The chemical engineer took to her Instagram Stories to answer questions from followers amid her very recent split. The Melbourne-based couple confirmed the sad news on October 17, just nine weeks after The Bachelor Australia 2019 finale.
But despite her pain, she’s doing OK.
Her voice soft, a relaxed-looking Chelsie began, “This seems to be the same question a lot of you are asking me and thank you for checking.”
“Yeah, look, it’s definitely been rough,” she continued. “I do not deal with heartbreak well. My heart is broken. And heartbreak sucks.”
She was asked by one follower if she has “blocked out” nasty comments posted online about her and Matt’s relationship.
Chelsie responded, “They actually don’t phase me too much. It’s just raised awareness because I know a lot of people [catch] crap online, and I want you to know that you’re not alone if you are.”
Another asked if she regretted participating in The Bachelor at all.
“I definitely don’t regret doing The Bachelor. Some really great things came out of it,” she revealed. “I had the time of my life and met some amazing girls. Obviously, I found love, and it sucks that I had my heart broken.”
Someone else asked if she and Matt are still dating, to which she had nothing and instead eyed the camera skeptically.
But despite how things worked out for her, when asked if she thinks The Bachelor actually helps people find love, Chelsie remained positive.
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“Yes, absolutely. The good thing about it is forces you to have conversations that take you ages to have in the real world,” she said. “Honestly, the process was the best thing to happen to me.”
As for the hurtful rumours that have swirled, Chelsie shot down speculation.
“A lot of you want to know what exactly happened with Matt and I. I am going to respect Matt’s privacy and not go into details. There aren’t really any. Nothing bad happened. I guess it’s just a hard situation that takes two people with a really strong connection to get through,” she said.
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