Bachy’s Carlin Has Given A Brutally Honest Interview About His Breakup With Angie & It’s Very Bittersweet

Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt found love on last year’s The Bachelorette, but unfortunately ended things earlier this year. 

Eagle-eyed fans spotted the fact that the two former lovebirds had unfollowed each other on Instagram in June, and the breakup announcement came soon after, with Angie posting this to her Instagram stories in July.

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Carlin has kept quiet since the breakup, but recently chatted with Nova’s new podcast How To… Life. Carlin opened up about his split with Angie, the scrutiny from the public, and how his insecurities damaged the foundations of their relationship.

Here’s everything Carlin had to say about what went down with Angie.

On how watching the show back damaged their relationship:

“I was fine throughout the whole show. Take me to the relationship and watching it all back… it’s almost as if someone has just handed you their phone, their Tinder and say ‘have a scroll’. Being the guy that was chosen at the end, and then having to watch it all back, it bred this insecurity in me that was kind of lying dormant that I hadn’t dealt with since my ex-wife. I think seeing how strong some of those other connections were, I was like… ‘far out! I wasn’t really just this huge front runner’ and I did see that it was quite a hard choice.”

On being insecure about Angie’s relationship with Timm and her stint on Dancing With The Stars:

“She really cared for Timm. They were kind of messaging a little bit afterward. I was trying to play it cool, like ‘it’s fine’, you know it’s all good, and I was trying to be nice and I was trying to do the right thing. And then more and more, she and Timm messaging each other, it just started to really eat me away.

“Then she goes onto the next show, Dancing With The Stars with this hot Italian dude and I’m like ‘oh man, this is not easy.’ He’s a good looking dude! She would train five hours a day with this guy, five days a week and then fly to Melbourne for four days and so I’m like ‘you get to spend so much more time with this guy, I’m still feeling pretty shit about having just watched you mack-on with all these other dudes.’ I wasn’t ready for it. So we had a pretty difficult run.”

On the breakup and the attention surrounding it:

“The ongoing opinion that I wasn’t right for Angie. I didn’t want to give anyone the satisfaction. Inevitably that’s what happened, people were like ‘you should have chosen Timm’. Having to deal with that is very hard. My mental health was struggling at that time. It was quite bad. There was just so much tension there. We couldn’t have normal conversations.”

On dating again and not making the same mistakes:

“I’m not ready to entertain it. I don’t have the energy. You won’t see me on dating apps. I don’t want to bring any more shit into the next relationship and I feel like I kinda did that with Ang. When some of that insecurities and stuff came up, those trust issues I was like ‘oh man, I really have brought this into this relationship’ and I did feel bad. I’d say it was hard for Angie to go into a relationship after almost nine years of not dating and having a guy who’d just been out of a divorce. Like I’m not going back there again.”

You can listen to the full podcast with Carlin here.