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Art & Matilda’s romantic escape

We catch up with the lovebirds in paradise
Art & Matilda's romantic escape

After Arthur Green found love with Matilda Rice on the first ever season of The Bachelor NZ, there was only one question on everyone’s lips – was their romance real?

Happily, Art and Matilda confirm they are still together and more loved-up than ever, as Woman’s Day catches up with the pair on holiday in sunny Rarotonga.

For eight blissful days, the couple have been making the most of their time away from the spotlight in a plush private resort. It’s the longest amount of uninterrupted time they’ve had together to date, but the experience has only brought Art and Matilda closer.

“The best thing about our relationship now is we don’t feel like that couple from that TV show any more,” says Art, 27.

“I feel like I know the real Mattie now and she knows the real me, and weirdly, it feels like we’ve known each other forever.”

Now, with their three-month anniversary coming up in July, the lovebirds have settled into life together and are busy planning even more romantic getaways for the future. And while there are still a persistent few who question their status as a couple, Matilda says the two are “so happy together” they have no problem brushing it off.

For the full story and pictures from our interview with Arthur and Matilda, grab your copy of this week’s Woman’s Day, on sale now.

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