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The Bachelor's Abbie Chatfield weighs in on Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod's break up

The show's runner up won't be moving in on Matt any time soon.

By Alex Lilly
Bachelor fans were left reeling when Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod announced that they had broken up after six months of dating.
But while many mourned the end of the reality romance, others turned to the show's runner-up, Abbie Chatfield for her two cents. And now, the blonde beauty has broken her silence on the split via a heartfelt Instagram post.
Posting to her Instagram stories on Sunday, the 23 year-old wrote: "Hi everyone. I've been tagged in a lot of comments this morning on posts about Matt and Chelsie's relationship ending."
"Some of you are saying it's 'my shot', others are saying he's done a Blake Garvey. None of this is fair on Chelsie, Matt or me."
She added that: "My contact with Matt ended when I walked away from him at finale, and I am very good friends with Chelsie and love her very much."
"These comments are unnecessary and aren't helping anyone. I have nothing to do with their relationship or their breakup, so I'd appreciate it if I was left out of the conversation. Matt and Chels are great humans and I want them to both be happy."
"I have nothing to do with their relationship or their breakup, so I'd appreciate it if I was left out of the conversation." (Image: Instagram @abbiechatfield)
Since having her heart broken on national television, Abbie has handled the pressure of starring on the reality show in a refreshingly open way.
Shortly after the Bachelor finale, Abbie took to the private Shameless Facebook page, an online community set up by the founders of the popular pop culture podcast, and simultaneously thanked her supporters and confessed how hard the experience had been with a video message.
"I've been in this group watching your comments and even when some of you didn't agree with me or didn't think that I was saying the right thing, I took it on board and I have been trying to become a better person from this," she said.
WATCH: Abbie Chatfield's candid video message after The Bachelor 2019 finale. Post continues after video...
Speaking to TV WEEK after the finale aired, Abbie revealed that she wouldn't be opposed to meeting up with Matt to chat about their relationship.
"I'd love to have, like, a coffee with Matt, but I don't think that's on the cards. The thing is, in a normal relationship, you'd go catch up and have a coffee and a chat [after breaking up]. But it's tough, we can't do that."
Abbie made it to the final two in the battle for Matt's heart but lost out to his now ex, Chelsie. (Image: Network Ten)
After the finale, Matt himself confessed that he wouldn't be reaching out to Abbie saying that "it's not my place to reach out to ex-partners, ex-relationships."
However, Chelsie commented on her friendship with Abbie explaining, "There's not many people that can relate to the process we've gone through. I don't think she deserves all the hate that she's getting."
Matt echoed these sentiments saying, "People need to keep in mind that you're not swinging these insults and comments at a character; you're swinging at a human being. Remember that it lands and it hurts."

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