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Bachelor couple who left show to be together are still very much in love

Bachelor couple who left show to be together are still very much in love

Couple met on The Bachelor | Photo: Instagram

Two women who went on The Bachelor are now one of the most successful couples from the franchise.

The twist? Neither of them was the Bachelor or Bachelorette!

In September 2019, contestants Minh Thu and Truc Nhu met on The Bachelor: Vietnam.

Minh was going to leave the show after not receiving a rose from the male suitor, Nguyen Quoc Trung.

Before departing, however, she confessed her love for her fellow contestant.

‘‘I went into this competition to find love, but I’ve found that love for myself. But it isn’t you. It’s someone else,’ Thu said.

The dramatic moment got even more tense when the bachelor chased Nhu backstage and convinced her to return to the competition.

Two episodes later, Nhu asked to leave the show.

And the reason was because ‘she already found what she was looking for and it’s waiting for her at home’.

One of the most successful couples from The Bachelor franchise

Bachelor Vietname confesses same-sex love for fellow contestant
Bachelor Vietname confesses same-sex love for fellow contestant. | Photo: The Bachelor Vietnam – Anh Chàng Độc Thân / YouTube

The two of them are still together now.

Six months later, fans are still following the couple’s relationship. One update to their status recently went viral again.


‘Do y’all remember those girls on the bachelorette Vietnam who quit the competition because they fell in love with each other?” asks the tweet with tens of thousands of likes.

Others have posted pictures of them at Hanoi Pride and at other events.

 

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Both women told BuzzFeed they had to prepare their families for the episode, as well as their relationship. Neither have been in a same-sex relationship before.

Nhu spoke to her older sister about it: ‘I told her this was completely real and asked her, “Don’t you want me to be happy? If I’m happy in this relationship then you need to support me and not scold me. Going the traditional way and having a husband and child doesn’t necessarily mean that you will find happiness.”‘

Progress in the country

In 2015, Vietnam lifted its ban on same-sex marriage.

Later that same year, they also lifted its ban on gender confirmation surgery and recognized people’s true genders if they had surgery.

More recently, the country’s Ministry of Health also proposed a law giving legal recognition to transgender people.