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EXCLUSIVE: Alex Nation weighs in on Nikki Gogan's new romance

Nikki is loved-up with a hunky new boo, but what does her former Bachie contestant Alex Nation think of her blossoming relationship?

By NW team

Two years after having her heart shattered on national TV by Bachelor Richie Strahan, Australia's sweetheart Nikki Gogan has found love!

Yep, the 31-year-old real estate agent revealed last week that she'd fallen head over heels for Fremantle-based architect Bill Coe, sharing their first PDA-packed public outing with her fans and friends on Instagram.

Nikki and Bill made their relationship Instagram official on July 22.
Nikki and Bill made their relationship Instagram official on July 22.

Nikki first hinted in early June that after her dumping, which left her crushed and unable to date again for a long period of time, her heart was whole again.

"Believe me when I say that I am the luckiest girl in the entire world," she wrote on Instagram. "I am surrounded and loved by the most incredible people and I am so, so grateful. This has been the best birthday ever and this man is a major part of that. #taken."

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Things have become so serious between the pair that after winning the approval of Nikki's family, Bill's believed to have moved in with the beauty. And Nikki admits that she loves waking up to her man's smile.

"I might start pinching him when we wake up every morning just to keep him on his toes," she says.

What's more, it's believed that Nikki and Bill could be headed down the aisle soon, as a pal tells, "She wouldn't go public with him, if it weren't the real deal."

After breaking off an engagement, Nikki thought she'd found love again with Richie – until he dumped her for Alex. "I still love Rich. This one will take a while to get over," she said through tears at the time. Well, look at her now!
After breaking off an engagement, Nikki thought she'd found love again with Richie – until he dumped her for Alex. "I still love Rich. This one will take a while to get over," she said through tears at the time. Well, look at her now!

It's not just NW who thinks Nikki finding The One is the best news ever. Her former Bachelor and Bachelorette pals are ecstatic that after everything she's been through, Nikki has ended up with a man who truly deserves her.

"My heart is so full for Nikki," Alex Nation, 26, who went on to have a relationship with Richie after winning the reality series, tells NW.

"Just like most of us, all she ever wanted was to find her happy ever after, and after two years, she has! She's a wonderful person and so deserving of this."

Alex and Richie split not long after the *Bachelor* finale aired.
Alex and Richie split not long after the Bachelor finale aired.

Cam Cranley, 28, echoes the sentiment, telling NW, "She is such an amazing girl and she had a bit of a rough time after The Bachelor, but I'm glad she has found Bill and is finally happy again."

But obviously, no-one is more thrilled than Nikki who still, despite her heartwarming news, is as humble as ever.

"Everybody deserves to be looked at the way he looks at me," she gushes of Bill.

Congrats, you two. Don't forget to invite us to the wedding!

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