Forty-five-year-old very rich dude Stu Laundy has decided to tell all about the end of his reality TV relationship with Australia‘s best friend, Sophie Monk.

You may recall that Laundy has previously come forward to reveal that love is a lie dish on their very public breakup a number of times before, first to tell Nova‘s Fitzy and Wippa that he found out via Instagram the same time Australia did (brutal), and then to apologise to the entire nation for disappointing us, via Confidential.

Anyway, the bloke has a few more points to make on the subject, care of the Daily Mail.

First, he explained the reason he went on the show in the first place: because he was still keen on her after they met and arranged a date that Monk ultimately blew off in 2015.

I went on the show because I thought I saw something in Sophie 12 months prior, and the show validated my decision… The thing is, what I saw was humour and friendship. And the way the show plays out, in the bubble you’re in, it’s easy to confuse your feelings.

So what you’re saying, Stu, if I may call you Stu, is that, in the glass case of emotion that is a reality television show where the primary aim is to gain the <3 of a lady too gorge to function, you mistook feelings of camaraderie for L.O.V.E.

You probably remember the late January Insta post from Monk, announcing their split. A recap: they “remain friends“, but “are very different people“:

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.

A post shared by Sophie Monk (@sophiemonk) on

Remain friends indeed. At least Laundy reckons so too: “I’m sure Soph and I will be mates forever,” he said. “She’s a career girl who admirably supports her family and she has the world at her feet now. Couldn’t be prouder.”

So that’s nice? Her reality TV ex – who stood in between her and her possible true love King of Plants Jarrod Woodgate only to go on the record saying ‘Eh, just pals actually’ – is proud of her. Some stories have happy endings after all.

Whoever ends up with Monk’s heart is a very lucky boy imho. Get ’em girl.

Source: Daily Mail
Image: Getty Images / James D Morgan