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Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska reignite split rumours as they unfollow each other on Instagram

For weeks The Bachelor‘s Locky Gilbert, 31, and Irena Srbinovska 32, have refused to confirm swirling rumours that they’ve split.

But it seems actions speak louder than words, as the couple have now unfollowed each other on Instagram.

As of Saturday morning, the pair no longer follow each other on the social media platform.

Over? Locky Gilbert, 31, and Irena Srbinovska 32, [pictured] have fueled rumours they have split after two years of dating

The split rumours first began in January, after Irena announced that she had left him behind in Perth and returned to her home city of Melbourne.

Friends close to the couple have told Daily Mail Australia that they wouldn’t be surprised if the had pair split when she relocated back to Melbourne and decided to keep it low key.

They also claimed that Irena has been ‘a lot more stressed out than normal in the past few weeks’. 

Telling sign? As of Saturday morning, the pair no longer follow each other on the social media platform

Telling sign? As of Saturday morning, the pair no longer follow each other on the social media platform

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Saturday, Locky refuted claims that the pair have split.

‘We haven’t unfollowed each other at all,’ he said unbeknownst to him that Irena temporarily blocked him on Instagram.

‘Irena has just deactivated her account. We have both been getting a lot of online bullying and some very harmful DMs unfortunately.’

‘We thought it was best if she just took a break from social right now.’ 

‘We haven’t unfollowed each other at all,' he said unbeknownst him that Irena had temporarily blocked him after fans unnoticed he was no longer tagged in any of her Instagram photos

‘We haven’t unfollowed each other at all,’ he said unbeknownst him that Irena had temporarily blocked him after fans unnoticed he was no longer tagged in any of her Instagram photos

Despite rumours of a tumultuous relationship, Irena and Locky have insisted their relationship is stronger than ever. 

Speaking to Who magazine last month, Irena said that they were looking to start a family in the near future. 

The nurse said fans often speculate whether the pair are either ‘married’ or have ‘broken up’, but clarified neither was the case.

‘We’re married one second, broken up the next,’ she said. ‘Believe me, if he was to propose, I’d be letting the world know. I would be screaming it from the rooftops.

‘We have definitely not been secretly hitched. And then when it does happen no one is going to believe us.’

Nothing to see here! Despite their tumultuous relationship, Irena and Locky have insisted their relationship is stronger than ever.

Nothing to see here! Despite their tumultuous relationship, Irena and Locky have insisted their relationship is stronger than ever. ‘We’re married one second, broken up the next,’ she said

Irena had relocated from Perth to Melbourne in January, after telling fans she’d been ‘struggling being away’ from her family in Victoria.

As a result, she was separated indefinitely from her boyfriend, who remained trapped in ‘fortress WA’ due to Covid border closures.

While she did not address her move to Melbourne in her interview with Who magazine, she did speak about working in the Victorian capital at the height of the pandemic in 2020, before taking a break from healthcare after moving to Perth.

She said she’d had a ‘really hard time’ returning to work as a nurse in WA, particularly as the Covid situation in the state has been somewhat delayed due to lockdowns.

‘I’ve actually started to get anxiety going back, because when I got back to nursing in Perth they were just at the beginning of the pandemic,’ she said.

‘I felt like what I had gone through in Melbourne two years ago, they were going through now.’

Irena explained she and Locky plan to visit her family in Melbourne more often in the future, adding that she hopes the couple have children in the ‘next year or so’ and buy their first home together.

The WA borders officially opened up earlier this month, meaning the pair won’t have to wait too long to make the trip to see Irena’s family.

Sorry: It comes after Locky apologised for bragging he hadn't worked a day in 'over 10 years' in an episode of SAS Australia. Pictured with Irena, who is a hard-working nurse

Sorry: It comes after Locky apologised for bragging he hadn’t worked a day in ‘over 10 years’ in an episode of SAS Australia. Pictured with Irena, who is a hard-working nurse

It comes after Locky shared a groveling apology earlier this month after bragging he hadn’t worked a day in ‘over 10 years’ on an episode of SAS Australia.

Gilbert was blasted by viewers for his tone-deaf comments, where he also said: ‘It blows my mind people get up, they go to work every single day, living a mundane and boring life.’

In a statement on Instagram, Locky blamed ‘editing’ for his behaviour and insisted he knows the value of hard work.

‘I just want to clear things up with the comment I made last night,’ he began.

Response: Earlier this month, Locky blamed 'editing' for his behaviour, insisting he knows the value of hard work, before saying he was 'deeply sorry' if he offended anyone

Response: Earlier this month, Locky blamed ‘editing’ for his behaviour, insisting he knows the value of hard work, before saying he was ‘deeply sorry’ if he offended anyone

‘I never meant it in the way it was edited. What I meant was that I am so lucky that I get to do what I love each and every day.

‘I said I haven’t worked a day in the last 10 years because, ‘When you do what you love, you don’t work a day in your life.’

‘When I said I don’t know how people go to work every day, they left out the part where I said to a job they hate. Unfortunately this came across the wrong way.’

The Perth-based Australian Survivor star went on to say he had ‘done the 12-hour days, seven days a week, working my a** off in the last 10 years of my life’.

‘I am just doing what I love, so I don’t see it as work,’ he said. ‘Don’t get me wrong, I have done the hard yards and I respect everyone else that does the same.

‘I pinch myself every day and I am so grateful that I have the life that I have.’

He then referenced his ‘beautiful partner’ Irena and his mother Brenda, who also works in healthcare, adding: ‘They are both so passionate about their jobs.

Apology: He referenced his girlfriend Irena (pictured in her nursing scrubs) and his mother Brenda, who also works in healthcare, adding: 'They are both so passionate about their jobs'

Apology: He referenced his girlfriend Irena (pictured in her nursing scrubs) and his mother Brenda, who also works in healthcare, adding: ‘They are both so passionate about their jobs’

Strong worth ethic: Locky's mum Brenda (pictured on The Bachelor) is a healthcare worker

Strong worth ethic: Locky’s mum Brenda (pictured on The Bachelor) is a healthcare worker 

‘I love that they get to do what they love. I never meant for it to come across the way it did and I am deeply sorry if my comments offended anyone.’

During the episode, Locky – who owns an adventure tourism company in Bali, which hasn’t been in operation since the start of the Covid pandemic – had bragged he ‘hasn’t really worked’ in a decade, instead hopping from one reality TV show to another and earning money as an influencer.

‘In the last 10 years, I mean, I really haven’t worked,’ Locky said in a piece to camera.

‘I’ve just done whatever I wanted to do, and it’s got me this far,’ he added with a cocky smile.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Locky and Irena but did not hear back at the time of publication of this article.

Smug: Locky - who owns an adventure tourism company in Bali, which hasn't been in operation since the start of the Covid pandemic - bragged he 'hasn't really worked' in a decade, instead hopping from one reality TV show to another and earning money as an influencer

Smug: Locky – who owns an adventure tourism company in Bali, which hasn’t been in operation since the start of the Covid pandemic – bragged he ‘hasn’t really worked’ in a decade, instead hopping from one reality TV show to another and earning money as an influencer


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