‘I’M HAVING A BABY!’
The Thereality reality star is ready for new gigs as an author – and as a single mum!
Megan Marx is reinventing herself. Not only has the Bachelor In Paradise star ditched reality TV to become an author (yep!), but she’s packing up and moving to Sydney after calling it quits – for good this time, she tells NW – with on-off boyfriend Jake Ellis. But that’s not the biggest change in her world – the 30-yearold admits she’s considering becoming a single mum!
“You realise that you can do it by yourself if you want to,” she reveals. Here, she spills on being broody, her heartbreaking split and andher her newbook new book Episode Eight – a thrilling look at the cutthroat world of reality TV...
Congrats on your book! Are you giving away some reality TV secrets?
It’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse. Of course we know that things are edited differently to how they happened at times, and they make it look more dramatic than it actually is. Even for me – I’ve been on reality TV, but I still go [shocked] “Why did they do that?”
We’re sorry to hear about your split with Jake – was he not ready to settle down?
He’s like me, he’s 32 and he’s wanting to settle down too. There wasn’t any sort of junction where our lifestyles turned out to be different – it was just more that we weren’t right for each other.
Are you seeing anyone new?
[Laughs] No. My hymen’s going to
close over and get all hairy, and I’m going to be laying on the couch eating burgers – no-one’s going to want to take me on [laughs]. I just want to focus on my own stuff and maybe do a bit more travel and get a place. I’m writing a second book, which has been really fun for me.
What are you looking for in a partner?
I keep getting these comments on Insta: “Megan doesn’t know what she wants. She likes women, she likes men. She can’t stay in a relationship.” Blah blah blah. I shouldn’t read them! Why do I do it to myself?! It’s not that I’m not ready for something, it’s just that I’m at an age where if I am in a relationship, I want to know that I’m going to be with them until I’m 80. If it’s not right, I’m not going to waste my time.
Hitting your thirties, do you want children soon?
Yep. I really do. If you’d asked me that three or four years ago, I would have been like, “Mmm, I don’t know.” I do realise I am 30. And people are like, “Oh, you’ve got plenty of time, babe.” But you can’t help what your body decides to do, I guess. I would absolutely love to have kids.
Would you go it alone if you don’t meet someone soon? Is that something you’d consider?
Yep, honestly I would. In five years’ time, if I haven’t met the right person, then I’ll just have kids on my own. I think a lot of people would, and you realise that you can do it by yourself if you want to. I think I’d be an alright mum.
Do you have many strangers sliding into your DMS asking for dates?
So much! As soon as people find out you’re single... I have a lot of girls messaging me and wanting to take me on dates, actually, which is nice.
So you’re still open to dating women?
Yeah, I like women as much as I like men. Who knows what the next relationship will be?
Would you put your hand up to be the first bisexual Bachelorette?
I really think I’m done with reality TV. I would love to watch a bisexual Bachelorette, but I don’t think I’d be the right person for it at all – I’d just be kissing everyone! Kissing all the girls, kissing all the guys [laughs].