Shock­ing Bach­e­lor news


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Matthew John­son had his pick of 22 beau­ti­ful women on The Bach­e­lor, get­ting to know each one in turn be­fore con­fess­ing he had fallen in love with Laura Bryne.

But in jaw-drop­ping rev­e­la­tions set to break the jew­ellery de­signer’s heart, New Idea can ex­clu­sively con­firm that the bevy of beau­ties vy­ing for a rose, and in­deed Laura her­self, were not enough for love-rat Matty.

The 30-year-old ar­ranged a date with a 21-year-old barista dur­ing film­ing, shock­ing

crew mem­bers and on­look­ers by flirt­ing non-stop with the young woman behind Laura’s back.

Kiri Kennedy was work­ing at Plonk Beach Cafe on Syd­ney’s North Shore when cam­eras started rolling on Laura and Matty’s first date on the re­al­ity show.

And while at the time the nurs­ing stu­dent had no idea Matty J was set to ap­pear on na­tional tele­vi­sion as the Bach­e­lor, she is now shocked by his ‘dis­ap­point­ing’ be­hav­iour and is ques­tion­ing his mo­tives for go­ing on the show.

‘Flirt­ing and want­ing to meet up with me makes it all a bit un­be­liev­able, don’t you think,’ Kiri tells New Idea.

It was ear­lier this year that the hand­some Syd­neysider made a move on Kiri, seem­ingly smit­ten with the woman nine years his ju­nior, de­spite sup­pos­edly be­ing on a date with Laura.

‘My co-work­ers pointed out to me that Matty J kept look­ing at me be­tween film­ing and smil­ing,’ she says.

‘I had no make-up on and was in my work uni­form so was flat­tered, I guess, that he even no­ticed me.’

But feel­ing con­fused af­ter Laura’s ar­rival for their ro­man­tic date and as the lin­ger­ing looks con­tin­ued, Kiri says it be­came un­com­fort­able.

‘I know I wouldn’t be happy if my date flirted with some­one else while he was with me,’ she says. ‘I as­sumed he mustn’t be into her, or any of the girls.’

But if his sleazy be­hav­iour was not enough, Matty was so des­per­ate for Laura to leave so he could spend time with Kiri, he sent the barista a se­cret mes­sage.

‘I was busy work­ing when a per­son from the pro­duc­tion team ap­proached me and said, “Matty is with his girl at the mo­ment and can’t talk right now, but he would like you to hang around to meet him af­ter she leaves,” ’ ex­plains Kiri. ‘And I was sur­prised be­cause by this stage I re­alised he was dat­ing a lot of women.’

Af­ter her shift ended, Kiri con­sid­ered tak­ing up his offer, ad­mit­ting she was flat­tered and found him at­trac­tive.

But, she even­tu­ally de­cided his ap­palling be­hav­iour on that day was un­ac­cept­able, con­sid­er­ing he had been locking lips with an­other woman just mo­ments be­fore.

‘I de­cided to leave when my shift fin­ished be­cause in all hon­esty it didn’t feel right to stay,’ she says.

Then last week when Matty J poured his heart out to Laura, Kiri was left feel­ing even more per­turbed by their awk­ward run in.

‘Laura was the win­ner, which is out­ra­geous re­ally,’ she says. ‘It’s hard to imag­ine that she is “The One”. Maybe he just went on for fame? All I know is that I would be very dis­ap­pointed with him if I was in his new

girl­friend’s shoes.’ NI

‘Matty would like you to hang around to meet him af­ter [his girl Laura] leaves’

Barista Kiri Kennedy caught Matty’s eye. Matty J con­fessed his love to Laura in a tear­ful fi­nal episode of The Bach­e­lor. He pre­sented the jew­ellery de­signer with a di­a­mond prom­ise ring.

It was ahead of his first date with Laura at a Syd­ney ma­rina that Matty made a move on Kiri. Com­pletely blind­sided by Matty’s be­trayal, Laura will be heart­bro­ken by the news he was eye­ing off an­other girl in the midst of their first date. The other woman

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