The Bachelor's Tara Pavlovic reveals the reasons behind her split with Sam Cochrane

By Marni Dixit August 1, 2018
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"The relationship was just the most toxic thing."

It’s been five weeks since Australia was left heartbroken after finding out The Bachelor In Paradise’s Tara Pavlovic and Sam Cochrane called off their engagement. Now, Tara is revealing what actually went wrong with their relationship.​

Speaking with Daily Mail Australia, Tara explained that the relationship became “toxic” after they finished filming the show at the end of last year.

She also added that it was Sam who initiated the breakup after an argument, then desperately begged her to take him back.

“Sam left me after a fight thinking I would beg for him back - he always threatened to leave and played games.”

“But this time I told him to never speak to me again and then he begged for me back for weeks.”

“The relationship was just the most toxic thing… I feel the biggest sense of relief now that it's all over. I finally feel like I'm myself again.

“I really did lose my identity when I was with him, and now feel like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I can finally start focusing on who I really am.”

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Sam would apparently often tell Tara they were incompatible:

“He would always say to me I needed someone who was "dumb with no feelings", that he was too smart and deep for me.”

Tara is preparing for a trip to Europe with some friends and is looking forward to focusing on herself:

“I was the worst version of myself when I was with [Sam], so it'll be good to just find myself again during this trip.”

Image: Sam Cochrane/Instagram