So why are so many of us convinced their relationship, which famously began on last year’s The Bachelorette, is nothing more than a showmance?
“I actually don’t know how people would think that,” says 28-year-old banker and personal trainer, Radley, who is speaking to WHO from his inner-Melbourne home – a home that’s just expanded to accommodate Oetjen, who moved in a little over a month ago from her base in Adelaide.
“We were over the moon to be with each other [after the show finished], so it really didn’t faze us,” Oetjen, 32, adds.
“But it was like, ‘It’s interesting that they think that.’ We knew what was going on and we didn’t feel like we had to prove anything to anyone.”
After meeting and falling in love on Network Ten’s reality show last year – Oetjen chose Radley over Todd King, even though, at the time, Radley was not as forthcoming in declaring his affection – their love has only bloomed.
Oetjen had previously competed on series one of The Bachelor Australia, then again on Bachelor in Paradise where she famously declared her love to American Bachelor star Grant Kemp, only for their relationship to spectacularly implode just months later.
Now she admits she’s happier and more “madly in love” than she’s ever been before. In a couple of months, the couple will celebrate their six-month anniversary, although “officially,” to the rest of us, they’ve only been a couple for three. It’s still early days, but so far, it’s been smooth sailing.
“I officially moved to Melbourne about a month ago,” Oetjen says.
“But actually, we haven’t been separated since the show ended,” Radley admits. “And, honestly, it feels like we started living together as soon as [it did].”
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