The Bachelor 2020: Bella Varelis' Bachelorette ex exposed

Sarah Carty
·Features & Style Editor
·2-min read

She’s already the frontrunner to take out the top spot and win over Bachelor Locky Gilbert’s heart but this isn’t the first time Bella Varelis has dated a contestant from the Bachie franchise.

Last night, fans were left convinced that Bella will no doubt make it to the finale of the Bachelor, after sparks flew when she first met former Survivor star Locky.

Bella Varelis from the Bachelor 2020
Bella Varelis has had a brush with reality show stars in the past. Photo: Instagram

Now, it’s been revealed that the 25-year-old NSW marketing consultant has already had a brush with reality TV stars, after she dated Bachelorette contestant Samuel Johnston.

Fans of the show might remember Samuel as the ‘bad boy’ of Georgia Love’s series, after he was booted from the series when she felt he was only there to further his career.

Bella Varelis and Samuel Johnston
Bella dated Samuel Johnston from the Bachelorette. Photo: Instagram
Georgia Love and Samuel Johnston on The Bachelorette
Samuel appeared on Georgia Love's series on The Bachelorette. Photo: Channel 10

Since then, Samuel has gone on to date Noni Janur for three years. Noni appeared on The Bachelor in 2016.

While it’s not clear how long Bella and Samuel dated, a loved-up snap shows them both on the beach together before things went south.

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Samuel Johnston and Noni Janur
Samuel also dated Noni Janur from The Bachelor 2016. Photo: Instagram
Bella and Jade Tunchy
Last night, Bella celebrated her appearance on The Bachelor with friends. Photo: Instagram/jadetunch
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Bella's friends could be seen crying as they watched the episode. Photo: Instagram/jadetunch

“So excited for you honey, that’s my girl,” she commented on Bella’s Instagram post.

Influencer and best pal, Jadé Tuncdoruk, who goes by the name Jade Tunchy online, uploaded a series of videos to her Instagram Stories, showing the viewing party she had with Bella last night.

Everyone could be seen crying in the clips, as Bella gave Locky a tiny red love heart pin for his jacket.

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