Life can be tough sometimes, especially when it involves somebody you love. This is the same case with the people who work at Barstool sports. I wrote last week about the situation with Alex Cooper and “Call Her Daddy” leaving Barstool for Spotify. This time? It’s a breakup! We found out today that Barstool’s original couple, Hank Lockwood and Maria Ciuffo have officially broken up! That’s right folks, Hank and Ria broke up.
There is no easy way to go about this so I will just say it. Hank and I broke up. We still love and respect eachother very much but we knew we had to tell everyone one way or the other so I’m talking about it on today’s @ChicksInTheOff. Listen here https://t.co/b8IkyAHFE0
— Ria (@BarstoolRia) June 21, 2021
Now that the initial shock has worn off, here are a few thoughts.
Ria’s Reason for the Hank and Ria Breakup
If you want to listen to Ria’s entire explanation, then you can listen to the first 15-20 minutes of the latest “Chicks in the Office” episode. The long and the short of it was the couple was heading in two different directions. According to Ria on the latest Chicks in the Office episode, there’s a four year age difference between Lockwood and Ciuffo. Hank is 28 years old and Ria is 24 years old. Also according to Ria on the latest Chicks in the Office episode, she never got the chance to really go out and live the single lifestyle. She started dating Hank at 19 and they had dated for about four years.
Frankly, I can’t blame Ria here! We all want to enjoy our low to mid 20’s. If she wants to go out and enjoy herself, then let her do her thing! She works hard enough with “Chicks in the Office” and “Because We Got High” and everything else in between.
Hank’s Reaction to the Hank and Ria Breakup
On the flip side here, I think Hank handled this very maturely. According to Hank on the latest Pardon my Take episode, he realized that when he was first starting at Barstool, he was single when they were in Boston, doing the Dixie Tour, etc. So based on what Hank said, he had that experience before he met Ria. According to Hank, he wants to settle down and “chill” as he mentioned in the latest episode of “Pardon My Take”.
There could be a possibility where the couple gets back together in the future. Based on their interactions online, they love each other and will always be there for each other. But it seems like the Scituate, MA native has a clear handle on this. So good on Hank!
So Where Does the Couple Stand Now?
The couple’s lease on their current place is up on August 1st. It’s actually weird to type this next part out…the couple has actually been separated for about a month before they came out with the details today! Ria is staying with her parents for the time being in Long Island. Hank is going to look for a place without Ciuffo by his side. Ria did mention that she is not shutting the door completely on getting back together in the future. Take that for what you will.
In Conclusion to the Official Hank and Ria Breakup
It’s always tough to breakup with someone you love deeply. It’s clear the two of them really love each other and think this is the best move for the long-term. Personally? I’m sad this happened because they seemed so awesome with each other. But after hearing both sides, it’s reassuring to hear they’re on the same page. If I had to guess, I think we see Hank and Ria back together. But for now, Hank and Ria have sealed the breakup.
-Al Nahigian (@BigAl2793)
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