It may have been one of the most controversial relationship choices on the Bachelor Australia (minus a certain Blake Garvey of course), but Alex and Richie are showing the haters what’s love.

After taking her Instagram account off private, Alex has shared a snap of the loved-up couple looking relaxed as they snuggle up for the camera.

Writing of her love, the Bachelorette shared her excitement that the couple can finally take things public.

WATCH: Is it real love for Richie and Alex?


“In a weird and wonderful world, I found you. I found love, friendship and happiness,” she wrote.

“Rich, I wouldn’t change a thing! Here is to many more adventures and experiencing life together. I’M SO BLOODY EXCITED!!! I love you.

“To our family and friends and to all those who have supported us, we honestly can not thank you enough. It truly means the world to us.”

As was to be predicted, the snap was greeted with a mix of reactions.

While plenty shared their well wishes there were also plenty of critics calling the photo “gross” and Alex a “stage 10 clinger”.


Bets are already underway as to how long the reality show relationship will last, with the bookies’ odds not in their favour.

On the weekend, the cheapest odds had the couple lasting less than a month with a payout of $3.50.

With Blake Garvey the only Bachelor so far not to make good on their relationship, we’re hoping Richie and Alex have far better luck! 

Want more? Get more from Kyle & Jackie O!