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Andy Baldwin, Marla Maples Break Up

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Former star of The Bachelor Andy Baldwin and his girlfriend Marla Maples have called it quits, he has confirmed to Us Weekly.

Baldwin's recent move to Washington, D.C. to take a job as an advocate for Navy Medicine put a strain on their relationship.

"The big move coupled with the long distance relationship wasn't working for us so I decided we were better off as friends," Baldwin says.

He first broke the news to the Washington Post.

"We were friends, it got romantic for a little while, but we're just friends," he told the nation's capital's newspaper.

Marla Maples and Andy Baldwin Photo

Andy Baldwin and Marla Maples met last year and spent New Year's together. They recently celebrated Easter in Hawaii.

"He's just a good soul," Maples said in April. "He's a complete gentleman."

Andy Baldwin was briefly engaged to Tessa Horst, who won the final rose on The Bachelor. That didn't last long.

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OOOO Andy, Marla Maples is too OLD, UGGG, she knows she is too old. Look for a young girl to date - have some fun.

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Andy, what you need to do is shut up, stop posing with old ladies on the beach (in the same manner as you did with Tessa). You also need to stop promoting yourself and running to US or any other part of the media for a minute by minute play of your life. Then maybe Tessa would come back to you. Your 15 minutes are up, buster.

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You have to admire a man who knows what he wants and goes forward to get it. In the Law of Attraction, what is in our minds and our thoughts is what comes to us in our life and we are successful at doing. I believe Andy Baldwin knows the secret of attraction and is going to get all he desires. He will be blessed.