He said he wasn’t keen on the ‘Bondi vibe’ just days ago.
But Locky Gilbert looked ecstatic to be in the popular eastern suburb this weekend, as he was pictured basking in the Bondi sun with his girlfriend, Irena Srbinovska.
The 31-year-old spent all day in the place he supposedly dislikes – and where his Bachelor runner-up Bella Varelis resides – on Sunday, and was seen smiling and laughing with his love, 31, as they walked up the popular beach promenade.
So you DO like Bondi! Bachelor star Locky Gilbert (left) looked ecstatic to be in the popular eastern suburb this weekend, as he was pictured basking in the sunlight with his girlfriend Irena Srbinovska (right) – days after saying the beachside place ‘wasn’t his vibe’
They were joined by Irena’s pal and former Bachelor star Bel Colwell, 25, who appeared content third-wheeling in the couple’s company.
For the outing – during which they visited vegan restaurant Eden – Irena sported a floaty khaki dress, which showed off her slender to perfection.
She wore minimal makeup for the sun-drenched occasion, and wore her hair in a blunt straight style.
So in love! Irena couldn’t help but share a cheeky kiss with her other half, as they enjoyed a day out together on Sunday
Stunner! For the outing – in which they visited vegan restaurant Eden – Irena sported an floaty khaki dress
Natural beauty: Irena wore minimal makeup for the sun-drenched occasion, and wore her hair in a blunt straight style
Three’s NOT a crowd! They were joined by Irena’s pal and former Bachelor star Bel Colwell, 25, (left) who appeared content in the couple’s company as they spent time together in the popular beachside suburb
Sassy! Bel stood out in a hot pink blazer and white shirt, as she third-wheeled the duo during their weekend escape by the ocean
Fame: In the snaps, the trio were seen chatting and laughing as they sat beside the sand
She was dressed just like a local as she joked around with her hunky other half, who sported a pink T-shirt, white shorts and white trainers.
Meanwhile, Bel stunned in a hot pink blazer and white shirt.
The trio were seen talking on a bench beside the sea, before having a chat with a few of the Bachelor fans who spotted them.
Basically an influencer! He and Irena also spent the night at the glamorous QT hotel, which boasts the sort of quirky decor and trendy clientele that would delight any eastern suburbs influencer
All smiles! Locky couldn’t stop smiling during the outing, leaving the countryside behind and instead visiting the bustling suburb ‘for Irena’
Besties! Despite Bel also fighting for Locky’s heart on this season of The Bachelor, she and Irena are now the best of pals
Happy: The trio took the time to talk to onlookers, keen to lap up their reality TV fame
Locky and Irena were then caught in an embrace, holding each other close before sharing a kiss.
The happy couple also spent the night at the glamorous QT hotel, which boasts the sort of quirky decor and trendy clientele that would delight any eastern suburbs influencer.
Sharing a picture of the three together on Instagram, the former Australian Survivor star wrote: ‘Just your casual day out with the girls. This is normal, right?’
Love: Locky chose Irena has his Bachelor winner during last month’s tense finale, leaving Bella Varelis heartbroken
So sweet! Locky then took Irena by the hand, as they wandered through the suburbs after a day of fun in the sun
Interesting! Despite Locky (centre) claiming that he and girlfriend Irena (right) ‘weren’t keen on the whole Bondi vibe’ just days ago, the duo appeared to be having a great time while visiting the beachside suburb over the weekend
Last week, Locky appeared to throw shade at runner-up Bella Varelis, 25, and third-place contestant Bec Cvilikas, who both live together in Bondi, by leaving a rather eyebrow-raising comment on Instagram.
‘We’re not too keen on the whole Bondi vibe. Give us the mountains any day,’ he wrote in response to a Daily Mail journalist.
A day earlier, Irena had also seemingly taken a dig at Bella and Bec when asked for her thoughts on them being verified on Instagram before her.
‘I’m not about being an influencer, just about being real,’ she said pointedly.
During their outing Sunday, Locky was asked by a reporter for The Wash why he was in Bondi despite not liking its ‘vibe’.
He laughed off the question, saying sarcastically: ‘I’m a big fan of Bondi, I love Bondi and I just love the Bondi vibe!’
‘We have to have secrets’: Last week, Locky shared this photo from his ‘secret’ camping trip in the Hunter Valley with Irena, and couldn’t resist taking a dig at some of the fame-hungry stars from his season of The Bachelor, who have flocked to paparazzi hotspot Bondi Beach recently
Pointed remark: ‘We’re not too keen on the whole Bondi vibe. Give us the mountains any day,’ he responded to a Daily Mail journalist who commented on the post
‘I’m here for Irena,’ he added, as his girlfriend chimed in: ‘We’re here to go to a vegan restaurant, so he’s doing something that I like!’
‘We wanted to hang out with Bel and get out and about,’ Locky explained.
Bel was dumped from the competition very early in the season, despite enjoying a romantic date with Locky and appearing to get on well with him.
But it seems she has gotten over the rejection and is now on friendly terms with both Locky and Irena.
Hmm! Interestingly, both Bella and Bec live together in an apartment in Bondi Beach, and are both building up their influencer reputation there
Subtle digs: Bella, 25, hit back on Thursday after Locky and Irena (pictured in Sydney on Wednesday) made some shady remarks about ‘Bondi influencers’ that were seemingly directed at her and fellow contestant Bec Cvilikas
It comes after Bella, who was left heartbroken when Locky dumped her in the Bachelor finale, blasted his snide comment about her lifestyle choice.
‘I’m unsure why they’re making references towards me and how I’m living my life. I have better things to do than make subtle digs towards an ex,’ she told The Wash last week.
‘I’ve moved on and so should they.’
Devastated: Runner-up Bella (pictured) recently blasted Locky’s snide comment about her lifestyle choice