Married At First Sight stars Ella Ding and Brent Vitiello have finally shared their first kiss following weeks of romance rumours.
Ella, 28, confirmed the pair’s friendship had taken a romantic turn during an interview with Nova FM’s Fitzy & Wippa on Monday, after the radio show sent them to Cairns for a weekend getaway together.
‘We have kissed, guys,’ Brent said, before Ella revealed she had initiated the smooch, adding: ‘I did. I just grabbed his face.’
It’s happened! Married At First Sight star Ella Ding (left) and Brent Vitiello (right) have finally confirmed they’ve shared their first kiss following weeks of romance rumours
‘It just happened. But to be fair, I’m sure there were many more times that we wanted to, except I did get a little crook and I wouldn’t have kissed me either seeing the state I was in for a bit,’ said hospitality manager Brent, 33.
Radio host Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald then asked if the couple were official.
‘Can we can we call it right now? Is Team Brella official? Or are you going to continue your friendship?’ he said.
‘Well, what I think is before anything, there has to be friendship. And right now we are really getting to know each other on those really deep levels, so I think that it…’ beautician Ella replied.
Co-host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli interrupted: ‘So are you together or not?’
Making progress: ‘We have kissed, guys,’ Brent told Fitzy & Wippa on Monday, before Ella revealed she had initiated the smooch, adding: ‘I did. I just grabbed his face’
Brent said they were ‘not making anything official’, adding: ‘I think that’s where it creates tension and pressure.
‘I think if it’s going to be official, it’ll just happen on its own organically.’
It comes just weeks after Ella revealed she had enjoyed a ‘sleepover’ with Brent.
She said on The Handbags podcast last month: ‘We are just friends. We’ve even had a sleepover and nothing’s happened. Nothing.’
Rumours: It comes after Ella revealed she had enjoyed a ‘sleepover’ with Brent
After host Michael Brunelli asked if the door was open for a relationship with Brent in the future, Ella responded: ‘It’s so hard for me to answer right now.
‘I think Brent is gorgeous. Totally attracted to him. But my headspace is like – I’m still healing, hurting, and thinking about [ex-‘husband’] Mitch [Eynaud] and Tamara [Djordjevic, Brent’s on-screen wife] still p***es me off.
‘I still feel like I don’t really know Brent. I think that we’re just spending good quality time together now.’
Shutting down speculation: Speaking on The Handbags podcast last month, Ella said: ‘We are just friends. We’ve even had a sleepover and nothing’s happened. Nothing’
She added that ‘Brent actually sent me flowers on my birthday last week’, which was ‘very thoughtful’.
‘He didn’t write his name on it, but I knew it was from him,’ she said.
Ella had been ghosted by her on-screen husband Mitch Eynaud just days after they filmed the MAFS reunion dinner party in Sydney in January.
The financial planner, 27, reportedly broke things off because he was upset about her staging paparazzi photos with Brent.
Over: Ella had been ghosted by her own on-screen husband Mitch Eynaud (pictured) just days after they filmed the MAFS reunion dinner party in Sydney in January
Their marriage was already on shaky ground by the reunion as Mitch had earlier tried to end things at their final vows, telling Ella he wasn’t ready to commit.
But they reconciled when Ella flew to the Gold Coast for a ‘make-or-break’ holiday.
Meanwhile, Ella and Brent’s former MAFS spouses are now rumoured to be dating.
Mitch was spotted looking cosy with Tamara Djordjevic at a bar on the Gold Coast in February, and they have been seen together multiple times since.
Speculation: Meanwhile, Ella and Brent’s former MAFS spouses are now rumoured to be dating. Mitch was spotted looking cosy with Tamara Djordjevic – Brent’s ex-‘wife’ – at a bar on the Gold Coast in February (pictured)