MAFS star Lyndall shuts down ‘wildly inaccurate’ rumours about her post-show fling with Josh – after he dumped her when he discovered she had a ‘secret boyfriend’
Married At First Sight star Lyndall Grace has spoken for the first time about her post-show romance with Josh White.
Lyndall and Josh had a brief fling that started when they kissed on December 17 – the day after filming the MAFS reunion – during a night out in Sydney.
But things ended badly a month later when Josh flew to Perth to spend the Australia Day weekend with Lyndall and was heartbroken to learn she already had a boyfriend.
Speaking to Who magazine on Thursday, Lyndall said the many rumours about her relationship with Josh were ‘wildly inaccurate’.
‘A lot of what’s been said is wildly inaccurate. Josh messaged every person in the cast because he had a rough time when he left his marriage to Melissa [Sheppard] and adjusting back to real life,’ she said.
MAFS star Lyndall Grace (pictured) has shut down ‘wildly inaccurate’ rumours about her post-show fling with Josh White – after he dumped her when he learned she had another boyfriend
She went on to say they were friends during filming and ‘exchanged a couple of messages’ but ‘started to get close after the final reunion’.
‘He was supportive of me, because I was dealing with all the Cam stuff. I’ll leave it at that for now. I don’t think I’m quite ready to say much more now, in terms of how I feel,’ she added.
It comes after Daily Mail Australia revealed Josh and Lyndall were ‘no longer on speaking terms’ after he discovered she had a boyfriend she hadn’t told him about.
He learned about her other relationship after flying out from Sydney to Perth to see her in late January.
Lyndall and Josh had a brief fling that started when they kissed on December 17 – the day after filming the show’s reunion. But things ended badly a month later when Josh flew to Perth to spend Australia Day weekend with Lyndall and was heartbroken to learn she had a boyfriend
Their brief romance and subsequent break-up was described by one cast member as ‘messy AF’ from the start.
The pair reportedly couldn’t keep their hands off each other when they first hooked up at a post-finale party at the Ivy in Sydney in December.
Their behaviour apparently left their fellow cast members ‘shocked’.
‘Lyndall and Josh were all over each other in front of everyone, and it was really uncomfortable to watch,’ a MAFS participant said.
‘They were so caught up in the moment they didn’t even care who was watching.’
Their late-night pash became more serious when Josh decided to take things to the next level by jetting to Perth to meet Lyndall for a secret rendezvous.
Josh, a Sydney-based advertising director who was paired with sex-obsessed hairdresser Melissa Sheppard on MAFS, planned a romantic weekend with accountant Lyndall from January 26 to 29.
The pair thought they had covered their tracks, but one of Lyndall’s close friends eventually worked out what was going on.
This friend reached out to Josh and asked him why he’d travelled across the country to be with her knowing she was ‘in a long-term relationship’ with another man.
This was news to Josh, who had no idea Lyndall was dating somebody else.
‘A lot of what’s been said is wildly inaccurate,’ Lyndall said. ‘He was supportive of me… I’ll leave it at that for now. I don’t think I’m quite ready to say much more now, in terms of how I feel’
‘Josh was heartbroken as he was under the impression Lyndall was single. She completely led him on,’ said a source.
‘He was on the first flight back to Sydney and not f**king happy one bit. They spoke for hours every day leading up to this holiday and she didn’t mention it once.’
The insider added that when the other MAFS cast members found out what went down in Perth, they were all ‘really, really angry’.
‘It has caused a lot of tension and drama within the group, and Lyndall and Josh are no longer on speaking terms. It’s a complete mess,’ they said.
‘Lyndall wanted to keep the whole thing on the down-low – which is funny because she actually told some of the cast about it all on a night out in Perth.’
Married At First Sight continues Sunday at 7pm on Channel Nine and 9Now
Lyndall told Who magazine the two were friends during filming and ‘exchanged a couple of messages’ but ‘started to get close after the final reunion’
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