Lauren Alaina and longtime boyfriend Alex Hopkins call off engagement

After six years together, Lauren Alaina and high school boyfriend Alex Baldwin have broken off their engagement.

In a heartfelt Instagram post sharing the sad news with fans, the couple started by thanking followers for their support. The relationship that has often been shared with the public was filled with ups, downs, and unforgettable moments.  

“We’ve grown into very different people over the last six years,” they wrote of their seemingly amicable split. They go on to explain the heavy decision and ask for support and compassion during their difficult time.  

Lauren, 24, concludes her caption with “I wish him the very best. Please do the same.” Alex writes “Just trust that no matter the outcome, everything works out for the betterment of your life” in his caption of the same photo.

The news comes shortly after she revealed she was stepping away from social media, a break that likely came in the wake of their decision to go their separate ways. 

PHOTOS: Lauren Alaina and Alex Baldwin before their split

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Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins together
Being yours forever has a nice “RING” to it. #HoppilyEverHopkins @_alex_hopkins WE ARE ENGAGED. EEEK. 💍❤️
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Lauren Alaina (L) and Alex Hopkins attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
This week was pearlfect. We came. We Nassau. We CONCHered. 🐚 @_alex_hopkins
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
"Kissed" 2017 goodbye with this guy. 2018-LET'S DO THIS😘 @_alex_hopkins
Really had to "roll" with the punches with my main "dawg" last night. We are still together. I think. Haha. 🏈 #rolltide #godawgs @_alex_hopkins
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Alex Hopkins (L) and Lauren Alaina attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Alex Hopkins (L) and Lauren Alaina attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artist Lauren Alaina (L) and Alex Hopkins attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
This may be the HIGH-light of our EMPIRE trip. @_alex_hopkins #EmpireStateBuilding
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: Singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina (R) and Alex Hopkins attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Reference my face in this picture to see how I feel about getting to see my favorite guy today. I had a blast on the #sideeffects tour in Canada, but I sure missed him. Ps: this picture is from my "TWENTY-THREEdom Rings" birthday party. We don't usually dress like this, or do we? 🇺🇸🙃@_alex_hopkins
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Singer Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins attend the 2013 CMT Music Awards - After Party at Rocketown on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
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