KEY POINTS

  • Carrie Ann Inaba and boyfriend Fabien Viteri have called it quits after a year of dating
  • The "Talk" co-host said she is "trying to be strong" and is allowing herself to cry
  • Inaba went on to say that she is "grateful" for the things she and Viteri shared during their time together

Carrie Ann Inaba has revealed that she's "single again" after ending her relationship with now-ex-boyfriend Fabien Viteri.

The "Dancing WIth the Stars" judge, 53, announced the change in her relationship status on Instagram Stories Wednesday. In her post, Inaba said that though she's "sad" over her breakup from Viteri, she has no regrets and is grateful for what they had. 

"I am single. again," Inaba wrote alongside a photo of herself in a gray tank top, adding, "I am also... grateful for what was. Confused. Uncertain of the future. Sad. Hopeful."

The "Talk" co-host went on to say that she is still trying to process the split but is positive that it will help her "grow" and "evolve."

"Trying to allow the emotions. Trying to be strong," Inaba continued. "Allowing myself [the] space to cry. And I will grow. And I will evolve. And I will survive this too. And I will honor the gift that it was."

Inaba also posted throwback photos of her and Viteri on Instagram Stories, along with a lengthier message about their breakup.

"Sometimes the things you thought were forever end up only being temporary. Finding the strength to accept that it’s over is enormously painful," she wrote. "Losing your friend … losing the hopes and dreams … your partner … the person you shared everything with .. your person … your love. It’s hard."

Inaba previously opened up about her romance with Viteri when she appeared on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" in October 2020. According to her, they were neighbors and met while walking their dogs.

"I am seeing somebody new. During quarantine I was really fortunate that I met somebody who's very special," she said, before sharing how they crossed paths and how he helped her get through the lockdown. "We actually met walking our dogs. He lives literally, like, a [few] blocks away."

"We met at the beginning of quarantine, so I was really lucky because I didn't have to go through this whole thing by myself. We're taking it slow and it's really great. He's actually an overlander, but I call it 'outlanding.' It was great because early summer we went camping in his backyard," she continued.

Inaba's split from Viteri comes just weeks after she announced that she was taking a leave of absence from "The Talk." In April, she told fans that she planned to take a break from the show to focus on her health and well-being and thanked them for supporting her decision.

"I want to thank you all so much for the supportive messages I've received. I was profoundly touched by your love and understanding," Inaba wrote on Instagram Story, as quoted by Entertainment Tonight.

She said it was not an easy decision and that she "was scared," but the fans' "messages reminded me that everything will be alright." "Love you all so much and I thank you from the bottom of my heart," Inaba concluded her post.

Carrie Ann Inaba BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Marie Osmond, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sheryl Underwood, and Sharon Osbourne attend the 2020 13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 06, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for ESSENCE