Fans are growing concerned for first ‘The Bachelorette’ couple, Trista and Ryan Sutter

Back in January, Trista and Ryan Sutter, who found love after meeting on the first season of “The Bachelorette,” showed a united front at the first “The Golden Bachelor” wedding.

Now, Ryan’s latest Instagram posts on May 18 are leaving fans worried for Trista and their marriage.

The worry started when Ryan shared a black and white image of him and Trista with their two children. “I know you wish you were here for Mother’s Day. We wish you were too,” he wrote.

“But sometimes being a mom means letting go of their hands, granting independence and stimulating their courageous spirit,” Ryan continued. “Sometimes it’s necessary to exemplify the characteristics you preach - to do rather than say.”

“Sometimes it takes being uncomfortable and scared to show them that it’s ok to be uncomfortable and scared. Sometimes you have to go away so they know you’ll come back, that your love is not limited by distance or difficulty or time. Sometimes you have to do what you sometimes have to do,” Ryan explained.

Ryan then reiterated how “proud” they are their “mama pajama for everything you do for us, near or far, Happy Mother’s Day!”

Trista also shared a Mother’s Day post.

This was the last time Trista was active on social media over the last week. Ryan has remained active.

On May 18, Ryan took to Instagram again, sharing yet another black-and-white photo. “I really wish I could talk to you,” he began in the caption, seemingly talking directly to Trista.

“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,” he continued.

Ryan added that he wants “to know how you’re doing. I want to support and encourage and cheer you on. I want to be there for you. But I can’t. And that’s ok cause I know you need this time - time to discover yourself again.”

“So I’ll be here for you instead. I’ll be here when you get back. I’ll be here to listen to you, to smile with you, maybe cry with you - I’ll be here to love you… I’ll be here… forever.”

Ryan then shared an image of himself, some time later, clarifying that he writes “what is on my mind at the moment.”

But because he writes his “feelings without regard for how they will be interpreted,” he also said he has “absolutely no intent to deceive or mislead anyone — that is the farthest thing from my mind.”

“I choose to share my thoughts on occasion because it helps me process them and, I hope, may help others navigate their own lives,” Ryan explained before saying Trista “is fine.”

“We are fine. We’re great. Trista is at a place in life where she is searching a bit. An opportunity presented itself that may help her on that quest,” Ryan explained further.

“With her family’s support, she has taken it. Part of that process means that she is temporarily inaccessible to us. I miss her. We miss her.”