Irena Srbinovska’s biggest sacrifice: Bachelor winner reveals the heartbreaking decision she had to make ahead of moving to Perth with Locky Gilbert
And on Tuesday night, Irena, 31, spoke about the sacrifices and changes she has made to her personal and professional life ahead of the relocation.
In an Instagram Q&A session, the former Melbourne nurse spoke about the challenges of progressing her romance with Locky, 30, interstate.
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The Bachelor’s Irena Srbinovska (right) has revealed the heartbreaking sacrifice she was forced to make ahead of moving to Perth with Locky Gilbert (left)
Irena, who has worked as a nurse for more than a decade, told fans she would put her career temporarily on hold as she settles into life with Locky in Western Australia.
‘The plan is to continue nursing over in Perth, but for now I have taken a mental health break from work and am focusing on my relationship with Locky,’ she said.
Irena explained that while nursing is a very rewarding, the career was also very tough on mental health and leads many professionals to ‘burn out’.
‘For now I have taken a mental health break from work’: Irena will be temporarily put her career as a nurse on hold as she focuses on her relationship with Locky in Perth
So sad: Irena revealed a heartbreaking sacrifice she had been forced to make – leaving her two dogs behind in Melbourne as she moves to Perth
When probed more about her move by fans, Irena revealed a heartbreaking sacrifice she had been forced to make.
‘Unfortunately, Leo and MaggIe will be staying in Melbourne,’ she said of her two beloved dogs.
Irena continued in a separate post: ‘The plan is once our permits to enter WA are approved, we will drive from Sydney to Perth, where we will be able to start our life together.’
The plan: Irena and Locky are waiting on their moving permits to be approved, and are hoping to drive from Sydney to Perth when they go through
The lovebirds first announced their plans to live together on The Project a day after their finale episode aired on Channel 10.
During the show’s gut-wrenching finale, Locky told both Bella Varelis and Irena that he was in love with them – but then had the tricky task of sending one home.
After an emotional break-up with Bella, he composed himself and professed his love for Irena, telling her he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with her.
Going strong: Locky professed his love for Irena in The Bachelor finale, telling her he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with her