‘Bachelorette’ star Trista Sutter says she’s ‘safe and sound’ after cryptic posts from husband

“The Bachelorette” star Trista Sutter has spoken out after her husband, Ryan Sutter, made a series of cryptic posts last week, assuring fans that all is well.

Trista initially posted jokingly on Sunday: “Guys, can’t a girl have a nervous breakdown/trial separation/midlife crisis/death/divorce in peace around here?”

She continued, “In all seriousness, to all of you who are concerned, I am safe, healthy, happy, loved and grateful. To anyone who wants to be critical or focus on desperately searching for darkness, I wish you the best of luck.”

“An opportunity presented itself for me to broaden my horizons and achieve personal growth, and I chose to better myself and my family, knowing that with the unconditional support of my family and friends, my duties as a stay-at-home mom and my children’s end-of-year needs were in the most capable and capable hands,” the mother of two explained.

Trista Sutter took to social media to provide an update, saying her husband Ryan was “safe and healthy,” after he repeatedly posted that he missed her. (James Clark/Disney via Getty Images)

‘Bachelorette’ star Ryan Sutter says he and Trista Sutter are ‘okay’ after a string of confusing posts

Ryan has posted several black and white photos over the past two weeks with captions explaining how he misses Trista, writing, “I want to talk to you. Ask how you are. How was your day. I just want to hear your voice for a minute. I’ve called so many times but nothing much has been said. I never realised how lucky I was and how much I would miss if I missed this opportunity,” adding, “I’ll be here when you come back…I’ll be here forever.”

Last Sunday, he wrote, “Trista is doing well. We are doing well. We are great. Trista is in a bit of a exploring phase in her life. An opportunity came along that may help her in that exploration. With the support of her family, she has grabbed it. As part of that process, we will be temporarily unable to see her.”

Trista Sutter, wearing a patterned swimsuit, and her husband Ryan, wearing patterned swim trunks, are seen taking a dip in the pool.

Ryan posted multiple times on social media about Trista’s disappearance, at one point saying “we have no contact,” leaving fans confused about their relationship and her whereabouts. (John Parra/Getty Images for Sandals Resorts)

Trista addressed Ryan’s post in a subsequent post.

“My stoic husband, who normally prioritizes privacy over posting, decided to share his love for me through messages that find me on his travels. We view Instagram as a digital diary, and most of the time the world pays little attention. This time he had nothing good to say, and nearly every news outlet picked up on his ‘cryptic, confusing, attention-seeking, dramatic’ photos and captions,” she wrote.

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The 51-year-old continued, “For me, they provided the loving words of affirmation I needed to get through some deep self-doubt and fear. That’s all it takes. He doesn’t owe anyone an explanation or ask for permission to post what he wants to post or share what he wants to share.”

She concluded by saying, “If you want to know more, we will tell you in due course. For now, we return to our usual programming from the beach in Mexico!”, pointing to a photo of her family on the beach, before adding, “After all, nervous breakdowns and separations require some much-needed rest and relaxation!”

It is suggested that this family photo is not an old one, but a new one.

Ryan shared a similar post today, closing with, “Welcome back @tristasutter. We’ve missed you.”

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“They say separation makes love grow stronger…and I find that to be true,” he wrote in the caption next to a black-and-white photo of the whole family wearing snorkels on the beach.

He continued, “You will also find greater gratitude, empathy and appreciation for what someone has done for you, with you and beside you. You will find questions, wonder and concern, and then answers, peace and blessings. You will find time for reflection, projects, prayer and self-reliance, but above all else, joy. True joy. And that’s all…”

Representatives for the couple did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Trist and Ryan Sutter with their children Blakeslee and Maxwell

Trista and Ryan have been married for 20 years and have two children, Blakeslee and Maxwell. (Eric McCandless/Disney via Getty Images)

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Trista and Ryan met on the first season of “The Bachelorette” in 2003 and married in December of that year in a three-part wedding special, “Trista and Ryan’s Wedding,” which aired on ABC.

The couple currently have two children, Maxwell and Blakeslee.