Thanks to her wisecracking and quick wit, Tara Pavlovic is a frontrunner to win Matty J’s heart.
But while the bubbly nanny has been all smiles for the camera, New Idea can exclusively reveal that a bitter family feud with her mum, TV star Debbie Newsome, almost ruined her search for love.
Barely on speaking terms with the former dating-show host, Tara confided to the other girls in the Bachelor mansion that her relationship with her mother was strained.
‘Tara never called her mum once from the house,’ our well-placed spy says. ‘And Debbie was the butt of all of her jokes, where she would do these hilarious impressions of her.’
In a tearful confession, Tara confided in her room- mates that her mother had made her life hell by ‘flirting’ with previous boyfriends and pointing out her imperfections to them.
But with producers keen to get the former Perfect Match co-host on the show to boost ratings, they begged Tara to allow them to contact Debbie.
‘Tara said she would walk out if they tried and told them they had to do the filming at her half-sister Marie’s house because she had always been more of a mother figure to her.’
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