"I think it's really hard to understand people's comments when he (Matt) hasn't seen that side and only experienced wonderful moments with her (Abbie)," Kristen revealed. "Matt knows what he wants and so he's just pursuing what he wants, that's why she's still there."
“Abbie has such a big personality and we all have different ways of coping in [The Bachelor] environment, she copes with a lot of things through laughs and jokes."
Following last night's emotionally charged episode Elly took a thinly veiled swipe at Matt when she revealed she didn't have much in common with the hunky scientist.
“I like bush blokes. I probably would have liked Nick (Cummins),” she told the Daily Telegraph after being booted off the series.“I love a blokey bloke.”
To be fair, The Honey Badger is right up Elly's alley.
Last night, fans of the series expressed their disappointment when the firm frontrunner used her extra time with Matt to slam this year's villain, rather than focus on advancing their relationship.
It turns out an "unsettled" Matt was equally as disheartened, admitting after their encounter that he "wanted this to be a beautiful, romantic, intimate moment," however it ended up becoming "something completely different.
Admitting that their connection instantly shifted after she ratted on Abbie, Elly's convinced her decision to express her concerns definitely led to her shock exit.
“We had a conversation where I opened up to him about fear of heartbreak and I said to him that I’m worried we’ll get to the end of this and it won’t be me because we’re too different,” the fan favourite told the outlet. “From that point, I noticed changes in his interactions with me a little bit. I felt him really take what I said on board.”