Bachelor winner Alex Nation on being a divorced single mom


Alex Nation came to fame as the ‘winner’ of Richie Strahan’s season of The Bachelor back in 2016.

And while her relationship with Richie ended in the disaster, it certainly wasn’t her first romance to bite the dust.

In an emotional Instagram post, the 27-year-old reflected on her failed marriage to ex-husband Joel Porter and revealed what it’s like to be a divorced single mother before the age of 30.

‘I was married at 20. I married Elijah’s dad, Joel,’ she wrote. 

‘I remember the day was beautiful and we were surrounded by those that loved and cared for us most.’

‘We were young and silly and quite clueless but I have no regrets.’

She continued: ‘It still feels bizarre saying “My ex husband…” It still blows my mind that I’ve had a child, been engaged, married and then divorced all before 27. Life…’

Alex, who is a single mum to son Elijah, has struggled to find her way in life since appearing on The Bachelor.

The blonde beauty attempted to launch a career as a social media influencer, but was later forced to find a real job after discovering that life as an influencer wasn’t ‘sustainable enough.’

She’s since found work in radio, but it’s unclear if this has become her full time career or is simply just a side job.

After splitting with Richie last year, Alex entered a lesbian relationship with Maegan Luxa. 

The same-sex couple enjoyed a whirlwind engagement together, but called off their relationship in April.

She’s now rumoured to return to television on the upcoming second season of Bachelor In Paradise.

Last month, New Idea reported that Bachelor producers are hoping to reunite both Alex and ex-flame Richie in Paradise. 


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