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Brittany Hockley 'soft launches' secret celebrity boyfriend on Instagram

The podcast host flew overseas to be with him.

She might not have found love on her season of The Bachelor or Bachelor in Paradise, but it looks like Brittany Hockley has struck up a romance with a mystery celebrity.

The podcaster, radio host and reality TV star ‘soft launched’ her secret boyfriend online on New Year's Eve, posting a snap on her Instagram Story enjoying a romantic meal with a mystery man in Scotland.

Brittany Hockley's Instagram Stories.
Brittany Hockley has ‘soft launched’ her new boyfriend on social media after travelling overseas to see him. Photos: Instagram/brittany_hockley

While she chose to conceal his face to hide his identity, it appears that he is wearing a jumper from her Life Uncut podcast’s merchandise range.

Brittany has teased her fans with her new relationship a number of times since flying overseas shortly after Christmas, sharing several cosy photos enjoying champagne and romantic walks, but has repeatedly failed to reveal who she is with.

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Her posts come shortly after she announced on The Kyle & Jackie O Show in November that she was “in the early days” of seeing someone who “wasn't Australian”.

She said at the time they met on the celebrity dating app Raya and suggested he is also in the public eye.

The Challenge contestant previously dated Australian tennis star Jordan Thompson for a year before announcing their split in February last year.

Brittany Hockley and her ex-boyfriend Jordan Thompson.
Brittany previously dated Australian tennis star Jordan Thompson. Photo: Instagram/brittany_hockley

'I am sorry'

Brittany’s relationship update comes just a few weeks after she issued a public apology to fellow Bachelor star Abbie Chatfield, who had called her and Kyle Sandilands out for ‘slut-shaming’ her during a live radio segment.

Brittany, who was filling in for Jackie ‘O’ Henderson on The Kyle And Jackie O Show, came under fire after she and Kyle made jokes about Abbie's sex life during an on-air interview with US rapper Yung Gravy. Abbie then released a podcast episode speaking about the incident and accusing the hosts of spreading “misogynistic rhetoric” about her.

After copping backlash on social media, Brittany took to Instagram to share a lengthy statement apologising for the “undercurrent misogynistic tones” in the radio interview.

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“The nature of live radio is unpredictable and often unplanned, which was the case with the direction that this conversation took,” she said. “Live on radio I found myself in a position where Abbie and I were pitted against each other. This was not planned, and this was not something I felt comfortable with and I thought by saying as little as possible in the interview it would not add any fire to the situation. I see with hindsight that this was naive and contradictory to what I stand for.”

She went on to say that it was not “and has never been my intention to make anyone feel shameful for their dating or sex life”.

“As a woman who has championed female empowerment, relationship equality and sexual freedom over the past 4 years, I am deeply apologetic that this happened,” she continued. “Secondly, much has been said that Abbie reached out to me 9 days ago to discuss this via message. I was never notified that Abbie had reached out to me as I had muted notifications, given the overwhelming volume of messages I receive each day. I have since reached out.

“I acknowledge that the standard you walk by is the standard you accept. I will learn from this and do better in the future. I am sorry.”

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