Richie Strahan, 31, and Alex Nation, 25, hit WHO’s Sexiest People Party in Sydney on Wednesday night for their first red carpet appearance since the controversial season finale of The Bachelor.
And a month after going public with their love, the pair tell WHO they are happier than ever.
“We’re so excited to be here,” says Nation, who rocked a pink Jason Gretch dress as she held on tight to new love Strahan, who wore a suit from Calibre.
“It took me five minutes to get ready,” said Strahan. “I just sit down and watch the transformation happen for Alex.”
Replied Nation: “I don’t take that much longer! I have a great team. He’s great. He’ll have champagne or wine ready for me."
Strahan says since the Sept. 15 finale aired, the duo has kept busy with visits to his hometown of Perth and Nation’s home in Melbourne.
One glitch: the famously arid WA weather did not cooperate. “I’d been bragging to Alex about picturesque skies for weeks, she flies in and it just rains non-stop,” said Strahan. “It was shocking!”
As for Nation’s young son Elijah, who still has yet to meet Strahan? The two are set to finally come face to face “very soon,” says Nation.
“I think we’ll go away somewhere private so we can spend some quality time together away from the craziness, and the three of us can enjoy it for what it is.”