“She is on his mind a lot. This whole process of finding love on TV has really brought back those emotions and it’s made him feel torn about some of the decisions he has made.
“He had to come back to Australia and she had her whole life over there," the source continued. "Of course, they talked about the what-ifs – but there was so much stacked against them. Applying for The Bachelor was a distraction, really.”
This isn't the only scandal the brainy scientist has been trying to hose down. Last month, The Sydney Morning Herald revealed that the astrophysicist actually works as an analyst at NAB's Melbourne head office on secondment. Strangely enough, his current day job isn't listed on his lengthy LinkedIn profile— Perhaps Network Ten is riding the "brainy" wave all the way to the finale?
Unfortunately, NAB wasn't prepared to confirm Matt's position, with a spokesperson for the bank claiming they keep their staff's information private.
"We treat personal information about our employees and contractors as confidential," a spokeswoman said. "Quantium do from time to time provide contractors to NAB."
Despite all of this, Matt still maintains he studies planetary science.
"My specific research is about planetary science, so the stuff I’m doing is trying to figure out where another planet like Earth could exist, so we could actually look and find it," said Matt, who has a double undergraduate degree in science and engineering as well as a masters in astrophysics.