Missed the finale of The Bachelor Australia, or maybe just didn't want to sit through the 90 minutes of dribble? Here's what happened.
Alex meeting Richie's family:
Alex was worried to meet Richie’s family because she’s a single mum... I'm glad she clarified she’s single, otherwise that could be a real disaster.
Alex subtly dropped in she’s a mum by yelling "I'M A MUM", and Richie’s mum, Kate, gave an abrupt “Well... that’s interesting”. You'd kinda think Richie could’ve taken one for the team and told them beforehand, but whatever. Kate then stayed stoney-faced throughout the chat of Alex’s son, and I nearly felt like someone would have to wave a hand in front of her face to make sure she was still with us.
Kate then took Alex aside and literally said the phrase “as a mum” AND IT WAS PROBABLY THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SHOW. Tbh Alex handled herself pretty amazingly under the line of fire. Kate asked her if she’s explained to Richie the full responsibilities of having a child, such as, you know, tantrums. Apparently Richie doesn’t understand how children work.
“So hit me with it, ha ha,” Richie said to Kate after she'd finished with Alex. And straight away his mum called him Richard, so we know he’s in trouble. Can we cast our minds back to last year when both Sam Wood and his dad were thrilled at Snez admitting she had a child? Anyway. Kate not so much.
Nikki meeting Richie's family:
Nikki, as per usual, was excited to meet the family, because I think you could literally say anything to Nikki and she’d be excited.
“I came into this to have a good time,” Nikki said to Kate, inadvertently admitting she had missed the whole premise of the show, but is happy to be there nonetheless.
“Miss chill turning into miss grill,” Kate said after Nikki admitted she left a 12-year relationship last year. I’m not really sure what Kate meant, so I guess Richie has inherited that slightly confusing gene.
“I’m looking forward to the grilling,” Nikki said to Kate, once again proving to me that Nikki is literally excited for anything. Kate stared Nikki in the eyes, and asked if she’s ready for a relationship after such a long one and Nikki gave some perfect answer that used the classic "had to find myself" reasoning.
“So you’re not a basketcase,” Kate asks. LMAO. WHAT?! Anyway Nikki convinced Kate she’s not there to play games like basketball, and let’s be real, Kate absolutely LOVED her. AND both Kate, and Richie's sister who's name I forget, think Nikki would fit into the family perfectly. So godspeed.