It was unlike the many, salacious, breakup conversations that the public is given access to on reality television.
It was not about cheating, or picking wet towels up from the floor.
The conversation was honest and open.
And it was about an issue that affects around 73,000 Australian women every year.
The couple appeared, by all accounts, to be having a discussion about an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent termination.
So why didn’t anybody say the word?
The coverage of the event was vague, and circled around the clear implications of the conversation.
The clear reason was that Alex and Richie didn’t say it. So why should they?
But abortion is not, and should not be treated like, a dirty word.
Last night Gogglebox contestants reacted to the conversation between Alex Nation and Richie Strahan in their living rooms, and we had the same conversations we all had last Wednesday night mirrored back to us.
“What would a woman do that involves two people that she had to do alone? I think it starts with an A,” Symon explains to Adam, resulting in a look of sympathetic shock.