'He was boring, weird and spineless': Carianne Barrow pulls no punches as she reveals reasons for split from Bachelor boyfriend Gavin Henson
15:42 GMT, 13 March 2012
They split unceremoniously earlier this year after apparently finding love on Channel 5 reality show The Bachelor.
But now Carianne Barrow has opened up about her relationship with Gavin Henson in a new interview, labelling the rugby player 'boring and weird'.
The pretty 25-year-old blonde, who was chosen by Gavin as the winner of the programme last year, told Reveal magazine that she believes the sportsman never had real feelings for her.
'He was boring, weird and spineless': Carianne Barrow has opened up about her relationship with Gavin Henson in a new interview
Talking about their time together, Carianne said: 'It was so boring. I'm really loud with
a lot of energy, but when I was around him I had to dull myself right
'If we weren't sat in silence, we'd be talking about the weather.
It made me realise just how little time we'd spent together on the show.
'Gavin didn't like it when I danced
around the house, singing and having fun – he'd stare at me and ask if I
was OK. He also stopped me from doing quite a few modelling or TV jobs,
telling me it wasn't good for my profile. I went along with it because I
was in love.'
Happier times: Carianne as Gavin chose her to be the winner of The Bachelor on last year's series of the show
Romance: While Gavin might have been affectionate on the show, Carianne said that he was nothing like that in real life
Carianne also said blasted Gavin's skills in the bedroom, and said that he would only ever make love to her if the lights were off.
She said: 'Gavin wasn't affectionate. He is also really shy in the bedroom and likes to have the lights out.
'He shaves his legs – they were smoother than mine – which I found quite weird and the sex soon started to dwindle. I felt I was second best to his rugby and exercise regime.'
It's over: While they appeared very intimate on the show, Carianne said her and Gavin's sex life quickly fizzled out
And when it came to splitting from Gavin, Carianne said it was her who was forced to initiate the break-up.
She said: 'He wasn't interested in being with me
any more and it was a really horrible feeling. I just couldn't
understand how it had gone from him declaring his undying love to barely
speaking to me.
'He didn't even have the guts to dump me.
If he had the guts to tell me he loved me on national TV then he should
have had the guts to finish with me. Gavin was obviously trying to treat
me badly so I'd do his dirty work for him. It was spineless.'
Fighting it out: Carianne (to Gavin's right in white) with the rest of the girls on The Bachelor
Carianne added that when she was with Gavin in real life, he was nothing like the way he used to be on the Channel 5 show.
She said: 'Gavin, the boyfriend, was nothing like Gavin on The Bachelor. He seemed funny on the show and had a lot of banter but in reality he's really dry. Gavin basically tricked me and the whole experience was fake.
'If we'd stayed together, I just would have existed as his sidekick. Gavin will have a hard time finding a woman who is prepared to give up her life for him.'