That's right, the fairytale relationship between Terrace House's power couple Tsubasa Soto and Shion Okamoto has come to an end.
If you haven't been keeping up, hit Japanese dating show Terrace House: Opening New Doors has been the centre of much buzz on Netflix recently. With it's slow and calming pace, the show is definitely different from other dating shows like The Bachelor.
Featuring unscripted storylines of strangers meeting and living together in a house, viewers are kept on their toes whilst waiting for love to blossom amongst the cast.
However, fans have been left heartbroken after one half of this season's most popular couple, Tsubasa, announced that the couple have broken up after a year of dating.
In a post on March 25, she shared, "Announcement. The other day, I broke up with Shion. Thank you all for the incredible amount of support. If you do continue to support me, I’ll be grateful. Thanks for everything."
While some relationships from the show have fallen through, the Tsubasa-Shion combo was definitely a fan favourite.https://twitter.com/jhun_yee/status/1107059193813626885
The two housemates started off as polar opposites. Tsubasa, a tomboy who had never left her hometown before, was the captain of her local ice hockey team while Shion, a Japanese-American living in Tokyo, had big aspirations to be a runway model.
Viewers fawned over how the mismatched couple fell in love with each other, and they soon became the season's most popular pairing.https://twitter.com/tuxedosamu/status/1107633684025229312
Their relationship seemed to continue offscreen too.
The announcement of the break-up sent the Terrace House fandom into chaos.https://twitter.com/bernalderaan/status/1110372612725714944 https://twitter.com/tweetearl/status/1110372009899253760
Tsubasa's post did not elaborate on the reason for the break-up, but fans have already started speculating that a third party caused the end of the relationship. Shion has yet to comment on the announcement.
With the fallout from this break-up, it serves as a timely reminder for us to not be so invested in your ships (like this writer).https://twitter.com/trxjigs/status/1110360973699764224