Varelis went on to explain her connection to other people from The Bachelor franchise, due to speculation that her Bachelor-specific dating history could mean that she’s not on Gilbert’s season for the right reasons.

The relationships in question was her connection to Sam Johnson from Georgia Love‘s season of The Bachelorette and former contestant Dean Michael Unglert from the U.S. version of the franchise.

“Sam and I dated prior to The Bachelorette and when he did it that’s when I got introduced to Matty J and Laura [Byrne] and Courtney [Dober],” Varelis shared.

As for her connection with Gilbert, Varelis said it was instantaneous.

“Straight away as soon as I met him it wasn’t just a physical connection, it was emotional as well,” she said.

The Bachelor Australia airs Wednesday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm on Network 10.