Married At First Sight's Ryan Gallagher, 29 has spoken out for the first time about his reported romance with fellow contestant with Ashley Irvin, 28.
After photos of Ryan and Ashley together emerged yesterday fans are seriously doubting their respecting on-screen 'marriages.' Their spouses, Davina Rankin and Troy Delmege were both in hot water during last night's dinner party.
"I was in Queensland helping my dad with a job", the NSW-born tradie told breakfast radio hosts Amanda and Jonesy on Thursday.
"And Ashley lived near the job so I rang her and said, 'are you working?' She said no, I've got it off... so I ended up playing a game of tennis with her," Troy revealed.
"On the way back, her parents wanted something from Woollies so we stopped in the shops and the video was taken. It looks like we're bloody going back to our own apartment. But we're definitely not together. Just friends," he told Fairfax about the photos shared on Facebook.
Ashley and Ryan's potential new relationship is just the latest drama in a bumpy run for the pair on the experimental program. Ryan's 'wife' Davina was caught engaging in a secret relationship with fellow Dean Wells last week, and openly told Ryan she wasn't interested in him. Meanwhile, Ashley had become frustrated with her 'husband' Troy after his 'quirky' habits and 'annoying' behaviour.
However, Ryan insists he is still single after the show, which was filmed a few months ago.
"I think out of the rumours, the only person I'm not dating is my wife. I'm dating the rest of Australia apparently when really I'm going to bed, lonely as buggery."