While it's safe to say we're all secretly excited for another season filled with love, drama and lavish dates, after Matt's disastrous season and his subsequent breakup with winner Chelsie McLeod, we're not getting our hopes up just yet.
Although the seemingly happy couple shocked the nation when they announced their split just six months after filming wrapped, former Bachelor Sam Wood had an inkling their relationship wouldn't stand the test of time.
"I don't think it's necessarily a surprise that most of these relationships don't work," he told Now To Love, referring to previous Bachelor and Bachelorette romances that didn't last outside of the mansion.
He continued saying that while he has "no idea what really happened" between Matt and Chelsie, he's eternally grateful for the series that matched him with the love of his life, Snezana.
"We got on brilliantly from pretty much the second we met each other and the more time we spend with each other, the stronger that gets," said Sam who's the stepfather to Evie and biological father to Willow and Charlie.
Sam's telling comment followed an insider's claims Matt's trip to Scottland— which fell just days after filming wrapped— was the beginning of the end for the couple.
"The moment the show ended and they could finally be a proper couple and go out in public together, Matt basically just disappeared," a source close to the former couple told Daily Mail Australia, adding Chelsie couldn't understand why he needed to leave the country so soon after they were officially an item.
According to the spy, Matt skipped town because he "suddenly lost interest and changed his mind" about wanting to be with Chelsie— who didn't see their separation coming.
"Things just fizzled out quickly," the insider added.