The Bachelor Australia

Meet The Bachelor Locky Gilbert's reality TV star ex-girlfriends

Well well well, looks like someone has a type!

By Rebecca Sullivan
Survivor heartthrob Locky Gilbert is about to have 20-odd stunning women throwing themselves at him on the upcoming season of The Bachelor.
But before the 30-year-old adventure guide can settle into his new role as the most coveted single man in Australia, we're going to rake through his romantic history with a fine-tooth comb and dredge up all the petty drama from his previous relationships.
Sounds like fun? Then strap yourself in.
Locky has had two major relationships in recent years, both with women who have starred on Australian reality TV shows.
Keep on scrolling to meet these two lovely ladies and find out what they have to say about Australia's new Bachie.
If you're wondering what Locky's tatts mean, that massive phrase across his chest says "Strength And Honour". Classic. Image: Channel 10

Ex-Girlfriend #1: Meet Locky's Survivor co-star Brooke Jowett

Brooke and Locky had an instant connection when they first met in Fiji last year. Image: Channel 10
Locky's most recent relationship was with his Australian Survivor: All Stars co-star Brooke Jowett.
The pair had chatted a bit on Instagram before they met in person in Fiji for the first time last year, but the second they locked eyes on each other, they knew their connection was serious.
"It was instant, like, you're my person," Brooke, 27, told TV WEEK on Monday, when asked about meeting Locky for the first time on the island.
"We'd chatted a bit through Instagram beforehand – nothing crazy, just talking about travel – but I thought he was cute too. As soon as we got there, we were joined at the hip."
The Melbourne-based personal trainer says she and Locky tried to keep their growing connection "on the downlow, but it was hard".
"I'd think, 'Does he like me? Or is just using me [in the game]?'" she said. "And he's thinking the same about me!"
She added: "But really, I trusted him from the start, and it was nice to have someone who made you feel good and not miss home so much."
The cute couple sharing a sweet moment together in Fiji. Image: Channel 10
The duo helping each other through one of the show's tough challenges. Image: Channel 10
But once filming wrapped, their relationship didn't translate into the real world, with the pair based on opposite sides of the country.
"He's in Perth and Bali, and I'm in Melbourne. His work means he'd want me to go to him, but I won't leave my family and my dog. I'm also really focused on my career," Brooke said.
"It's a lot more difficult in the real world than it was out there."
When asked about a possible reunion between herself and Locky by TV WEEK, Brooke seemed to think it could totally be a thing.
"It's still on the cards," she said.
"We haven't completely written it off, it's just very complicated with the distance. It's such an obstacle."
Even Locky himself says pair "still talk fairly often", the new Bachie told Perth Now last month, though he confirmed, "I am single".
While they're both single, it seems Locky and Brooke are still entwined in each other's lives. Image: Channel 10
But it seems Brooke was totally blindsided by new former beau's announcement that he would be dating 20-something women on national television.
Just hours before Channel 10 made the official announcement in early March, Brooke posted a loving tribute to Locky on Instagram, alongside a cute couple photo of the pair.
"Thankyou for being my ride or die and the greatest big manly blanket I could have asked for 😔❤️ @locklangilbert #survivorau," she wrote.
Even Brooke's Instagram followers were confused by the photo.
"So does this mean you're going to be on The Bachelor? Because you could totally take those girls down 💪🏻💪🏻," one fan wrote, while another asked, "Are you guys a couple?"
A third person comment: "So, now you enter the Bachelor and win his heart again and complete the love story we all want to see?"
Australia is totally shipping these two!
You have to admit, they are very cute together. Image: Channel 10
And if Brooke's activity on Twitter is anything to go by, she is less-than-thrilled about Locky going on The Bachelor.
In response to a fan who tweeted, "Locky gets voted out of @Survivor_AU last night and this morning is announced as the new Bachelor. Poor Brooke", she posted a downcast GIF from The Simpsons of Millhouse attempting to throw a frisbee.
And when fans took to Locky's own Instagram page to question the star about his relationship with Brooke - the comments section on his Bachie announcement post is peppered with "What about Brooke?" and "Brooke tho?" remarks - Brooke herself had the perfect response.
She wrote "She'll survive xx", and also responded to another comment with a withering rose emoji.
When asked about his relationship with Brooke just hours after being announced as the new Bachie, Locky seemed to suggest that his romance with Brooke was a Survivor-only type of fling.
"Yeah um, Brooke's an amazing girl, but the thing is, it was filmed like 5 months ago," he told KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O show.
"So, it was quite a while ago and on the show you just want to have that person that you can fully trust, and like, if you don't you can kind of lose your mind out there. So, me and Brooke just connected, we had lots to talk about. I think that really helped me in the game."
Interestingly, being used as part of the "game" of Survivor was a concern of Brooke's throughout their relationship.
She told TV WEEK the pair tried to keep their growing connection "on the downlow, but it was hard".
"I'd think, 'Does he like me? Or is just using me [in the game]?'" she said. "And he's thinking the same about me!"
She added: "But really, I trusted him from the start, and it was nice to have someone who made you feel good and not miss home so much."
Totally fair enough, we reckon.
Despite the heartbreak, Brooke says she will "survive". Image: Channel 10

Ex-Girlfriend #2: Love Island Australia S2 contestant Jordan Cayess

Jordan and Locky dated for about two years, from 2017 to 2019. Image: Instagram
Before he went on Survivor for the very first time in 2017, Locky dated former Love Island Australia season 2 contestant Jordan Cayless.
The last time they were pictured together on Jordan's Instagram was January 2019, and a few months later in October 2019, Jordan was revealed as an intruder on Love Island Australia. Locky's last Instagram photo with Jordan was posted in December 2018.
FYI, she's now completely moved on from Locky and is dating a personal trainer in Perth, Gerard Majda.
These two reality TV stars met at an Australia Day party. Image: Instagram
One of the many loved-up couple selfies these two posted on the 'gram. Image: Instagram
It seems distance has always been a problem for Locky in his previous relationships.
In a 2017 interview with TV WEEK, Locky admitted the pair, who had been dating for a year at the time, were in a long-distance relationship.
"Our relationship has always been away from each other," Locky said of his relationship with Jordan, revealing the pair met at an Australia Day party in their hometown of Perth.
"This year, both of us have been on seven different trips and not one has been together."
WATCH BELOW: Locky practises for The Bachelor on Survivor. Story continues after video.
Locky revealed that while Jordan was "secure" in their relationship, she was still concerned he'd be tempted to cheat.
"She's a little worried about me," he confessed on the Kyle and Jackie O show at the time.
"We watched a few Survivors together and she was like, 'Oh no you're going to have to cuddle people,'" Locky spilled.
"We had like a cuddling rule, like no touching at the waist and stuff."
Jordan was worried about her boyfriend cheating on her, the first time he went on Survivor in 2017. Image: Instagram
Say cheese! Image: Instagram
And, when asked if he would want to spent the Survivor prize money on an engagement ring, Locky told TV WEEK: "She'd [Jordan] be pretty happy if I did, but I think it would go straight on adventure and starting up a company or something."
He said locking down a partner and settling down was tricky with his work.
"I know I definitely do [want a family], but the lifestyle I live is really hard," he explained at the time.
"I know once I have kids, I'm going to have to stop that."