Auckland lawyer Danielle Beston, 35, said sayonara to bachelor Art Green on Wednesday's episode of The Bachelor, walking out on the show voluntarily - the third woman to do so. And no one was more relieved than her aunt, who laid into the reality dating show on Twitter.
Anne Beston tweeted in stream-of-consciousness messages about the show.
Beston was clearly pleased the legal beagle had walked away from the dating show.
Danielle, the oldest contestant on the programme, walked out after admitting there was no chemistry between her and Green and they had just reached the "friend zone".
Green was shocked.
Beston Snr was relieved. And she posted several messages on Twitter following the bombshell exit expressing exactly what she thought of the show and her niece.
"Dear Auntie Anne, I hope my exit made it worth suffering through all those other episodes."
"Well um, yes, OK, now that it's all behind us," Beston Snr tweeted. She added: "Partner texts from ChCh, 'don't tell me what happened, I'll watch on replay'. Oh god, see what you've done to us??"
But it was her niece's onscreen confession that the chemistry with Green had evaporated that won her aunt over.
"Upfront honesty is a family trait obviously, works well sometimes, other times not so much."
Last month, the Herald revealed Danielle Beston is not technically a bachelorette.
The Auckland lawyer is still legally married to barrister Matthew Goodwin.
Beston and her estranged husband were reportedly married for four years before separating about a year ago.
Primary school teacher Kristie Leonard, formerly of Invercargill, also left the show on Wednesday.
She did not receive a rose and was sent home.
Val cuts a dash in China
Double Olympic champion Valerie Adams cut a sophisticated fashion look in black embroidered tulle at the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Shanghai Grand theatre in China on Wednesday, with her partner Gabriel Price.
The shot put champ was nominated for sportswoman of the year, which went to Ethiopian runner Genzebbe Dibaba.
"Congratulations to all winners at the Laureus Awards," Adams posted to Instagram. "We had an amazing time, and to be amongst some of the greatest legends in sports was truly inspirational."
The awards were hosted by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and drew A-listers. Adams returned to Switzerland yesterday where she is based.
Rod's trip to the movies
Rod Stewart, 70, shelved the rock'n'roll lifestyle on Tuesday in favour of going to the movies.
The veteran chart-topper, in Auckland this week on tour, cut a low-key figure as he entered the Rialto Cinema in Newmarket with a minder and an assistant.
They watched The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a sentimental comedy about late-life yearnings.
Stewart, who was visiting New Zealand without third wife Penny Lancaster, 26 years his junior, also shopped up a storm at DFS Galleria.
Gemma sets the test pace for Richie
Black Sticks star Gemma Flynn celebrated her 200th international test this week and thanked "special friends and family", including boyfriend Richie McCaw, who has 138 All Black caps.
Flynn helped the Black Sticks beat Korea 2-1 in the Hawke's Bay Cup in Hastings on Tuesday. They faced India in the quarter-finals last night.
The team made a big fuss over the high-profile player and she was chuffed.
"It's an honour to have played 200 games for the Black Sticks," said Flynn on her private Instagram page. "I've loved the last seven years and enjoyed playing alongside the past and present players who are such an inspiration."