Emma, who was sent home after hometowns, backed up Abbie's behaviour as "fair game" adding she didn't think she deserved the backlash she's received.
"Abbie has been getting a lot of flak and I don't think she deserves as much of it as she has been getting. She obviously has feelings for Matt and she is pushing to get to the end," the 32-year-old said.
"If that's her tactic, then go for it. It's working, so why not?"
Opening up to E! News, Emma revealed that although she didn't find love on the reality TV show, she's open to finding love again, though perhaps not on Bachelor in Paradise...
"I think I need some time to get over this experience before I start talking about another dating show," she laughed.