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We watched Angie and Carlin fall in love on The Bachelorette. The split rumours haven't stopped.

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Calm down, people.

Despite what you might have heard, there’s no need to panic.

Yes, Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt are still very much together, thank you very much.

Just one month on from The Bachelorette finale, the new couple have been subject to countless rumours about their alleged breakup.

Mamamia speaks to The Bachelorette Australia’s Angie Kent. Post continues after video.

From talk of a so-called “relationship contract” to claims that Carlin has left Angie to return to his ex-wife, the rumours have been endless.

And now, the couple have been forced to respond.

Over the weekend, Angie responded directly to the breakup rumours at the AACTA Awards, telling The Daily Telegraph: “We definitely haven’t split.”

“There’s been a lot of rumours that we’ve split or that I’ve been with someone else or he’s back with his ex-wife – it’s not true!” Angie added.

In a previous interview with the publication, Carlin confirmed that he is now divorced from his ex-wife.

“There is no doubt in our mind that this is a long-term thing and we are not just in it for the sake of it,” he said at the time.

“We definitely want to pursue a future together but talking about marriage is pretty early.”


But that doesn’t mean they haven’t had their challenges.

Speaking to the Outspoken podcast, Angie said they had been through a roller coaster since the show.

“It’s a real relationship so I’m not going to pretend that everything is okay all the time when it’s not,” she said.

“We went through a bloody roller coaster and we had to hide for three months and then we’re just thrown in the public space for everybody to judge the sh*t out of us,” she said.

“Of course there is going to be times when we really, really struggle but we communicate so well.

“We have days were we go, ‘this is so hardcore’, but we talk it out, and we don’t shut down,’ she said. I can see why it can be really hard for couples after this show. It can be hardcore.”

She also explained why they would be spending Christmas apart.

“We were originally going to do his family first and then mine but this is at a time where it is still super fresh,” she said.

“I thought to myself, ‘if I was dating somebody in the real world after three months of being together … I would never be like I’m going to your house or you’re coming to mine.’

“I’m not going there for Christmas but he’s coming to the infamous Kent Boxing Day. And we are going to spend Boxing Day up until New Years Day together.”

On Monday night, Carlin addressed the rumours on Instagram, after dozens of fans questioned where Angie was while he was hanging out with a friend.

“Come on, guys… we are grown ups who have our own lives and don’t need to be attached at the hip to be in a happy relationship,” Carlin responded.

“[Angie] is on the Sunshine Coast organising her life and working until we are together again over the Christmas break.”

angie and carlin still together
Image: Instagram.

Earlier this week, Angie also responded to the rumours on Instagram.

"Ahhhh. All good things must come to an end," Angie joked, after returning from a trip to Vietnam with Carlin.

"I'm talking about the holiday before any of y'all decide to jump on that wild ass rumour mill... we're just getting started."

"You even scared me for a second..." Carlin responded to the post.

The rumours about Carlin and Angie's relationship went into overdrive last month when The Bachelor's Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod split just two months after The Bachelor finale aired, and six months after filming on the show concluded.

You see, ever since The Bachelor franchise first premiered in Australia, there's been a long-running conspiracy theory that the winning couple have contractual obligations to stay together for a certain period of time after the finale.

Since Matt and Chelsie's split occurred two months after the finale aired, some fans have accused Angie and Carlin of keeping up appearances for the so-called "relationship contract".

But speaking to Mamamia's daily entertainment podcast, The Spill, Angie refuted the claims.

Mamamia's daily entertainment podcast, The Spill, speaks to Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt following The Bachelorette finale. Post continues below.

"I would never in a million years sign a contract that would make me stay with someone and be in a relationship," Angie told The Spill podcast.

"That’s not my idea of happiness. I would never do a TV show where that was the outcome. It’s all too raw and vulnerable and open.

"I did see people saying we were only staying together for money, for one hundred thousand dollars and I mean, I will take the money but to stay together for a two-year contract? I would never do that."

Speaking on The Project following the finale, Angie brought up contracts once again when she shared that she still speaks to runner-up Timm Hanly.


"Timm is one of those people, I am one of those people, when I make a connection with somebody, I don’t care about contracts," she said on The Project.

"I don't care what you are not supposed to do."

Angie's admission that she still speaks to Timm also led fans to question whether Angie's relationship with Carlin is genuine... because apparently men and women can't just be friends. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt.
The Bachelorette's Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt. Image: Supplied.

Of course, there have also been numerous ~insider sources~ that have claimed the couple are already "struggling".

In an interview with NW last month, an anonymous source claimed that the couple are "struggling to make things work".

"They're all smiles now and doing press, but the truth is that they've been struggling to make things work," the source claimed.

"Angie is absolutely heartbroken that it's not panning out," they added.

"She and Carlin just had too many obstacles in the way. They also didn't see eye to eye on a lot of the important stuff. They were butting heads over every little thing."

Yep, these rumours are... ridiculous.

Feature Image: Instagram/@angiekent_/@carlinsterritt

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