‘The Bachelorette’ host Chris Harrison, wife Gwen Jones split

Harrison (r.) has hosted the show since its start.

Mrs. Carter: It looks like someone from “The Bachelor” franchise is getting their heart broken — and this time, it’s not even a contestant.

While Chris Harrison has done his best over the years to help various men and women find love on the ABC series, there is now some rather sad news coming out about his own love life.

In a new story first published by People Magazine, Harrison confirms that he and his wife of 19 years in Gwen Jones are splitting. Here is what he had to say on this decision

“Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children.”

Even though Chris has been out of the country for much of the past few months filming “The Bachelorette” with its star Emily Maynard, reports are that he has been a consummate professional throughout the process, and not let his own personal drama get in the way of filming.

Emily’s season is set to premiere on May 14 — and while it is easy to make jokes about how Harrison should be the next “Bachelor” since he knows the show so well, we’ll give he and Jones a break here and let them try and process what is going on with their lives.

Stay tuned, as we’ll have more on this story as it breaks.

Photo: ABC

Love TV? Be sure to like Matt & Jess on Facebook for more updates!