Married at First Sight’s Matt Murray has claimed he didn’t cheat on his wife Gemma Rose during the show, despite sleeping with co-star Whitney Hughes during the couple’s week off.
Insisting that he and his wife “were not together for seven days” during his new romance, the 32-year-old hairdresser recently took to Instagram to give his perspective on the situation, adamantly explaining that “there was no cheating” . ‘
It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the tattooed hunk will be spending the night with Whitney, who married Dooku Cavolli, during next week’s episode, while their partners will stay under the same roof.
Addressing claims: Married At First Sight’s Matt Murray, 32, insisted he didn’t cheat on wife Gemma … insisting they were ‘split for 7 days’ before he spent the night with one of the stars Whitney Hughes during couples in the series. ‘ retreat escape
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 we had ever been together.
“Which makes a bit of sense because it kind of spoils the series a bit, doesn’t it?” But yeah, we didn’t even talk. Specifically, after this week’s episodes – so before we go on vacation, I’ve specifically asked the producer to go home.
“I didn’t want to be here anymore, and I had more important things to do at home than trying to make something work, and I was asked to stay until the next commitment ceremony, otherwise it wouldn’t make sense to the audience,” he concluded. he
But while Matt refused to call the incident “cheating”, a TV insider told MailOnline that his wife Gemma “cried” during the retreat.
Not quite a coincidence: The hairdresser was paired with hairstylist Gemma on the show and the pair quickly butted heads over their conflicted 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 we had ever been together
The insider explained: “Whitney and Matt really shocked the other cast members by cheating on their partners – not only because of the damage it caused, but also because of the circumstances.
“The couples went on a couples vacation and were there to focus on their relationship, but Whitney and Matt had other ideas.
“Gemma, who thought she’d found the love of her life in Matt, was left devastated while Duka invested everything in giving Whitney a chance at marriage.”
MailOnline has contacted E4 for comment.
Scandal: It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the tattooed hunk will be spending the night with Whitney, who is married to Duke Cavolli on the show, in the coming weeks as their partners stay under the same roof (Whitney and Duke pictured)
Matt continued, “I didn’t want to be here anymore and I had more important things to do at home than trying to make something work.”
Matt and Gemma got off to an electric start after they first met, with an instant attraction and connection on their wedding day.
But that quickly changed, as the latter’s sexual advances and descriptive remarks repulsed Matt – he called the behavior “too much”.
And after a frosty honeymoon in which Matt accused his wife of “pleasing herself at a restaurant dinner table”, this week’s episode sees the couple face even more obstacles as they try to overcome their differences.
While next week will see the cast go on a couples’ holiday where Whitney and Matt will turn their attention to each other rather than their partners and their attraction will reach boiling point.
Whitney and her husband Duka got married in the first episode of the series, but their relationship was doomed from the start.
Off to a strong start: Matt and Gemma got off to an electric start after first meeting, with an instant attraction and connection on their wedding day
Cheating: Whitney (pictured) and tattooed Matt spent the night together on a couples’ holiday despite their partners being under the same roof
Whitney’s personal assistant searched for a “huge brick house of a man” but described her husband Duke as a “shed”.
She was met with criticism from the audience after she didn’t give Dooku a chance, even admitting at the altar that she was tempted to “run away”.
Whitney said: “I hope when I walk down the aisle I see a huge brick house of a man, he has to be tall, have a thick luscious beard, I’m not going to settle for anything less than perfect…
“I wanted the man to tower over me, as massive as a brick house compared to a house, maybe he was like a barn.”
The show sees a panel of ‘dating experts’ match singles based on values, personality, looks and lifestyle – new couples only meet for the first time on the alternator.
The couples then have to live life as a married couple, accelerating the dating process into a relationship while they get to know each other and become a married couple.
The twist: But after a frosty honeymoon in which Matt accused his wife of “pleasing herself at the restaurant dinner table”, this week the couple faced even more obstacles as they tried to overcome their differences.