At the time, Ali said, “I found real, true love, and I’m grateful that I had that experience. There’s no hate. I still love him, and I always will. But what matters is how we feel, and we both knew it wasn’t right.” Ali has since remained pretty mum about the breakup, but is now breaking her silence about why their relationship didn’t last.
“We were really trying to make it work, and realizing it wasn't getting better," Ali tells E!. “We were unhappy more than we were happy, and something needed to change...I didn't want to let people down. I felt anger from my followers, fans...The pressure was to make sure we did what would make both of us happy.”