EXCLUSIVE Bella Varelis responds to latest drama with The Bachelor Locky, and it’s getting messy

EXCLUSIVE Bella Varelis responds to latest drama with The Bachelor Locky, and it’s getting messy
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Two weeks has passed since Locky Gilbert chose Irena Srbinovska over Bella Varelis during The Bachelor finale, but the drama ain’t ending.

After Locky and Irena have made what many believe to have been subtle digs at Bella over the past few days, she has now responded.

Confused? Here’s what is going on…

The (blue tick) beginning

Instagram recently started giving blue ticks to this year’s Bachie cast, with fans confused why Bella got one and Irena didn’t – despite winning.

When asked why her page isn’t verified like Bella’s, Irena told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I haven’t even applied for it. I don’t really care about it. I’m not about being an influencer, just about being real.’

Many people believed this was a swipe at Bella, who has just signed with a talent agency; and Irena’s response caused a stir, although it may have been unrelated to the runner-up.

Side note: Good on Irena for not following the typical post-reality show route, not that there’s anything wrong with stars accepting any media opportunities that come their way.

Irena recently said she's 'not about being an influencer' after Bella's Instagram got verified and hers didn't
The drama started after Irena recently said she’s ‘about being real and not an influencer’ when asked why she didn’t have a blue tick on Instagram like Bella Varelis
Locky’s Bondi dig

According to Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday, Locky took a direct swipe at Bella while chatting with one of their journalists on Instagram.

When asked about his recent camping trip with Irena, he apparently laughed ‘we’re not too keen on the whole Bondi vibe, give us the mountains any day’ – after Bella has been papped in celebrity hotspot Bondi several times recently.

Bizarrely though, Locky shared a selfie in Bondi with Irena on Sunday, as they enjoyed the sunset together, showing he’s no stranger to the suburb.

Locky then said on Wednesday that he's 's
Locky then ‘took a swipe at Bella’ on Wednesday by saying he’s ‘not too keen on the Bondi vibe’ – where she has been papped loads recently 
Bizarrely though, Locky was in Bondi with Irena on Sunday having a lovely time...
Bizarrely though, Locky was in Bondi with Irena on Sunday having a lovely time…
Bella responds

We asked Bella if there’s been any drama with Locky since the show ended, that’d offer some kind of context to his Bondi remark, and she was as confused as everybody else is.

‘I’m unsure why they’re making references towards me and how I’m living my life, I have better things to do then make subtle digs towards an ex. I’ve moved on and so should they,’ Bella told The Wash on Thursday.

Bella tells us
Bella tells us ‘she’s moved on, and so should they’ when asked about Locky’s dig
The sponsored posts

Locky’s remark about ‘not being keen on the whole Bondi vibe’ and appearing to look down on the influencer scene over there is also confusing.

Since the show wrapped, he’s shared endless endorsements, spruiking a motorcycle brand, sporting company, clothing label and chain of luxury hotels in the past seven days alone.

Again, we see absolutely nothing wrong with anybody from a reality show ‘cashing in’ by accepting brand collabs and opportunities that come their way afterwards, but at least own your decision to do this… what do you think?

Interestingly, Locky has done more 'influencer' posts endorsing brands than any of his contestants since the show wrapped
Interestingly, Locky has done more ‘influencer’ posts endorsing brands than any of his contestants since the show wrapped
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He’s plugged a motorcycle brand, sporting company, clothing label and chain of luxury hotels in the past seven days alone

 

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Surfer Steve
Surfer Steve
6 months ago

* Carol Cerlvias * My comment refers to Bella and Bec prancing around, not lovely Irena and Locky.

Surfer Dude Steven
Surfer Dude Steven
6 months ago

Carol Cerlvias – They are 2 of a kind. Prancing around waiting for papers to take photos. There are so many *real* celebrities on Bondi. Why would anyone want to take notice of 2 wannabes who were on a reality show and *didn’t* win. 😆🤣

Carol Cerlvias
Carol Cerlvias
6 months ago

Because and Bella became flatmates AFTER the show

*S. Lancaster*
*S. Lancaster*
6 months ago

Thank goodness Bachelorette has started. We don’t have to read any more cr@p about some of the contestants from Bachelor, like Maddy, Roxy, Bella, Laura and Bec.
(I love reading about Irena, Locky, Juliette, Areeba and Izzy. More about Lianni, Paige, Nadine, Clare, Steph and beautiful Bel with the long blonde hair and big blue eyes. She was so kind, and definitely a stunning lady.
The Bachelorette’s Elly and her sister look so down to earth and gorgeous. 🤗😘

Luba
Luba
6 months ago

Bella thouhgt she was the only one -she forgot there were 24 more girls for some reason as well.

Jules
Jules
6 months ago

There’s more in life than the stash of reality shows! Well, unless there’s real talent – reality show is the answer for wannabes.

Patricia Talsma
Patricia Talsma
6 months ago

Every one should move on .

Stephanie
Stephanie
6 months ago

You see that as a swipe? I’ve visited Bondi and I Live in Byron Bay because I love the beach. Bella obviously does too. By seeing give us the mountains any day , that means just that. They prefer the country mountains etc. But being in the city why not visit Bondi.

Alison
Alison
6 months ago

Sour grapes Bella. Locky and Irena have looked extremely loved up and you’re hurt. You’re the one who has talked shit about both of them not the other way around. In addition you dated the guy for 3 whole months while he was dating 9 other women – hardly a relationship 🤣. You will never be the Bachelorette as no one would watch.

Marcella
Marcella
6 months ago

Bella n Bec are just wannabes..hey look at me..walking around Bondi in skimpy tops etc..yeah just like teens nit like a classy lady Irena. She..Bella…is a spoilt *kid* of 25 too immature n her answers to Locky showed that she could just see 3 etc mths ahead….
Bec is just a toothpaste walking ad…but looks like she hasn’t gotten any ad jobs ..yet.. oh well..id rather be a Irena doing some real good and being happy n content not just cos I am being seen with a blue tick..who cares about that when you have someone whom loves you

Marcella
Marcella
6 months ago

Omg it’s obvious Bella wants it shown (to Lock and Irena ) that she’s not thinking of them..that she’s moving on…but it just shows how she IS not…cos of she were she’d be privately moving on. We all know that the 1 thing you show alot of is the opposite of what you show. She’s as envious as hell and hurt it wasnt her. Irena is a lady that could not care about being out there but showing the world she’s with a man she loves and Locky picked the right lady for life ..not a current girlfriend.

Kate Murphy
Kate Murphy
6 months ago

BELLA was all about (ME MYSELF I) only wanted to Win! Vain& conceited Not overly attractive. Daddy’s Little Girl. Spoiled & Inmature

Kaz
Kaz
6 months ago

Enough of this drama, just do this GET OVER IT!

B.J
B.J
6 months ago

Omg the only fake people here are Irena and Lockie! They should not makes swipes lie that about Bella. She is just trying to get on with her life and move on. Irena and Lockie have really shown their true colours now. They are sooo arrogant!

Sarah
Sarah
6 months ago

Bella is not fake Irena is, Bella’s been so open and honest on her bachelor journey listen too the life uncut podcast. Locky is Bella ex, a lot of ex bachelor contestants in the past have referred to ex bachelors as ex’s so I don’t see it as a big deal. You don’t see all that happens on the bachelor we only see a couple of hours out of a weeks worth of footage and lot of it has been manipulated for entertainment value. So don’t judge Bella when you haven’t met her or know her personally. Btw when Bella kissed locky at a cocktail party and Roxie has a tantrum, firstly lockie had kissed multiple girls that night secondly Irena was telling Roxie that she agreed with her and then went back to Bella and said a completely different thing.

Steven
Steven
6 months ago

Marsvirgo,
Talk about ‘crazy talk’.
You say, ‘Irena and Locky should leave Bella to her own devices and let her be happy as they seem to be but can’t leave her alone I wonder why????’
Arrrh, what a load of trash!. Post a link proving one single word you are slandering around. Irena and Locky *are* getting on with their lives based on the pictures and articles online. They talk about their lives progressing and moving in with each other. Not one word about that silly *girl* Bella. Who is busy with this guy and that guy talking it up about Cody and a one night stand. That’s not a good example for our impressionable teenagers. If she wants to be an *influencer*, then influence our kids in a positive way.
Trust me, you will need proof of your slander/ defamation against Irena and Locky of they see your drivel and sue you. Comments can be traced by ISP addresses. What a load of BS you have posted.

Ruz
Ruz
6 months ago

I’ve been to Bondi and have had photos taken but prefer more isolated locations. I think the reference made to Bondi has been blown out of proportion and Bella’s remark is testament to this pettiness.

MM
MM
6 months ago

You’re NOT an ex Bella!!! LOL Get a grip girly. Lachy dodged a massive bullet.

Marsvirgo
Marsvirgo
6 months ago

Good on Bella for getting on with her life and they should get on with theirs Bella is not fake she’s more genuine than Irena will ever be living in lockies shadow I’m glad their happy but they should just get on with their lives together and leave Bella to her own devices and let her be happy as they seem to be but can’t leave her alone I wonder why????

Evelyn Charles
Evelyn Charles
6 months ago

Locky Irena and Bella are lovely people Bella is a style influencer should just take all the positives that are coming her way she is so photogenic 💓

Hmmm
Hmmm
6 months ago

I think that just shows how deep the feelings that she developed were though. Like it feels like he was an ex..

They are both doing the same thing. He’s roaming about the mountains and putting it on Insta and she’s roaming around Bondi and doing the same.

It’s not really fair to criticise her so harshly for it. When he’s doing it too – just in different setting

Elle
Elle
6 months ago

What?! Bella calls Locky an ex, she’s fcking delusional. It was a reality tv show and you lost Bella, time for you to fade into the background.

Dimi
Dimi
Reply to  Elle
6 months ago

100%… bella lost, go be fake in the real world bella!. Shes just jealous her ex besty beat her. Irena is a normal genuine smart educated woman and doesn’t need attention like bella does. Get over yourself bella

Steve *Realty TV Rocks*
Steve *Realty TV Rocks*
6 months ago

Bella calling Lockie her ex is just . .
. . *Another Bella ‘Pinocchio’ Varelis tale*.

He wasn’t her boyfriend. He was the Bachelor and she was one of the contestants, N O T, his ‘girlfriend’. This girl is so deluded.

Steve *Realty TV Rocks*
Steve *Realty TV Rocks*
6 months ago

More lies from Bella ‘Pinocchio’ Varelis. She’s done nothing but tell her tales online in interviews.
Then Bella says she lied about how time she spent with Locky, now she says she’s moved on and why can’t they? They have moved on and look totally happy and in love.
Bella needs help. She’s believing her own 💩.

Hmmm
Hmmm
6 months ago

Yeah it’s very double standards. “Hook me up as always” (insert hand gesture here) as though he’s some a-lister that needs a new outfit for every event he goes to

He shouldn’t be having subtle digs at anyone. Especially cause he’s doing the same thing.

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