Too sweet! Bachelor Nation alum Caroline Lunny spilled exclusive details about her relationship with Alex Bordyukov during their stay on Australia’s Bachelor in Paradise. Although the couple announced on May 1 that they are no longer together, she’s got nothing but love for the Russian stud.

“He was a man among boys,” the 28-year-old gushed to Life & Style about the reality star, 30. “When I got to Paradise, it was a bit of a frat party with the guys in there. I was attracted to Alex not just because he’s obviously gorgeous … he was a true gentleman.”

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The Michigan native first appeared on Rachel Lindsay‘s season of The Bachelorette and definitely received some looks from interested ladies in Australia for his muscled physique and bright smile. However, Caroline revealed that he has so much to offer. “He was respectful and silly and drove me completely insane with the stupid things he’d say. But, made me feel so special and cared for,” she said.

The relationship fans witnessed unfold between the two was very much real. “He brought me breakfast in bed every morning and kissed my forehead and was respectful of me and my image on camera. Some of my favorite moments of ours were at night when the cameras were off.” The former Miss Massachusetts was sure to add, “He’s just a great guy.”

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Unfortunately, the stars didn’t quite align for these two. The Florida resident wrote a lengthy post on Instagram thanking fans for the support. “We gave it a fair shot,” she promised. “He’s not my person, but we’re still good friends!”

The real estate guru confessed that the model helped her find self-love for the skin she’s in. She continued her post, “No one has ever made me feel more beautiful than he did. He helped heal me [and] reminded me to love every inch of my ‘Greek goddess’ curves.”

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Caroline made it clear that she has nothing but gratitude for her time spent with the stand-up guy. “Some people are simply meant to be a chapter in your book [and] what a fun chapter we had. We had a good run! I loved the whole thing … even the moments where I wanted to kill you [and] the ones where I’m shocked you didn’t kill me.”

The feeling was mutual because Alex took a moment on Instagram to thank the brunette beauty for their time together. “I’ve cherished every moment, every smile, every touch and will forever be grateful for it all. You are kind, gentle, compassionate and nothing less than extraordinary,” he wrote in a lengthy post.

It’s too bad these two couldn’t connect but it’s awesome to see the love!