Bachie's Abbie moves on with Bachelorette star

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

Both Abbie Chatfield and Todd King made it to the final two on their respective seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and now it seems they’ve found love together.

Abbie, who was dumped by Bachelor Matt Agnew just last month, and Todd, who also fell at the last hurdle on Ali Oetjen's season, were snapped getting up close and personal on Noosa Beach in Queensland.

In photos published in New Idea, the 24-year-old property analyst and 26-year-old Todd kissed and threw their arms around each other as they enjoyed a day out in the sun.

The snaps come after the pair were spotted flirting on Instagram, after Todd commented on Abbie’s post about being slut-shamed after appearing on The Bachelor.


“Absolutely living for this! I can't stand the double standards. Well said, Abbie,” Todd commented.

“Send me a date card already, you feminist icon,” Abbie replied.

‘Slut shamed’

In the post, Abbie went into detail about the hate she’s received since her time in the mansion.

“Things I got slut shamed for on #thebachelorau: this bikini, my skort at hometowns, multiple cocktail party gowns, kissing matt 'without a date' and at a cocktail party (out of sight of anyone), pashing Matt in various locations with varying degrees of intensity, honestly admitting that I wanted to have sex with a man I was dating for 10 weeks and all around just "using sexuality to manipulate Matt",” she wrote.

“This is something I did not expect in 2019. Sex is essential to a successful relationship for me, as is sexual chemistry and the ability to express that comfortably with my partner.

“I saw commentary around my sexuality (rightly) calling out slut shaming and double standards regarding my pash sessions with Matt, with responses of "I'm not slut shaming her she is just manipulative/dumb/aggressive/only wanting sex". To insinuate that any relationship is less valid because of a strong physical connection is counterintuitive - the defining factor between a platonic and romantic relationship is physical expressions of affection.”

Abbie was referring to the backlash she received over a scene shown before the watershed, which showed her and Matt rolling around on the beach in swimwear together, which many fans called ‘soft porn’.

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