The Bachelor fans were distraught when fan favorites, Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, announced their separation after three years of marriage – but Carly had the BEST response to the flurry of media surrounding their divorce.
In a YouTube video, Carly, who met husband Evan on The Bachelor spin-off show, Bachelor in Paradise, is seen burning sage in her home while wearing the sassiest slogan sweatshirt.
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Carly Waddell smudges her 'divorce room'
The sweater, from Lulusimon Studio, has the phrase “over it, don’t care” emblazoned across the chest and features a panther. A subtle message, perhaps?
Oversized sweatshirt, $78, Lulusimonstudio
The post, part of a home tour, was captioned on Instagram: “Addressing rumors and upstairs home tour. Saging my home and spreading positivity.” Burning sage, or smudging, is an ancient practice believed to rid a space of negative energy and restore harmony. Khloe Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and Uma Thurman are all said to be fans too.
In the video, Carly takes viewers to her ‘divorce room’: “I call this the divorce room because this is where Evan told me he wanted a divorce. So I am going to sage this room so everytime I walk in I don’t feel that, like, energy.”
Smudge kit, $10.99, Etsy
She goes on to talk in more detail about their shock separation, stating they decided to part ways the day after Thanksgiving and had been going to therapy together for years.
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“We focused a lot more on the kids than we focused on ourselves, and I think that was the problem. The kids came at the top of the pyramid and we never put ourselves at the top, and if you don’t have a foundation for yourself, then you’ll crumble,” Carly added.
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Carly and Evan were one of The Bachelor franchise most popular couples. Carly, who appeared on Chris Soule’s season of The Bachelor, was instantly loved by viewers for her sweet, funny nature.
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Although she was booted off in week 7 after failing to get a rose, she was so popular that she went on to appear in two seasons of The Bachelor in Paradise, and it was on her second appearance that she met Evan.
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Evan, who was kicked off Jojo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette in week 5, and Carly went on to win season 3 of Bachelor of Paradise and even had their wedding televised, with Bachelor's host Chris Harrison marrying the pair. The couple share two young children, Charlie and Bella.
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In Carly's latest post, she announces that she's making a return to music as one of 2021 goals. Go Carly!
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