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Irena Srbinovska's heart breaks on The Bachelor
The Bachelor's Bella Varelis put on a confident performance at Thursday night's cocktail party after receiving a rose from Locky Gilbert on their solo date. And it didn't take long before Irena Srbinovska, 31, found herself overwhelmed, fleeing the scene and breaking down in tears. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
Just when we thought Nick "The Honey Badger" Cummins was the most controversial Bachelor to grace our screens, in walks one Locky Gilbert.
While the 30-year-old former Survivor star claims he's ready to settle down, his behaviour off-screen has many fans scratching their heads.
The Bachelor: Locky Gilbert breaks his silence on split rumours
The Bachelor's Locky Gilbert has shut down rumours he's no longer dating his winner, saying he's happily in love with his chosen contestant and can't wait to 'tell people how great she is'.The 31-year-old adventurer - who will decide between Bella Varelis and Irena Srbinovska during Thursday night's finale - told TV Week he was '110,000 per cent in love'.
From brazenly flirting with women on Instagram after filming for the show wrapped, to that wild night out with MAFS star Aleks Markovic and- Locky certainly hasn't been acting like a man in love.
So, what's the deal - are Locky and his leading lady actually still together? Keep reading as we round up all the clues which do in fact suggest they've defied the odds and are going strong....
Locky insists they're still together
In athe adventure man tells the publication he and his Bachie girlfriend are "110,000 per cent in love."
And the gushing doesn't stop there with Locky admitting he can't wait for Thursday night's grand finale of The Bachelor so he and his chosen one can finally go public.
Locky & Irena's love story
The Bachelor Australia 2020 may as well claim its poster couple now: Irena Srbinovska and Locky Gilbert have already had the ultimate journey of romance - we look at their best moments in pictures. As soon as Irena Srbinovska pulled out a stethoscope to measure Locky Gilbert's heartbeat, we knew he was toast. The Bachelor pair struck up an instantaneous connection on the reality dating show, with the Survivor star seemingly lovestruck by the Melbourne nurse's gentle personality and down-to-earth nature.
"Excited is an understatement. I cannot wait. I am beyond excited to be able to finally say it out loud... who I have chosen to spend the rest of my life with. I'm so happy and all I want to do is tell people how great she is," Locky says.
"It will be amazing [after Thursday] to just be in public together and have a normal relationship. It seems small, but I can't wait to just go for a walk together and grab a coffee."
"I'm over the moon and can't wipe the smile off my face. I couldn't be happier and can't wait to share it with the world."
Fair enough, spoken like a man in love!
With the COVID-19 pandemic throwing the filming of the show into disarray and forcing the cast and crew into lockdown when they were just three weeks into filming in early March, this year's season of The Bachelor has been dramatic to say the least.
Thankfully, the show was able to return to filming in July.
However with neither of the show's rumoured two front-runners, who is based in Sydney, and , who lives in Melbourne, living in the same city as Perth-based Locky, their post-show romance has had to be carried out over long-distance means until state boarders re-open.
The Bachelor's Locky sends home Izzy and intruder Bec
Bachelor fans were not surprised when Locky Gilbert chose Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis as his top two picks at the rose ceremony on Wednesday. And many flocked to Twitter to call his decision to send home Izzy Sharman-Firth and intruder Bec Cvilikas predictable. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
"We talk on the phone all the time. We were on a call for three hours this morning and five hours yesterday," Locky revealed to WHO Magazine of keeping in touch with his girlfriend.
Channel 10's surprise statement
As rumours of Locky's reported wandering eye reached fever pitch last week, Channel 10 broke Bachelor protocol and for the first time in the show's Aussie history, issued a statement confirming the couple were still together.
"Locky and his chosen lady are still together and very happy," the network clarified.
The couples' post-show press
Come Thursday, we'll know for certain if Locky and his love are still together from one very obvious source - The Bachelor Instagram account.
What to expect from The Bachelor Australia's most explosive finale
Bachelor fans have been speculating for weeks about which contestant Locky Gilbert will choose during Thursday's grand finale.And while Channel 10 has made sure the outcome remains a safely guarded secret, viewers have developed some very compelling theories.
As per the show's tradition, after the finale airs the couple always share a loved-up thank you message via the show's official social media accounts.
It's the first official glimpse we're given of the pair since the finale and they use the video as an opportunity to get on the front foot and confirm they're still very much together and in love.
The following day, if the Bachelor couple are indeed going strong, they'll be doing the media rounds - chatting on the Kyle and Jackie O Show and The Project.
So, eyes peeled! If there's trouble in paradise, the post-show roll-out
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The Bachelor's Bella Varelis wipes away tears on the set of Studio 10 .
The Bachelor's Bella Varelis was dumped by Locky Gilbert on the dating show's emotional finale on Thursday night. And on Friday morning, the aspiring influencer appeared visibly upset whilst discussing the heartbreak on Studio 10. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.