They were forced to keep their romance under wraps until The Bachelor finale aired.
And now Snezana Markoski has revealed the crafty way she kept friends from discovering she and Sam Wood were an item.
The beauty, who accepted Sam’s proposal in December, confessed that she used to call him Ethan while they dated in secret and even saved his phone number under that name.
Covert: Snezana Markoski has revealed the alias she gave Bachelor Sam Wood while the pair were dating secretly by sharing this photograph in which Sam is saved under ‘Ethan’ in her phone
Uploading a photograph of an incoming phone call from her beau on Instagram on Tuesday, the mother-of-one revealed that she still hadn’t updated his name in her phone book.
‘Months later and Sam is still in my phone under Ethan! This was the alias I gave him while we were secretly dating,’ 35-year-old Snezana wrote alongside the photograph which showed Sam attempting to phone her.
Snezana fought off other contestants to be crowned the winner of Sam’s heart at the end of the Network Ten series in September.
Loved-up: The 35-year-old and her beau were forced to keep their relationship under wraps for months before the finale aired
Out in the open: Within hours of their romance being made public in September the pair flooded social media with tributes to one another
The scene had been filmed months earlier, with Sam and Snezana forced to keep their relationship secret until the dramatic finale aired.
She is not alone in her tactic to keep their love secret, with Bachelorette Sam Frost admitting that she referred to her beau Sasha Mielczarek as Roger before being able to identify him as her boyfriend.
After The Bachelor finale Snezana revealed that the only person who did know about her blossoming romance with Sam was her 10-year-old daughter Eve.
Similar tactics: Bachelorette Sam Frost admitted to calling her boyfriend Sasha Mielczarek by a different name until their finale aired
Moving forward: The pair became engaged in December during a family holiday to Tasmania with Snezana’s daughter Eve
After spending time travelling between their two homes in Perth and Melbourne, the couple became engaged during a family holiday with her daughter in December.
Sam announced the happy news on Instagram, posting a photograph of the Macedonian’s hand and the engagement ring he had presented her with.
Weeks later Snezana, who recently completed her degree in molecular genetics, shared a loved-up video of the moments after the proposal.
Wrapping her arms around Sam’s neck, the pair were seen kissing and hugging in the video posted to Instagram.
Loved-up: The pair travelled from their homes in Perth and Melbourne before becoming engaged last year