The early signs of Alex Nation's new lesbian romance

After months of silence, Alex Nation surprised everyone this week by confirming her split from Richie Strahan and debuting her relationship with a woman.

Alex met Maegan Luxa - better known as 'Lux' to her friends - earlier this year while they played for the Frankston Bombers Women's Football Team.

And while her former Bachelor co-stars were left VERY surprised by the news, there were a few early signs of romance between the unlikely couple.

Love! After months of silence, Alex Nation (pictured) surprised everyone this week by confirming her split from Richie Strahan and debuting her relationship with a woman, Maegan Luxa

Love! After months of silence, Alex Nation surprised everyone this week by confirming her split from Richie Strahan and debuting her relationship with a woman, Maegan Luxa (pictured)

Love! After months of silence, Alex Nation (left) surprised everyone this week by confirming her split from Richie Strahan and debuting her relationship with a woman, Maegan Luxa (right)

It has been claimed Alex and Richie secretly split six months ago, in February, and it was after this time she threw herself into the weekend footy scene.

Her TV heartbreak followed the breakdown of her marriage to Joel Porter, the father of her son Elijah, six, and it is possible romance was the last thing on Alex's mind.

But amid the rough and tumble of the footy field, one of her fellow players evidently caught her eye - which resulted in a romance few Bachelor fans expected.

In fact, when Alex injured her arm three months ago, it was Maegan who rushed to support her, and the pair were pictured in the hospital waiting room together.

Sorry, Richie! While her former Bachelor co-stars were left VERY surprised by the news, there were a few early signs of romance between the same-sex couple. Pictured: Alex and Richie

Sorry, Richie! While her former Bachelor co-stars were left VERY surprised by the news, there were a few early signs of romance between the same-sex couple. Pictured: Alex and Richie

Are you okay, darl? When Alex injured her arm three months ago, it was Maegan (right) who rushed to support her, and the pair were pictured in the hospital waiting room together

Are you okay, darl? When Alex injured her arm three months ago, it was Maegan (right) who rushed to support her, and the pair were pictured in the hospital waiting room together

New Idea claimed Richie did not know about his former flame's new love, and he may have been oblivious when he attended one of Alex's games in early May.

However, it has been rumoured the former reality TV

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