We love a good reality TV crossover story and the latest one to emerge combines two of our favourites: The Bachelorette and Married At First Sight.

Last night, Ali Oetjen’s season of The Bachelorette premiered and while there were some total dud guys on there who are definitely just there to stir the pot, there were a select few men who we reckon have a real chance at winning her heart.

One of these front runners was the adorable Rob Colangelo, who brought Ali a jar of his Nonna’s homemade pasta sauce during their first meeting.

But the fact that Rob clearly loves his family is not the only piece of info that we’ve learnt about the reality personality after his first appearance on TV!

We’re now learning that he’s actually dabbled in the world of reality TV before having dated a past contestant of Married At First Sight.


So who is the mystery woman that was previously in a relationship with the dashing Italian plumber? None other than Carly Bowyer, who was on the last and most explosive season of the show!

Carly and Rob were pictured with their arms around each other on his Instagram account a few years ago at the races. Rob captioned the shot of the pair, “Derby day with my girl!”.

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Derby day with my girl!

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This relationship came before Carly signed up for MAFS which saw her “marry” the millionaire Justin before moving on with another MAFS contestant, Troy Delmege.

While Carly is no longer with Troy it looks like she’s definitely not going to be heading back to 29-year-old Rob who is currently competing with a number of other men to win the heart of Ali Oetjen.


And we have to say, he’s definitely one of the top candidates!

The Bachelorette continues tonight at 7:30pm on Channel 10.

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