Sam thanks Australia for their support.

After revealing the details that led to their split, Sam says thanks.

If you have been hiding under a rock (or a pile of school holiday laundry), this is what you missed.

Everyone was on the edge of their seat as Blake had to decide between Lisa and Sam.

Blake chose Sam. And asked her to marry him. She said yes. VERY BIG SPARKLY RING.

Channel 10 cancelled all interviews with the couple. Possible break up. Possible pregnancy. Sam confirmed it was a break up saying it was all on Blake. Blake said he was sad it had ended. Channel 10 said they broke up.

Then last night, Blake and Sam gave their side of the story on The Project with Carrie Bickmore.

Sam said:

“[Blake] was just a bit emotional and a bit upset [when the filming ended], I sort of let him have his time and distance. We were just more like friends. We actually haven’t hung out as a couple or even given it a shot or anything like that he just dusted it off his hands like it’s done, and I’m like what’s done? We haven’t even tried.”

Five weeks later it was over. Blake said:

“We met up in person and just talked over it and as anyone would in that situation, when you have that time and you feel it’s not quite right you have to listen to your heart. It’s hard because I do love Sam. She’s just a beautiful person. I was there I was in that moment and maybe you get caught up in it all. I think I can put some pressure on myself … it’s a surreal situation.”

Shortly after the interview aired, Sam took to Instagram to thank Australia for their support: 

"A picture of me holding a note with nice words, will never be able to express my gratitude to the Australian public for their continuous love & support. I read every comment, and you guys have helped me get through a pretty humiliating experience by always putting a smile on my face! Now it's time to move on to bigger & better things."

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