At their best, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette result in one happy relationship between a man and a woman. This is the hopeful love story people tune in for, and it’s served the hugely successful franchise well so far. But two former contestants on the Aussie Bachelor rewrote that tired, traditional script when they found love — by ditching the Bachelor and dating each other.
Megan Marx, 27, and Tiffany Scanlon, 30, met on the show earlier this year, where they and 23 other women were vying for the adoration of designated Bachelor Richie Strahan. For the past few months, the ladies have both been posting romantic pictures of themselves on Instagram, sparking rumors that they were dating. This week, the two shared how they fell in love with adorable snaps from an island vacation they’re on together for Tiffany’s 30th birthday.
“I met Tiffany in a very strange situation. Well… we were kind of dating the same guy. And it was filmed and put on TV,” Megan wrote. “From that first cocktail party, it was like this instant calibration between souls, as if we had known each other once before. Friendship ripened into something bolder, trust in a very strange situation was formed, and now every adventure we have rivals the other.” She continued with a gushing note about all the reasons she adores her girlfriend.
Tiffany also posted a sweet picture about their stay on Abrolhos Island off the coast of Australia. “Meeting Megan this year felt like destiny,” she captioned the photo. “The past few months with her in her hometown of Geraldton have been bliss and today’s adventure was the cherry on top. I know we will have many more adventures for many years to come and when she turns 30 i will have to try to top this! Thank you my darling.”
Can we just say how damn refreshing is this? It’s so exciting and heartening to see two women connect so organically in what is a very odd and in many ways artificial environment. The fact that they had their sights set on the same man and ended up finding each other is not only unexpected and amazing — it blows every other Bachelor “twist” we’ve ever seen out of the water.
I met Tiffany in a very strange situation. Well… we were kind of dating the same guy. And it was filmed and put on TV ?. From that first cocktail party, it was like this instant calibration between souls, as if we had known each other once before. Friendship ripened into something bolder, trust in a very strange situation was formed, and now every adventure we have rivals the other- and continues to make plans for itself. Yesterday I flew this beautiful woman to The Abrolhos islands for her 30th birthday! I have to admit that I felt so so proud to be with her, my favourite person, celebrating such a momentous occasion on the water- a mutual love of ours. She is so confident in the ocean and in every adventure, as if every new experience is a winning of the lottery somehow; a chance to grow and learn and develop. To Tiffany, experience wins over the worldly acquisition of ‘things’ every time- and I think this is why she is so open-minded, so accepting of others, so fun and so at ease with letting winds blow her towards a variety of opportunities. She’s helped me to disintegrate many of the ideals I’ve had that were harmful (about relationships, about career and ‘stability’) and for that I feel set free. Thank you for always asking questions (detective Tiff), for being curious about people, ideologies and the universe; for loving people with such a wholesome love that I don’t know if I would ever be able to emulate. It inspires me. Happy Birthday Tiffany. I love you.
Today @megan.leto.marx took me on a flight over the #abroholosislands for my 30th bday present! It was truly mind blowingly spectacular and with my favourite person in the world. This photo sums us up perfectly, me bossing Megan to pose for a photo and her trying to ruin it but failing because she’s too beautiful! Meeting Megan this year felt like destiny. The past few months with her in her hometown of Geraldton have been bliss and today’s adventure was the cherry on top. I know we will have many more adventures for many years to come and when she turns 30 i will have to try to top this! Thankyou my darling x #1til30
And here are some more snaps of the couple’s beachy, beautiful life together Down Under.
There are many things I love, but here is one. She’s able to cop the unwelcome, contaminated streams from the world, without becoming impure; because she is like the sea. Her heart is full of deep ocean minerals that splinter and disintegrate all the bad tastes, the hurtful mass ideas, and the ways of living that kill simple joys.
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