They’ve been noticeably absent from each other’s social media accounts for the past two months.
But things have turned a corner this week for Bachelor couple Alex Nation, 25, and Richie Strahan, 33, with the single mother sharing a gushing birthday message for her man on Friday.
It’s the first photo Alex has shared on Instagram with Richie since February, and comes after the pair were photographed that same month looking tense after an apparent fight.
They’re back together on social media! Alex Nation shares first photo with Richie Strahan since February after Bachelor couple had ‘huge fight’
In the sweet social media snap, Alex and Richie stand before a helicopter, with the ropes technician casually dressed in chinos and a button down shirt.
Alex cuts a stylish figure in a white skirt, paired with a brown tie top and matching heels.
‘Big Happy Birthday to this guy! To think it’s been a year since we were both submerged in Lindt chocolate together,’ she captioned the photo.
Sky high: Later pictures shared on both Alex and Richie’s Instagram story show the pair enjoying a helicopter ride together
Their love’s still burning! Richie Strahan and Alex Nation share rare photo together on social media as fans question whether they are still an item
‘What a ride! I’m proud of how far you have come and I can’t wait to see what you do next!’
Later pictures shared on both Alex and Richie’s Instagram story show the pair enjoying a helicopter ride together before having lunch at a Yarra Valley winery.
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.
Reality start: Alex and Richie first started dating after meeting on The Bachelor last year
The shot showed the pair cuddling up near an open fire, with Richie kissing a beaming Alex on the forehead.
‘I hope everyone got to spend time with their loved ones over the Easter weekend!’ He captioned the photo.
Comments soon poured in with followers expressing both relief and delight that Richie and Alex were still together.
Falling in love: Alex and Richie weren’t shy about public displays of affection during their time on The Bachelor last year
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.
‘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.
Separate lives? The two rarely feature on each other’s Instagram accounts, with fans peppering posts with questions about whether they are still together
Alex has also been photographed wearing her diamond promise ring, which Richie gave her in the show’s finale, sporadically.
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’.
Trouble in paradise? In February, Alex and Richie were pictured looking tense on a Perth street, with the single mother’s eyes appearing bloodshot from crying
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.’
Too much distance? Last month New Idea claimed the couple were struggling with the geographical distance between them