Bachelor In Paradise's Apollo Jackson was hot property on the Bachelor in Paradise (how surprising). But he has opened up to WHO mag about his relationship with Simone Ormesher, and how he got through the show.
Firstly, why did he walk out?
"It was crazy because everything came to a massive climax. You know I’d been spending a fair bit of time in there and I had these two amazing girls and I was really worried about hurting someone’s feelings and I just wanted to be a gentleman in the situation it was really hard."
In the final rose ceremony, he gave Simone a rose, and he was brought to tears.
"It was really tough, I ended up giving a rose to Simone and saying: “Look I came in to find love and I can’t say that I’ve found love yet but I’ve found someone that I really want to get to know and try things out on the outside.
"It was just a big sort of dramatic situation. It had been such a roller coaster of emotions in the days leading up to it. I could see that both girls were really worried and they were going through a lot of emotions, too. I just felt terrible being the one in the middle of it all. I hadn’t been there for long and I didn’t like that I had caused the conflict between the two of them and even though I know it wasn’t my doing, I just didn’t want the girls to be sad or hurt."
"I was really worried about Elora’s feelings because she’s an absolutely wonderful woman."
But what everyone wants to know... is he still with Simone??
"Unfortunately, Simone and I just didn’t work out. We tried our best but obviously, I’m based in Gold Coast and Sydney and she’s in Melbourne so with our work schedules we just couldn’t really make it work. But you know it was all positive, nothing negative there, we just couldn’t really make it work. We both think each other are awesome, but romantically it didn’t work out."
Is he single?
"Yeah at the moment I’m just focusing on family and career. It’s just an absolute roller coaster – in a year I’ve come off two shows with The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise."
Ideal girl - blonde or brunette?
"Look for me it’s about personality. I want someone that’s fun and light-hearted. Who can get themselves through any situation? Just someone who is positive and happy to go on adventures with me! Someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously and can have a laugh."
You can read the rest of his interview here.