While admitting that she is not a lesbian nor bisexual, Brooke went on to explain that she is attracted to both men and women and falls in love regardless of gender, and made it clear she isn’t interested in labelling herself.
Following this, former Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise contestant Blake Colman, who dated the current Bachie fronter-runner some four years ago, took to Instagram to throw his two-cents in.
According to Pedestrian, the now-deleted Instagram story said:
"Is now the right time to tell you that I was dating Brooke during the exact moment she decided to turn full lesbian? I literally have no hope with women. Just for the record she is a dope chick and a really good human. But guys, you have not felt pain and confusion until a girl leaves you for a girl."
Brooke previously opened up about dating the Bachie-alum in August in an interview with Woman’s Day.
"We used to see each other but it didn't really work out," she said. "I don't like to judge, but I got an eerie feeling from him.”
Many took offence to Colman’s use of the words “full lesbian”, especially after Brooke had explicitly said she did not identify as lesbian and did not want to be labelled.
Colman then took to Instagram again to clear up his comments, posting another Instagram story.
"At the point in time when me and her were dating, she decided to turn gay, at that point in time she obviously was figuring things out as any woman or man should at that age," he wrote.
“However many years later she actually started dating another guy so therefore there is no need for everyone to focus on ‘what sexuality she is’, in our society in the present day it’s a joke when everyone is trying to pinpoint someones sexuality like brookes.
“She is bi, everyone should get over it,” he continued.
Well for the record Blake, Brooke specifically said she’s not bi so you just put a label on her.