Richie Strahan has a secret name for his girlfriend

It's been nearly three months since Bachelor star Richie Strahan picked his winner, and now in less than 48 hours they can finally go public!
Alex Nation, Nikki Gogan and Olena Khamula

Richie Strahan is about to be a Bachelor no more!

The 31-year-old will finally be able to bask in his relationship following tomorrow’s finale.

And according to the Perth boy, things are looking good for him and his new love.

On Wednesday, Richie told KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O that despite seeing her “three or four times” since filming the finale in Bali, he couldn’t be happier and that they’re both still in their “honeymoon stage.”

Can you believe Richie’s search for love is almost over? Check out the exciting highlights from the two-part finale in the video below…

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“It’s been one of the hardest things… I’ve given her a secret name which is annoying,” he admitted.

“Getting up early in the the morning [to see each other], using fake names, getting picked up and going to isolated areas,” he revealed of their clandestine romance.

“Your time together goes so quick. Then you’re whipped out and back on separate planes.”

As for how their romance is tracking a few months since he picked her, Richie says they’re “doing very well, never short of a conversation that’s for sure!”

Since scoring the first date AND first kiss with Rich, Nikki has been a clear front runner.

Talk about love! Watch Nikki fall for the rope technician in the player below…

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Now it’s down to the final three, Richie will have to pick from Sydney makeup artist Olena Khamula, 23, Perth real estate agent Nikki Gogan, 28 and Victoria venue manager Alex Nation, 24.

Bachie alum, Sam Frost, may have accidentally whittled it down to the top two during an on-air slip-up with radio co-host, Rove McManus.

During a pre-recorded segment where Rove introduces the Bachelor before he comes on to chat, he’s heard saying a bit more than we expected…

“In the meantime, find out how his experience on the show has been and whether after dumping Olena from the show, how quickly he went into witness protection to hide from her vodka-filled Ukrainian boxing father.”

Check out Olena’s journey in the video player below! Article continues…

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The mysterious case of Olena had Richie chasing after her…

Will the 23-year-old get the final rose?

Whoever wins the 31-year-old’s heart, there’s no denying Richie is smitten.

During a chat with The Sydney Telegraph‘s Confidential column, he spoke of his new girlfriend, who he describes as “the most wonderful lady!”

“I’m certainly glad I did it,” he said.

“It has led me to meet the most wonderful lady I have around my arms.”

“I’m absolutely chuffed. The purpose to go on a show like this is so you can meet someone, and you can find love.”

“It’s mission accomplished for me.”

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Single mum Alex certainly set temperatures rising…

Both Richie and Alex have chemistry… in spades!

While he is completely head over heels, Richie is going to take things slow.

This week, he spoke to OK! Magazine admitting he isn’t yet ready to get married just yet.

“Engagement is a pretty big deal,” Richie told the publication.

“I don’t just dive into something like that willy-nilly – I need to travel and live with this person first.”

The Bachelor’s two-part finale begins on Wednesday night from 7:30pm on Channel Ten

We can’t wait to find out who wins Richie’s heart.

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