So if Abbie doesn't win, who does? Well, a series of insiders recently told New Idea that Chelsie was gifted the final rose. However, since filming wrapped, the source claims her relationship with Matt has fizzled out.
“Chelsie has been really down since the show wrapped and now she has said she isn’t going to do any interviews,” the source told New Idea. “She doesn’t want anything to do with the franchise anymore, despite being under contractual obligations for months to come.”
According to the spy, Matt and Chelsie have been butting heads, with rumours swirling that their relationship could already be over.
“Since the finale, everyone has heard there’s been problem after problem – they were just not seeing eye-to-eye on anything and didn’t have any chemistry. Once the cameras stopped rolling, the sparkle just wore off,” the insider revealed.
But with photos recently emerging showing Abbie jetting off to Matt's home town, word has spread that her visit could have something to do with Chelsie's unexpected outburst. And seeing as Matt hasn’t explicitly said that the final contestant he chooses is the woman he ends up with, it adds more weight to theories that Abbie and Matt could be secretly dating.
“Abbie went to Melbourne after the finale [finished filming] and since then she has started to behave really strangely,” the insider dished. “She’s secretly confessed to the other girls that she has a man, but she keeps saying that while she wishes she could tell them more she just can’t.”
“Now everyone is wondering if the secret man is Matt.”
Abbie recently came under fire after footage emerged showing the property analyst "cringing" at the hunky scientist during an unauthorised viewing party for the show's premiere episode, which took place back in July.
The leaked clip begins with the 23-year-old sitting in front of the TV watching Matt introduce himself before the person filming yells, "Abbie" hoping to capture her response to the scene on camera.
"That's so cringe," a disgruntled Abbie groaned as she turned around and pulled a face.
Abbie's sister Jolie originally shared the video from the boozy viewing party to her Instagram story however she later deleted it— perhaps at Network 10's request?