It was one of the most shocking moments in Australian reality TV history when The Bachelor's Blake Garvey left his fiancée Sam Frost for the show’s second-runner-up, Louise Pillidge.
Nine years on from the scandal, Louise looks completely unrecognisable with a brand new look.
Louise, now 35 years old, has swapped out her cropped blonde locks for long brown hair.
The former reality TV star is currently working as a marketing and PR manager for international award-winning jeweller Calleija Jewellers on the Gold Coast.
Louise was 26 years old when she appeared on the second season of The Bachelor in 2014 with real estate auctioneer Blake Garvey as the series lead.
Over 1.4 million people watched Blake get down on one knee to propose to the show’s ‘winner’ Sam Frost during the final episode. However, it wasn’t long until he broke up with her to pursue a relationship with Louise.
Louise and Blake's relationship history
With Blake immediately being slammed by the Australian public, it was seemingly impossible for the pair to have a lasting relationship with so much scrutiny.
Louise quickly moved to Perth to be with Blake, but they called it quits in 2016 after 18 months of dating.
Notably, the couple announced their split by doing an interview and photoshoot with New Idea.
ONLY IN NEW IDEA: Blake and Louise exclusively reveal they've split. "I've been crying, numb and angry" she tells us pic.twitter.com/7zobysokWi
— New Idea magazine (@NewIdeamagazine) April 17, 2016
Blake told the publication that the relationship was "suffocating", while Louise said it took her months to deal with the fact she was Blake’s third choice of partner.
In an interview with Today Tonight about their breakup, Blake confessed that he’d experienced depression and they both went through "some acute anxiety" during their time together.
“We’ve been through the worst of the worst,” he reflected.
“I can’t think of that many couples who have had to be that scrutinised, and the bond that that’s formed between us has been amazing.”
Since then, both Blake and Louise have kept a very low profile. While the former Bachelor has deleted all of his social media accounts, Louise posts on Instagram very rarely.
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