Bach­e­lorette So­phie sin­gle lady no more!

Say say­onara to solo Soph! The Bachie babe tells NW she’s found love – and a baby’s on the way!

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So­phie Monk is sip­ping cham­pagne, treat­ing NW to dat­ingdis­as­ter sto­ries as an en­tourage of hair and make-up artists, stylists and man­agers fuss around her.

“A lot of guys I meet just want to be in the [en­ter­tain­ment] in­dus­try and think, ‘Oh, I can get a ride off her,’” she ex­plains.

And after see­ing the promo for her sea­son of The Bach­e­lorette for the first time dur­ing her visit to NW HQ, Soph finds her­self fight­ing back tears.

“This is re­ally emo­tional for me,” says the star, 37.

Why? To put it sim­ply, she’s had a dodgy run in the dat­ing world.

Sure, Cupid’s ar­row struck sev­eral times dur­ing the pe­riod she lived in LA – her fa­mous exes in­clud­ing Sam Wor­thing­ton, Benji Mad­den and Ja­son Statham – but it never worked out. So this time, she called in the big guns – her mum!

“She sug­gested I try go­ing on The Bach­e­lorette,” Soph says dur­ing our shoot, which sees her step­ping into the shoes of three of pop cul­ture’s most iconic sin­gle ladies – Car­rie Brad­shaw, Bey­once’s Sasha Fierce and, of course, Brid­get Jones.

“I thought it was a bad idea at first,” she ad­mits, “but be­cause I have a pro­file, I knew I couldn’t date nor­mally or go to bars, so I was miss­ing out on meet­ing people.”

But she’s a sin­gle girl no more! So­phie, who we first met in 1999 as a fresh-faced mem­ber of girl group Bar­dot, has found The One.

“Fully,” she says with a cheeky grin when we ask if she’s in love.

Here, Soph opens up about the jour­ney – and drops some big baby-shaped news...

Con­grats on be­ing the new Bach­e­lorette! It’s hard to be­lieve you’ve had no luck

find­ing a keeper. Thank you! Yeah, I’ve been sin­gle for, like, a year. No dates – noth­ing. It’d been ages since I’d been on a date and be­fore that, I was just dat­ing the wrong people. How so? Usu­ally, I get very con­fi­dent people com­ing up to me – the se­rial daters who are game. And I’m like, “Oh, here we go again – some­one who knows ex­actly what they’re do­ing.” I mean, once, on a date, this guy goes to me, “Are you go­ing to eat that? You’re get­ting skinny-fat.” Like, he fully starts bash­ing me. Then he was like, “You can pay.” I’m like, “I’m let­ting you do that.” It’s re­verse psy­chol­ogy! It kind of worked a lit­tle bit, but then I was like, “Hang on!” We didn’t have an­other date. Had you tried Tin­der? I can’t! And that’s the new way [to find love] now. I was like, “I’m miss­ing out.” I thought I’d try it this way, where it’s like pri­vate dat­ing. Pri­vate? Just be­tween you and the rest of Aus­tralia – eh, Soph? Yeah, it’s a... It’s a dat­ing show. [ Laughs] So you men­tioned you’ve found love. How did you pic­ture your soul mate be­fore en­ter­ing the man­sion? I need some­one sup­port­ive and funny. And if he’s not funny, then he just needs to laugh at my jokes. I couldn’t care what he looks like – funny for me is so at­trac­tive. Plus, I would rather be pret­tier than my guy. I’m def­i­nitely one of those people who loves ugly! [ Laughs] Usu­ally, I get people who be­come com­pet­i­tive with me – there’s an agenda rather than just them want­ing to be with me. So I just want some­one that doesn’t want all the fame. Girl, you do re­alise a lot of people go on th­ese shows to chase fame, right? I was con­scious of that, but at the same time [the people be­hind the scenes] were looking after that – they’ve got psy­chol­o­gists and they know what’s up,

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