"We have been really good friends for a long time, and now we are trying to figure things out," she began. "Rachael just had this vibe and there was something different about her. It's going really well and we are happy but we're just having fun. People think we're doing more than just having fun and experimenting. We're still figuring it out."
When asked how long it took for things to progress from friends to lovers, Vakoo— who said Rachael is the first woman she's ever dated— said after a drunken kiss they never looked back!
"It didn't take long. We kissed one night at her house. It was a drunken kiss at her place and things kicked off from there. I used to always try and get Rach to kiss me in the mansion, but she never would."
Although the pair have hit it off, Rachael didn't seem too interested in Vakoo during the series and was actually caught flirting with a male producer who was employed to be Matt minder on The Bachelor. After co-star Mary exposed her shady dalliance during one of the episodes, a furious Matt sent her packing.
Since being sensationally booted off the show, Rachael maintains she has no remorse for her questionable actions and even laughed when she realised she's probably ruined the producer's relationship with his GIRLFRIEND!
"He has a girlfriend! But he's probably not going to have a girlfriend after all these interviews. Whoopsie!" she said while appearing KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O Show.
Despite the fact she made no secret of her crush— with on-set insiders claiming "she was absolutely besotted with him"— the 23-year-old revealed she was far more interested than he was.
"I don't think it was really that reciprocated, but he would definitely have a chat with me here and there," she dished. "It was more a flirty thing on my behalf," she said, adding, "He got around it though, he was definitely a little bit interested!"
Before the episode aired, Rachael hinted a scandal was about to blow up, however, justified her actions by telling TV Week that "all the girls" vying for Matt's heart had "back up plans" and were attracted to somebody on set other than the astrophysicist.
"Before we'd go to bed, all the girls in the house would joke that only one girl was going to end up with Matt," she began."The crew were good-looking, so everyone had their own guy they'd joke about and say, 'This guy is hot,' and, 'This guy is mine when I leave the house.'"