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Brooke Blurton found ‘The One’ with Darvid Garayeli, but what happened when Bachelorette filming wrapped?

We thought they'd go the distance!
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Brooke Blurton went on The Bachelorette to find “her person” and it looked like she did with beau Darvid Garayeli, who was a fan-favourite from the start.

Arriving on a lawnmower, the landscaper promised Brooke three wishes and declared himself her “Persian Prince” all on the first night – and the Bachelorette was smitten.

Their romance developed over the season and when Darvid stepped out of the car at the finale, everyone watching at home knew it was love.

The look of love!

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But Darvid confessed to Now To Love that he wasn’t sure Brooke was going to choose him: “For a couple of minutes there I was like, ‘all right, I’m actually about to get my heart broken’.”

“He literally thought I was breaking up with him,” Brooke said, but he was so wrong. “I just wanted to say ‘I love you’ and scream it.”

The pair were so loved-up during our interview that even they poked fun at it, joking “yuck” after Brooke said: “I wholeheartedly like truly love Darvid!”

But where are the couple now, months after filming wrapped and they’ve moved out of reality TV land and into the real world?

Despite Darvid relocating from Queensland to Melbourne to move in with Brooke in November, the couple have since parted ways.

In January, the 2021 Bachelorette winner took to Instagram to confess, “unfortunately Brooke and I have parted ways. Whilst we both genuinely thought we were each others person, things change and thats okay.”

Brooke then shared her own Instagram story afterwards, that read, “Hey beautiful people, before my phone blows up. I just want to say right now I’m finding this really quite overwhelming and just as surprising to me as you guys.

“I just woke up to the news. It was definitely agreed to part ways. I just wanted to do it privately, amicably and respectfully.

“This is not how and what I expected to be doing right now so as you can imagine, this is all a lot.

“You will all have your judgements and have your say but there is a lot going on in my world and D’s of course. So I again just ask you be kind, we are human.

“I really do hope you respect some part of some what ‘privacy’ we do have right now because like I said, this was a surprise to wake up to just as much as it was for you guys.

“For now, tuning out but we will speak soon, B.”

They may be over, but we’ll always have the memories! Keep scrolling for Brooke and Darvid’s best moments as a couple.

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The spark between Brooke and Darvid was obvious from the moment they first met on the Bachelorette red carpet – she even gave him the white ‘First Impression’ rose, which guaranteed him the first single date.

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The Bachelorette Australia | Meet Darvid

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Speaking of their first date, it gave Bachelorette fans major déjà vu. The duo headed to the Blue Mountains in NSW for a helicopter ride and a mountainside picnic – so why did it seem so familiar?

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It was because 2020 Bachelorette Elly Miles AND 2013 Bachelor Tim Robards both took their winners on near-identical dates in the Blue Mountains during their own seasons. Was it a sign Darvid was going to win Brooke’s heart?

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Darvid gets the first date with Brooke

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Their romance progressed quicky on the show and Darvid became a clear front-runner, Brooke telling producers in one clip: “The connection with Darvid is really strong already. It’s a really nice feeling.”

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Before we knew it, hometown week had arrived and while Brooke and Darvid couldn’t travel to Queensland to see his mum and sister face-to-face, they were all laughs for their cute Zoom introduction. Brooke later told Now To Love of Darvid’s mum: “She literally calls me her daughter.”

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The couple went to make wine for one of their final dates and though Darvid was totally falling for Brooke, he was nervous about saying the L-word.

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The smitten 27-year-old captioned a photo from this date on Instagram, “I’ve completely fallen for you” and from the look on Brooke’s face, she was feeling the same way.

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This photo was snapped before Darvid met Brooke’s closest friends and was grilled for not knowing much about Indigenous Australian culture, something he’s been working on ever since.

“It sparked in me [the motivation] to take that responsibility of learning on myself. And I think a lot of people felt the same, so it’s a step in the right direction,” he told us.

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The final date! Though Darvid was still nervous about telling Brooke directly that he was in love with her, he made his feelings known and hoped that she would choose him in the finale…

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And she did! In an emotional finale, Brooke confessed her love for Darvid and the pair exchanged stunning commitment rings worth close to $20,000 combined. But it was Brooke’s words that really stole the show.

“From the moment I met you, I felt a lot of feelings. I felt calm, I felt trusting. I felt an instant chemistry and connection that I have never, ever felt with anyone before,” she told Darvid.

“Darvid. I don’t know how to say this, but you came in here and you granted me three wishes. And I still have one left. Darvid… I love you so much.”

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Darvid later shared this snap on Instagram, revealing that it was one of the first photos he took after the finale. “Our first moments post-show 🤎,” he captioned the sweet shot.

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The Bachelorette Australia | Brooke and Darvid plan to return to their normal lives.

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After moving from Brisbane to Brooke’s home in Melbourne, Darvid met all of her closest friends, from her adorable dog to her pal Paul Versace, who was her stylist on The Bachelorette.

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Darvid and Brooke posed with cute balloons after hosting a party to celebrate moving in together.

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