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"The Bachelor" Australia winner Alex Nation Parties with former rivals Keira Maguire, Heather Maltman

First Posted: Oct 19, 2016 07:32 AM EDT
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Ever since the dramatic finale of "The Bachelor" Australia 2016 that culminated last month, fans and paparazzi have been hounding Richie Strahan, and Alex Nation, the partner he has chosen from all the girls. In his unpopular decision, Richie decided to start a relationship with Alex, a single mom, over Nikki Gogan, who enjoyed high fan ratings throughout the show.

Despite going against the tide of what most viewers think, Richie and Alex seem very happy together, with Richie even taking to Instagram to post a sweet picture of the two of them cuddling outside their house. He captioned the post, "I found her, my love, my co-pilot, my partner in crime, my everything. I followed my heart and I've never been this happy. Alex to me you're perfect, you're everything I could of ever wished for. You make me the happiest guy in the world, I love you."

According to International Business Times, the two are really going strong, and they have been having group dates with former contestants on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette". They even went on to meet with Keira Maguire, a former contender and once tough rival of Alex's for Richie's heart. They became fast enemies last season 4 when Alex was presented with the white rose, a sign of affection from Richie. Keira belittled Alex for being a single mom, and the pair would have back-and-forth shouting matches in the house.

However, Kiera, 29 and Alex, 24 strutted through Melbourne stylishly, and enjoyed brunch and a whole day of shopping together, making it seem like they are on very good terms now.

The pair were also spotted with Davey Lloyd and Heather Maltman, the show's supposed "villain", according to Woman's Day. Pictures were revealed from a post on Dave Billsborrow's Instagram - all 3 are former contestants.

Only time will tell if this was just a publicity stunt to show all participants of "The Bachelor" are getting along, or if all of them are actually friends now, despite all the drama and tension witnessed on the show.

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