Alex Nation Reveals Why She Kept Her BIP Casting A Secret From Her Son

1 min read

“I didn't tell him I was filming…”

Alex Nation has made headlines today after her epic unedited battle with ex-Bachelor/ex-boyfriend Richie Strahan on Bachelor In Paradise. 

She's been one of Channel 10's main drawcard for this season, but on Wednesday, the reality star confessed she kept her casting a secret from her son. 

Nation has an eight-year-old son called Elijah and told Yahoo Lifestyle Australia that she kept it under wraps from him because he's still a big fan of the former Bachelor. 

"I told him I was going to work, I had a job to do.

"I didn't tell him I was filming a television show...because when he thinks Bachelor, he thinks Richie. So that's a little confusing for him."

She explained that when she did return from filming in Fiji and explained to him that she saw Richie, Elijah was excited and started asking after him.

On Wednesday's episode of Bachelor in Paradise, Alex and Richie had the ultimate showdown when they came face-to-face with each other. 

Some social media users were disappointed after the incredibly raw conversation between the former couple was aired.

Channel Ten chose to air their full conversation, unedited and uncensored, hinting at the ‘real reason’ they chose to split, but never explicitly revealing the full details.  During the conversation Alex told Richie:

"I feel like people would have a very big opinion of a woman, being left alone, to do something that involved both of us."

Richie responded:

"Don't beat around the bush Alex, say it. Because you're not gonna like my response. Because we did talk about it. We talked about the whole thing and what you said to me blew my mind... I've had to come to peace with this."

Image: Instagram


Things got a little chilly in the Fitzy and Wippa studio when previous MAFS contestant Dean Wells had it out with Mike on air:

Written By Christina Cavaleri