On Monday, Woman’s Day released a tell-all interview with Sam in which he alleged Tara, 28, was an alcoholic and physically abusive throughout their engagement. At first Tara blatantly denied the claims and called their relationship “emotionally abusive”, before admitting she had hit him – but not to the extent he claimed.
“When he told me he cheated on me, I hit him and cried and told him to get out of my hotel,” she said responding in the comments section of her Instagram.
“I was in an emotional abusive relationship with a narcissist.”
Now, Sam has reportedly become “uncontactable”.
According to New Idea, an unnamed family friend said the reality TV star has been unreachable.
“Sam has gone away and I can’t even reach him right now,” they said.
“Something like this has highlighted domestic violence for men and I’m furious Tara hasn’t been arrested after admitting to the assault.”
The last we heard of Sam was via an Instagram post on Tuesday – his first since the original abuse claims. In his emotional caption, Sam said he hoped this would be the last time he would have to “discuss her [Tara] or the relationship.”
“To people that choose to judge me, I accept it. I really wanted the perfect story but in life, there is always a lesson. Thank you for the words of support. I pray this is the end and that the ugliness can stop,” he wrote.
“If it doesn’t I have so much more to defend with. I don’t want that.”
Meanwhile, Tara is currently on a press trip in Sweden with beauty brand Foreo and has refrained from posting any further details of their split.
Notably, she recently changed her Instagram bio to a new cryptic message.
“Making mistakes is better than faking perfections,” it now reads.
“There isn’t enough real in this world.”
Mamamia has reached out to Sam Cochrane for comment.
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How long ago does this moment seem now? Let’s throwback to the moment when Sam proposed to Tara on Bachelor in Paradise.