After weeks romancing each other on Bachelor In Paradise, Cass and Richie finally sealed their romance with a kiss.
But no sooner was Cass opening her eyes, when an American beauty walks through the door.
US Bachelor star Caroline floated through the doors with a date card in hand and ambitions to snag a "hot" Australian bloke.
"I'm here for a hot Aussie man," she told viewers, before selecting the boys one-by-one for a one-on-one chat.
But it was Richie who instantly caught her eye. "Richie is so easy to talk to. He as an awesome energy and he’s contagious," Caroline gushed.
After asking the former Bachelor whether he'd like to join her on a date, Richie was honest.
"I’ve been spending a lot of time with a girl called Cass," he explained, before declaring himself unattached to viewers. "But this is a place where people need to explore a connection."
That's when Caroline marked her territory. "All’s fair in love and war," despite Richie admitting that he'd once defecated himself unknowlingly.
Once on their date, it was a shirts off party.
"Aussie guys are so much hotter!" Caroline declared after Richie stripped off for a kayak.
"I'm just a piece of meat," he gasped.
"Oh my God, you're so ripped," she replied.
Back at Paradise, Cass opened up to Nathan about her feelings for Rich.
“Me and Richie have been taking things slow… and I’m really happy where things are going. If he was to kiss her, it would feel like a slap in the face.”
WATCH: CASS BECOMES EMOTIONAL OVER RICHIE