When Renee Barrett arrives on Bachelor In Paradise, she's delighted to be reunited with her bestie from The Bachelor Australia, Cassandra Mamone.
But that joy turns sour when she discovers jewellery designer Cass, 34, has her eye on Renee's ex, Ciarran Stott!
"It was interesting to see who my true friends were," Renee, 26, tells TV WEEK.
"I expected a lot from Cass because she knew what happened with Ciarran and I. She even made a ring for me to give him as a birthday present, so I expected more from her. It was a betrayal."
The Darwin healthcare coordinator had been dating former soldier Ciarran, 26, on and off since 2018, and during a break, Renee appeared on The Bachelor Australia, with Bachelor Matt Agnew eliminating her in the third episode.
She encouraged Ciarran to apply for Angie Kent's season of The Bachelorette Australia, but he left in the seventh episode after his grandmother's death.
He soon moved back in with Renee, but she kicked him out after he confessed to cheating on her at a wedding.
"That's where I draw the line," Renee reveals.
"He packed up his stuff, then I took him to the airport.
Four weeks later, we were on Bachelor In Paradise together.
"The feelings are very fresh and we're airing all our dirty laundry in front of Australia," she tells.
Looks like we're headed for a lot more drama where that came from...