She has been taking extreme measures to keep her new romance with Matt Baker out of the headlines.
So it may come as a surprise that former Bachelor contestant Heather Maltman, 31, announced that she previously dated a woman this week.
Heather spilled the news on Instagram just minutes after it was announced Australia had voted yes in the same-sex marriage survey on Wednesday.
‘This lady was my first, and to this day only girlfriend I’ve ever had’: Former Bachelor contestant Heather Maltman, 31, announced that she previously dated a woman Renee Broome this Wednesday, just minutes after it was announced Australia had voted yes in the same-sex marriage survey
‘If I had ever married a woman. It would have and always would have been’: Heather dedicated the post to her former flame, claiming that she was ‘such a lesbian’ for her
Taking to her page, the aspiring actress uploaded a throwback photo of herself and TV screenwriter Renee Broome, who she named as being her first and only ever girlfriend.
‘This lady was my first, and to this day only girlfriend I’ve ever had,’ she wrote in the caption.
‘If I had ever married a woman. It would have and always would have been. This legend. Finally the government is catching up @reneebroome ❤️ #marriageequality I was such a lesbian for you. Hahahahhahaha,’ she added.
The post shows a fresh-faced 21-year-old Heather slinging her arm across the shoulders of her fiery-haired ladylove.
Heather clarified the timing of her lesbian romance in a comment underneath the post, writing to a pal: ‘Mate I was 21. And it was 100% young love.’
Daily Mail Australia has reached out for comment.
While the length of their relationship is unknown, the pair appear to have had a fruitful working relationship over the years, having collaborated on a short film titled The Blow Job in 2015.
It was this year that Heather made her debut on Channel 10’s The Bachelor, vying against a gaggle of other romance hopefuls for a chance at winning personal trainer Sam Wood’s heart.
After being evicted from the show, Heather enjoyed a brief romance with fellow aspiring actor Andrew Steel.
Her most recent flame is blond hunk Matt Baker, to whom she has previously referred as ‘Derick’ in a bid to conceal his identity.