Karishma Tanna and Upen Patel
Karishma Tanna and Upen Patel got engaged on "Nach Baliye 7." Pictured: Karishma, Upen at Shamita Shetty's birthday bashVarinder Chawla

Upen Patel and Karishma Tanna were inseparable ever since the actor professed his love for the lady on reality show "Bigg Boss 8." They went on holidays together and would often share pictures of them from date nights.

A few days ago, the "36 China Town" star took to Twitter to announce his split with the actress, but later deleted it writing that they weren't "splitting up" and just going through a rough patch. Talking to the Times of India, he said that they weren't parting ways, adding that the relationship isn't in a "good space;" they are working their differences out, trying to come back stronger.

Meanwhile, a SpotboyE report claims that Karishma's growing friendship with "Hero" actor Sooraj Pancholi could be one of the reasons why the couple is finding it tough to stick together.

"This split was inevitable. For the past few days, Upen had been attending all social dos alone. On the other hand, Karishma has been getting too friendly to Aditya and Zarina's son. We sensed that the relationship will not last," a source told the entertainment portal.

Meanwhile, Upen putting out a fresh explanation on social media is being tagged as fake by some. However, Upen believes it is "insulting" to brand their feelings that way.

"We are not here to prove anything to anybody . As public figures, our personal life is always under scrutiny , but we are more concerned about our feelings and families. What people say is immaterial and I don't really care about it," he told TOI.

The troubles (in their relationship) don't come across as surprising because in one of the "BB8" episodes a fortune-teller had predicted that their story may not survive for long. However, they were proving it all wrong (for quite a while) by meeting up parents and socialising with them often.