Show host Osher Gunberg then questioned the Melbourne dancer if he understood why “that kind of behaviour wasn't acceptable”.
Ivan admitted: “Maybe I needed to see it on-screen to realise how I was acting. I did actually see a future with Tenille. And I wanted to protect that at all costs.”
He went on to confess that it “just came out in the worst way,” before offering a sincere apology to Tenille in front of the live studio audience.
Ivan was blasted on social media for his scary and possessive behaviour towards Tenille, who he'd only known for six days at the time, with Osher himself even taking a swipe at the reality TV star.
Osher tweeted: "Listen, Ivan. Respect what SHE wants mate."
Taking to Instagram stories soon after the scene aired, Ivan wrote: “I would like to wholeheartedly apologise for my behaviour in Paradise.”
“It is not a part of me that I knew was there and I'm ashamed and embarrassed watching the show back not just as a man but as a human.”
“I work really hard to impact people and the world in a positive way and unfortunately I have done the exact opposite here,” he wrote.
He continued: “I was in a foreign environment with heightened emotions and I didn't realise that past experiences would manifest within me in such a negative way.”
Ivan went on to add the way he acted was wrong, but insisted that no one is perfect.