In sad news out of the Bachie world, Elly Miles and Frazer Neate have split just one month after coupling up on the 2020 season of The Bachelorette.
Elly, 25, took to Instagram on Friday evening to make the teary announcement in a touching video message that revealed details about why the pair broke up and addressed those cheating rumours about Frazer.
“Frazer and I are no longer together, we broke up over the weekend,” the nurse from Parkes began before becoming visibly upset.
“I think we just grew apart after the show, it was really, really hard,” she continued.
Elly acknowledged that it was a “pretty quick turnaround” for the couple, who finished up the series looking loved up as ever and excited about beginning their new life together off-screen.
“I wasn’t happy for a while there and I know I gave it absolutely everything I had,” she went on before chocking up.
Elly addressed the “rumours” surrounding her relationship with Frazer head-on, admitting that she wasn’t sure what was fact or fiction.
“I know there’s a lot of allegations about Frazer cheating on me, whether that’s true or not I don’t know. That’s not the reason why we broke up. He says it’s not true but...” she trailed off.
Elly’s sister Becky, who shared Bachelorette duties, didn’t get her happily ever after either. The morning after the season finale, Becky announced that she and her winner, Pete Mann, had split just three days after filming wrapped.
Angie Kent’s subtle warning
While Frazer appears to have yet to make his own announcement following the split, various stars from The Bachelor and Bachelorette have flooded the comments section of Elly’s post with support and warm wishes.
Elly’s predecessor, Angie Kent, left a lengthy message that included a subtle warning to ignore “the rumours and the egos” during this tough time.
“Thinking of you angel. The bachie bubble is magical BUT SO hardcore and it doesn’t always translate into the real world,” Angie wrote.
“As long as you gave it your all and sometimes things just don’t work out as much as you both may have wanted it to.
“Lots of love and light. Stick to what you know and your true circle, the rumours and the egos and what people ‘think or say’ don’t matter.... it gets easier. Time truly does heal all.”
Just an hour earlier, Angie’s ex, Carlin Sterritt, added his own message that referenced their own public breakup back in July.
“Shit Elly, I hope you’re ok. Can actually say I’ve been there!
“It’s not easy and I commend you for having the courage to rip the bandaid off. Life is short. Your happiness and peace is paramount. Stay strong.”
Chelsie McLeod, who appeared on Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor with Elly, wrote, “Owww Elly. Sending cuddles.”
So too did Cassandra Mamone, who added, “Love to you darling xx you are strong! Xx”.
“We are all here for you, & so proud of you, you little legend!” wrote Jamie Doran.
Elly’s teary breakup post
Along with her teary video, Elly also left a lengthy caption that included a request for privacy and kindness toward both Frazer and herself.
“Message from me
“As I said, please just let me deal with this on my own. I know a lot of people will want to lend kind words & I appreciate that so much but I just want to move on. Please keep your comments & messages to yourself and know I don’t say that from a bad or ungrateful place. Just realised I can’t turn off comments on an IGTV lol bugger.
“Having your personal life/relationship on display for the Nation/World is something you couldn’t possibly understand unless you go through it yourself... and yes, I do know that I put myself in that position but I’m still allowed to say it’s hard & that you truly can’t appreciate the weight of it until you experience it. People can be incredibly cruel so I just ask that you please be kind to us both.
“I tossed up on how I should do this, or whether to do it at all. However, I wanted to do this video as I feel like I kind of owed it to everyone in a way since the relationship did start out that way and so you heard it from me directly, not through rumours/trashy media articles/podcasts etc. This is literally all I have to say about it. I won’t be talking about it anywhere again.
“Obviously I am very disappointed & devastated at the whole outcome but what can you do. I know I can look back and know I did everything I could to try to make it work so that’s good enough for me.
“*Insert inspirational, optimistic quote here*
“Hahah seriously though, life is all about lessons, if you don’t go through the hard stuff you don’t evolve & be who you’re meant to be. Onwards and upwards!”
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