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‘The Bachelor Australia’ grand finale on Thursday night proved to be one of the most dramatic in the show’s history.
“I know you’re going to make a beautiful girlfriend, wife, mother, everything,” he told the nurse. “You’re the whole, whole package.”
Locky then admitted his “biggest fear” was wondering whether Irena was able to put herself first or telling him “no”.
“In my partner, I want, like, drive and ambition,” he said.
“And I think you’ve got that in spades. When I think about our future together, I’m, like, so excited and, like, I can’t wait to just travel the world and, like, make all your dreams come true.
“Irena, I’m so in love with you. And I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
An absolutely elated Irena responded, ‘I love you’ before Locky gave her a special ring to celebrate their “crazy ride together”.
Locky’s emotions got the better of him when he had to let Bella know of his decision.
“I fell in love with you the first day I saw you and I saw those big brown eyes. Like, they just make me go crazy,” Locky began.
“And, like, when I told you I love you, like, I meant every single word. But... ..like, I have fallen in love with two girls.”
The 31-year-old then said he needed “a little bit of certainty” about the future, which he didn’t feel with Bella.
“I just don’t know if.. I can see us working,” he said.
Last month the reality show’s executive producer, Hilary Inness hinted there would be some major drama at the end of the season.
“Locky, by his own admission, falls in love with more than one girl,” she told Media Week at the time.
“Famously the Honey Badger couldn’t choose someone, and now we have a Bachelor who has fallen in love with more than one girl, which is a first for us.”