worst.
“Being that we were each other’s first significant others, first lovers, first all of that, there’s a weird sense of nostalgia,” said Bach. “When we go home, what feels more normal than just seeing that person you spent all your time with?”
While the duo were both in their hometown this past New Year's Eve, Bach had a "quirky" idea: a photo shoot to document their breakup. You know—kind of like an engagement photo shoot, but minus all that boring "happily in love" stuff.
Does this sound awkward and sad?? Well, it is. But it's also kind of refreshing. Bach posted the pics on Facebook where his friend spotted them and tweeted them out:
My buddy from wmu took "break up photos" ?? Like they broke up. And took photos pic.twitter.com/4G4HnagVeH— (((William Depew))) (@williamwdepew) February 21, 2017
"My buddy from wmu took 'break up photos'??" he wrote. "Like they broke up. And took photos."
The pics went viral, and people on Twitter weighed in. The responses ranged from total confusion...
@williamwdepew I have never been so genuinely confused about something as I am now. Trump is president so it's saying a lot— Jeff Harrison (@Jafffff) February 21, 2017
And a lot of people pointed out how "white" this is.
I mean, fair point. But even if these pics do look like stills from my ex bf's indie rock band's music video, I'm a fan of the concept. Breakup pics are real, raw, a total bummer, and WAY more fun to look at than sappy engagement pics.
Congrats to the sad not-a-couple-anymore!