Excuse me, but I have some more thoughts on the ‘Stuphie’ saga and I’ll be damned if you don’t let me share them.
It has now been 10 days since the couple (????) have posted on social media which is equal to approximately 14 dog years and two actual years in, well, real life.
So what’s the deal, Stuphie? Long distance keeping them apart? Break-ups keeping them apart? Did Stu’s spiky hair fall horizontal and force space between them?
Given Stu has a gazillion dollars in his pockets and planes fly from Sydney to the Gold Coast about every half hour, I’m going to hazard a guess that distance isn’t the problem. So then we’re left with a) the hair thing, or b) the break-up thing.
According to The Daily Mail, it could well be b) the break up thing.
An ‘insider’ told the news outlet the duo were contractually obligated to keep up appearances until the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup was on November 7. Sophie and Stu’s last public post was November 8.
So how much can we consider rumour to be real?
There are a couple of things to consider.
Firstly, it should be said Stu Laundy – not unlike contestants who have come before him – created an Instagram account for the show. A public one, if you will. (He has a private one that Mamamia managed to stumble on which I would brag about if it wasn’t so… easy.) He has not posted a single thing, on the account dedicated to his very public relationship, since October 30. Given the sole purpose of that account is to post about the girlfriend he met on the show, it’s curious it has suddenly gone silent.
Secondly, if you’re going to use Blake Garvey and Sam Frost as an example – who very much did not wait for the finale to air before breaking up, nor did they seem to be locked in a contract forcing them to stay together – I’ll stop you there. Season Two of The Bachelor was a PR disaster for the network, and not putting checks and balances in place to avoid the saga that ensued was something they’ve no doubt since corrected.