While discussing the subject of making her social media channels official, Irena said she had more important things to focus her attention on.
“I’m not applying for a blue tick on Instagram! Locky had his before The Bachelor,” Irena told the publication in a subtle swipe at her co-stars Bella Varelis and Bec Cvilikas who recently became ‘verified’ on social media.
“I don’t know, I might get one in the future – but for now I’m focused on us. I’m too busy worrying about us getting to WA, that’s my focus.”
It’s pretty understandable that Irena may be second-guessing her decision to relocate for love. Not only was she born and raised in Melbourne, but once over the border, she and Locky will be required to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks before settling into their new digs.
And to further complicate things, the couple is currently situated in Sydney due to media commitments surrounding the show. This means Irena would also have to spend a fortnight quarantining in Victoria if she wanted to go back home and pack her belongings ready for this next chapter.
“It's definitely been a tough few weeks,” Irena said in an interview with Now To Love following the season finale.
“Trying to keep the happy emotions under wraps for that long has been really difficult because all I've wanted to do is scream and shout how much I love Locky. It's been hard but we got through it and here we are on the other side.”
This update comes just two days after Locky and Irena shared a friendly rendezvous with former contestant Bel Colwell.
The trio was seen laughing and looking relaxed as they spent the day at Sydney’s Bondi Beach and sat down for a vegan meal at plant-based restaurant Eden.