They were the cashed up bogan-Bachie couple of our dreams.
Sophie gave Stu her final rose and they remained together for a few months after the finale aired.
Then on Australia Day, Sophie announced via Instagram that they were over.
Up until this point, neither Sophie or Stu had given a concrete reason for their breakup.
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Now Stu has spoken to the Daily Mail about why it would never have worked out with Sophie.
The 45-year-old explained he was always just really good friends with Sophie, but appearing on the show muddled his feelings. He didn’t have the chance to stop and really examine how he actually felt about the 38-year-old.
“The thing is, what I saw was humour and friendship,” Stu told the publication. “And the way the show plays out, in the bubble you’re in, it’s easy to confuse your feelings.”
Stu said he was very proud of Sophie and he was sure the two would be “mates forever”.