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Channel Ten says "there are two sides" to the Grant and Ali cheating debacle.

The fact we were led to believe that Ali Oetjen and Grant Kemp lived happily ever after following their stint on Bachelor In Paradise is exactly why we have trust issues.

Not only did they split up practically as soon as the cameras were switched off (Ali is going to be the next Bachelorette), Grant, 29, has even accused her of cheating on him.

But with Network Ten now gearing up for the next season of The Bachelorette, they’ve drawn a line in the Fijian sand and suggested Grant’s claims are “false” and “misleading”.


“Ali left Bachelor In Paradise committed to developing her relationship with Grant further,” a spokeswoman for the network told The Daily Telegraph.

“Unfortunately they broke up a few months later. There are two sides to the story of why they broke up.

“However, this is a private matter and Ali will not be commenting on the misleading claims being made by other parties or the false rumours that are being spread.”

Ali, 31, has been claiming it was the distance that eventually tore them apart, with American Grant based in Los Angeles.

“My time in Fiji was so real, and I did fall so deeply in love with Grant, but unfortunately the distance got between us, so I’ll be sticking to Australian men from now on,” she told The Daily Telegraph.

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But in an interview with New Idea magazine this week, Grant says they split because Ali cheated on him – with one of his friends.

He says Ali had come to visit him in LA, and that’s when it all went to hell in a basket, basically.

It was about four days into Ali’s visit, and the couple had been out partying with a group of Grant’s friends. Afterwards, they returned to Grant’s house, which is in a gated community. He left the house to let some more people in, and when he returned, he walked in on Ali “hooking up” with one of his friends.

But Network Ten is swatting away Grant’s allegations, reminding us all that we need to watch The Bachelorette.

“Ali’s relationship with Grant came to end but she is very happy to have the opportunity to find love in the new season of The Bachelorette Australia,” they said.