In fact, the 27-year-old told TV Week she “really couldn’t give a s**t about Matty”.
“I was never in love with him, so I was fine as soon as I didn’t get a rose. Actually, he looked more upset than me!”
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Woah. That sure was not what it looked like from where we were sitting – on our couch, bleary-eyed and searching for a tissue.
But Tara explained in an interview with Now To Love that was because she snapped out The Bachelor rose-tinted trance she was in as soon as she left the mansion – oh, and part of the final exchange was edited to make her appear sadder. (Shocking, we know.)
“As soon as I didn’t get a rose, reality clicked in,” she told interviewer Bella Brennan.
“I forgot for a second I was on a show and I realised all the emotions were heightened because of the bubble I was in.
“I was like, ‘Look Matty, I’ll be absolutely fine.’ They didn’t show that because they want me to look upset. I was like, ‘Trust me I’ll be fine. What bars are open tonight, do you know? I’m keen for a drink!'”