On their picture-perfect Instagram accounts, The Bachelorette’s Ali Oetjen and Taite Radley make their romance look like pure bliss.
But away from their carefully curated social media feeds, photos have emerged showing the real picture.
While loved-up snaps taken during a ‘romantic’ Queensland holiday flood their Instagram posts, in candid photos from the same trip the couple appear much more strained.
Instagram Vs Reality: The Bachelorette’s Ali Oetjen and Taite Radley look VERY strained during Queensland holiday after reports they are just faking their ‘happy relationship’ it for social media
Pictured during a getaway to North Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest, Ali and Taite looked tense as they sat together at a table last week.
Dressed in olive green activewear, Ali failed to crack a smile while Taite seemed more interested in his phone rather than his new girlfriend.
The scenes were in stark contrast to what the pair post to their social media.
In one post, which was shared with their followers the same week, the couple were dressed in the same outfits and posed in perfect harmony on yoga mats.
This is different! While the couple regularly shared loved-up snaps of themselves seemingly in perfect harmony, it appears the reality is quite different
Less than impressed: Dressed in olive green activewear, Ali failed to crack a smile while Taite looks equally as tense
Ali confessed her love for Taite two weeks ago in a dramatic finale, choosing her current beau over rival Todd King.
But rumours are already sweeping the nation that the reality TV stars may be ‘faking’ their romance.
According to Woman’s Day on Monday, the couple are staying together purely ‘for the sake of the franchise’.
An insider claimed that Ali, 32, and Taite, 28, feel obliged to stay together after this year’s Bachelor, Nick Cummins, ’caused major embarrassment for Channel 10 by leaving empty-handed.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ali, Taite and Channel 10 for comment.
Distracted: Taite looked to be more interested in the contents of his mobile phone than what Ali was up to
Not so picture-perfect: Their Instagram posts may seem idyllic but candid photos revealed the real story behind their ‘romantic’ Queensland getaway
It comes after body language and dating expert Holly Bartter told Daily Mail Australia that Taite looks a little ‘uncomfortable’ in photos with Ali and may not be ‘taking the relationship seriously’.
‘Taite definitely appears a little more camera-shy and aware of being overly affectionate in public, looking up where Ali looks up at him and gazing into his eyes,’ said the Matchsmith founder.
‘Taite seems to find the situation comical, playing along to humour Ali but not necessarily feeling as loving.’
After analysing photos of the pair on a night out in Melbourne, Holly said that Ali ‘isn’t holding back’ and ‘appears she’s attempting to turn his head back to face her’.
She added: ‘This could be a sign of a mismatch purely in the way they express their feelings for one another in a physical sense, especially if Taite is a little more reserved in public.
‘Or more importantly, if he’s not taking the relationship seriously, his subconscious feelings of discomfort with the relationship are showing all across his body.’
After the finale aired earlier this month, Ali and Taite embarked on a romantic holiday in Queensland.