MAFS Matt claims he didn’t cheat on wife Gemma… insisting they were ‘divorced in 7 DAYS’


Married At First Sight’s Matt Murray claims he didn’t cheat on his wife Gemma Rose on the show, despite spending the night with co-star Whitney Hughes during Couples’ Relaxation Week.

Insisting that he and his wife “hadn’t been together for seven days” at the time of his new romance, the 32-year-old barber recently took to Instagram to offer his perspective on the situation, firmly explaining that “there is no cheating.” ‘

It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed the tattooed hunk will be spending the night with Whitney, who married Duca Cavoli on the show, during next week’s episodes – while their partners stay under the same roof.

Addressing the claims: Married At First Sight's Matt Murray, 32, claims he didn't cheat on wife Gemma ... insisting they were 'divorced in 7 days' before he spent the night with co-star Whitney Hughes during the show's couples' retreat getaway

Addressing the claims: Married At First Sight’s Matt Murray, 32, claims he didn’t cheat on wife Gemma … insisting they were ‘divorced in 7 days’ before he spent the night with co-star Whitney Hughes during the show’s couples’ retreat getaway

Speaking to his 32.3k followers, Matt firmly explained: “There was no cheating, there was no betrayal. Gemma and I hadn’t been together for seven days and we were more apart than ever.

“Which is kind of a bummer because it kind of ruins the series, doesn’t it? But yeah, we didn’t even talk. Specifically after this week’s episodes – so before we went on the run, I specifically asked the production to come home.

“I didn’t want to be here anymore and I had bigger things to deal with at home than trying to make something work and I was asked to stay until the next commitment ceremony otherwise there would be no point for the audience,” he concluded.

But despite Matt’s refusal to call the incident a ‘hoax’, a TV insider told MailOnline that his wife Gemma ‘broke down in tears’ during the retreat.

Not quite a coincidence: The barber was paired with hairdresser Gemma on the show, with the pair quickly clashing over their controversial sexual openness

Not quite a coincidence: The barber was paired with hairdresser Gemma on the show, with the pair quickly clashing over their controversial sexual openness

Explaining himself: Speaking to his 32.3k followers, the tattooed hunk firmly explained 'There was no cheating, there was no betrayal.  Gemma and I hadn't been together for seven days and we were more apart than ever

Explaining himself: Speaking to his 32.3k followers, the tattooed hunk firmly explained ‘There was no cheating, there was no betrayal. Gemma and I hadn’t been together for seven days and we were more apart than ever

The insider explained: “Whitney and Matt really shocked the rest of the cast by cheating on their partners – not just because of the pain, but because of the circumstances.

“The couples had gone to a couples retreat and were there to focus on their relationships, but Whitney and Matt had other ideas.

“Gemma, who thought she had met the love of her life in Matt, was devastated, while Duka had done everything he could to give his marriage to Whitney a chance.”

MailOnline has contacted E4 for comment.

Scandal: It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed the tattooed hunk will spend the night with Whitney, who married Duca Cavoli on the show, in the coming weeks of episodes - while their partners stay under the same roof (Whitney and Duca pictured)

Scandal: It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed the tattooed hunk will spend the night with Whitney, who married Duca Cavoli on the show, in the coming weeks of episodes – while their partners stay under the same roof (Whitney and Duca pictured)

Matt continued: “I didn’t want to be here anymore and I had bigger things to deal with at home than trying to make something work”

Matt and Gemma had an electric start on their first date, with an instant attraction and connection on their wedding day.

But things quickly turned as the latter’s sexual displays and descriptive remarks put Matt off – as he called the behavior “too much”.

And after a frosty honeymoon during which Matt accused his wife of “pleasing herself at a restaurant dinner table,” this week’s episodes saw the pair encounter even more obstacles as they struggled to overcome their differences.

While next week we’ll see the cast head to a couples retreat where Whitney and Matt will turn their attention to each other rather than their partners, their attraction reaching a boiling point.

Whitney and her husband Duka got married in the show’s first episode, but their relationship was doomed from the start.

Starting strong: Matt and Gemma got off to an electric start when they first met, with instant attraction and connection on their wedding day

Starting strong: Matt and Gemma got off to an electric start when they first met, with instant attraction and connection on their wedding day

Betrayal: Whitney (pictured) and tattooed Matt spent the night together on a couples' getaway despite their respective partners being under the same roof

Betrayal: Whitney (pictured) and tattooed Matt spent the night together on a couples’ getaway despite their respective partners being under the same roof

Personal assistant Whitney was on the hunt for a “massive brick house of a man” but described her husband Duka as a “shed”.

She was met with criticism from viewers after failing to give Duka a chance, even admitting at the altar that she was tempted to “run”.

Whitney said: “I hope when I walk down the aisle, I see a massive brick house of a man, he’s got to be tall, have a thick, luscious beard, I won’t settle for anything less than perfect…

“I wanted a man to tower over me as massive, like a brick house, compared to a house maybe he is like a shed.”

The show sees a panel of ‘dating experts’ match singles based on values, personality, looks and lifestyle – with new couples only meeting for the first time at the altar.

Couples must then live as a married couple, speeding up the dating process in a relationship as they navigate getting to know each other and as a married couple.

The twist: But after a frosty honeymoon during which Matt accused his wife of “pleasing herself at the restaurant dinner table”, this week’s episodes saw the pair encounter even more obstacles as they struggled to overcome their differences



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