"I think it was a mutual break-up. The thing is that we dated for five years ... and [were] just arguing over the same things and stuff like that. And then eventually you've got to go your separate ways," O'Connell, 35, told the magazine.
As Season 7's bachelor, O'Connell (brother of actor Jerry O'Connell) chose Brice to be during the finale. The two broke up in 2007 and got back together in 2008.