MAFS groom Dion Giannarelli rekindles romance with ex-girlfriend Nikki Walton
Married At First Sight groom Dion Giannarelli rekindles romance with ex-girlfriend Nikki Walton – after disastrous ‘marriage’ to Carolina Santos
Married at First Sight’s Dion Giannarelli previously denied rumors he already had a girlfriend when he walked down the aisle with Carolina Santos.
And whatever his relationship status is at the time, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that Dion, 34, is now back with his old flame Nikki Walton.
The on-and-off couple have rekindled their romance after it came to an abrupt end just weeks before his TV wedding.
Married at First Sight’s Dion Giannarelli, 34, (right) confirmed he rekindled his relationship with ex-girlfriend Nikki Walton (left) after sharing a beloved photo of them on Instagram
Now nearly eight months after signing up for Channel Nine’s dating show, the property developer has gone Instagram official with Nikki.
“Logies afterparty was a very special event, it was even more special to share it with my number 1,” he wrote in a post where he stood next to Nikki as they posed at a Logies afterparty on the Gold Coast.
Dion was dressed for the event and looked smart in a black suit and leather shoes, while Nikki wore a form-fitting suit dress.
The on-again, off-again couple have rekindled their romance after it came to an abrupt end just weeks before his TV wedding
Daily Mail Australia revealed that Dion rekindled his romance with ex in April.
“Dion made no secret of the fact that there was a girl waiting for him outside. He told his castmates that they broke up five weeks before his wedding [to Carolina]’ a well-placed source claimed at the time.
Giannarelli recently confirmed his newfound romance, telling the Gold Coast Bulletin that he had found love again and was super happy.
It comes just weeks after the property developer recently backtracked on rumors he had a “secret girlfriend” when he walked down the aisle with Carolina Santos (left)
He also recently hit back at rumors that he had a “secret girlfriend” when he joined the cast of the dating show Channel Nine.
‘No, that is absolutely not the case. I was single when I entered the show and I was single when I signed up,” he said.
According to a production source, Dion was accused by his “wife” Carolina, 34, of having a girlfriend when he signed up for the show.
She had reportedly asked friends to do a background check on her “husband,” and they discovered photos of him on social media with a “gorgeous blonde woman.”
His last message with Nikki was dated September 6 – about the time he was cast on MAFS, and just six weeks before filming his TV wedding to Carolina.
After learning about the mysterious blonde, Carolina “confronted” Dion during the experiment, but he “tried to shut it down like nothing,” the insider said.
According to a production source, Dion was accused by his “wife” Carolina, 34, of having a girlfriend when he signed up for the show
The showdown, in which Carolina asked Dion if his intentions were genuine or if he was “just on here for fame,” was never televised.
She reportedly wanted to confront him with his “secret girlfriend” over dinner, but the producers “won’t let her.”
They apparently felt it was too similar to Bryce Ruthven’s storyline from last year.
Daily Mail Australia previously contacted Nikki for comment, but she did not reply and has since erased all traces of Dion from her social media profiles.
Carolina reportedly wanted to confront Dion with his “secret girlfriend” at a dinner party, but the producers “won’t let her in” because they felt it was too similar to last year’s Bryce Ruthven storyline.