Abbie herself said she was pleased to have wrapped up her time early in Paradise.
“I was happy to go,” she told 10 play, “I didn’t like anyone, so why would I want to stay?”
Matt Agnew’s runner-up on the season had been especially outspoken about being extremely keen on one Bachelor, Ciarran Stott. And while Abbie scored a date card and took Ciarran on a romantic waterfall getaway, the couple went back to Paradise to recover their fizzled flame.
— Bachelor In Paradise Australia (@BachParadiseAU) July 15, 2020
“I didn’t want to pretend to like anyone,” she said, “I didn’t like anyone so why would I stay? After my date with Ciarran I wasn’t like, ‘Oh I really like him, I hope he likes me!’ You know?
“We discussed we don’t like each other, so I wanted to go home, back to my friends to enjoy summer!”
But it wasn’t just that Abbie struggled with any of the guys at Paradise to find a spark. Having made it all the way to The Bachelor’s final a few months ago, Abbie admitted that she wasn’t as emotionally confident as she felt she would be putting herself out there.
“I was hesitant [to go to Paradise]… what if I get to the final again and I’m in love with someone again and they break up with me again? That was my biggest fear,” she said.
“Before I went in I thought if I get to the end with someone I’d just tell them, leave and not deal with that again… I was nervous but I thought it couldn’t get worse than last time so I may as well give it another shot!”