'Obviously we thought it was time to let you know that me and Tayla are no longer together.'
With his seemingly puffy face suggesting to some that tears may have been shed, it seems that some things just can't be scripted.
For her part, Tayla claimed there was no secret crisis or turmoil behind the split, although we’re wondering if at least some drama will be drip fed across monetised social platforms for months to come.
'There is no story behind it, there's no drama,’ she insisted.
'We're just [going in] in different paths and directions in our lives and we hope everyone can respect our privacy and respect that we're still fine and still mates.'
The ex-couple have been the subject of rumours for weeks, after Tayla enjoyed a break without Dom in Queensland. Their usually busy Instagram feeds have been devoid of couple shots for some time.
Tayla famously won Love Island Australia with Grant Crapp, but the pair split weeks later. They were consoled by $50,000 in prize money.