Former ‘The Bachelor Australia’ contestant Tiffany Scanlon has opened up about the reasons she split with girlfriend and fellow contestant Megan Marx.
The pair, both from Western Australia, competed on the show’s 2016 season for the attention of male Bachelor Richie Strachan and made headlines last October when they revealed they’d fallen for each other instead.
But Tiffany has explained in a post on her blog that the intense media interest in their relationship caused it to break down.
“Be careful what you wish for because [fame] comes at a cost. For me the cost was high. Was it worth it? Probably not,” she wrote.
She wrote that when they went public with their relationship they were inundated with supportive messages, and that led them to live more publicly.
“We made the decision (mistake) at that point to share our relationship with the public mostly via our Instagram accounts. This, I believe, would eventually cost us our relationship,” she wrote, adding that a few months later the public reaction turned negative.
“Strangers grabbing at us for pictures, not even introducing themselves or talking to us, men asking for threesomes, people accusing us of faking our relationship,” she wrote.
“I can handle stress, but when that stress is unrelenting and my anxiety builds, I start to lose my grip and this can lead to a very fast downward spiral. This is exactly what happened to me about 2 months ago.
“Realising that we were both very unhappy, that we hadn’t been happy for a while, and that we had lost our sense of self, we made the mutual decision to part ways.
“We had paid the ultimate price for sharing our relationship so publicly and putting so much pressure on it.”