Michael Turnbull on The Bachelorette
Michael Turnbull on The Bachelorette

Former Bachelorette bloke's bitter split with girlfriend

THIS dreamboat's relationship has struck the rocks.

Bachelorette hunk and A-League soccer player Michael Turnbull has split with his girlfriend - single mother Katrina Vincent - just weeks after the pair declared their love in a national gossip magazine.

In that interview, Turnbull said he was keen to marry Katrina, after their whirlwind romance began with him asking her and two-year-old daughter Ava out for coffee.

Now Katrina has taken to Instagram in the face of questions about the romance to unload on the failed dating show contestant.


Posting a photo of her daughter in a pretty green dress, Katrina wrote:

"Ok so for all of you who have been asking... Michael and I are no longer together. He end up deciding he doesn't want to date a person with a child.

"I am embarrassed and humiliated, I wish I didn't trust him so easily.

"Oh well you always learn from your mistakes."

She then added further fuel to the fire by publishing an image featuring the words:

"The best revenge is always to just happily move on and let karma do the rest".


A photo posted by Katrina Vincent (@katrinavincent) on

For his part, Turnbull's Instagram has now been taken from public view.

But just before the walls came up, he wrote:

"Sometimes it's best to stay silent as words don't do your private thoughts justice."

In a Woman's Day interview published this month, Turnbull wrote that he "would definitely say this is the first time I've felt like this about any girl" when talking about Katrina.

He then said he expected to marry her, according to the article.

It's worth remembering that Turnbull also claimed to be a Socceroo and to have represented Australia in the Sydney 2000 Olympics while on the dating show. Neither were true.

Turnbull was competing for the affections of Sam Frost on the 2015 season of The Bachelorette, but was ultimately trumped by Sasha Mielczarek.

Sam Frost stars in the TV series The Bachelorette.
Sam Frost stars in the TV series The Bachelorette. Channel 10

Sam took aim at Turnbull after the show ended, when the athlete told a TV reporter that he was "still in touch" with the Bachelorette.

She responded: "Excuse me? Whether it's said in jest or not, suggesting I'm sneaking around my partner's back is offensive and disrespectful to both Sasha and myself."

"Get a grip Turnbull."