Abbie Chatfield was branded a ‘complete fake’ by rival Sogand Mohtat on Thursday’s episode of The Bachelor.
And after being accused of ‘lying’ to Matt Agnew about her views on marriage, Abbie’s sister Jolie Chatfield has defended her on Instagram.
Jolie claimed on Thursday that Abbie is a ‘genuine’ person but has been banned from defending herself in interviews or on social media.
‘How she’s being treated breaks my heart’: Abbie Chatfield’s sister Jolie (left) has spoken out after she was edited as the ‘villain’ on The Bachelor
‘Abbie’s not allowed to defend herself… so I wanted an explanation out in the universe,’ Jolie wrote in her lengthy post.
‘I love my sister so much, watching how she’s being treated (and edited) breaks my goddamn heart because I know how genuine she is.’
Jolie went on to reveal that Abbie, 23, struggle to trust anyone on set, and insisted that her views on marriage ‘are not contradictory’.
Gagged? In a lengthy Instagram post (pictured), Jolie claimed that her sister Abbie had been treated unfairly on The Bachelor
Having her say: Jolie added that Abbie’s views on marriage ‘are not contradictory’, as Sogand Mohtat suggested on Thursday’s episode
Jolie explained: ‘We have talked at length about how the institution of marriage stems from a pretty backwards patriarchal idea of woman-as-chattel and also just in general how we see weddings as a waste of money.
‘Marriage is something you do because you have found someone you truly love, not just because it’s something you have planned in your “timeline”.
‘Either way though, your opinions of marriage change when you meet someone you truly, truly want to spend your life with, so it’s insane to me how much weight is being put on this.’
Stance: Jolie said ‘marriage is something you do because you have found someone you truly love not just because it’s something you have planned in your ‘timeline”
Rivals: Jolie’s comments were in relation to Thursday night’s episode that saw Sogand Mohtat (right), 30, telling Matt’s friend Kate (left) that Abbie hasn’t always been honest
Jolie’s comments were in response to Thursday’s episode of The Bachelor, in which Sogand told Matt’s friend Kate that Abbie hasn’t always been honest.
‘There’s been times where she’s said a few things around the house about getting married and wanting kids, and it was nothing… it wasn’t on her radar,’ Sogand said.
‘Minutes after, she was asked at the group date by Matt where she sees herself in the next five years and she chose “married with kids”, which at that point, I was like, ‘Well, how? How do you just change your mind within minutes? That’s crazy”.’
‘That’s crazy’: Sogand explained how Abbie ‘changed her mind within minutes’ when asked whether she saw a future with marriage and children
Kate later said that Sogand’s remarks about Abbie had ‘concerned’ her, and she soon reported them back to Matt.
‘It is concerning to me that Sogand questioned whether Abbie is being truthful with what she’s telling Matt. A couple of the things that Abbie and I spoke about in relation to marriage maybe contradicted themselves a little bit,’ she said.
‘I won’t be surprised if Abbie’s just a complete fake because I don’t think it’s genuine if you’re telling one person one thing and another something else.’
Confrontation: During Kate’s chat with Abbie (left), she asked the blonde about her take on marriage and kids, considering her age
During Kate’s chat with Abbie, she had asked the property analyst about her views on marriage and children considering her young age.
‘Is five years or three years realistic for things like marriage and kids?’ Kate asked.
‘Honestly, marriage isn’t essential to me. Like, I’m not the type of person to be like, “I need to get married”,’ Abbie responded.
‘I am open to getting married, [but] I’m not dying to get married. Kids, the same thing.’
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Still in the running to capture his heart’: Bachelor Matt Agnew (pictured), 32, told Kate that while Abbie’s views on marriage and children are worrying, he’s not ready to give up on her