The Bachelorette drama
Ali’s leading man’s chamber of secrets has been opened
Apparently Mr Perfect isn’t so perfect after all, as NW can exclusively reveal that frontrunner Charlie Newling is keeping a major secret from Bachelorette Ali Oetjen – he’s got a child!
Yep, a source, who dropped the bombshell in a scathing post online, revealed that the 31-yearold Sydney builder, who scored the first single date on the show and has since swept the blonde off her feet, hasn’t been entirely truthful with Ali.
“He has a child that he was hiding... A child that was planned with his partner and now pretends that he doesn’t exist!” they wrote.
And now Charlie, who is expected to go all the way to the finale, has confirmed the rumour to NW, confessing that he did not reveal the news to Ali during his time on the show.
“I chose not to speak publicly about my child as I wanted to ensure their privacy was protected,” he admits. Eek!
This news is expected to be a major blow to Ali, 32, who, after a string of tumultuous relationships, says all she wants is an honest man.
“I just want someone genuine – who is open and sensitive and manly enough that they feel like they can be open and sensitive,” she says. “This process was all
about me learning who the guys are from the inside out – because that’s the most important thing to me.”
Except when it comes to Charlie, Ali may not know him at all! Indeed, when speaking to NW earlier this year, Charlie admitted he couldn’t wait to have a family. “I’m at that age where I just want to settle down and have a wife and kids and live life as it is,” he said. “I’d love a house on the beach somewhere, a couple of kids – two would be fine, not too many, and Ali next to me.”
You might wanna tell her about the family you already have first, mate... The Bachelorette airs 7.30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays on Ten
Charlie admits he has a child that he didn’t tell Ali about HOW IT CAME OUT! News broke that Charlie ha had a child when someone w who claimed to be close to the Sydney builder unleashed in a social media post. Bachelor Charlie is expected to show off his parenting skills in a later challenge
Ali is set to be shell-shocked by the news