But perhaps in a sign that the couple are becoming more comfortable with one another as their romance blossoms, former Survivor star Locky played a cheeky prank on Irena during their most recent hiking trip.
The pair camped overnight in a beautiful mountainous region in rural New South Wales, hiking to and from their campsite.
The next morning, Locky hid up on a clifftop while Irena walked below him, then he scared her by yelling loudly, startling his girlfriend.
Locky captioned a video he posted of the moment “ahaha got ya”. In the clip, Irena can be heard saying, “You little s**t! I could have fallen off the cliff!”
Locky shared several other videos and photos from their hiking date to his stories, revealing the couple had hiked 10km each way to their camping site.
He also posted a cute photo of Irena with the caption, “So in love with this woman”.
During her time on The Bachelor, Irena faced accusations from fellow contestant Bella Varelis that she concocted her love of hiking to simply get closer to adventure guide Locky.
So during the couple’s very first hike together last month, Locky took a savage swipe at Bella’s comments by sharing a video of himself and Irena enjoying the great outdoors, seemingly proof that Bella’s assumptions about her fellow contestant were wrong.
“She does hike! I'm seeing it with my own eyes!” Locky joked in the video, as he filmed Irena alongside him next to a beautiful waterfall.
The 30-year-old adventure tour guide also shared a drone video of himself and Irena, which attracted several amused comments from his 120,000 Instagram followers.
“But Irena doesnt like hiking ?! 😂 You definitely made the right choice, love you guys together so much 😍😍😍,” one fan commented, while a second person wrote, “When Bella said Irena pretends to love hiking? Hmmm.”
Another fan added: “Irena's brother Igor said in an interview that their whole family are outdoor hikers - Irena wasn't lying.”
Locky has also starting pronouncing Irena’s name using the proper European accent.
The 31-year-old nurse’s beautiful moniker is a nod to her Macedonian heritage and is technically pronounced “ey-renna” with a rolled “r” sound, not “eye-ree-nah”.
Throughout The Bachelor, it seems Locky and the other contestants frequently used Irena’s name incorrectly, instead using the phonetic pronunciation.
Eagle-eyed fans immediately noticed Locky’s change in pronunciation in his video, which you can watch in the player above, and took to his Instagram page to call him out on the switch.
“What is it that you call her or have we all been pronouncing her name wrong?” one fan commented, to which another person replied, “I thought that too. I think all of us including Locky (during the show) were pronouncing it wrong!”
A third fan clarified: “Us wogs pronounce Irena as ‘irena’ with the ‘i’ pronounced as we learned it in primary school. And if you say it really properly you roll your r's too 😉.”
Locky admitted his slight faux pas, replying in the thread: “I’m still learning 😂😂”