You clicking on this story tells me that you are deeply interested in reality TV crossovers, that you too believe the conspiracy theory that all reality TV stars know each other, and are inexplicably intertwined, existing on a different temporal plane to the rest of us.

It was common Bachelorette knowledge that saucy boy Rob Colangelo, 29, used to date Married at First Sight‘s Carly Bowyer, 32 – she and Troy Delmege, another cast member, but not her groom on MAFS, split in August this year – but today he’s gone and told the whole story to NW.

It is fun to read about Bachelorette boys’ past relationships – especially when said boy had a big ol’ mack-on with Ali Oetjen on last night’s ep. Like they snuck off during the cocktail party just to smooch. So during the rose ceremony he just stood there all smug, because of course he was getting a rose. He’d already gotten pash rash.

Anyway, this is him and Bowyer when they were a couple back in 2013, and dear God, I hope this is a ‘Well, if she can go on TV for love, so can I!’ situation.

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Derby day with my girl!

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Here’s what Colangelo had to say:

She was my most serious relationship to date – we lived together, we were together for the longest I’ve dated someone.

Unfortunately, it’s been three years since we broke up. It was just one of those things.

I don’t think it was from a lack of trying, but unfortunately we just couldn’t seem to make it work. After a bit of time passed, we rekindled and became friends again.

Deductive reasoning puts the relationship as a mid-2013 to mid-2015, two-year thing. Wow.

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#ponyfishisland #melbourne ????❤️

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Apparently the  pair are still in touch, and he sees her family “quite a bit“: “She has a lot of awesome friends and a nice family and her brother is really nice. It’s kinda hard to say goodbye to the family and friends sometimes…

So there you go, looks like Colangelo’s last big love was another person you are weirdly invested in thanks to the power of the telly! SMALL WORLD, HUH?

Source: NW
Image: Instagram / @rob_colangelo