SOPHIE’S TOY BOY SHOCK!
ntil this point, Sophie Monk has made it clear she’s set her sights on mature men in her quest to find love on
‘She doesn’t know if she should listen to her heart or her head’
However, New Idea can reveal a toy boy 13 years her junior is set to become a firm favourite in the race for the 37-year-old’s heart!
Sources say the former pop singer is ‘absolutely smitten’ with magician Apollo Jackson.
The charming 24-year-old, who still lives at home with his parents, wasted no time in capturing the attention of this season’s Bachelorette with his confidence – and our insiders reveal the pair haven’t been able to keep their hands off each other during filming.
‘He makes her laugh and that’s something Sophie loves more than anything,’ says our Bachelorette insider.
‘She was actually surprised to find out his real age because he is very mature, and it’s pretty obvious there is chemistry between them.’
Both performers from the Gold Coast, the loved-up duo found they had so much in common that they were often found giggling away behind the scenes and sharing jokes.
Their close relationship even left the show’s producers shocked, after they had pulled out all stops to recruit eligible bachelors between ages 45 and 53 – as requested by the star.
‘She insisted she wanted an older man to settle down with and actually said she was attracted to guys over 45 – especially silver foxes. So they only put Apollo through because he would add entertainment to the show,’ says the spy. But having performed professionally as a magician on the international circuit in front of thousands of fans, Apollo was never intimidated by the other more established bachelors vying for a rose.
‘Any man who can get up in front of an audience of ten thousand or more is certainly not worried about what others think of him,’ the source spills. ‘And Sophie loved that he was happy to step up and take control of situations.’
However, having made it clear that she is ready to start a family, Sophie was torn with her strong feelings for the handsome Queenslander and her desperate desire to stay in Australia.
‘Sophie has been there and done that,’ says the insider. ‘Her feelings for Apollo are real, but he is at the start of his career and she knows the sacrifices you have to make. That’s why she has ended up on national TV looking for love. She doesn’t know if she should listen to her heart or her head.’
Who will Sophie choose in the end?
Bachelor Apollo is a 24-year-old magician who lives with his parents. The young entertainer is quite the hunk.