The moment the Bachelor SA fans had been waiting for finally arrived in last night’s final episode of the first season of the romantic series on our shores. It was revealed that Lee Thompson handed out his final rose to 32-year-old make-up Gina Myers in Mauritius.
As delighted as many of the fans were, unfortunately, the two didn’t live happily ever after and broke up a few months thereafter. Shortly after the finale, we caught up Gina to find out why things didn’t work out between her and Lee Thompson.
You guys looked to be so in love. What makes you think the relationship didn’t work out?
At that moment, we really were. I don’t think I have been as happy as I was at that moment in a very long time and I know that I gave my whole heart. I don’t think that Lee could fully put his whole heart in it – whether it was because it was split or because he wasn’t as ready as he thought… maybe it was timing. But back to reality, it wasn’t how I wanted a relationship to be. And I think he feels the same.
Are you open to seeing other people or you taking a break from relationships?
I’m not necessarily looking for a relationship, but I know that I’m ready for one. I’m always open to love. I wear my heart on my sleeve because I believe in it. I’ll always be open to it. But I will never chase it.
How is your relationship now with all the girls from the show?
I have such a good relationship with all the girls. I became particularly close to one or two of them. But I think they all have unique stories that make them who they are and I appreciate every single one of them for it.