The Bachelorette Australia

Bachelorette’s Robert Colangelo: “I was in love with Carly from MAFS”

''She was my most serious relationship to date!''

By NW team

In the ultimate reality TV crossover of our dreams, two reality stars from two different reality TV shows, not only used to date but were madly in love.

The Bacherlorette's hunky Italian, Robert Colangelo, spills all to NW.

The 29-year-old plumber from VIC reveals he's a relationship kinda guy, but there's one ex who is particularly special to him and that is Carly Bowyer from Married At First Sight!

"She was my most serious relationship to date – we lived together, we were together for the longest I've dated someone," he confessed in an exclusive chat.

"Unfortunately, it's been three years since we broke up. It was just one of those things," he revealed.

"I don't think it was from a lack of trying, but unfortunately we just couldn't seem to make it work. After a bit of time passed, we rekindled and became friends again."

Rob says he and Carly, 32, are regularly in touch and he still sees her family "quite a bit".

"She has a lot of awesome friends and a nice family and her brother is really nice. It's kinda hard to say goodbye to the family and friends sometimes... "

On Thursday's episode, the chemistry between Ali Oetjen, 32, and the Italian stallion was at an all-time high, with Ali stealing a sneaky, yet passionate kiss during the cocktail party.

While she also kissed Charlie Newling, it was their insane chemistry during the mills and boon photo shoot that made Ali realise there was something with Rob.

For more Bachelor gossip and exclusives, pick up a copy of this week's NW magazine.

read more from