It has never been a month since Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt proclaimed their love for one another in The Bachelorette finale, but it’s hardly been a fairytale love – for the Aussie public at least.
While we’re still getting over Timm’s ditching (RIP), particular nuggets of information and Instagram clues have led fans to believe that winner Carlin, 30, may not be as genuine as he seems. Let’s examine the evidence, shall we?
Carlin won Angie’s heart, but is her new guy genuine?
That flirty comment on Bachelor in Paradise star Tara Pavlovic’s Instagram article It seems that Carlin had his eyes set on a former Bachie contestant manner before he employed Angie’s season. In fact, when Tara Pavlovic was starring on the first season of Bachelor in Paradise in 2018, the fitness trainer left the one-word remark -“Stunner” – to a picture she uploaded to Instagram.
The remark came shortly after his separation with his wife, which leads neatly to the next point…Can Carlin have his eyes on Tara before Angie?)
The ex-wife play During his 24 hour date with Angie early in the show, Carlin confessed that he was still married.
“In 2016, I got married. We’ve been apart for a year and a half. We’ve drifted apart you know and I was hurt. She’s moved abroad now and for me personally, I have closed that chapter of my life… So, we filed for divorce and stuff, but I suppose that was the final point of that so it has not been final yet,” he disclosed during the episode.
The ex-wife in question, Taran Higgins, even shared a reassuring message to Carlin in a caption of this couple in a wedding-themed photo shoot, but Angie told a magazine that she had been left a bit confused by Taran’s post.
“I think it would be slightly different if she submitted it today with her in a wedding gown and him, but she did not know the outcome. She didn’t understand that Carlin was the one in the end,” Angie said. “I think it was a gorgeous message, but the picture is a bit of an interesting choice, if I’m going to be completely honest. Like why is homegirl wearing a wedding dress?”
Carlin married his wife Taran in 2016 and their divorce is not yet finalised.
His secret acting career
Carlin’s motives for going on The Bachelorette were called into question, as it was revealed he wanted to use the series to boost his acting and modelling profile.
Though he had been described as a fitness trainer by producers, news of Carlin’s on-screen projects soon came out. Fellow Bachelorette contestant Jamie Doran warned Angie of her suitor’s”real” intentions, as well as Carlin’s brother said during hometown visits that at the start of the competition, Carlin was on the show to further his career.
“I did not want to talk about acting and modelling, since I never needed Angie to question my sincerity,” Carlin told TV WEEK.
“I tried to be myself and as genuine as you can.”
That subtle swipe runner-up Timm HanlyIf you assault sweet angel Timm Hanly, you attack us. In a new Instagram post out of his Vietnam vacay with Angie, Carlin made a subtle swipe at the Bachelorette runner-up, who Angie dubbed her”soulmate” with his caption,”My very best friend I have not friend-zoned.”
“My best friend I have not friend-zoned.”
(Picture: Instagram @carlinsterritt)But despite all the drama circulating, Angie and Carlin seem to still be enjoying one another’s company.
In actuality, both have returned their romantic escape and Angie herself has quashed any break up rumours.
The former Gogglebox celebrity shared several photos of herself and her new man, with the caption:”Ahhhh.
All good things must come to an end. Before some ofy’ all decide to jump on that ass rumor mill that is wild I’m referring to the vacation. . .we just gettin started @carlinsterritt.”