Rumors that the Bachelor 2016 Australia Richie Strahan and the winner of this season have split have been swirling around even before the premiere of the reality show in July.

Now, speculations that Strahan and Alex Nation broke up are making headlines once again only a few days after the Bachelor 2016 Australia finale. The new couple did not break up but they are not engaged either.

Although Strahan put a diamond ring on Alex’s finger, they are quick to point out that it is not on her engagement finger. The Perth rope technician told that it is important to have a solid foundation before he will get down on his knee. He said they are now working on their relationship.

“Rich and I are not there yet,” Alex added. She explained that they want to enjoy this chapter of their relationship before jumping on to the next.

Earlier reports indicated that Alex won the final rose but Strahan is allegedly unhappy with his decision. Apparently, the bachelor is in love with runner-up Nikki Gogan and not with Alex. New Idea magazine claimed Strahan has confessed to close friends that he made a huge mistake and now realizes that Nikki is really The One.

Strahan also admitted in their most recent interview that he is yet to meet Alex’s five-year-old son Elijah. He said they will come to it but for now, they are not rushing to change that plan.

Meanwhile, the duo also revealed that they haven’t talked to Nikki since the show concluded.

Strahan and Alex have been trolled on social media after he dumped Nikki at the Bachelor 2016 Australia finale aired on Thursday. Since then, Strahan has been tagged as “the most hated man in Australia.”

The couple have recently appeared inthe  TV comedy show Have You Been Paying Attention. However, they were grilled with questions by a panel of comedians instead of playing the game.  At one point, Nova drivetime host Marty Sheargold alluded to Strahan as a “ladies’ man.”

The reality show star told Sheargold that he is off the market now. The host, however, bluntly said he does not believe him. Sheargold said Strahan does not strike him as a guy who is going to be off the market ever.

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