They recently took to Instagram to share loved-up couple photos for the first time since February.
And on Friday, The Bachelor’s Alex Nation and Richie Strahan well and truly put split rumours to rest, as they were spotted packing on the PDA during lavish celebrations for Richie’s 32nd birthday.
Not scrimping for the occasion, the glamorous couple were spotting boarding a helicopter together before flying to Yering Station Winery, a 50-minute drive northeast of Melbourne.
What split? Alex Nation and Richie Strahan appeared loved-up on Friday, as they celebrating Richie’s 32nd birthday in style, flying in a private helicopter to spend time together at a vineyard
25-year-old Alex looked dolled up for the daytime celebrations, cutting a glamorous figure as she emerged from the chopper after it touched down upon arrival.
The single mother stunned as she teamed a cinnamon-coloured button-up with a white skirt that dropped below the knee.
Leaving her shoulder-length hair out for the occasion, the star wore a pair of strappy sandals and accessorised with statement earrings and a chunky gold watch.
Intimate embrace: The birthday date appeared to refute split rumours, prompted by the fact the pair had not shared social media snaps of each other since February
Birthday smooch: The Bachelor lovers were seen getting hot and heavy during Richie’s birthday celebrations
Meanwhile, Richie looked suitably dapper, as he was seen tenderly taking Alex’s hand as he helped her from the aircraft.
The ropes access technician opted for a light blue button-up, khaki chino pants and white trainers as his birthday suit of choice. He covered up in the cool autumn weather with a navy bomber jacket.
The overcast conditions and slight drizzle didn’t seem to deter the reality TV lovers, who were seen grinning as they held hands and raced for shelter.
Braving the rain: The pair were seen smiling despite getting caught in a light shower
Indoors, the pair were seen sitting closely together on a couch, as they sipped from wine glasses, and candidly enjoyed one another’s company.
At one point, Richie appeared to notice photographers, as Alex glanced down at her phone – perhaps checking on her young son, Elijah, who appeared to be absent from the romantic birthday date.
However, given the pair’s history of falling in love before the cameras, prying eyes didn’t deter the stars from getting heated as they cosied up to kiss.
Checking on Elijah? Alex was seen glancing down at her phone as the pair enjoyed a quiet moment
Intimate: Richie appeared to tenderly brush Alex’s cheek as she stared into his eyes
The steamy snaps come just days after the pair have reignited their loving social media posts after whispers they had split.
On Tuesday, Richie shared a rare photo of the couple together on his Instagram account, revealing he and Alex had spent at least part of the Easter long weekend together.
Prior to Tuesday’s post, Richie had last shared a photo of him and Alex seven weeks ago while Alex hadn’t posted one of the pair since February.
Candid: The couple appeared cosy and loved-up during their vineyard escape
Steamy! The loved-up couple couldn’t keep their hands off each other
Whoops! The couple appeared to notice they had been caught out during an intimate moment
‘Finally,’ one commented, while another wrote: ‘Finally a pic together!! Phew!! Hahaha nice to see.’
In recent weeks fans had peppered both Alex and Richie’s social media accounts with questions about whether the couple were still together.
Alex has also been photographed wearing her diamond promise ring, which Richie gave her in the show’s finale, sporadically.
He’s a lucky birthday boy! Despite spotting the cameras, the couple didn’t seem to mind packing on the PDA
In February, Alex and Richie were pictured looking tense on a Perth street, with the single mother’s eyes appearing bloodshot from crying.
Despite Alex looking distraught, Richie did not offer any comfort to his partner, instead choosing to walk in front of her.
NW Magazine reported the couple had a ‘huge fight’ in public and a witness had said Alex’s eyes were ‘red raw from crying’.
What a man: A chivalrous Richie helped his glamorous girlfriend out of the chopper
Long distance love: The pair appeared to be enjoying their time together despite New Idea claiming that geographical distance was challenging the couple
Last month New Idea claimed the couple were struggling with the geographical distance between them, with Alex residing in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula while Richie lives in Perth.
The publication claimed that the Richie and Alex had been spending weekends apart recently.
‘Alex’s little boy Elijah had spent the weekend with his dad. Usually when this happens, she makes most of her time and heads straight to Perth to see Richie,’ an insider revealed.
‘The fact that they both spent the weekend alone is unusual.’
Birthday bliss: Dapper Richie looked overjoyed to be spending his 32nd birthday with his lady love