Former Love Island USA host Arielle Vandenberg sparked concern among her fans on Wednesday when she shared an emotional text message on Instagram.
Alongside close-ups of what looked like linen sheets, Arielle admitted, “I’ve been going through one of the hardest times of my life.”
She also indicated that she recently lived in Nashville and described the move from “Airbnb to Airbnb” and the move from friend to friend, suggesting that she may not currently have a permanent residence.
Last year it was announced that former Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, 32, would take over as host of the US version of Love Island from Vandenberg, 36, after the show was not picked up by CBS for a fourth season.
The show moved forward on the streaming platform Peacock – which was better suited to its risqué content – with its new host.
Opening: Former Love Island USA host Arielle Vandenberg shared an emotionally raw text post on Instagram on Wednesday that left some of her fans concerned; seen in 2019
Bad Days: On top of close-ups of what looked like linen sheets, Arielle admitted, “I went through one of the hardest times of my life.”
After talking about her “difficult times,” Arielle said she kept her struggles out of the spotlight.
“You may not see it here on Instagram, but I’m working on it behind the scenes,” she continued. “I’ve searched for meaning in all the rubbish.”
She went on to write that she chose to stay in Nashville “on instinct.”
My gut said “stay, learn, be.” Probably one of the most interesting, fly by the seat of my pants, times of my life,” she continued. “But very important.”
In another slide, she described her current nomadic ways.
‘I hopped from Airbnb to Airbnb – from friends to friends. My heart was broken open in such a different way,” she admitted. “It felt scary and vulnerable some days when I just woke up and cried in confusion. “Why am I here?” “What am I doing?”‘
Some fans wondered in the comments if Arielle’s nomadic turn meant she was no longer together with her fiancé Matt Cutshall, who she became engaged to in 2019.
‘Is it over between you and Matt?! What is happening?!’ wrote one concerned fan.
Her partner had been seen on her Instagram account just four days earlier, when he appeared in a comedic video she posted.
Arielle continued, “Not a day has gone by that God hasn’t shown up. I keep seeing His love and His grace in all these incredible moments. Big or small. I keep hearing from him: “It’s not for nothing.” He tells me there is a bigger picture. Be patient. I’m in the middle of the path.’
Southern Town: Then she wrote that she chose to stay in Nashville “on instinct.” My gut said “stay, learn, be.” Probably one of the most interesting, fly by the seat of my pants, times of my life,” she continued. “But very important.”
No home base? In her next slide, she said she’s been staying at Airbnbs and with friends, leading some fans to worry she might have split from her fiancé Matt Cutshall, who she got engaged to in 2019.
Closer to God: She seemed to have a religious epiphany because of the secret turmoil
The actress added that she opened up – even though her post was still cryptic – in the hope that it would benefit some of her followers.
“I say all this because you may be going through a rough time in your life. Maybe you just need to hear that there’s a bigger picture that you can’t see yet. I keep listening. I will continue to be patient,” she wrote.
She concluded by vowing to “surrender and trust in God!”
“Keep your ears and eyes open. I promise you will hear and see beautiful things even in the hard times,” Arielle added, ending with a red heart emoji.
The TV host received some support in the comments from other stars, including Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and Million Dollar Baby star Hilary Swank, who both posted heart emojis out of sympathy.
Twilight star Taylor Lautner added, “We love YOU.”
Olivia Culpo also shared some words of encouragement: ‘This is reminiscent of one of my favorite prayers/mantras: “God, please give me eyes to see and ears to hear” .. it always works! Thank you for being so vulnerable and sharing. Sending you love ❤️.”
The actress and singer Daniella Monet wrote, “I greatly admire your strength, love and depth. Feel so lucky to call you a friend. Thank you for being there for me when you were just as low. Can’t wait to hug you, celebrate your victories, and stay together through this wild rollercoaster of life we’re on.
This is the full expression of life in physical form, a test, a way for us to keep appearing so that we can fully enjoy gratitude. Always here,’ she said.
Arielle has starred in high-profile television series dating back to the mid-2000s, including CSI, How I Met Your Mother, and Bones, among many others.
Helping: The actress added that she opened up – even though her post was still cryptic – in the hope that it would benefit some of her followers
Making a change: She vowed to “surrender and trust” God. The post received sympathy from the likes of Aaron Paul, Hilary Swank and Oliva Culpo
She’s out: Her posts come months after she was replaced on Love Island USA. After CBS failed to renew the show and moved to Peacock, Sarah Hyland took over as host
In more recent years, she has rebranded herself as a presenter and regular talk show guest.
Her most high-profile performance to date was as the host and narrator of the American version of the popular reality series Love Island, in which she regularly appeared to present twists to the contestants.
However, her time on the show came to an abrupt end after she was replaced by Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland when the show made a switch to Peacock, which was reportedly better suited due to its risqué content.
While the reason for the change was announced, perhaps the producers were simply looking for a high-profile actress to host the series.