Welcome to our most awkward The Bachelor story of the year.
As you may already know, Bella Varelis and Bec Cvilikas were papped at Bondi Beach on Saturday, with the pictures then being shared on social media by fans.
Despite us stating in our initial article that Bella’s family joined the duo, many fans didn’t read the captions and just focussed on one picture of Bella hugging this bloke instead, speculating she may have a ‘new boyfriend’.
Which is why we’re now doing this follow up, to inform you that no, Bella does not have a ‘new boyfriend’. The man she is hugging is her step father.
Bella is extremely close to her family, who have been supporting her through The Bachelor backlash she is currently receiving.
On Wednesday, Bella’s mother Kim, who also joined the gang in Bondi on Saturday, left a supportive comment on her daughter’s Instagram.
‘Very proud of you for speaking out and standing your ground. I’m sure the truth about what happened will come out soon,’ wrote Kim, implying a lot of scenes are being cut from the TV show.