Married At First Sight bombshell: A friend of Bryce Ruthven’s ‘secret girlfriend’ claims they ‘loved each other’ and broke up only a DAY before his last vows with Melissa Rawson
Married At First Sight’s Bryce Ruthven sparked controversy after reports claimed he was in contact with a “ secret girlfriend ” named Courtney during filming last year.
And while the 32-year-old continues to deny the on and off-screen rumor, a friend of Courtney’s has sensationally claimed that the couple “ loved each other ” and broke up only a day before his last vows with “ wife ” Melissa Rawson. .
“They were dating and loving each other,” the anonymous friend told B105 Brisbane Stav, Abby and Matt on Tuesday.
Married At First Sight bombshell: A friend of Bryce Ruthven’s ‘secret girlfriend’ claims they ‘loved each other’ and broke up only a day before his last vows with wife Melissa Rawson
‘He had moved to Canberra in May / June and was going to film the show in September, so he would have met her a few weeks after moving there,’ she added.
According to the source, Bryce and Courtney kept in regular contact until ‘the last weeks’ of the experiment.
Bryce ended it with her the day before [the final vows] was filmed in December, ‘they said.
Bombshell: ‘They were dating and loving each other,’ the anonymous boyfriend told B105 Brisbane’s Stav, Abby & Matt on Tuesday. Bryce is pictured with his ‘wife’ Melissa Rawson
He came back to Canberra [and] he was in a bit of bad shape because a lot of people had gone to see him during the filming. So he met Courtney and said, “I’m going to end this.” ‘
However, Bryce insists that Courtney was just a Tinder date and that they only met a few times before heading to Sydney to film Married At First Sight.
Earlier, he denied the claims, telling TV Week, ‘It’s news to me. I was only in the ACT for 12 weeks, so I must have had a good time.
“To be honest, I know there are articles and podcasts and other crap floating around, but I just don’t read it.”
Tenacious: ‘Bryce pretty much ended it with her the day before [the final vows] was filmed in December, ”the friend said
Meanwhile, Melissa told the publication that although she was concerned about the rumor, she chose to believe her ‘husband’.
With Bryce’s deceiving past, I had to think, ‘Could this be true?’ But I got over that because I put my trust in Bryce, ”she said.
It comes after Bryce and Melissa pledged to stick together on their final vows, despite the ups and downs their relationship went through during the experiment.
Married At First Sight continues on Channel Nine on Sunday at 7 p.m.
They found love: It comes after Bryce and Melissa pledged to stick together on their final vows, despite the ups and downs their relationship went through during the experiment.