Sophie Monk Confirms Split From Stu Laundy In Late Night Instagram Post
The Bachelorette star Sophie Monk revealed that she has indeed broken up with her on-screen match and ‘true love’ Stu Laundy.
Monk shared the news with her followers last night on Instagram.
“I don’t know how to explain this because it’s an unusual circumstance to be in,” she wrote.
“But because I entered this relationship so publicly, I know I owe an answer to Australia about my personal life. I went into this experience looking to settle down and start a family.
I gave it the best shot I could and my intentions were everything I said I was looking for, but unfortunately it just didn’t work out. As much as I respect him [Laundy], we are just very different people.
There were no contracts or pressure to stay together whatsoever from anyone and we remain friends.
The positive in this whole experience is it taught me to jump out of my comfort zone in order to find real love and made me much stronger.
“I sincerely want to apologise to anyone who invested so much love and support and I hope I haven’t disappointed anyone.”
Network Ten has also released a statement about the break up.
“We are very sorry to hear that Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy have separated and wish them both the very best for the future,” a spokesperson said.
“Across eight seasons of The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia, four couples have found love and have remained together after the cameras have stopped rolling. Our thanks to Sophie and Stu, who genuinely committed to finding love on The Bachelorette Australia, but sadly in life, some relationships are not always lasting.”
The couple’s relationship was pretty much questioned from the moment the show ended. Some were left baffled by Monk’s decision to choose Stu over Jarrod Woodgate (pictured below) as her partner. Upon entering The Bachelorette, Monk always said she wanted to find a simple down to earth man who she could start a family with. Instead she went with the cocky millionaire who couldn’t have kids due to his vasectomy. Go figure!
While Monk may have not found true love on the show she has managed to score herself another gig later this year where she will be the host of Channel 9’s new reality show Love Island.