THE Bachelor’s Alicia Oates and Alex Marks have split up just two months after the show ended.
Alicia, who won The Bachelor when Alex picked her back in March, announced it was over but said she hoped they would remain friends.
When quizzed about if they would stay in touch, she said: “I hope so he is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.”
Personal trainer Alex, 31, has spent much of the summer in Greece working at a fitness retreat while Alicia has been in Essex.
The couple were last seen together at the start of the month after enjoying a romantic break to Antigua.
An insider said: “Alex and Alicia had amazing chemistry and despite viewers shock at them getting together, they really wanted things to work.
“They’ve struggled to spend time together recently with Alex away working and Alicia has been enjoying life partying in Essex and Ibiza.
“They will definitely remain friends and don’t regret the experience at all.”
Alex and Alicia previously split shortly after filming ended as they struggled to keep their romance secret before the show aired.
But not long after they discussed their wedding plans, with Alex telling OK! Magazine: “We want a wedding that lasts a whole weekend, with games and drinks on tap.
“Alicia told me that her wedding dress will have a long train that is attached by Velcro so she can rip it off for all the dancing.
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“She’ll have a goblet of pink gin in one hand and the other one free to rave. Mark [Wright] will play a part in our wedding. Victoria and Gabriella will be there, too. I can see it all.”
The Sun later revealed that Alex had been meeting up with the runner up Charlotte Tyler in secret.
Sources close to Charlotte said Alex told her he “dreams of her every night” and only chose Alicia at the final because he was “up to his eyeballs in rum.”
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