Matt's given no reason for viewers to think he's had a falling out with his siblings, so our guess is he's just hoping to keep that area of his life private— and honestly, we don't blame him... we'd probably do the same if our face was plastered all over the TV!
“Kate is one of my best mates," Matt told us on the show. "We have known each other for over 20 years, we have shared a load of memories together and I am delighted to be part of her groom’s party next year. Kate knows me. She knows my life in Melbourne."
We were first introduced to the astrophysicist's childhood friend during one of the early group dates. The blonde beauty was brought into the mansion as the 32-year-old's wing-woman and was tasked with deciphering who she thought Matt had the best connection with.
“I am really excited for her to meet and get to know the girls. I trust her explicitly. I brought Kate along to have a friend there, a wing woman because at this point I feel like I have some real strong connections with a lot of the girls," Matt said before he introduced her to all the ladies vying for his affection.
Agreeing that Chelsie McLeod and Matt had the most in common, she made it pretty clear from the get-go that she wasn't a fan of this year's villain Abbie Chatfield— who, interestingly, is one of the final two ladies in the running to score the final rose
“Abbie seems lovely but she said in one sentence that marriage isn't necessarily the be-all and end all for her, and then in another part of the conversation was that she'd be ready in five years," she told Matt during their debrief. "don’t think she is here for the same reasons as you. I think she is saying what you want to hear.”
Matt was understandably shook.
But it wasn't enough to get Abbie— who's been at the centre of basically every drama we've seen so far this season— sent home.
FYI, Kate makes another appearance on The Bachelor TONIGHT... and things with the 23-year-old don't go to plan.
In a new promo for the season finale, Kate can be seen telling another of Matt's closest pals that she would be "surprised" if Abbie had made it to the end.
"I'm almost certain that Kate just doesn't want me to end up with Matt," says Abbie, who is probably right on the money, tbh.
"I've gotta be honest... I was surprised to hear that you had come down to the final two," Kate tells her.
"She's horrible," a visibly distressed Abbie says in a piece to camera, before Kate is seen storming out of her chat with the property analyst!
"Kate has just left," Abbie is heard saying through tears. "Like, what the actual f--k?"