The Bachelor's Rachael says Alex "made up" their fight that left the single mum in tears.

We all remember the off-camera altercation between Rachael and Alex where the WA support worker questioned her fellow contestant’s reason for being in the Bachelor mansion while she had a young son at home.

You know — the one that left Alex in tears when she recanted the incident to Nikki.

Well, according to Rachael, there was no such conversation.

Read more: Alex says Richie was “totally worth” time away from her son.

“No, it never actually happened,” the now-eliminated contestant told

Alex was very upset over the alleged incident. (Image: Channel 10/The Bachelor)

When alone with Nikki and another contestant, Alex had claimed Rachael suggested she leave the show.

“Rach did come to me and say, ‘You know, you’re a single mum, what’s the point in you being here when Nikki is already the chosen winner?’” she said.


“And I was devastated. She was very open in saying that she thought Richie had chosen ... that you were his person," she sobbed to Nikki. "And she pretty much told me to go home.”


However, Rachael Gouvignon tells the story a little differently:

“It was a general discussion one night among all the girls where it became quite apparent that Richie had strong feelings toward Nikki. It was a general conversation with everybody," she said.

“It wasn’t just my voice. A lot of the girls said, ‘I think he’s already chosen Nikki’, there was never talk of her child. It was something she kind of made up in her head. It never made sense to me and I would never say something like that.”

There's not many left in the competition for Richie's heart. (Post continues after gallery)

The 31-year-old from Western Australia said she did confront Alex about the accusation - but it never made it to air.

“The next day, after her single date, I had a conversation with her over a cup of tea and asked her why she said that and she started back pedalling and tried to tell me it was other girls that told her the story — it was very grey,” she said.

However, if Rachael didn't say to Alex she had no chance with Richie, she sure seems to have been thinking it.

“It was a discussion that he and I had about his plans for his life and the steps he wanted to take,” she told

“The order (was) travelling with his partner, then living, then settling and having kids. My understanding is it wasn’t something on his mind. There were a lot of hints for me that I didn’t see Alex going as far as she did.”

Speaking of the show's "villains", Keira makes an appearance on this week's episode of Bach Chat.