‘We were in isolation for six months, hiding out at home and we were on cloud nine that whole time,’ she says. ‘But as soon as the show came on, we struggled. We saw each other in a different light and I saw the things he was saying, watching him with Ali [Oetjen] and Simone [Ormesher] on dates…I was so vulnerable and it was too much for me. We never recovered from that.
‘He fell for Ali so easily and was so flippant with his feelings. I worried if he even liked me.’
Trying to ignore the issues, Keira says she bottled up her feelings which led to emotional outbursts and depression.
‘He would get really frustrated because I didn’t have a job and [he] couldn’t understand my lifestyle, earning money from Instagram,’ she explains.
‘The thing is, I earn more than he does. Everyone thinks he’s this rich man who owns a winery. He doesn’t. He works on his parents’ farm and wasn’t supporting me financially. If anything, it was me spoiling the s*** out of him.’
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