Sophie and Stu’s secret pact exposed
THE BACHELORETTE COUPLE HAS BEEN KEEPING A SECRET FROM AUSTRALIA
As soon as Sophie Monk told Stu Laundy she loved him on a Fiji beach, rumours began swirling about the legitimacy of their relationship.
Their strange chemistry in post-show interviews on The Project and radio stations around the country had fans scratching their heads and asking – are they really in love?
New Idea can now exclusively reveal the truth, that just like Matthew ‘Matty J’ Johnson and Laura Byrne before them, Sophie, 37, and Stu are believed to have made a secret pact before the show’s filming even started.
‘Everyone in their circles knows that she asked him to go on the show,’ an insider reveals to New Idea.
‘People like Stu don’t need to go on a show to find love. He is loaded, knee deep in babes and he would never risk his reputation unless he knew he was winning.’
According to the spy, that’s why the 44-year-old pub heir arrived as an intruder, skipping weeks of tedious filming with a bunch of strangers.
‘He went in as an intruder, so he didn’t have to spend ages doing naff stuff,’ the show’s source explains.
Even fans have started to question how well Stu and Bachelorette Sophie really knew each other before he arrived by helicopter mid-season.
Columnist and social commentator Kerri Sackville took to Facebook to share her ‘conspiracy theory’ that the whole show was ‘a sham’.
‘I know tons of men like Stu Laundy,’ she writes.
‘They certainly do NOT risk public humiliation to go on a reality TV show to seduce a girl who has already rejected them – particularly not when they have four daughters.
‘My guess is that Sophie and Stu have a pre-existing relationship, and that he came on the show only because he was absolutely guaranteed a win.’
Meanwhile, the new couple have been facing constant speculation they’ve split in secret, but are maintaining a united front in public.
Last week the high-profile pair took to Instagram to share a series of videos showing them competing in a ‘dance battle’.
The performer also shot down rumours of a split on Kyle and Jackie O’s radio show.
‘I just have a resting b**** type of face. I was probably talking about someone else at the time!’ Sophie said of the ‘tense’ photos.
‘People expect us to be almost making out, but you put on the bright lights and you’re not going to be all over each other.’
But the question is still asked: Is it true love? NI