His relationship with single mum Joanne Todd isn’t exactly going swimmingly on Married At First Sight.
And James Susler seemed to have a lot on his mind as he went for a jog in Sydney during filming on October 9.
The millionaire car salesman, 44, appeared to be letting off some steam as he exercised around Darling Harbour.
Letting off some steam: His relationship with single mum Joanne Todd isn’t exactly going swimmingly on Married At First Sight – and James Susler seemed to have a lot on his mind as he went for a jog in Sydney during filming on October 9
He wore a Ralph Lauren T-shirt and navy Tommy Hilfiger shorts, which he teamed with black Nike sneakers and aviator sunglasses.
At one stage, James stopped to take a breath and stretched out his hamstrings.
Despite being in the middle of a workout, James’ well-groomed hair looked barely out of place.
At one stage, James stopped to take a breath and stretch out his hamstrings
Still married? Despite being in the midst of a tumultuous marriage, James still appears to be donning his wedding band
Fit and fab in his forties: For the casual occasion, the 44-year-old business owner was dressed in a blue Ralph Lauren Polo T-shit, teamed with navy Tommy Hilfiger shorts
The businessman was also still wearing his wedding ring, in spite of his marital problems on the show.
On Monday, Married At First Sight viewers saw Joanne and James’ troubled union come to an explosive end.
Joanne revealed they’d had an argument after Sunday’s commitment ceremony, then asked producers if she could sleep in a separate room.
The next morning, Joanne returned to their shared apartment, only to find it empty.
‘It doesn’t even look like he’s slept in the bed. He has kept his wedding band here though,’ she said, after finding his ring in the bathroom.
Over: Joanne Todd and James Susler’s troubled ‘marriage’ came to an explosive end on Monday’s episode of Married At First Sight
‘It doesn’t even look like he’s slept in the bed. He has kept his wedding band here though…’ she said, after finding his ring in the bathroom
She added: ‘That’s his wedding ring, and like he said to me, that no matter what happens, he would never take it off.
‘So where’s he gone last night where he doesn’t want to be known that he’s married in an experiment? Like, he’s taken it off.’
Joanne said discovering James’ abandoned wedding ring was ‘very hurtful’ – especially after he ‘humiliated’ her by joking he was ‘in love’ with one of the show’s relationship experts, Alessandra Rampolla, at the commitment ceremony.
James wanted to leave the experiment, which left Joanne blindsided.
Upsetting: Joanne said discovering his abandoned wedding ring was ‘very hurtful’, especially after he ‘humiliated’ her at the commitment ceremony
‘It was a bit of a shock. Yeah, I know that he wants to leave, but it’s still not the right way to treat someone,’ she said.
‘You don’t just go missing. It’s disrespectful. You don’t ignore phone calls, you don’t ignore text messages.’
When James returned to the apartment, Joanne demanded answers. However, he told her he ‘just had to get away for a bit’ to clear his head.
‘Why can’t you give me the time of day or speak to me? I tried calling you, I tried messaging you… We’re still supposed to be in this experiment together,’ she fumed.
Fired up: James eventually returned to the apartment later that night, which led to a tense confrontation between him and Joanne
Joanne reiterated that James walking out on her had been ‘disrespectful’, which prompted him to retaliate with a cutting response.
‘To who? To you? Why is it disrespectful to you? Who are you to me? You’re nothing,’ he told her.
A hurt Joanne stormed out, leaving James alone in their apartment as she declared she was ‘done’ with their marriage.
Married At First Sight continues Wednesday at 7.30pm on Channel Nine
Harsh: ‘To who? To you? Why is it disrespectful to you? Who are you to me? You’re nothing,’ he told her
Will they make it? Married At First Sight continues Wednesday at 7.30pm on Channel 9