By Zoe Burrell For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:01 BST, 29 September 2020 | Updated: 03:01 BST, 29 September 2020
Fans of The Bachelor couldn't resist fawning over runner-up Bella Varelis' handsome - and surprisingly young - stepfather during hometown visits last week.
And on Tuesday, the 25-year-old marketing consultant spoke at length about her stepdad, Dean, on the podcast Life Uncut.
Bella admitted she found it 'so gross' that some viewers described Dean as 'younger' and 'hotter' alternative to leading man Locky Gilbert.
Admission: On Tuesday, Bella Varelis (pictured) opened up about her stepdad, Dean, on the podcast Life Uncut saying that it's 'so gross' people dubbed him 'younger' and 'hotter' than the show's lead Locky Gilbert
'Oh my god, it's so gross,' she said.
'I saw a meme that was something like, "When Bella's stepdad is the hottest thing to walk in on the Bachelor 2020," and I was like, "Wow."'
Bella explained that Dean has a 'blessed' relationship with her mother, Kim, despite their 13-year age gap
Age gap: The reality star added that her mother, Kim, and Dean (pictured) had a 'blessed' relationship