We wish we were better than this.
We wish we didn’t care.
We really, really do.
And yet… we live for this drama.
Leah Costa, of Bachelor and fake engagement fame, has explained exactly why she chose to share an Instagram post telling of her breakup with former Big Brother star Drew (whose actual name is Anthony). And we learned that she’s pretty sure he cheated on her.
In case you were otherwise occupied today and did not learn the latest twist in the saga that is Leah’s fake engagement, here’s the latest: Leah revealed today that it was Drew who she’d been dating – but not engaged to – since leaving Bachelor in Paradise. And sometime in the past few weeks, possibly even today, he’s broken her heart.
“Life is hard and sometimes life is cruel,” she wrote next to a photo of the pair kissing on Thursday afternoon. “Sometimes your [sic] lucky enough to find the person that is everything youve [sic] ever been looking for and more, only to discover that they are broken inside…”
Life is hard and sometimes life is cruel. Sometimes your lucky enough to find the person that is everything youve ever been looking for and more, only to discover that they are broken inside and no matter how much of yourself you give or how hard you try or even how much you love them and how happy you seem to be it will somehow never be enough and they will still be searching for something more. You made me happier than I knew I could feel but have broken my heart in a way I didn’t know it was possible, @drewanthony_ I hope you find whatever it is your looking for.
Then, just a few hours later, she explained why she chose to post about the breakup in a series of clips on her Instagram Stories.
“Anyone wondering why I posted that photo of Drew and I just to tell you all that we broke up…” she started.
“Basically we were super happy until I got that media backlash.” (The backlash which came when she revealed she never actually was engaged despite wearing a diamond ring on her ring finger and it was all supposed to be a teaching moment.)
“But ever wonder who took the photo of me in the backseat?
“So basically he only dated me because I had a media image and he wanted to get his face back out there and when it turned negative he didn’t want to be involved with it anymore.”
Leah, who looked pretty distressed in the videos, also shared screenshots of their text messages to show how totally not “casual” the relationship was. (Drew, apparently, alleged they were nothing more than ‘casual’. Look, we’re struggling to keep up too.)
"And to call it casual was probably the nastiest thing anybody had ever said. He hides the fact that he cheated on me as well and then to turn around and make out like it was nothing. Thanks mate," she said.
Leah then dedicated her message "to anyone that's ever had their heart broken" and told us why she's gone on two reality dating shows.
"Anyone who ever questions why I go on these shows trying to find love, it's because I'm hoping I'll eventually find someone that's honest and genuine."
Onwards, people. Onwards.