Minutes later, Abbie replied, maintaining her stance that the pair are, in fact, just friends— who are partial to a cheeky pash in front of the paparazzi.
"hahah we aren't! Very good friends but we live on opposite sides of the country."
Yeah... I make out with all my pals, too.
Late last month, the reality TV stars grabbed headlines when they were caught holding hands and getting cosy on the beach. Frolicking in the water in Noosa, Queensland, the seemingly loved up duo looked to be having a ball as they kissed and cuddled and later enjoyed a romantic dinner date.
Despite being snapped making out on more than one occasion, Abbie also said back then that they were just "good friends" and there was nothing more to it!
While their passionate kiss surprised the nation, we saw it coming, with rumours swirling less than a month before that Abbie was secretly sliding into another Aussie star's DMs.
“Abbie has been talking to multiple guys on Instagram including … last year’s runner-up from Ali Oetjen’s season of The Bachelorette, Todd King,” an insider dished last month.
Another clued up source also revealed days later that Abbie had been "bragging" about her hot new lover, however, wasn't ready to reveal his identity.
"I am dating someone, but I can’t say who it is,” she apparently gushed to another former Bachelor contestant. “I wish I could tell you, but I can’t.”
Days after copping backlash for kissing Todd, the supposed Bachelor "mean girl" opened up about her unfair portrayal on the hit dating series, admitting she was set up by the producers and her fellow contestants.
In the lengthy essay— which was published on Whimn— Abbie also revealed she was bullied for three months straight after the show aired, admitting: "I never did anything mean to any of the women, beyond spilling the beans on the 'dog c***' saga".
"I am not completely naïve. I knew that I wouldn’t be best friends with every woman in The Bachelor house. I am self-aware enough to know that I have a strong, sarcastic personality that can often be polarising. However, I did not expect to be targeted by my fellow bachelorettes, and subsequently by the public," she wrote.
Abbie continued: “No one understood how Matt could be constantly hearing about my perceived flaws and keep handing me roses. The public and the media assumed that I must be some sort of master manipulator, all due to nothing but the sentiments echoed by the women in the house. No one thought that perhaps I was being unfairly targeted in an environment that breeds jealousy and suspicion. Matt saw me for who I was and that’s why I stayed.”
She concluded by asking reality TV fans to be "kind" to contestants and to remind them that they are real people with real feelings.