There was little context more than her relationship with Grant – also known as the man she had, some 15 minutes earlier, been professing her deep and undying love for – was over.
Over on The Bachelorette Australia’s official Instagram page, fans were given the smallest of snapshots as to why it may have broken down:
“After appearing on Bachelor In Paradise, unfortunately, distance proved too big a hurdle for Ali & Grant.
“Eager to make it third time lucky in love, Ali is ready to call the shots.”
Ali, in the few hours since the announcement was made, has been open about the fact she is 32, looking for love and ready to start a family. And while there’s little doubt that’s the case – in fact, her former castmates concur she is very much on the look out for love – all you have to do is glance at the life and times of former Bachelor and Bachelorettes to concur that love isn’t the sole motivator of a willing reality star.
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