It turns out, frontrunner Charlie Newling has a secret son from a previous relationship, Daily Mail has reported.
The 31-year-old Sydney builder welcomed a son, who is now eight-years-old, with his then partner back in September 2010.
Charlie's son has never been addressed on the Bachelorette, nor has he spoken about him publicly leading up to the series.
A source told Daily Mail Australia: "Charlie keeps this part of his life very private. Some of his newer friends don't even know he has a son.
"I'm not surprised it hasn't been mentioned on the show, but it would be interesting to see what Ali [Oetjen] thinks about it all."
When Daily Mail approached Charlie, he reportedly said: "I can't comment on this."
According to the publication, Network Ten also denied to comment on Charlie's situation.
This article originally appeared on New Idea