Bryce Ruthven sparked controversy last week for shaming his new wife Melissa Rawson for her looks and admitting he’d dumped his fiancée just six months before the show.
And it seems Married At First Sight’s resident bad boy, 31, won’t be redeeming his image anytime soon, as reports claim he was also secretly in contact with a ‘secret girlfriend’ during filming last year.
According to Woman’s Day, the radio presenter had been dating the mystery woman for about ‘three to four months’ when he walked down the aisle with Melissa.
Another Married At First Sight bombshell! Groom Bryce Ruthven, 31, reportedly stayed in contact with a ‘secret girlfriend’ while he was on the show – and even tried to visit her in Canberra during a filming break
Bryce is said to have barely tried to hide the affair, telling a fellow MAFS star about the secret romance during a ‘boozy dinner party’ and even contacting the woman during a night out with the other grooms.
‘He was texting her, and at one point he even FaceTimed her,’ the source claimed.
Bryce reportedly asked producers whether he could attend the woman’s 30th birthday party in Canberra during a break from filming.
When they refused, he decided to send her a gift instead, the source claimed.
‘He was texting her, and at one point he even FaceTimed her’: Bryce is said to have barely tried to hide the affair, telling a fellow MAFS star about the secret romance during a ‘boozy dinner party’ and even contacting her during a night out with the grooms
It comes after Big Brother star Jason Roses admitted that he was to blame for exposing Bryce’s secret relationship on the show.
Jason, who was a guest at Bryce and Melissa’s TV wedding, told The Anj, Rob & Robbo Show on Thursday that he accidentally revealed Bryce’s secret to producers when he thought he wasn’t being filmed.
‘I was talking to someone off camera, so I thought the camera wasn’t recording me. And I might have said something that is going to cause big, big [drama],’ Jason confessed.
What will Melissa think? Bryce sparked controversy last week for shaming his new ‘wife’ Melissa Rawson (pictured) for her looks and admitting that he’d dumped his fiancée just six months before the show
Jason claimed that as the season progresses, Bryce will be confronted with rumours that he was still in a relationship when he joined the experiment.
Bryce will apparently deny the rumours until the reunion episode, where producers will play back Jason’s statements.
‘What I said was now shown to the entire cast of Married At First Sight,’ Jason said.
‘I thought the camera wasn’t recording me’: The bombshell claims will be made on the show by Big Brother star and radio presenter Jason Roses (pictured) who was a guest at Bryce and Melissa’s TV wedding
‘It was at the reunion, and they’ve basically said, ‘Bryce, if you think you’re telling the truth, this is what your friend had to say in secret”.’
It comes after Bryce was confronted on live radio by a former one night stand during Thursday’s The Kyle And Jackie O Show.
Star 106.3 host Crystal Vas called up the show after seeing Bryce on MAFS – and made the bombshell claim that she’d slept with him while he was engaged to his ex-fiancée Lana Bongioletti.
What was he thinking? Bryce will apparently deny the rumours until the reunion episode, where producers will play back Jason’s statements. Pictured with TV ‘wife’ Melissa
‘So 2017 at the Commercial Radio Awards – you guys know what the radio awards are all about. Boozy, people get a bit excited… I had sex with Bryce from Married At First Sight,’ Crystal said.
Bryce had split with Lana six months before appearing on the show – meaning 2017 would have been in the midst of his relationship.
Crystal continued: ‘I watched the show, and I feel really bad for his girlfriend – on the show he said they’d been together five years, and I’m like… 2017, that’s within the five years.’
Awkward! It comes after Star 106.3 host Crystal Vas (pictured) called up The Kyle And Jackie O Show after seeing Bryce on MAFS – and made the bombshell claim that she’d slept with him, while he was engaged to his ex-fiancée Lana Bongioletti
In a surprise twist, Kyle and Jackie decided to immediately ring Bryce live on-air – where was confronted by Crystal over what happened.
‘The rest of us already know what happened,’ Kyle said. ‘Crystal is making the outrageous claim that you and her had sex at the ACRAs, and she thinks it might have been a girlfriend, or fiancée crossover.’
Tentatively, Bryce didn’t deny the one night stand, but responded: ‘Not a fiancée, then. I don’t know if you can even call it [a girlfriend]. We had multiple breaks.’
Bombshell: ‘So 2017 at the Commercial Radio Awards – you guys know what the radio awards are all about. Boozy, people get a big excited. I had sex with Bryce from Married At First Sight,’ Crystal said
He claimed that his romance with his ex was ‘on and off’, and that Crystal ‘shouldn’t feel bad’.
‘If everyone knew the true story behind what happened it would answer a lot of questions,’ he cryptically added.
Bryce was with his ex-fiancée Lana Bongioletti since 2015. They were together ‘on and off’ for five years before he abruptly called off their wedding in mid-2020.
Married At First Sight continues Tuesday at 7.30pm on Channel Nine.
Over: Bryce ended his engagement with ex-fiancée Lana Bongioletti (right) in mid-2020