Bachelor in Paradise star Keira Maguire has blamed astrology for the abundance of reality TV breakups over the past week.
On Tuesday, Jake Ellis and Megan Marx announced their split just two days after former co-stars Keira and Jarrod Woodgate called it quits.
Now the ‘heartbroken’ blonde, 31, has stumbled across an explanation for the relationship breakdowns – a cosmic-chaos-causing tiny planet 48 million miles away.
‘F**king Mercury in retrograde!’ Keira Maguire (pictured) blames ASTROLOGY for Bachelor breakups as Jake Ellis and Megan Marx announce their split days after she called it quits with Jarrod Woodgate
‘F**king Mercury in retrograde I tell ya,’ Keira wrote in the comment section of Jake’s post about breaking up with Megan on Tuesday.
Mercury, the tiny grey orb 48 million miles away was recently in retrograde – an astrological phenomenon that occurs when the planet’s orbit intersects with Earth’s and it appears to be moving backwards in the sky.
The latest Mercury retrograde commenced on July 26 and wrapped up earlier this month on August 19.
An inquisitive Instagram user queried why Keira cited astrological reasons for the breakup after Mercury in retrograde finished in mid-August.
‘Mercury in retrograde finished on the 18th of August – Keira,’ one fan wrote in the comment section of Jake’s post.
‘F**king Mercury in retrograde I tell ya’: Keira wrote a comment on Jake’s Instagram post blaming the stars for the abundance of reality TV breakups over the past week. Jake Ellis (right) pictured with ex-girlfriend Megan Marx (left)
‘Mercury in retrograde finished on the 18th of August – Keira’: Later on Tuesday, an inquisitive Instagram user queried why Keira cited astrological reasons for the breakup after Mercury in retrograde finished in mid-August
However Keira was quick to justify why the stars didn’t align for her and her co-stars sharing: ‘It’s in the post-shadow phase which means it’s intensified.’
Mercury in retrograde occurs when the planet appears to be moving backward in the sky for periods of about three weeks. It doesn’t actually move in reverse, but looks that way because its orbit around the sun is so much faster than that of Earth.
Mercury retrograde is thought to lead to issues with technology, communication, transportation problems, scheduling conflicts and other mishaps.
Stars didn’t align: Now, it appears the ‘heartbroken’ blonde, 31, (left) has stumbled across an explanation for the relationship breakdowns – a cosmic-chaos-causing tiny planet 48 million miles away. Pictured with former flame Jarrod Woodgate (right)
Romance or showmance? Fans describe the break-up of Bachelor in Paradise’s Jake Ellis and Megan Marx (both pictured left) as ‘suss’… which they announced just two days after co-stars Keira Maguire and Jarrod Woodgate (both pictured right) called it quits
Meanwhile, it has also been speculated the timing of the Fiji-based reality TV show breakups coincides with the end of contractual obligations for a number of the contestants.
The couples in question had been dating for approximately eight months, after striking up romances on the series.
In the wake of the shock splits fans have expressed their suspicion at the timing of the breakups.
One viewer even went as far as labelling the splits as ‘suss’, possibly suggesting the relationships were just for show.
‘2 couples in like 1 week, that’s suss,’ the fan wrote.
Another shocked social media user added: ‘WTF is going on!!! Every Bachie couple is breaking up left right and centre.’
Meanwhile, another simply commented: ‘Well it’s the week for it.’
‘2 couples in like 1 week’: A number of fans seemed suspicious of the timing of the couple’s shock break-up
‘No matter what you believe, our relationship was as real and beautiful as they come, I love her wholeheartedly,’ Jake (above) wrote in the Instagram post about the break-up
Sharing a heartfelt snap of himself cuddled-up to Megan, Jake offered no explanation for the pair ending their relationship on Tuesday.
Meanwhile Megan chose not to address any speculation the relationship wasn’t genuine.
‘Our first kiss and first date was on a reality TV show – something I’ll always treasure as a beautiful experience and as beautiful memories,’ the blonde beauty mused.
‘The rest, in private, far exceeded the fun/romance of the show as we grew to love and respect each other, and also tease the s**t out of each other as best friends.
‘We’ll be keeping everything else to ourselves – sending love to everyone who has supported us,’ she concluded alongside a love heart emoji.
‘It is with a very sad heart but I have to let you all know that Jarrod and I have split up’: The separation comes after Keira Maguire let fans know that she and Jarrod are over
‘I’m sorry if anyone is disappointed or if I have let anyone down’: Keira let fans know of the surprise split on Sunday, while Jarrod has remained silent
On Sunday, Keira announced that she and Jarrod Woodgate were over with an emotional post on her Instagram account.
‘It is with a very sad heart but I have to let you all know that Jarrod and I have split up,’ she divulged.
Keira continued: ‘I’m sorry if anyone is disappointed or if I have let anyone down.’
Jarrod has remained silent since the news of the split.
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