Ali Oetjen first stepped into the spotlight while competing for the heart of Tim Robards on the very first season of The Bachelor Australia.
Now, five years later, Tim has told Daily Mail Australia what he really thinks of Ali, ahead of Thursday night’s finale of her star turn on The Bachelorette.
EXCLUSIVE: Speaking with Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday night, Tim Robards reveals what he REALLY thinks of Ali Oetjen… five years after he dumped her on The Bachelor
‘I think Ali is completely genuine,’ Tim stated, speaking with Daily Mail Australia at the launch of Nespresso’s new flagship boutique in Sydney on Tuesday night.
‘I think she genuinely wants a relationship and is on the show for the right reasons,’ he added.
The 35-year-old also revealed that he and now-wife Anna Heinrich, whom he chose over Ali and first runner-up Rochelle Emmanuel-Smith, were ‘occasionally’ tuning in to watch the blonde on The Bachelorette.
Happily ever after! Tim chose lawyer Anna Heinrich on The Bachelor, and the pair have been together ever since
‘We will definitely be watching the finale for sure!’ he enthused.
And while Tim only had kind words to say about Ali, he gushed about his life as a newlywed with Anna.
‘I found the love of my life on The Bachelor,’ he cooed, revealing that he and his new wife have already moved into their recently-purchased $1.9 million Rose Bay apartment .
All smiles! Tim recently married Anna and the pair have already moved into their $1.9 million apartment
Meanwhile, rumours are intensifying that Ali is still single following an ill-fated venture on The Bachelorette.
Bill Goldsmith, Taite Radley and Todd King are Ali’s three final suitors .
However, all three have been pictured in Fiji in recent days, where a bevvy of singles are currently filming Bachelor In Paradise.
ll-fated venture? Rumours are intensifying that Ali is still single with Channel Ten promising a shock finale, set to air on Thursday