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The Bachelor: Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska’s 1-year anniversary

Friday marked one year since Irena Srbinovska met Locky Gilbert’s mother Brenda on The Bachelor.

And on Monday the reality TV lovebirds celebrated their official one-year anniversary in gushing Instagram posts.

Marking one year since declaring their love for each other in the 2020 season finale, the pair paid tribute to each other with loved-up captions.

Time flies: On Monday, reality TV lovebirds Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska celebrated their official one-year anniversary in gushing Instagram posts

Locky’s tribute read: ‘One year ago today, my life changed. Would I say for the better? Absobloodylutly.’ 

‘I couldn’t be more happier with you in my life’ he continued. ‘It’s been a ride so far and I cant wait for many more years to come.

‘I love you bub and will love you for the rest of my life.’  

Meanwhile, Irena, 31, penned: ‘From the moment I met you I knew in my heart that you were the person I had been waiting for all my life.’ 

It must be love: Locky's tribute read, 'One year ago today, my life changed. Would I say for the better? Absobloodylutly'

It must be love: Locky’s tribute read, ‘One year ago today, my life changed. Would I say for the better? Absobloodylutly’

She added: ‘They say that love will find you in the most unexpected ways and it did. You took me by surprise, this big and strong guy that was caring and gentle.

‘Thank you for the most incredible first year together. One that we will treasure for the rest of our life.’ 

Irena concluded: ‘It’s been hard and difficult at times but we have triumphed. I love you and can’t wait for forever with you @locklangilbert.’

Living their best lives: Irena, 31, penned: 'From the moment I met you I knew in my heart that you were the person I had been waiting for all my life'

Living their best lives: Irena, 31, penned: ‘From the moment I met you I knew in my heart that you were the person I had been waiting for all my life’

The sweet posts come after Irena last week acknowledged one year since meeting Gilbert’s mother Brenda in the lead-up to the Bachelor finale.

On Friday, the nurse shared a post on Instagram celebrating the milestone occasion in her relationship with the former Australian Survivor star.

Irena shared a photo from her meeting with Locky’s mother, which took place in the Hunter Valley last year, and praised her in the caption. 

Another milestone moment: On Friday, Irena marked one year since meeting her boyfriend's mother in the lead-up to the Bachelor finale

Another milestone moment: On Friday, Irena marked one year since meeting her boyfriend’s mother in the lead-up to the Bachelor finale 

‘This time last year I met this amazing lady! The incredible woman that raised my special person,’ she said, lauding Brenda.

Irena went on to reveal she had another meeting with Locky’s nearest and dearest that failed to make it to air. 

‘What you didn’t see was that his two best friends couldn’t make it due to Covid lockdowns, so we did a Zoom chat instead,’ she said, adding that she wished it had aired because it was important to her man. 

'A year ago today': The nurse shared a photo from her meeting with Locky's mother, which took place in the Hunter Valley last year, and praised her in the caption

‘A year ago today’: The nurse shared a photo from her meeting with Locky’s mother, which took place in the Hunter Valley last year, and praised her in the caption

Grateful: Irena said of Brenda, 'This time last year I met this amazing lady! The incredible woman that raised my special person'

Grateful: Irena said of Brenda, ‘This time last year I met this amazing lady! The incredible woman that raised my special person’

Irena also spilled another on-set secret: she was wearing thermals under her two-toned frock during her meeting with Brenda and subsequent call with Locky’s mates.

‘Let’s just say it wasn’t the thermals that made me sweat! The boys asked me some tough questions,’ she said, referring to her Zoom chat with her beau’s pals.

It seems Irena has been rather sentimental over the last few weeks as she celebrated one year since first smooched boyfriend Locky Gilbert on The Bachelor. 

Telling all! Irena also revealed she was wearing thermals under her two-toned frock. She said in the caption: 'Let's just say it wasn't the thermals that made me sweat! The boys asked me some tough questions,' referring to her Zoom chat with Locky's best friends that was cut from finale

Telling all! Irena also revealed she was wearing thermals under her two-toned frock. She said in the caption: ‘Let’s just say it wasn’t the thermals that made me sweat! The boys asked me some tough questions,’ referring to her Zoom chat with Locky’s best friends that was cut from finale 

Memories: It seems Irena has been rather sentimental over the last few weeks as she celebrated one year since first smooched boyfriend Locky Gilbert on The Bachelor

Memories: It seems Irena has been rather sentimental over the last few weeks as she celebrated one year since first smooched boyfriend Locky Gilbert on The Bachelor

Last month, she shared a steamy image of the pair in their passionate clinch.

In a subsequent post, Irena addressed her fans’ burning question about their anniversary, noting: ‘our anniversary is [The Bachelor] finale which is July 18th’.

Since finding love with each other on the reality show, Locky and Irena have enjoyed travelling around and exploring Australia together.

Loved up: Since finding love with each other on the reality show, Locky and Irena have enjoyed travelling around and exploring Australia together

Loved up: Since finding love with each other on the reality show, Locky and Irena have enjoyed travelling around and exploring Australia together

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