Bella and Dean then shared similar selfies to their individual Instagram accounts, before New Zealand Bachelorette Lily McManus seemingly dropped a clue about the pair being an item.
Lily, who was previously linked to Dean, commented on Bella’s snap, writing: “Did Deanie babes help with this one?”
Wasting no time to elaborate, Bella replied: “He had some contribution, I did most of the hard work.”
As for the Locky-Dean connection, the pair first met when the American hunk visited Bali in July 2018, to undertake an island exploration with Locky’s company Four Elements Adventure.
The pair have reportedly kept in contact since their first meeting, with Dean recently commenting on one of Locky’s Instagram posts about him being the current Bachelor.
“Lookin like a whole damn meal,” Dean commented under the post ahead of the show’s premiere.
Acknowledging his buddy, Locky quickly replied: Cheers legend”.
While it remains unclear just how well Locky knows Bella, the brunette beauty has a long history of being affiliated with the reality dating show, according to The Wash.
For one thing, the 25-year-old previously dated Sam Johnston, who appeared on Georgia Love’s season of The Bachelorette Australia in 2016.
The former lovebirds apparently dated prior to his time on the show and then hooked up again afterwards - in true Bachelor and Bachelorette form.
Adding another layer to Bella's seemingly endless Bachie past is the fact that she is good mates with Laura Byrne, who won Matty J’s season of The Bachelor in 2017.
Laura took to Instagram during Wednesday night's premier, to give Bella a shoutout, writing: "There she is!!!! @bellavarelis."
Bella has also hung out with Locky's ex flame Brooke Jowett, with the girls meeting at a Sydney fitness event in November 2017.
Lastly, the brunette beauty appears to be pals with Former Bachelorette star Courtney Dober, who was snapped with Bella at her 25th birthday bash in December.