On their recent second date, things didn’t start off too well for Helena and Matt after his planned activity that involved the two of them mapping out a 10-year plan for their relationship. She freaked out and it looked like maybe the 25-year-old just wasn’t ready to settle down.
But then part two of their date happened, and we saw a new side to Helena. She opened up, talked about seeing herself falling in love with Matt, and things were back on track for the lovebirds.
Fast-forward to the hometown visits and there’s trouble in paradise again. A source told New Idea that Helena tried to quit the show after realising Matt "wasn't going to pick her in the end".
“She felt, judging by the way Matt was treating her, he wasn’t going to pick her in the end – he kept getting simple things about her wrong and she ended up having a meltdown at home visits,” said the source.
Helena’s parents apparently didn’t warm to Matt, which also fuelled her concerns.
“She told producers she was staying in Perth because she didn’t see any point in coming back to Sydney to finish filming and she gave Matt a letter explaining her decision.”
“But in the end, producers and Matt begged her to stay.”