Jessica Brody has addressed rumours that she’s dating her The Challenge Australia 2022 co-star Konrad Bien-Stephen after they were spotted looking cosy.

The duo were seated in the front row at the Justin Cassin runway show in Melbourne on October 14, which got the rumour mill spinning on Konrad’s love life… again.

It’s particularly juicy as he used to date Abbie Chatfield (duh), and Abbie and Jessica are friends from their The Bachelor 2019 days. Now, the Bachie beauty has hit back on Instagram to set things straight.

Sharing a screenshot of a Daily Mail article suggesting a romance between the pair, Jessica said it was “stupid” that she was forced to “nip this in the bud preemptively”.

“I’m not dating [Konrad],” she wrote. “[David Subritzky] just sat us next to each other at the fashion show he was walking in.

“Konrad and I filmed The Challenge together. I’m not dating every man I breathe near.”

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Jessica confirmed that she and Konrad are NOT dating. Source: Instagram.

She also labelled one straight-faced pic of the duo “smitten”. LOL!

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Rumours of a blossoming romance emerged after the Daily Mail reported that a source had seen them looking “extremely friendly and flirty”.

Along with some pap pics, they were also pictured with Abbie (and Jessica’s) TV “ex” Matt Agnew and MasterChef Australia‘s Khanh Ong.

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Jessica and Konrad were pictured with The Bachelor’s Matt Agnew and MasterChef Australia‘s Khanh Ong. Source: Instagram/Ali Daher.

It comes just days after Konrad’s headline-making hookup with another castmate, Megan Marx, was teased in The Challenge‘s first trailer.

The two Bachelor franchise favourites caused quite the stir when news of their hookup blew up— even though Konrad’s split from Abbie was yet to be made public.

Even more suspect, Megan’s relationship breakdown with Keith Newman had also not come to light… Mainly because he was still posting loved-up pics on the ‘gram!

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Fans saw Konrad and Megan’s messy hookup on The Challenge Australia 2022 in the brand-new trailer. Source: Ten.

Abbie and Konrad were then forced to address their break-up, with the influencer announcing it via her socials.

Taking to the ‘gram, The Masked Singer Australia panellist dished that they’d broken up “months ago”.

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