But on Sunday, the couple looked stronger than ever as they packed on the PDA at a beachside park in south Perth.
The couple enjoyed a sun-soaked picnic with former Bachelor star Laura Calleri, who was best known from the show for her Louis Vuitton obsession.
Loved-up: The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert, 31, (pictured) flaunted his bulging biceps as he openly kissed Irena Srbinovska on the lips after denying split rumours earlier this week
The trio looked to be at ease as they happily chatted while soaking up the sunshine.
Locky happily flaunted his bulging biceps in a sleeveless singlet as he gave his ladylove a kiss on the lips during the outing.
Locky was every inch the gentleman as he fixed the picnic blanket for the women before bringing a box of food to them.
The adventure seeker was later seen sitting down with the two women in the park.
The outing, at one point, was turned into an all-star Bachelor reunion when fellow Perth couple Alisha Aitken Radburn and Glenn Smith joined the trio.
Kisses: On Sunday, the couple looked threw cold water on the speculation after packing on the PDA at a beachside park in south Perth
Gentleman: Locky was seen fixing the picnic blanket for the two women during the outing
Delivery! Locky was also seen carrying a box of food towards the ladies
Who’s on the phone? Locky was seen texting as the two women spoke to each other
Strapping Locky was happy to flaunt his muscular frame in a tight black sleeveless singlet and a pair of sports shorts.
Irena also kept her look sporty by wearing a tight black singlet along with a pair of black compression pants. She finished her look with a stylish JAGGAD jumper.
The Melbourne nurse accessorised with a black cap along with a pair of semi-transparent tinted sunglasses.
Trio: Locky enjoyed the animated banter between the two women at the park
Social: Irena appeared happy to chat with a familiar face during the outing
Laura also kept her look casual in active-wear, donning a pair of black tights and a matching black singlet top.
Locky and Irena have battled rumours they are on the verge of a split this week.
Fans were led to believe she had parted ways from Locky Gilbert after she revealed that recent life events had ‘taken its toll’.
Old friends: The two women seemed close as they spoke with each other
Tales: Laura appeared only too happy to listen to friendly Irena chat away
While appearing on KIIS FM’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Monday, Irena revealed her father had actually been sick.
‘Irena has been worried. Her dad had a health scare and went into hospital, and that put stress on us just as we come over here [Perth].
Explaining that her dad was now ‘out of the woods’, Irena added: ‘There was a while where we didn’t know if he was going to make it or not.
All star cast! The two women were then joined by Perth-based couple Alisha Aitken Radburn and Glenn Smith, who appeared on Bachelor In Paradise
Paradise found: Alisha and Glenn coupled up on the last season of Bachelor In Paradise
‘I’m so far away from them, and I was feeling helpless in hotel quarantine.
‘It was tough and really stressful, and with the time difference, just trying to communicate with anyone with my family was really hard.’
Irena added further insight into the emotional circumstances: ‘Being the nurse in the family, anytime there’s anything medical happening everyone calls me and I just couldn’t help anyone and all I wanted to do was see my dad.’
Sporty: Irena also kept her look sporty wearing a tight black singlet along with a pair of black compression pants. She finished her look with a stylish JAGGAD jumper
Casual cool: Laura also kept her look casual in active-wear, donning a pair of black and a matching black singlet top
She also added that while people assumed they were on the verge of parting ways, they were, in fact, ‘better than ever’.
‘Locky is the main reason why I got through my dad being unwell. Those few days when we weren’t sure if he was going to make it, it was Locky that kept me calm.’
The couple recently completed their 14 days of mandatory hotel quarantine in Perth.
Irena has quit her job, left her family and packed up her entire life to be with her beau on the other side of the country.
Bye: The ladies look sad to say goodbye after catching up for the afternoon