Everyone on The Bachelor is looking for love. The suitor, obviously, is searching for a mate among 25 women. And these contestants have left their jobs and friends for six weeks of slumber party hell to try and find someone to be with. The hope is that at the very first cocktail party, your eyes will lock and a spark will emerge and it will be you getting a gaudy diamond at the end. For two women on Australia’s The Bachelor, the spark didn’t emerge with their intended suitor. It grew between them. Since the conclusion of the show, former contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany James have been posting a slew of adorable photos on Instagram together. Yesterday, Marx wrote a beautiful post about how their friendship ripened into “something bolder.”
I met Tiffany in a very strange situation. Well… we were kind of dating the same guy. And it was filmed and put on TV 😂. From that first cocktail party, it was like this instant calibration between souls, as if we had known each other once before. Friendship ripened into something bolder, trust in a very strange situation was formed, and now every adventure we have rivals the other- and continues to make plans for itself. Yesterday I flew this beautiful woman to The Abrolhos islands for her 30th birthday! I have to admit that I felt so so proud to be with her, my favourite person, celebrating such a momentous occasion on the water- a mutual love of ours. She is so confident in the ocean and in every adventure, as if every new experience is a winning of the lottery somehow; a chance to grow and learn and develop. To Tiffany, experience wins over the worldly acquisition of 'things' every time- and I think this is why she is so open-minded, so accepting of others, so fun and so at ease with letting winds blow her towards a variety of opportunities. She's helped me to disintegrate many of the ideals I've had that were harmful (about relationships, about career and 'stability') and for that I feel set free. Thank you for always asking questions (detective Tiff), for being curious about people, ideologies and the universe; for loving people with such a wholesome love that I don't know if I would ever be able to emulate. It inspires me. Happy Birthday Tiffany. I love you.