Laura: It feels very, very good! It’s been a long time in waiting.
Laura: Last night was the first episode that we got to watch together. We just got a couple of bottles of champagne and ordered room service.
Matty: It was fine! When I watch it back, I’m kind of paying close attention to my time with Laura.
Matty: It was interesting because you have literally spent every other moment with cameras in your face so I went back to my villa, Laura went back to hers and got changed…
Yeah it was really hard. I didn’t know how I was going to handle it. I think probably what I did was, almost numb myself to the situation.
Matty: It was nice! It was interesting because I think Laura thought that I was going to break her heart. The very first moment I told her I loved her, she was still kind of crying. And I was like, “Don’t be upset. I’m saying I love you!”
Not as blunt as that. I think the very first time I met Laura, it was just super easy.
I think initially it was her confidence that really drew me in. She’s a really intelligent person and having a conversation with her is just really engaging and interesting.
It was just gradual. Every time I spent with Laura, I left the date thinking: "She is just perfect. I really couldn’t fault her!" I think when she met my family as well – it just became clearer and clearer.
Matty: Do you know what? More than anything I’m excited to have her included in my life. To meet my family, and especially meet George for the first time! And I can’t wait to hang out with Buster again. I can’t wait to do things like go to the beach, go to the park, take Buster for a walk.
Matty: We’re going to have a lunch with our family. So my sister, her husband and my little nephew George will be there and Laura will bring her family as well.
Matty: I just hope people don’t believe the rumours because they’re just not true.
Laura: We would have secret meet ups every few weeks. So, every four-five weeks. It was a long stint in between. But it was usually somewhere pretty remote, the back-end of nowhere, where there would be no prying eyes.
Matty: I need to change it, don’t I? Laura’s saved under the name as Cindy. It’s the name of my bicycle.
Matty: Yeah, it was! When I was handing it over, I told her I designed it. I almost felt like I had to justify my design.
Laura: Oh it’s going to be weird! There’s no denying that. And I think that for a period of time, there will be a lot of public interest in us as couple but we really are just normal people. We’re not actors, we love each other and want to be together.
Laura: I am friend with some of the girls still and like, quite a few of them sent me really wonderful messages last night to say congratulations to us.