While Nick Cummins shocked Brittany Hockley and Sophie Tieman - and Australia - last night by sending them both home empty-hearted in The Bachelor finale, speculation is rife as to why he wasn't ready to commit.
Before he became the Bachelor, the Honey Badger was previously in a long-term relationship with Norwegian artist Martine Thomassen until the pair split in 2016.
The couple were together for five years and reportedly met through his brother, Nathan, at a footy match in 2010, according to Perth Now.
The pair appear to be on good terms, both still following each other on Instagram (the millennial version of an amicable split), and throughout the season, Thomassen has even been the subject of speculation over whether Cummins had already split with his winning bachelorette (which we now know obviously to not be the case because he never picked a winner...) But now an old interview has resurfaced with speculation growing that he has never gotten over his former flame.
Speaking with KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O earlier in the series, Cummins dodged a question from a caller about a possible reunion with the artist - but didn't actually say no.
“That’s a beauty,” he said, adding, “well, I’d have to fly to Norway, which that would be a whole different kettle of fish. How am I going to do my work there?”
While he did go on to say he and Thomassen, have both moved on.
“No, no. I’ve had that chat and we both know we’ve moved on. But I’m excited to see where her life goes as well.”
Sources close to the Honey Badger have also claimed he's never gotten over the relationship.
"It's painfully obvious he's never gotten over his ex, Martine Strøm Thomassen and I don't think his family have either as they're still friends on Facebook and Instagram," a source reportedly told Woman's Day.
"It was a massive issue for Brit, who has nothing to do with her ex," the source added.
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