But this week she set the record straight on those BIP rumours, revealing she’s not too keen on the idea.
“I don’t think I would do Bachelor In Paradise, but that’s mainly because I don’t want to end up heartbroken again,” she told The Daily Telegraph.
“What if you do fall for someone, and then they end up choosing someone else?”
Earlier this week, a heartbroken Bella blew the lid on some of Locky’s behaviour that Bachie viewers didn’t get to see on TV.
The brunette beauty admitted she was left shattered following the finale episode, where Locky confessed his love for her, but nonetheless chose nurse Irena Srbinovska as his winner.
Speaking to The Bachelor alumni Laura Byrne and Brittany Hockley on their podcast Life Uncut, Bella made a shocking revelation that she and Locky had talked about getting married and spending the rest of their lives together, even discussing engagement rings.
“During lockdown we were talking about engagement rings,” Bella said.
“He was like, ‘What would you do if I proposed to you at the end?’ I think the one thing really got me was when he said to me ‘I can’t wait to make you happy for the rest of your life’.
“I remember saying to Mum, ‘I think I’ve found the person that actually wants to be with me. All of the things that I’ve been through, my exes, this is obviously what it’s all pointing to, to come on here. I had to meet Locky and he’s going to be the person that I want to be with.”
Bella opened up about some of the heartache she experienced after Locky broke up with her.
“It still hurts, obviously, because it just happened. Obviously ... there are moments, when I thought on Friday, ‘I’m fine, I'm fine, I'm fine’. Go to dinner with the girlfriends, had Champagne and three minutes later I was bawling my eyes out,” she said.
“I don't understand because I'm not in love with him anymore. I think I just genuinely thought he was in love with me and I think watching it back was a lot,” she explained.
When asked if she was still in love with Locky, Bella said: “No, I'm not in love with him anymore. It's like I wish I could just erase it from my memory and wish it never happened. But that's not going to happen.”
Rumours are already swirling about which former Bachie contestants will be heading to Paradise this year, with reports that Channel 10 has already begun casting the show.
Names currently being floated include several booted contestants from Locky’s Bachelor season, including Zoe-Clare McDonald, Charley Bond, Juliette Herrera, Laura Calleri, Leilani Vakaahi, Maddy Carver, Marg Zogoulas, Bel Colwell, Rosemary Sawtell and Roxi Kenny.
Some of the other Bachelor nation cast members rumoured to return to Paradise again include Paddy Colliar, Jackson Garlick and Renee Barrett.
Interestingly, there is speculation both 2019 Bachelor and Bachelorette winners Chelsie McLeod and Carlin Sterritt are also joining the cast.
According to entertainment website The Wash, Channel 10 has begun casting Bachelor in Paradise for 2021, with "key alumni (aka the bigger names)" already approached about signing on for this season.
But with COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting international travel and several states and territories enforcing strict border controls, just where filming will take place is yet to be confirmed.
"Noosa has been discussed as a potential location, depending on what happens with Queensland's border and if they can get the cast and crew there," an insider told the publication.