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Mystery solved! Jackson Garlick of the Bachelorette has revealed the real story behind his Photoshopped photo with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio (photo)

Jackson Garlick from The Bachelorette reveals the REAL story behind his Photoshopped photo with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio

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He was widely mocked on Instagram for Photoshoppening himself alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprio, although the couple had never met.

And Jackson Garlick from The Bachelorette has finally explained the context of the post, which many fans had thought was a desperate attempt at attention.

Speak against The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday the 25-year-old sales manager clarified that the image was just a private joke.

Mystery solved! Jackson Garlick of the Bachelorette has revealed the real story behind his Photoshopped photo with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio (photo)

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Mystery solved! Jackson Garlick of the Bachelorette has revealed the real story behind his Photoshopped photo with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio (photo)

Jackson said he was on a business trip to the US with his father, former NRL star-turn-pie entrepreneur Sean Garlick, when they decided to joke about his mother's home in Australia.

They walked down Hollywood Boulevard in LA when they came across a tourist stall that edited photos of people to make it look like they were at a celebrity.

Jackson revealed that he had paid for a photo of himself with Leonardo, while Sean got one with Kim Kardashian.

They didn't think anyone would really believe the photos were real, but almost everyone – including Jackson's mother – fell for the joke.

Just kidding! In a conversation with The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday, the 25-year-old sales manager clarified that the image was just a private joke. Pictured on The Bachelorette

Just kidding! In a conversation with The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday, the 25-year-old sales manager clarified that the image was just a joke. Pictured on The Bachelorette

Just kidding! In a conversation with The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday, the 25-year-old sales manager clarified that the image was just a joke. Pictured on The Bachelorette

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& # 39; Mommy ate it and I didn't deny it on Instagram, & # 39; said Jackson, who was eliminated in the episode of The Bachelorette on Thursday after visiting the city.

& # 39; And when I finally came clean, I didn't come clean on Instagram, but mom was so crazy about me. She said, "How dare you!"

But Jackson said the joke was worth it and said the ability to mislead his mother was just too good to leave.

Prank: Jackson said he was on a business trip to the US with his father, Sean Garlick, when they decided to joke about his mother's home in Australia

Prank: Jackson said he was on a business trip to the US with his father, Sean Garlick, when they decided to joke about his mother's home in Australia

Prank: Jackson said he was on a business trip to the US with his father, Sean Garlick, when they decided to joke about his mother's home in Australia

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& # 39; That's why I did it to him because, you know, how special that he just walks around on Hollywood Boulevard, no hat and sunglasses! & # 39; he said.

Jackson shared the photo with Leonardo on Instagram in April 2016, alongside the caption: & # 39; The only real & # 39 ;.

After the image was in the news last month, he updated the caption to make it clear that it was just a joke.

& # 39; That's why you can't believe everything you read in the magazines, & # 39; he wrote, in addition to the hashtag: & # 39; # PurposefulPhotoshopFail & # 39 ;.

Joking: Jackson and his father didn't think anyone would really believe the photos were real, but almost everyone - including his mother - was joking

Joking: Jackson and his father didn't think anyone would really believe the photos were real, but almost everyone - including his mother - was joking

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Joking: Jackson and his father didn't think anyone would really believe the photos were real, but almost everyone – including his mother – was joking

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