She reportedly refused to confirm or deny her split with Richie Strahan for several months in order to keep up her public profile.
But now comfortably living out of the spotlight, Alex Nation couldn’t be happier in her new relationship with Melbourne chef Maegan Luxa.
And on Tuesday, the 26-year-old reflected on her idyllic childhood before she became a tabloid fixture, sharing a series of throwback photos on Instagram.
Guess who! On Tuesday, Alex Nation reflected on her idyllic childhood before she became a tabloid fixture, sharing a series of throwback photos on Instagram
In the first happy snap, Alex is shown at nine years old with a hairstyle strikingly similar to the cropped do’ she debuted earlier this month.
In the childhood photo, the young Alex is wearing a ’90s style choker and a light purple T-shirt while standing in front of a fence.
‘My new hair was obviously inspired by nine-year-old me,’ she wrote in the caption.
Spot the difference! In the first happy snap, Alex is shown at nine years old (left) with a hairstyle strikingly similar to the cropped do’ she debuted earlier this month (right)
Alex later shared another family photo, which showed her in 1992, aged two.
In the snap, Alex is holding a children’s book and smiles for the camera while sitting on the couch.
She captioned the picture: ‘Circa 92’.
Nostalgia! A third photo shows the former Bachelor wearing a purple fairy costume (left). She also recently posted a snap of herself rollerblading (right) and joked it was ‘a 90s kid’ activity
A third photo showed the former Bachelor star wearing a purple fairy costume, complete with a glittering star wand.
Alex also shared a flashback photo of her mother posing by the family Christmas tree.
‘How stunning was my mum?’ she wrote in the caption.
Happy family! Alex is pictured with her son Elijah, seven, and fiancée Maegan Luxa
With her own son Elijah, seven, heading back to school this week, Alex appeared to be in a rather nostalgic mood.
Earlier this week, she posted an Instagram photo of herself rollerblading and joked that it was ‘a 90s kid’ activity.
Last year, Alex split with Richie Strahan after briefly dating following The Bachelor.
‘How stunning was my mum?’ Alex also shared a flashback photo of her mother posing by the family Christmas tree
The couple kept their breakup a secret for months – possibly for contractual reasons, but it was also suggested they were worried about losing their public profiles.
It wasn’t until Alex was pictured kissing her Frankston Bombers teammate Maegan in public that her split with Richie was finally confirmed.
The couple became engaged late last year, but have not publicly announced the date of their wedding.