1. “I jumped the gun.” Alex Nation speaks about her split from fiancee Maegan Luxa for the first time.
The 28-year-old, who will appear on the upcoming season of Bachelor In Paradise, explained why the couple’s engagement abruptly came to an end.
“I jumped the gun [by getting engaged] and I owed it to myself to explore my sexuality and figure out who I am,” she told TV Week.
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When it comes to love, my friends and family would tell you that my heart isn’t one to discriminate. I very much fall for a person and the connection that I share with them. My heart is a wild thing, it craves extraordinary adventure. It’s impulsive, sometimes a little dysfunctional but it’s big and loud and I follow it to the nth degree. What a wonderful adventure it is with her ✨
“When she proposed, I said ‘yes’ with my whole heart,” she added.
“But as time went on, I thought this was going way too fast. We didn’t break up, we decided we wouldn’t be engaged, so I stopped wearing my ring.”
Alex, who has an eight-year-old son from a previous relationship, explained that her relationship with Maegan was her first same-sex relationship.
“It was a huge part of my life because I was in a same-sex relationship, and I’ve never been with a woman before,” she told the magazine.
“She just came into my life and I was like, ‘Wow, who is this woman and why do I feel like this?'”
Alex will appear on reality TV once again from tomorrow night on Bachelor in Paradise alongside her ex-boyfriend Richie Strahan.