It’s been two years since Australia watched Sophie Monk on her 2017 season of The Bachelorette.
The nation had high hopes for the loveable, self-described bogan from the Gold Coast we first met as a part of the girl group Bardot on Popstars way back in 2000.
Aussies loved watching the Hollywood actress search for love on national TV. The 39-year-old’s season gave us so many golden moments, from the great ‘pissing in the pot plant debacle’ to seeing runner up Jarrod Woodgate struggle to walk through sand after being told he didn’t have Monk’s heart.
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But when Monk and her series winner Stu Laundy announced their breakup in January 2018, less than four months after The Bachelorette finale aired, we couldn’t help but feel disappointed after being so invested in her reality TV dating journey.
Despite things not working out the way she thought they would, Monk says she knows she’s found “the one” in her current partner, Joshua Gross.
“I know this is the one. If he’s out, I give up, I really do,” the Love Island Australia host said in an exclusive interview with Stellar on Sunday.
“He’s everything I want in a person and more… I don’t think you could invent a better person for me. I’ve gone for something completely opposite to what I’ve ever gone for.
“He’s a man; a grown up. He’s really sweet without being annoying, and he’s calm and makes me feel safe.”
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