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Bachelor Locky Gilbert hits back at claims he’s fake

A now deleted post tells all!
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Rumours are brewing that The Bachelor‘s Locky Gilbert is no longer dating his chosen winner and has – for want of a better phrase – “pulled a total Honey Badger”.

But now the 31-year-old has quashed the break up rumours in a since-deleted Instagram comment.

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In a post uploaded to the official Bachelor Australia Instagram account, the team at Channel 10 shared a special image to wish Locky a happy 31st birthday.

However, despite many comments offering the 2020 Bachelor their best wishes , one fan of the show took the time to ask a controversial question.

“Cheers happy bday. Just hope [sic] your not fake! Been reading in magazines the whole show is fake!! If it’s true I don’t like it because you are playing with innocent victims unless you are all acting!” a Bachie fan commented.

However, Locky took the time to reply personally and said: “I can happily tell you I am madly in love and we are still happier then [sic] ever together,” followed by three love heart emojis.

Locky’s comment has since been mysteriously deleted from the post, so could there be trouble in paradise?

Perth-based Locky previously revealed that he is most definitely head over heels for his chosen winner, confirming the news to Now To Love.

“It’s an amazing feeling – I don’t think I’ve felt love like this before,” he said.

“I wake every morning and the love is stronger and stronger, I can see so far into the future [with her].”

However, the couple have had to tackle the challenges that come with long-distance love, thanks to the coronavirus border closures.

“We had the rendezvous after the show, but because of COVID-19 and being locked up in a house in Perth, we haven’t seen each other yet and it doesn’t look likely to see each other until after the show,” Locky told Kyle and Jackie O on their radio show.

Locky
Locky is 100 per cent in love. (Credit: Network 10)

According to the bookies, nurse Irena Srbinovska is sitting at poll position to win Locky’s heart, with Bella Varelis as a close second.

But when asked by radio host Jackie O about Bella being the crowd favourite to win, former Survivor star Locky cleverly deflected her pointed question with an interesting anecdote of his own.

“I was paying a favourite for Survivor on Sportsbet, and I clearly didn’t win. They don’t know what they’re talking about,” he said.

Could that have been a sneaky hint that Irena is his Ms Right?

Irena and Locky
Irena certainly had Locky’s heart racing at the first cocktail party. (Credit: Network 10)

To ring in his 31st year, Locky enjoyed a day in the sun in his WA hometown.

Taking to his Instagram stories, the birthday boy thanked fans for their kind messages and shared a sweet and candid video with his mum 

“I thought I’m come and see the original girl in my life for my birthday – my beautiful mum,” he said in the clip, before giving his mother a sweet cuddle and kiss.

In a previous interview with Who, Locky admitted that his mum and sister were nervous and worried for him to be on The Bachelor.

“My mum gets embarrassed super-easily so she was concerned. I think they’re happy about it now, though,” he confessed.

Locky and mum
“The OG girl in my life.” (Credit: Instagram)

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