Bachelor Bella Varelis was dumped by Locky Gilbert on Thursday night during the emotional finale of the dating show.
And on Friday morning, the aspiring influencer seemed visibly upset while discussing the heartbreak on Studio 10.
In photos taken on the set of the talk show, the 25-year-old seemed to wipe away a tear during an interview.
Emotional: The bachelor’s Bella Varelis seemed visibly upset when discussing being dumped on the set of Studio 10 by Locky Gilbert Friday morning
While she seemed emotional in some of the behind-the-scenes photos, the brunette beauty was much more restrained during the official interview that took to the air.
While chatting with hosts Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus, Bella got measured and grown up for wishing Locky and Irena Srbinovska the best in their relationship.
She also confirmed that she’s back in the dating market, but more focused on ‘loving myself’ than finding a man.
Tense? The 25-year-old seemed a bit tense as she waited on set for filming to begin
“ I went in there hoping for a soul mate, and I actually found that in some friendships, ” she said optimistically.
“You get out, you learn so much about yourself and I know more about what I want in a man,” she continued.
“I want a man who knows he wants me and knows he loves me.”
Bouncing Back: While Bella looked emotional in behind-the-scenes photos, the brunette beauty was much more restrained during the official Studio 10 interview that took to the air
Bella also insisted that she truly fell in love with Locky during the show.
“Those three months during lockdown when you’re on the phone every day, that’s a real relationship,” she explained.
“It’s not in front of the camera, you don’t say things for production … it’s just completely natural and it brings some normalcy, so I fell completely in love with him.”
‘I went in there hoping for a soul mate, and I actually found that in some friendships,’ she said optimistically
The Sydney-based beauty also admitted that she is no longer friends with rival Irena, but wished the nurse the best in her relationship with Locky.
“Our friendship has been tarnished a bit, but at the end of the day we fell in love with the same man,” she said.
‘I wish them the best, and you know what? Love is love and I’m such a hopeless romantic, so I’m so “good for him to find the person he wants to be with”. ‘
Is everything alright? Bella looked somewhat baffled as she waited for the set
While viewers saw Locky, 31, and Bella, 25, that he fell in love with her on their helicopter date on the show, it reportedly didn’t end there, according to The Wash.
He is said to have texted the freelance digital ad before recording their final goodbye to “ reassure her ” she would be his winner – making his final decision all the more hurtful and baffling to her.
The website quoted an anonymous source who had “ been through the majority of the shoots, ” saying, “ Locky reassured her that it would be her in the end.
Current assignments, orders! The brunette beauty was guided to begin the interview
Troubled Times: Bella had a tense expression on her face as she mentally prepared to begin the interview
He even texted her saying he couldn’t wait to make her happy for the rest of her life and talked about engagement rings. It has been heartbreaking for her. Bella really thought this would be her happily ever after. ‘
Daily Mail Australia reached out to Channel 10 for comment.
During Thursday night’s heartbreaking finale, Locky told both women that he was in love with them, but then had the daunting task of sending one home.
High road: While chatting with hosts Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus, Bella got measured and grown up for wishing Locky and Irena Srbinovska the best in their relationship
A small adjustment: Bella fastened her top while she waited for the cameras to start rolling
He burst into tears when Bella arrived to face the music, telling her he ‘fell in love’ the first day he saw her, before coming up with a rather lame excuse to end things.
‘I know you don’t see where your future is right now. I think I need a little certainty, ”he said, while Bella looked at him in disbelief.
‘I just don’t know if I can see us at work,’ he added, to which the brunette replied, ‘I just don’t get it. Yesterday you told me you were in love with me. ‘
Glowing: Bella’s beauty was undeniable when she brushed a lock of hair off her face
As Locky tried to explain herself, an enraged Bella stormed off and snapped, “My God… May I leave? I’m going.’
She later told producers, ‘Who’s doing that to anyone? Who tells them they’re in love with them and then … I just want to get out of here. ‘
After this emotional breakup, Locky calmed himself and then pledged his love to Irena and told her he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with her.
That’s more like it! The model beamed and flashed her signature smile as she talked to the crew members
Summer Blast: Bella was dressed in a summery ensemble of white pants and a mid-trumpet
“Irena, every time I’m with you I feel so safe and protected. It’s a bit weird because I’m a pretty big guy, and not many people can make me feel that way, ‘he told the 31-year-old nurse.
‘But just when I’m with you, I feel so calm and comfortable, and it’s a pretty new feeling to me. I know you’re going to be a beautiful friend, wife, mother, everything. You are the whole package. ‘
Locky teased another blind side when he admitted to Irena that he had doubts about their relationship.
What you didn’t see: While viewers saw Locky, 31, and Bella, 25, fell in love with her on their helicopter date (pictured), it reportedly didn’t end there
What?! Locky reportedly texted Bella before filming their final goodbyes to ‘reassure her’ that she would be his winner – making his final decision all the more hurtful and baffling to her.
My biggest fear, however, is that you cannot put yourself first or say no. And in my partner I want drive and ambition, ”he said.
“And I think you got that in spades,” he added, much to Irena’s relief.
‘When I think about our future together I am so excited and can’t wait to just travel the world and make all your dreams come true.
The end! After his emotional breakup with Bella, Locky calmed down and pledged his love to Irena (left), telling her he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with her
‘Irena, I am so in love with you. And I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. ‘
‘I love you too!’ she replied, as swelling music and an overwhelming camera view marked the dramatic end of Locky’s journey to love.
The couple are still together two months after filming the finale and Irena packed up her life in Melbourne to live with Locky in Perth.