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Meet the new King and Queen of the small screen, Bachelor in Paradise's Jarrod Woodgate & Keira Maguire

It's Jarrod and Keira's world, we're just living in it.

By Bella Brennan

Jarrod Woodgate and Keira Maguire's love is here, and it might not be 100% real but we're 100% invested in their showmance!

This week, the Bachelor in Paradise stars gifted the world with the steamiest beach date we've ever laid our eyes upon.*

On paper, they're more mismatched than Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

One's a straight-talking reality TV villain, the other wears his heart on his sleeve and would fight til the death for his chosen one.

But somehow, Keira and Jarrod (Keirrod? Jarra? We'll get back to you on a couple's name shortly...) have apparently fallen head over heels in love on the first-ever Aussie series of Bachelor in Paradise.

Of course, it hasn't taken long for the sceptics to question the validity of their love, with many claiming Keira is taking Jarrod for a ride in the name of extending her 15 minutes of fame.

But others insist these two are the real deal and are as good as married.

Like chalk and cheese, Keira and Jarrod shouldn't make any sense. But we just can't get enough of their romance.
Like chalk and cheese, Keira and Jarrod shouldn't make any sense. But we just can't get enough of their romance.

"Keira's always wanted a husband and kids. That's the whole reason she signed up for the show," a pal dished to Woman's Day.

For her part, Keira says going on the show for a second chance at love was "the best thing I've ever done", while Jarrod has remained tight lipped - the pair have already been spotted meeting up several times since the show wrapped.

Mark our words, Keira and Jarrod are going to be the king and queen of the small screen in 2018.

*(Side note: If you haven't perved on their beach date pics yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Go look at them right now and then come back. BYO a cold bucket of water.)

Before we watch their love story play out on Bachelor in Paradise, get to know your new obsession for the year - Jarrod Woodgate and Keira Maguire!

Introducing Jarrod Woodgate...

How did Jarrod Woodgate become famous?

Last year, Jarrod Woodgate became the surrogate son of the nation after having his precious, pot plant-loving heart smashed into a million little pieces on national TV during The Bachelorette Australia finale.

Jarrod Woodgate fell hard for Sophie Monk but the former Bardot star's heart was with publican Stu Laundy.

Jarrod's Bachelorette journey was fraught with drama, tears and a whole lot of love for the one and only Miss Monk.

He was branded a "stage five clinger" after gifting Sophie a pot plant to nurture and grow in an adorkable metaphor for their romance, which was probably dreamt up by a producer anyway.

WATCH: Relive the brutal moment Sophie Monk broke up with Jarrod Woodgate on The Bachelorette. Post continues...

We recoiled in horror when a fellow cast member, reportedly Ryan Jones, peed on Jarrod's love fern in a cavalier act of sabotage but after the vineyard manager was dumped for Stu Laundy in one of the most heartbreaking reality TV finales of all time, Australia came together in a bid of solidarity to support our unlikely new hero and thus, #PutYourPotPlantsOut trended nationally.

"I still have a lot of love for Sophie. She's a beautiful person inside and out. I fell in love with who she is and not what she is. That will always be there," Jarrod told us at the time of their split.

WATCH: Jarrod gifts Sophie with the infamous pot plant. Post continues...

Jazza wooed Sophie with Ugg Boots, pot plants and dizzying declarations of love but it wasn't meant to be.
Jazza wooed Sophie with Ugg Boots, pot plants and dizzying declarations of love but it wasn't meant to be.

What’s Jarrod Woodgate’s job?

When he's not on the small screen, Jarrod Woodgate is a vineyard manager at his family's Vineyard Toms Cap in Gippsland, Victoria. He says being a part of the family-run business "comes naturally to him" due to his strong bond with his loved ones.

Before working on the vineyard, Jarrod was in the Australian army for 12 years working in places like Singapore, Timor and Malaysia.

What’s Jarrod Woodgate’s dating history?

Jarrod has made no secret of the fact he'll always hold a flame for Sophie Monk, even admitting he'd take her back if she changed her mind.

Jarrod was also engaged in 2010 but they never made it to the altar.

"We've gone our separate ways. Our hearts were in a different place," he revealed of his former fiancée.

He's had a handful of other girlfriends but says his career in the army made dating hard.

"I've been with girlfriends for either three months or six months. I kind of put a hold on having relationships, because being in the army," Jarrod told Cosmopolitan.

Jarrod says he'll always hold a flame for Sophie.
Jarrod says he'll always hold a flame for Sophie.

Does Jarrod Woodgate cross-dress?

Yep, just when you thought there couldn't be anymore layers to J-Dog it appears one of his secret hobbies is reportedly playing dress up.

"Apparently that's a normal, big night out down on the vineyard," a source told Woman's Day.

"Jarrod said all the boys like to put on gowns as a bit of fun. He's not the military super-nerd you think he is! He also claimed he's slept with over 1000 women. None of the guys believed it but he stuck by it and seemed proud of it!"

Pals claim Jarrod likes to play dress up.
Pals claim Jarrod likes to play dress up.

Where can I find Jarrod Woodgate on social media?

If you like pictures of cute babies (Jarrod is a proud uncle), picturesque vineyards and heartfelt debriefs after each Bachelor in Paradise ep, then you should follow Jarrod Woodgate on Instagram here.

Ladies and gents, Keira Maguire is in the house...

How did Keira Maguire become famous?

Keira Maguire starred on the 2016 series of The Bachelor Australia, alongside Richie Strahan.

Keira's sassy one-liners and over-the-top pout became an overnight sensation, with her face being turned into a million memes and the blonde beauty cementing her place in the Bachie history books as the show's best-ever villain.

WATCH: Richie breaks up with Keira. Post continues...

Preach!
Preach!

She quickly outshone bland old Richie and fans were calling for Keira to have her own spin-off show.

The Sydney socialite (and her incredible cry-face) returned to our screens last year on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, where she clashed with MKR's Ash Pollard, formed an unbreakable bond with former Olympian Lisa Curry and sobbed her way through her fair share of disgusting tucker trials.

Was Keira Maguire part of a cult?

In August 2016, Keira's fame sky-rocketed after Woman's Day revealed she grew up in a polygamist cult with 63 siblings started by her father, Alistah Laishkochav.

Laishkochav, a former police officer from New Zealand named Ian Lowe, fled his home country and migrated to Australia, changing his name and reinventing himself.

Arriving in Sydney in the 1970s, he began life as self-styled messiah, who "believed he was Jesus." In 1974, Laishkochav met his nine "wives" in quick succession.

The family settled in Bells Beach, Victoria, in 1983, where Keira was born and spent much of her childhood.

WATCH: Keira Maguire breaks down over her cult past. Post continues...

Shut off from the outside world, the children, from various mothers – some of whom were also sisters – spent little time with anybody outside of their families. They were often told outsiders were "evil" and that God would save only them.

In a statement to Woman's Day Keira explained: "I am not in a position to comment on Alistah Laishkochav. My mother removed my family from that environment when I was five years old, over 25 years ago. I was brought up by my mother and grandmother in Brisbane in a loving, caring and compassionate household."

"I had a wonderful childhood and I am extremely grateful to both my mother and grandmother for the upbringing which they provided me and my siblings. Although I have since met and reunited with my family, I have never had a relationship with Alistah Laishkochav. Alistah Laishkochav is not relevant to who I am nor does he define me."

Keira and her mother fled the cult when she was five years old.
Keira and her mother fled the cult when she was five years old.

What’s Keira Maguire’s job?

By day, she's currently a product specialist at a real estate company.

By night, the glamorous eastern suburbs babe is a social media influencer and can be seen at Sydney's most VIP events.

Keira describes herself as a "passionate, self-motivated resilient sales professional with 12 years' experience in sales and marketing within the property/real estate Industry."

What plastic surgery has Keira Maguire had done?

Keira's never shied away from the fact she's gone under the knife and has admitted to undergoing a $35, 000 cosmetic surgery transformation after the appearance of her face on-screen made her displeased.

The reality star has had Botox, filler, a nose job and upped her A cups to a C.

"It was a really big decision for me, but then I had to think back… I've wanted this for 10 years. They're the best boobs I've ever seen," the 31-year-old told NW.

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Looking back on her transformation, Keira says she has no regrets.

"I think, although people can look at me like [I'm superficial], these changes make me happy and they make me feel like me. It's not all about looks, but if you can enhance something or improve something, I'm all about it."

Where can I find Keira Maguire on social media?

If tagged up selfies with free clothes and pics of Yoga poses is your jam, you can follow Keira Maguire on Instagram here.

Behold, even more juicy goss on BIP, Jarrod Woodgate and Keira Maguire to feast on!