The Bach­e­lorette: It’s al­ready over for So­phie and Stu

A heart­bro­ken So­phie Monk has been forced to split from Stu

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he out­come of So­phie Monk’s highly an­tic­i­pated sea­son of The Bach­e­lorette has been widely re­garded as tele­vi­sion’s worst-kept se­cret.

Be­fore he even ap­peared on screens, en­tre­pre­neur Stu Laundy was touted as the fron­trun­ner set to win the 37-year-old star’s heart in an emo­tional sea­son fi­nale of the Chan­nel Ten show.

How­ever, in news set to shock au­di­ences to the core, a source has re­vealed to New Idea that it ap­pears their love af­fair may al­ready be over.

Ac­cord­ing to our well-placed in­sider, elite Syd­ney so­cial cir­cles are buzzing with spec­u­la­tion the for­mer pop star has called time on her short-lived ro­mance with the $500 mil­lion pub heir and that’s the real rea­son she fled to Thai­land last week.

Un­able to cope with his party

life­style and harem of fe­male ad­mir­ers, So­phie wanted some time away to think about their fu­ture, but has since been left dev­as­tated by news that Stu has al­ready moved on.

‘He has been spot­ted get­ting cosy with a re­cently sep­a­rated Syd­ney so­cialite,’ says the source. ‘So there is not re­ally any point in try­ing to work things out now.’

It was af­ter film­ing that So­phie be­gan to have doubts about the hand­some play­boy, who has dated a string of high-pro­file women.

Wor­ried about his play­boy rep­u­ta­tion, the gor­geous blonde won­dered if their new re­la­tion­ship would sur­vive once they went back to re­al­ity.

‘So­phie has said her­self that she likes a quiet life th­ese days and doesn’t re­ally like all of the par­ties and events she at­tends,’ says the source.

‘But Stu is the op­po­site, he loves the glitz and the glam­our. Stu is al­ways sur­rounded by gor­geous girls who are hop­ing they may get the VIP treat­ment.’

Hav­ing doubts, the ra­dio host con­fronted her new beau about his mo­tives, ask­ing if he was sure he wanted to set­tle down and ex­plained she needed time out to think away from the cam­eras.

But just days later, she heard through pals on the Syd­ney so­cial scene that Stu was get­ting close to some­one else and she knew it was over.

‘This was some­one who has been in the head­lines her­self, and that wor­ried So­phie,’ the source says.

Flee­ing to Thai­land to mend her bro­ken heart, amid the me­dia storm sur­round­ing the re­al­ity dat­ing show, So­phie has con­fessed that she is ‘re­ally em­bar­rassed’ that she is sin­gle again and blames her­self.

‘Her best friend Os­car Gor­don has jet­ted in to be by her side,’ says the source.

‘She needs peo­ple she trusts around her to get her through this. Of course she feels fool­ish, be­cause she ended up pick­ing the wrong guy.’

But with sched­uled me­dia in­ter­views and a gru­elling pub­lic­ity trail on the hori­zon, So­phie and Stu are both aware they have con­trac­tual obli­ga­tions to ful­fil and are now be­lieved to be work­ing with the shows ex­ec­u­tives to de­vise a plan.

‘They have to de­cide what to do and say once the show ends,’ says the source.

‘Nei­ther want to come out of this look­ing bad.’

Ac­cord­ing to a pro­duc­tion in­sider, Stu’s ar­rival on the show was planned all along.

‘The ini­tial group of guys were not to her lik­ing, so she got them to fly four new ones in,’ the spy spills.

‘Call it diva an­tics or call it smart, she took con­trol from the be­gin­ning and wasn’t gonna be steam­rolled.’

Even the show’s host Osher Guns­berg has ad­mit­ted to So­phie’s diva-like be­hav­iour.

‘She’s not fa­mil­iar with not be­ing the one in charge... It was dif­fi­cult for her,’ he told Who. NI

Stu ar­rived as an in­truder last week on the show. It seems Jar­rod has moved on with MAFS star Na­dia. The dev­as­tated star sought com­fort with her par­ents, be­fore flee­ing to Thai­land to es­cape the in­tense me­dia scru­tiny.

So­phie has been try­ing to dis­tract her­self from the heart­break on her lux­u­ri­ous get­away.

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