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The Bachelor’s Rachael Arahill and Vakoo Kauapirura are caught KISSING

Sorry, Matt… we’re in love with each other! The Bachelor’s Rachael Arahill and Vakoo Kauapirura are caught KISSING at a Sydney restaurant… after they ‘secretly hooked up on the show’

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Fans of The Bachelor Australia are in for a major plot twist after two of Matt Agnew’s contestants fell in love… with each other.

Rachael Arahill and Vakoo Kauapirura were seen kissing outside a Sydney restaurant last week in photos that will leave viewers shocked.

The reality stars, both 23, are said to be ‘secretly dating’ after they formed a close friendship on set of the Channel 10 dating show.

Sorry, Matt... we're in love with each other! The Bachelor's Rachael Arahill (left) and Vakoo Kauapirura (right) were caught KISSING at a Sydney restaurant last week

Sorry, Matt… we’re in love with each other! The Bachelor’s Rachael Arahill (left) and Vakoo Kauapirura (right) were caught KISSING at a Sydney restaurant last week

‘They formed a really strong friendship in the mansion and their feelings for each other quickly developed into something more,’ a source told New Idea on Monday. 

The insider added that Vakoo and Rachael ‘hooked up’ while filming the show earlier this year and have since fallen in love.

‘[It happened] one night after one of the first cocktail parties. It was never filmed and producers never found out,’ the source claimed. 

Happily ever after! The reality stars, both 23, are said to be 'secretly dating' after they formed a close friendship on set of the Channel 10 dating show

Happily ever after! The reality stars, both 23, are said to be ‘secretly dating’ after they formed a close friendship on set of the Channel 10 dating show

Same-sex romance: Vakoo and Rachael 'hooked up' while filming The Bachelor earlier this year

Same-sex romance: Vakoo and Rachael ‘hooked up’ while filming The Bachelor earlier this year

No boys allowed: The two women are reportedly in love, but are keeping their relationship 'low key' for the time being

No boys allowed: The two women are reportedly in love, but are keeping their relationship ‘low key’ for the time being

Interestingly, both Rachael and Vakoo had been hinting at their romance on Instagram in recent weeks.

One of Rachael’s posts dedicated to her girlfriend included the caption: ‘I’m thankful we went on this crazy journey or I wouldn’t have met my soulmate.’

In response, Vakoo commented: ‘I love you so much.’

Your place or mine? Vakoo gazed lovingly into Rachael's eyes during their candlelit dinner date

Your place or mine? Vakoo gazed lovingly into Rachael’s eyes during their candlelit dinner date

Come here, you! Vakoo cradled Rachel's face in her hands, before leaning in for a tender kiss

Come here, you! Vakoo cradled Rachel’s face in her hands, before leaning in for a tender kiss

Psst! At one stage, Vakoo whispered sweet nothings into her girlfriend's ear

Psst! At one stage, Vakoo whispered sweet nothings into her girlfriend’s ear

What's so funny! After Rachael made a joke, Vakoo threw her head back and laughed heartily

What’s so funny! After Rachael made a joke, Vakoo threw her head back and laughed heartily

What are friends for? Vakoo wrapped her arms around Rachael as the two women hugged

What are friends for? Vakoo wrapped her arms around Rachael as the two women hugged

Cheers to publicity! Rachael and Vakoo's new romance will likely keep them in the celebrity spotlight for the next few months

Cheers to publicity! Rachael and Vakoo’s new romance will likely keep them in the celebrity spotlight for the next few months

In a separate post, Vakoo wrote: ‘I may not have found love with the Bachelor, but I found love with some extraordinary women.’ 

NW magazine also hinted at the pair’s relationship on Monday.

Although neither woman was identified by name, a source told the publication: ‘One of the ladies admitted that in the past she’s been in a same-sex relationship.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment. 

What's going on? During their date, Vakoo appeared to show Rachael something on her iPhone

What’s going on? During their date, Vakoo appeared to show Rachael something on her iPhone

Love story: 'They formed a really strong friendship in the mansion and their feelings for each other quickly developed into something more,' a source told New Idea on Monday

Love story: ‘They formed a really strong friendship in the mansion and their feelings for each other quickly developed into something more,’ a source told New Idea on Monday

On the down-low: Rachael and Vakoo reportedly became intimate after one of the Bachelor cocktail parties, but producers knew nothing about the tryst

On the down-low: Rachael and Vakoo reportedly became intimate after one of the Bachelor cocktail parties, but producers knew nothing about the tryst

Back home! After paying for dinner, the pair took a stroll through the streets of Sydney

Back home! After paying for dinner, the pair took a stroll through the streets of Sydney

Girls' only! The two women held hands, seemingly unaware they were being photographed

Girls’ only! The two women held hands, seemingly unaware they were being photographed

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