Johnny Manziel confirms 'very sad' split from wife Bre Tiesi

It's over for Johnny Manziel and his wife, Bre Tiesi.

The former NFL star confirmed the speculation around her marriage to TMZ this week, calling his split after just a year of marriage "very sad."

"This is all very, very personal and very sad," he said. "I appreciate everyone who has been so supportive of both of us, and I would just ask that everyone respect our privacy at this difficult time."

Rumors started swirling that the couple was on the rocks when Tiesi deleted all traces of the football player from her Instagram account, including photos of him and his last name from her username. The model added fuel to the fire earlier this week when she responded to a slew of Instagram comments accusing her of only wanting to be with Manziel for his money, saying that "vows were broken."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 22: Bre Tiesi-Manziel attends Debbie Durkin's EcoLuxe Lounge Honoring Film Nominees at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images for Durkin's EcoLuxe Lounge)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 22: Bre Tiesi-Manziel attends Debbie Durkin's EcoLuxe Lounge Honoring Film Nominees at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images for Durkin's EcoLuxe Lounge)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Bre Tiesi-Manziel attends Lancôme x Vogue Holiday Event at Delilah West Hollywood on November 29, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Vogue x Lancôme)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Model Bre Tiesi attends the BoohooMAN Launch party on June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Samantha Trauben/Getty Images)
Model Bre Tiesi attends the Babes In Toyland: Support Our Troops event at Le Jardin night club on August 3, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Model Bre Tiesi attends the Babes In Toyland: Support Our Troops event at Le Jardin night club on August 3, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
HOLMBY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Bre Tiesi poses for portrait at 'Posing Heroes' Beauty And Portrait Day Benefiting The Lange Foundation on December 2, 2012 in Holmby Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: Television personality Nick Hogan (L) and Bre Tiesi arrive at the celebrity launch party of McDonald's new Chicken McBites at Siren Studios on January 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Nick Hogan and Breana Tiesi attend Spike TV's 2011 Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on December 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Jennifer McDaniels, Hulk Hogan, Nick Hogan and Breana Tiesi attend Spike TV's 2011 Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on December 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 1: (L-R) Bre Tiesi, Nick Hogan, Hulk Hogan and Jennifer McDaniel attend COMEDY CENTRAL ROASTS DAVID HASSELHOFF at Sony Pictures Studios on August 1, 2010 in Culver City, CA. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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"U been married? U been betrayed? I don't do betrayal for a person I was devoted to period," she wrote. "Vows were broken f--k money and f--k u and every other loser on here."

The couple got secretly married last spring one year after their 2017 engagement. They started dating in 2016.

In his statement to TMZ, Manziel expressed his desire to continue focusing on rebuilding his career, which currently involves playing for the Memphis Express in the Alliance of American Football league.

"My hope is to put my head down and be allowed to focus on work and what is required of me on the football field," he said.

Manziel joined the AAF after being kicked out of the Canadian Football League for breach of contract. He hopes to eventually rejoin the NFL. He was booted from the Cleveland Browns three years ago.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: NFL player Johnny Manziel in attendance during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Cleveland Browns Quarterback Johnny Manziel attends a game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Washington Capitals at STAPLES Center on March 09, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)
27 December 2015: Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws a pass during the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs defeated the Browns 17-13. (Photo by James Allison/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by James Allison/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - APRIL 17: Johnny Manziel attends REVOLVE Desert House on April 17, 2016 at on April 17, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic)
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is shown in this combination police booking photos in Dallas County, Texas, United States on May 4, 2016. Courtesy Highland Park Texas Department of Public Safety/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel makes a court appearance at the Frank Crowley Courts Building on May 5, 2016 in Dallas. Manziel reported to court Thursday for the first time since a Dallas County grand jury indicted him last month on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Former girlfriend Colleen Crowley has accused him of kidnapping, hitting and threatening to kill her in January. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is seen on June 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Wilbur/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Johnny Manziel is seen on September 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Johnny Manziel is seen on August 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: (L-R) Diana Tran, Nick Tershay and Johnny Manziel attend PUMA X Diamond Supply Launch Event on January 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for PUMA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Johnny Manziel is seen on February 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Johnny Manziel attends ChaCha The Wave And Jamie Foxx Foundation's 1st Annual Charity Celebrity Basketball Game at Private Residence on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Johnny Manziel is seen on March 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Johnny Manziel is seen on March 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
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