Around this time last year, Sam Cochrane proposed to Tara Pavlovic in a Bachelor Australia first after meeting in Fiji.
But 12 months on, the Bachelor in Paradise star has reflected on his short and stormy relationship with his fellow Gold Coast reality star.
“Wow…. A year ago today, I was making my way home from Fiji, with a fiancé along with the hopes and dreams for a future, convinced that it was bulletproof,” the 34-year-old wrote in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday.
“I don’t want to pretend it didn’t happen, because it did. I don’t want to delete it, because it was beautiful. Yes, it didn’t stay that way.”
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However, in between sharing his insights into love, the voice-over announcer managed to get in a subtle dig at his ex-fiancée, who has since moved on with tradie Nick Shepherdson.
“There is no excuse for what occurred behind the scenes, for the continued attempts behind closed doors to unhinge me – designed to sting me from afar but they have failed,” he wrote.