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