What Was Brooke Blurton’s Life Before The Bachelor?
Brooke was born in Western Australia and grew up in Perth. She grew up in a fairly large family with eight siblings (six brothers and two sisters.) From her own accounts, she reveals that she’s had a particularly rough childhood. Her mother and grandmother both died when she was young, and she had to move into part of the city that was prone to crime and drugs.
Brooke grew up to be a social worker. Strong and resilient because of her experiences, she focuses her energy into helping struggling indigenous youth like her to overcome their situations as they grow up.
As far as her dating life goes, Brooke has dated both women and men, leading to some rumours that she might be a lesbian. She ultimately reveals herself to be bisexual soon after she joins The Bachelor Australia.
Brooke Blurton On The Bachelor
As one of the youngest women on the show, the then 23-year old Brooke had a lot of competition. But keeping with her trademark resilience and strength of character, she was able to quickly catch the eye of Nick Cummins—and ended up being the first girl to receive a rose on the show.
Brooke quickly established her chemistry with Nick, sharing many laughs, memories, and intimate moments together. One of the most defining moments of their relationship was when Brooke confessed to Nick that she was bisexual: a huge moment of both vulnerability and closeness, ending in a sweet kiss.
One of the show’s leading frontrunners, Brooke made it all the way to the final three before departing of her own accord. This move shocked everyone, and even Nick himself seemed very affected by her leaving. Brooke later clarified her reasons for leaving: she just wasn’t that in love with Nick.
"Nick deserves to be happy; it's his journey and he wants to fall in love. But with it being so close to crunch time, I realised I still wasn't in love with him. I didn't see myself saying 'I love you' at the end and I didn't want to take that away from him,” she explained.
Nick And Brooke’s Relationship
Even after Brooke’s departure, audiences didn’t have to wait long for the next twist. In a shocking finale to The Bachelor Australia, Nick Cummins rejected both finalists Brittany Hockley and Sophie Tieman. After the dust had settled, a lot of rumours started swirling around that the reason behind that had something to do with Brooke.
Certainly, Brooke and Nick were quite close. And with her leaving the show with no explanation to the viewers then (plus unconfirmed reports that Nick was sure that Brooke was “the one”) it’s highly possible that we aren’t seeing the whole picture.
And even after that bittersweet ending, Brooke hasn’t completely closed the door on her and the Honey Badger: "I'm the type of person that once the ship has sailed, it's sailed. But I think down the line, if we were to meet again in the outside world, who knows what would happen," she says.
Future Career And Further Appearances
However, audiences didn’t have long to wait to get their next fix of Brooke Blurton. While everyone was asking “Why did Brooke leave The Bachelor?” in 2018, this feisty brunette confirmed her appearance in Bachelor In Paradise. And while her role there will be less competitive than her appearance on the Bachelor, it’s no less intriguing!
For Brooke (in a teaser with other Bachelor girls Cass Wood, Cat Henesey and Alisha Aitken-Radburn) has apparently been keeping a secret for Nick Cummins, one that she’s ready to divulge.
Very little is known about this secret for now, but it’s likely something explosive given the other girls’ reaction to it—Cass says “I was not expecting that at all. I was actually completely shocked,"—viewers will have to wait and see what the secret is.
In another Bachelor In Paradise trailer, Brooke Nation is seen kissing former Bachelor star Alex Nation!
It seems like Brooke Blurton still has a thing or two up her sleeve, and that’s something is definitely worth watching for! Whether she’s still not done with Nick, or in the works for being the next Bachelorette, we’ll just have to wait and see.
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