Ryan Sutter Reunites with Wife Trista After Cryptic Posts: 'Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder'

"Welcome back... we missed you," the 'Bachelorette' alum told Trista while sharing a family photo on Instagram

<p>James Clark/Disney via Getty; Ryan Sutter/Instagram</p> Ryan (left) and Tricia Sutter; Ryan, Maxwell, Tricia and Blakesley Sutter

James Clark/Disney via Getty; Ryan Sutter/Instagram

Ryan (left) and Tricia Sutter; Ryan, Maxwell, Tricia and Blakesley Sutter

Ryan and Trista Sutter are on vacation!

On Sunday, May 26, Ryan, 49, shared a black-and-white photo on Instagram of the couple posing with their son Maxwell, 16, and daughter Blakesley, 14, on the beach during a tropical getaway.

In the snap, The Bachelorette alum and his daughter donned snorkels, alongside Trista, 51, and Maxwell, who posed in the back of the selfie that was taken with the ocean in the background.

Ryan sparked concern about the status of his and Trista's relationship status earlier this month after sharing a series of cryptic social media posts. However, in the caption of his latest post, he appeared to let everybody know things are just fine.

"They say absence makes the heart grow fonder…. We found out it’s true. It also makes the heart more grateful, more sympathetic, more appreciative for what someone does for you, with you, alongside of you," the reality star wrote alongside the snap.

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"It brings questions and wonder and worry and then answers and peace and celebration. It brought time for reflection, for projects, prayer and independence but mostly it brought joy at its conclusion. Real joy. And that’s really what it’s all about…" he added.

"Welcome back @tristasutter We missed you…. #love #love #reunitedanditfeelssogood," Ryan concluded.

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Ryan's latest post comes after he initially caused concern when he posted a cryptic Mother's Day post on May 12, revealing that Trista was spending the day away from him and their children.

He then shared another post on May 18, writing, "Trista is fine. We are fine. We’re great."

The former firefighter continued, "Trista is at a place in life where she is searching a bit. An opportunity presented itself that may help her on that quest. With her family’s support, she has taken it. Part of that process means that she is temporarily inaccessible to us."

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"I really wish I could talk to you. Ask you how you’re doing? How was your day. I’d really like to hear your voice — just for a minute. So many times I’ve called without much to say, not realizing how lucky I was or how much I’d miss the opportunity if it were gone," Ryan had said in an earlier post that same day.

Over the weekend, Trista shared her own post, joking alongside a family photo, "Geez people. Can’t a girl have a nervous breakdown/trial separation/midlife crisis/death/divorce in peace around here?! 😜🤣"

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She then insisted she was "safe and sound, happy and healthy, in love and grateful" in the lengthy message.

Ryan and Trista met while filming season 1 of The Bachelorette, which aired in 2003. They married on Dec. 6 of that year in a televised special. 

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