While Abbie said, “There were times [I was tempted to leave], but because I felt so strongly for Matt, I decided to stay,” a source close to the show claims that the Queensland frontrunner was never looking for a serious relationship, as she was apparently getting close to a British backpacker just weeks before filming started.
“Whenever she was with Matt she’d be telling him she wants to settle down, get married and have children – whatever he wanted to hear,” the insider claims.
“And then once Abbie was back in the mansion, she’d be laughing to the other girls that she’s 23, a party girl and couldn’t think of anything worse.”
While last week Abbie’s private conversation with Matt in the spa resulted in a huge fight in the mansion and caused the usually sweet Bachie to blow up, some say her actions were just to get extra screen time, and not for love.
“She went to Europe last year, met a guy in Scotland, convinced him to move to Australia,” the source added. “Abbie spent a couple of weeks travelling with him and then called it a day.”
If Abbie is just on the show for the fame and not serious commitment, could this soon result in heartbreak for this year’s Bachelor?