A Deep Dive Into Who New ‘Bachelor’ Locky Gilbert Has Dated In The Past

Seems he has a type: reality stars

Survivor alum Locky Gilbert is gearing up to begin his Bachelor Australia journey this week, with 20-something ladies vying it out for his heart. But before we see the 30-year-old adventure guide settle into his new role, we’re doing a deep dive into who exactly the Bachie star has dated in the past. 

Looking into it, it seems Locky has a type: reality stars. Of his last three relationships, two have appeared on Australian reality series.

It would also seem Locky’s life in Bali has become a contributing factor to his breakups in recent years, and for his prospective new partners on the Channel 10 franchise. 

According to Woman’s Day, Locky’s Bali-based living/livelihood situation even caused an issue when casting this season’s bachelorettes, prompting a number of contestants to quit in the early stages of production. “A lot of women were disinterested – it was just hard to get them to sign up and compete for a guy who spends half his life in another country,” a source said. 

Below, a look into who Locky Gilbert has dated. 

Brooke Jowett 

Locky and Brooke Jowett struck up a relationship before appearing on Australian Survivor: All Stars together, admitting that they started to chat via Instagram before meeting in Fiji to film. 

“We’d chatted a bit through Instagram beforehand – nothing crazy, just talking about travel – but I thought he was cute too. As soon as we got there, we were joined at the hip,” Brooke previously told TV WEEK.

But when the series wrapped filming, the two found it difficult to translate their relationship to the real world. “He’s in Perth and Bali, and I’m in Melbourne. His work means he’d want me to go to him, but I won’t leave my family and my dog. I’m also really focused on my career,” Brooke said. “It’s a lot more difficult in the real world than it was out there.”

Just a few days before confirming he was the new Bachelor, Locky told Perth Now“I am single.” 

As Brooke says, she was blindsided by the announcement. “I was blindsided,” Brooke said on the Shameless podcast. “I had these plans with him and obviously they’re not going ahead. So that’s hard to deal with,’ she said, referring to her Bali travel plans with Locky. I do feel screwed over. I do feel hurt, but Locky is just a small part of my story.”

“Don’t get me wrong, I think she’s an amazing girl and I wish her all the very best, but we were never in a relationship,” Locky later explained. 

Brooke has since moved on and is now dating Chris Cavanagh, who appeared on the 2013 season of My Kitchen Rules alongside his cousin Sam. 


Jordan Cayless

Before appearing on Survivor, Locky dated Love Island Australia star Jordan Cayless. Speaking to TV WEEK in 2017, Locky admitted the pair – who had been dating a year – were doing long-distance. 

“Our relationship has always been away from each other,” he said. “This year, both of us have been on seven different trips and not one has been together.”
Jordan later revealed in an interview with New Idea that Locky cheated on her while overseas. 
“I was at home working on our business, and I got a message from a girl on Instagram saying she was so sorry to do this, but she thought that I should know that she went home with Locky that night,” she told the outlet. “I called her and spoke to her on the phone and she told me he was at a bar and she asked him several times throughout the night if he had a girlfriend and he said no. Locky still denies this. But they ended up going back to her place and they slept together twice.”
The reality star has since gone on to say that she believes Locky signed on to The Bachelor not for love but “fame.” 
“I don’t believe it. Obviously you have genuine feelings and you’re in a bubble on the show, but no, I don’t think he will end up married with kids with this person on The Bachelor,” she said. “I saw the ad where he says, ‘I’m the type of guy to get down on one knee’ and I thought, ‘Yeah, you will – for the publicity and the ratings!'”

Charlie Octavia

Just days before The Bachelor began filming, Locky was romantically linked to model and photographer Charlie Octavia. 

A source told Woman’s Day in March that Locky abruptly dumped Charlie before he went on the show.
“She was devastated! Getting dumped by any means is horrible, but finding out he’s The Bachelor… it was a big blow to her,” a source said. “She was absolutely smitten with him – they shared a really special bond…she thought he was The One.”

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