When former Bachelorette Sam Frost found out she’d landed a role on iconic Aussie soap Home And Away earlier this year, it caused quite a controversy.
It was rumoured the other actors were angry a reality star was going to join their stellar cast.
“Sam and Jake have grown really close over the past few months,” our show insider told us, adding they’re both new to the show so they’ve got something in common.
“Jake has been giving Sam advice on how to deal with the negativity, which comes with starring on such a huge show. They often catch up off screen and really make each other laugh.”
Indeed, last month Jake posted a cosy photo with Sam, who is in a relationship with boyfriend Dave Bashford, alongside a heartwarming message on social media.
“Welcome to the bay #giggles @fro01 you are f---ing hilarious!! For all those FWIT trolls and critics have a crack at her, you will be blown away. This kid is working her a* off and bringing it BIG TIME!”
But just a few months earlier, Jake, 34 – who plays bad boy Robbo on the Seven show – had his sights set on Pia.Woman’s Day revealed back then he was “red hot” for the stunning brunette, who is dating Tyson Mullane.
According to our insider, Jake would stop at nothing and repeatedly bombarded her with texts.
"Jake has a reputation for falling for his leading ladies, so we all thought it was only a matter of time until he and Pia were an item."
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