Bachelorette star Samuel Johnston confirms he’s still dating The Bachelor’s Noni Janur despite rumours they split amid difficult long distance arrangement
They have been the subject of persistent split rumours due to their long distance romance between Sydney and Los Angeles.
But Bachelorette star Samuel Johnston has confirmed that he’s still very much with his long-time girlfriend and Bachelor star, Noni Janur.
Sam, 31, told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that despite the distance between them, they were very much still together.
Going strong: Bachelorette star Samuel Johnston has CONFIRMED he is still dating Noni Janur despite rumours they split amid a difficult long-distance arrangement this year
The pair, who went public with their romance in 2017, have had a tricky year with the coronavirus travel restrictions.
While Noni often visited Sam in Los Angeles, the pandemic has made it almost impossible for the couple to reunite.
‘I’m just stuck here. In between visas and covid, she [Noni] can’t come here and I can’t come back,’ he said.
While the pair haven’t shared photos of one another on their Instagram pages this year, Sam said they stay in touch via FaceTime and text every day.
‘In between visas and covid, she [Noni] can’t come here and I can’t come back’: The pair, who went public with their romance in 2017, have had a tricky year amid coronavirus travel rules
Making it work: Sam said he stays in regular touch via FaceTime and text every day with girlfriend Noni (pictured)
It was previously thought they had parted ways following Noni’s trip to Los Angeles over Christmas.
Sam relocated to LA in mid 2017, just a few months after they went public with their romance on Instagram.
The couple celebrated three years of dating in November last year, and had been traveling back and forth between the US and Sydney to keep their romance alive.
Split rumours! Speculation surfaced in June that The Bachelor couple called it QUITS following a three-year, long-distance romance – but now Sam says they are still together
‘It’s been a while, they were over before Valentine’s Day,’ a source close to the couple claimed in June.
‘Sam and Noni broke up just after she got back from America, but were officially over since February,’ they continued.
The couple were last pictured together in December, where they enjoyed a white Christmas at the luxurious Big Bear Ski Resort.
At the time, Noni shared a photo of her long-time beau and said he makes her ‘as happy as sunflowers’ and debuted a promise ring she was gifted by Sam.
Treating herself! The brunette star raised eyebrows after she swapped a promise ring gifted by Samuel for another during a solo trip to Bali, Indonesia on February 23
Something to tell us? Noni was again pictured in March without her special ring
Noni previously told Daily Mail Australia how the couple keep the spark alive in their relationship despite spending so much time apart.
‘Long distance is something you have to plan – plan to see each other, plan to make that phone call every day. Its majority trust, obviously, and effort,’ she said.
Sam appeared on The Bachelorette in 2016, while Noni appeared on The Bachelor in the same year.
Rise to fame: The couple appeared on separate seasons of The Bachelor franchise – Noni starred on Bachelor Richie Strahan’s season in 2016 and Sam appeared on Bachelorette Georgia Love’s season in 2016