He’s set to make his debut on The Bachelorette later this week.
But Jules Bourne, 24, has surprisingly revealed that he’s never been in a proper relationship.
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‘I have never had an adult girlfriend’: The Bachelorette star Jules Bourne, 24, has revealed why he hasn’t been in a relationship since his school days… as he competes for Ali Oetjen’s heart
‘I haven’t had an adult girlfriend,’ he said. ‘In my adult life, I’ve never been in a relationship.’
Jules is among 18 contestants vying for Ali Oetjen’s heart on the Bachelorette, which premieres on Network Ten on Wednesday.
He is one of the younger men competing on the show, and hinted there were still some things he wanted to do before settling down.
Deployed: Prior to going on The Bachelorette, Jules was stationed in the Middle East as an infantry corporal. Understandably, this job made having a relationship tricky
‘[I still] need to see the world and experience more cultures before I commit to the idea of children.’ he said.
On Sunday, Channel Ten released a first-look trailer of the show’s male contestants, including frontrunner Charlie Newling, a 31-year-old builder from Sydney.
In the preview, the strapping tradesman was described by Ali as ‘Mr Perfect’, with fans speculating this is a sign he goes far in the competition.
Ready for love? Jules told NW, ‘[I still] need to see the world and experience more cultures’
It comes as Ali continues to battle with claims by her ex-boyfriend Grant Kemp, who last week told
‘Ali had been engaged for, like, three months before going on Bachelor in Paradise so once the show finished I asked her to explain the situation, like why did they break up?’ Grant claimed.
‘She kind of ended up accidentally spilling to me that she had met her ex-fiancé because she used to have sex with his older brother [prior to meeting her ex].’
Coming soon! Ali Oetjen’s season of The Bachelorette premieres on Wednesday night
He continued: ‘I was like, ‘Are you joking? You were sleeping with this dude’s older brother and now you’re going to marry him?”
In the past, Grant has also alleged that while the former couple were in Los Angeles together in March, Ali cheated on him with another man.
The Bachelorette premieres Wednesday at 7:30pm on Network Ten
The past coming back to haunt her! After Ali was announced as The Bachelorette, her ex-boyfriend Grant Kemp (right, on Bachelor in Paradise) publicly accused her of cheating on him