Although multiple insiders have claimed Chelsie does, in fact, score the final rose, it looks like she may not have found the man of her dreams... A well-placed source recently claimed that the usually shy and quiet contestant isn't playing by the rules and is reportedly refusing to discuss their budding romance, or do any press with this year's hunky astrophysicist.
“Chelsie has been really down since the show wrapped and now she has said she isn’t going to do any interviews,” the source told New Idea. “She doesn’t want anything to do with the franchise anymore, despite being under contractual obligations for months to come.”
According to the spy, Matt and Chelsie have been butting heads, with rumours swirling that their relationship could already be over.
“Since the finale, everyone has heard there’s been problem after problem – they were just not seeing eye-to-eye on anything and didn’t have any chemistry. Once the cameras stopped rolling, the sparkle just wore off,” the insider revealed.
With photos recently emerging showing this year's villain Abbie Chatfield jetting off to Matt's home town after filming wrapped, word has spread that her visit could have something to do with Chelsie's unexpected outburst.
And seeing as Matt hasn’t explicitly said that the final contestant he chooses is the woman he ends up with, it adds more weight to theories that Abbie and Matt could be secretly dating.
“Abbie went to Melbourne after the finale [finished filming] and since then she has started to behave really strangely,” the insider dished. “She’s secretly confessed to the other girls that she has a man, but she keeps saying that while she wishes she could tell them more she just can’t.”
“Now everyone is wondering if the secret man is Matt.”
Although their chemistry is undeniable, Matt has been warned one too many times that she joined the series for all the wrong reasons. And despite admitting during an episode last week that she'd fallen head over heels for the scientist, if she is secretly dating Matt, their relationship could be doomed.
New Facebook comments from the property analyst on a discussion thread have recently emerged and in them, the controversial contestant suggests she's totally ok with significant other's cheating and would much prefer an open relationship.
When a Facebook user commented on a post saying they felt infidelity was "disrespectful" and "felt sick" at the thought of "having sex with a taken man or woman", Abbie weighed in, admitting cheating doesn't bother her.
"I'm all for open relationships tbh and I think monogamy is toxic so cheating doesn't make me feel "sick" (sic)," she wrote.