Stu Laundy claims his budding romance with Carys Courtney is over

Earlier this week, photos emerged of Stu Laundy awkwardly groping his married lover Carys Courtney during a romantic getaway in Hawaii.

And now, the former Bachelorette star has admitted their budding relationship may be over before it got a chance to really heat up.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Friday, the 45-year-old claimed his amorous advances on the trip may have killed any chance of romance. 

Flying solo? Stu Laundy told The Daily Telegraph on Friday that his budding romance with Carys Courtney is all but over after THOSE awkward groping photos from Hawaii emerged

Flying solo? Stu Laundy told The Daily Telegraph on Friday that his budding romance with Carys Courtney is all but over after THOSE awkward groping photos from Hawaii emerged

'I think we are done before we’ve started. That sort of press, I don’t think she’s ready for that. It has pretty much shut that one right down,' Stu told the publication.

While Stu described Carys, 37, as an 'awesome chick',  he confessed things weren't looking hopeful between them thanks to the over-the-top public display.

'I honestly believe that has shut it down, but look, who knows what the future holds. I am away for a fair while and then I’ll come back and maybe give it a call. But at this point that stress has scared the sh*t out of her,'  he said.

Packing on the PDA: Photos emerged of the couple looking very amorous in Hawaii

Packing on the PDA: Photos emerged of the couple looking very amorous in Hawaii

While Stu described Carys, 37, as an 'awesome chick', he confessed things weren't looking hopeful between them thanks to the over-the-top public display

While Stu described Carys, 37, as an 'awesome chick', he confessed things weren't looking hopeful between them thanks to the over-the-top public display

Stu, who previously dated Sophie Monk after meeting on The Bachelorette, also shared how he met Carys, who recently announced her separation from V8

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