From their fateful first meeting to their fiery fights: A look back at Bella Varelis and Locky Gilbert's rocky road to romance on The Bachelor

''Home doesn't have to be a place, it can be a person... And Locky, you already feel like home to me''

By Bella Brennan
If love is a battlefield, then Locky Gilbert and Bella Varelis are two of this season's biggest soldiers.
Right from the get-go, the pair's chemistry has been instant.
"It felt very right with Bella," The Bachelor confessed after he first met Bella on the red carpet.
"Sorry I just got lost in your eyes," a smitten Locky told Bella upon their first meeting.
But their intense connection has also come with a complex dynamic, with the pair clashing over Locky's blossoming romance with Bella's former best friend turned love rival Irena Srbinovska.
In the lead up to the finale, Bella and Locky's relationship was put to the test when Bella tried to warn Locky against Irena.
"I have decided I am going to say something to Locky because it seems like she is getting into his head," Bella explained of her plan, which ultimately back-fired.
"I have seen a side of Bella that I didn't think I would see," an unimpressed Locky said at the time.
Despite their fight, the pair managed to patch things up with Locky admitting the 25-year-old is a "little s--t" who keeps him on his toes.
So, do they have what it takes to make it last in the read world?
Bella thinks so and she hasn't been afraid to tell the Perth-based adventure guide she's falling in love with him.
"I'm just kind of focusing on me and my happiness because you are my priority. I am all in with you and I just want you to know that I'm falling in love with you," she told the 30-year-old.
Keep scrolling as we take a look back at Bella and Locky's relationship on The Bachelor.