It’s been three weeks since The Bachelor ended and the vitriol aimed at Alex Nation is raging on.
Only now it has taking a far nastier turn, beyond the throwaway remarks damning Richie for choosing single mum Alex over country girl Nikki.
When the nation was in a collective state of shock, we could be forgiven for any initial outrage at the finale result.
Of course, we realise now that we were completely punk’d by the show’s sneaky producers who gave us only snippets of the love story between Alex and Richie while ramping up Nikki’s narrative. Ah, the ‘reality’ of reality TV.
Since then, the pair has finally been able to enjoy each other’s company in the open after months of secrecy. And they look smitten. Just like any other couple in the throes of ~young love~.
But 25-year-old Alex continues to cop the kind of hate no winner of The Bachelor has before. It’s ultra personal, and it’s ultra vicious.
Just this week, we’ve had reports about The Bachelorette‘s Georgia Love accidentally referring to Alex as a “crazy person”. We’ve also seen articles about relatives chucking thinly veiled jabs at Alex’s parenting and modelling work.
Her former sister-in-law shared an image on Instagram with the phrase, “She says I’m a model… but pays for her own shoots”.
The same woman also shared an image of Alex’s five-year-old son Elijah with dad Joel Porter and his partner on the day of The Bachelor finale.