WLCTT's Rebekah Opens Up About Getting Dumped on TV — by Text
Voyeuristic and emotionally-draining reality show When Love Comes to Town came to a close on Tuesday night, after sending 17 women across the country in the search for love. In the end, we saw five couples emerge from the dust of the small towns they met in, but there was one surprise we didn't see coming: gorgeous law student Rebekah getting dumped hours before the finale . . . by text. She met Sam in Orange, the seventh stop on the TV show's tour and, if anything, he seemed more smitten with her than she him. But a couple of weeks later he broke it off and said he was moving overseas, with next-to-no explanation. We chatted to Rebekah to get the full story on what happened, how her relationship with Sam is now, and how she's moving on.
Source: Channel Nine
POPSUGAR Australia: Tuesday night's episode was a bit of a shock — how are you feeling now?
Rebekah: I'm OK today. Watching it back was really hard — sort of felt like being shot in the face, to be honest. But I'm OK. I am strong and moving forward and smiling and happy. Just looking forward to the future and taking so many wonderful things from the show and bringing them into my life now.
PS: How long ago was the finale filmed?
Rebekah: That was actually filmed about six months ago, almost seven. It's been a while!
PS: It must be weird to have to relive that again after so long, just as you've gotten over it?
Rebekah: Absolutely, it's very, very strange. Seeing how upset I was and remembering how it felt, that was hard. And having my family watch me being upset, that hurt them as well.
PS: So Sam texted you on the way to the finale, is that right?
Rebekah: Yeah, so I was in a cab on the way to the airport — I live in Adelaide — and I was meant to do more filming and so I didn't know what to do. I was trying to call him; he wasn't picking up the phone. I was calling the producers [of the show] like, "Do you still want me to come? Am I supposed to be on this flight right now?" I had no idea what to do. They tried getting in contact with him as well and he wasn't picking up the producer's phone calls either. It was horrible. They [the producers] were wonderful with me, they said, "Get on the plane and just come here, we'll look after you, we want you here either which way," and they had me with the other girls, so I got to spend my time with the girls and be with them and have the support from them, which was wonderful.
PS: So he just sent you one blunt text ending the relationship?
Rebekah: Yeah, it was one blunt text that basically said that he found out that he was moving overseas, that he didn't have any intention of pursuing any sort of relationship with me and that he was not coming to the finale at all. So I texted him like, "Um, what? Can you explain this to me, I don't know what's happening — last night we were talking and I felt that we were together and very happy and so excited to see you," and he wouldn't pick up my phone calls but he would reply to my texts straight away. And that was so annoying! "Your phone is in your hand and you are letting my calls ring out!" Ugh, it was so frustrating at the time.