With or without this potential truth, it's easy to see why Bella was audibly shocked and irritated—further proving our point about Locky's problematic behaviour.
"When I told you I love you, I meant every single word," Locky half-heartedly told her in the finale. "I know you don't see where your future is at the moment. I think I need just a little bit of certainty. I just don't know if I can see us working."
Unconvincing to Bella (and us), Locky's failed attempts at justifying his decision led to Bella's iconic response: "You can't turn this around on me," before turning to the producers and saying, "Can I leave?"
Shortly after the moment aired, Bella took to Instagram to reflect and open up about how it affected her.
She began, "I’m not entirely sure where to even start...When Locky told me he loved me and couldn’t wait to make me happy for the rest of my life, I believed him and trusted him wholeheartedly. We connected on so many levels right from the beginning, some you saw, but most you didn’t."
"Having three months outside of filming completely changed the aspect of the show, it brought normality to the connection and we grew into what felt like a real relationship," she said.
"Looking back; I’m proud of myself. I gave it my all, I was true to myself and I wore my heart on my sleeve," she added.
Concluding her response, she is hopeful for her romantic future, saying: "I’m a firm believer that things happen for a reason and now was not my time, I’ll never stop being a hopeless romantic and I’m sure my happily ever after is still out there. Hopefully I don’t need to kiss too many more frogs 🐸✨".