“Obviously it’s horrible to hear … I mean we weren’t aware of that, but I mean you hope things are co-ordinated with logistics and stuff like that doesn’t happen … so that’s a shame that it has,” the astrophysicist told the outlet.
Matt went on to admit that hurting people was all part of the process, and is still thankful the tumultuous experience led him to the woman he hopes to spend the rest of his life with.
“It is hard … you don’t want to hurt people but you do and that’s a really tough pill to swallow,” the 32-year-old said. “You’ve got to upset quite a lot of people, and they’re going to let their opinion be known to you, and yeah … Obviously it’s been a fantastic result for us and really rewarding, but it comes with its own set of challenges.”
After what an emotionally exhausting week, Abbie has also been forced to contend with an intense amount of online hate. After being consistently bullied on social media, Lisa Wilkinson rushed to her defence over the weekend, slamming online trolls who claimed the controversial reality TV star deserves the hate directed towards her because she "knew what social media was like before even going on the show".
Under a photo posted to her Instagram page with Matt and Chelsie, The Project host replied to a nasty user, saying, "Whatever you think of these shows, no-one deserves the next-level nastiness, the threats of violence, the vicious pile-on, and the mean girls mentality that has gone on around her— both on and off the show— just because she decided to run her own race."
The mum-of-three continued: "She found him— and he clearly found her— sexually attractive. That was caught on camera but judging her, and not him, for taking part in that...is an attitude that belongs to the 1950s. Abbie is, clearly, heartbroken, and not the tough cookie she tried to portray in that final episode, so let's all be mindful of that, at the very least.
Abbie recently touched on the hate, revealing she's been struggling to cope with the abhorrent comments and Instagram DM's she's been receiving from nasty viewers who took exception to her "controversial" actions on the Bachelor.
"I've been getting a lot of horrible DMs," she told the hosts. "I've got a few threats of violence, saying—'Your mother shouldn't have had you'— those sort of things just hundreds of times a day."
This article originally appeared on WHO.