In what must be the biggest anti-climax in local TV history, The Bachelor SA’s Lee Thompson gave Gina Myers the final rose but later revealed that they had broken up
Yes, Lee is still a bachelor after dating 24 women on national TV!
Lee shocked viewers when he revealed during the ‘After the Final Rose’ segment that he and Gina called it quits a few weeks after making his selection!
But Lee might not have said goodbye to Jozaan completely after choosing Gina
During Thursday night’s 90-minute special, viewers noticed that Lee and Jozaan still had a connection.
— Petrus (@petrusbotha) May 9, 2019
Some even went as far as to suggest that Jozaan could be the reason that Lee and Gina eventually broke up.
Before the Thursday’s shocking finale, some Twitter users claimed that they already knew who the winner was because she was telling close family and friends.
They also alleged that the relationship was already over because the winner cheated on Lee.
We now know that Lee and Gina did in fact break up shortly after they wrapped up filming, but as far as the cheating rumours go, that is just speculation.
Some tweeps are even claiming that Lee was the one with the wandering an eye
They believe that Lee regretted choosing Gina and went running back to Jozaan!
Uhmm so something happened between Jozaan and Lee after that rejection, Gina found out and now we’re here. #TheBachelorSA
— Neli Selane (@neliselane) May 9, 2019
Gina and Lee have not revealed too many details about their break-up.
Speaking to Channel 24, Lee says that his relationship Gina got off to a rocky start.
“I was extremely emotionally confused after the show and was going through a tough time, as was Gina. I wasn’t fully there for Gina when she needed me through that emotionally tough time. Keeping things a secret also put pressure on the relationship and things got off to a rocky start and never recovered. We were also apart after the show for a few months, and I don’t believe that helped our relationship,” he told the publication.
Lee added that he is now focused on building his career and business but hasn’t given up on love
“My heart is still fully open to love.”
If Jozaan and Lee did have something after the show, it is clearly over now.
There is even talk that she could be The Bachelorette SA. A friend all but confirmed the rumours two weeks ago.
“When you realise this cute bridesmaid from this amazing wedding is now SA’s The Bachelorette,” photographer Grace Charlotte wrote on her Instagram Story a few weeks ago.
Jozaan is also moving on. She summed up her feelings in an emotional Instagram post.
“Reliving this was not easy. But I can say this… I fell apart & I survived. This journey taught me that it is completely ok to be vulnerable and to take the risk and sometimes just allow yourself to fall. I am proud of myself for staying true to who I am and for allowing myself to feel everything,” she wrote on Instagram
Gina, meanwhile, is yet to post anything following Thursday’s finale.
Hours before the show, she shared a sweet message about Jozaan.
“No matter what… we’ll be Forever friends #thebachelorsa,” Gina captioned the shot.
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. The greatest tragedy a soul can endure is to connect with another soul & be left alone once more. It’s like being invisible your whole life & finally finding someone who can see you, who can hear you just so they can look in your eyes and say “goodbye”… ___ Reliving this was not easy. Every emotion, feeling & memory is still there. Even typing this, I’m flooded with a million thoughts. But I can say this – This does not define me or my worth, I am strong enough to know that I fell in love, I fell apart & I survived. . This journey taught me that it is completely ok to be vulnerable and to take the risk and sometimes just allow yourself to fall. I am proud of myself for staying true to who I am and for allowing myself to feel everything, the good, the bad & everything in between ♥️ Let it hurt, then let it go. #thebachelorsa
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