Married At First Sight groom Dion Giannarelli rekindles romance with ex-girlfriend Nikki Walton – following disastrous ‘marriage’ to Carolina Santos
And whatever his relationship status at the time, Daily Mail Australia can reveal Dion, 34, is now back with his old flame Nikki Walton.
The on-again off-again couple rekindled their romance after abruptly calling it quits just weeks before his TV wedding.
Married at First Sight’s Dion Giannarelli, 34, (right) confirmed he’s rekindled his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Nikki Walton (left) after sharing a loved-up photo of them on Instagram
Now almost eight months after he signed up for the Channel Nine dating show, the property developer has gone Instagram official with Nikki.
‘Logies after party was a very special event, it was even more special to share it with my number 1,’ he captioned a post of him standing alongside Nikki as they posed at a Logies after party on the Gold Coast.
Dressed up for the event, Dion looked dapper in a black suit and leather shoes while Nikki wore a form fitting suit dress.
The on-again off-again couple rekindled their romance after abruptly calling it quits just weeks before his TV wedding
Daily Mail Australia revealed Dion rekindled his romance with ex back in April.
‘Dion made no secret that he had a girl waiting for him on the outside. He told castmates they called it quits five weeks before his wedding [to Carolina],’ a well-placed source claimed at the time.
Giannarelli recently confirmed his new romance, telling the Gold Coast Bulletin that he has found love again and was super happy.
It comes just weeks after the property developer recently hit back at rumours he had a ‘secret girlfriend’ when he walked down the aisle with Carolina Santos (left)
He also recently hit back at rumours he had a ‘secret girlfriend’ when he joined the cast of the Channel Nine dating show.
‘No, that’s definitely not the case at all. I was single when I entered the show and I was single when I signed up,’ he said.
According to a production source, Dion was accused by his ‘wife’ Carolina, 34, of having a girlfriend when he applied for the show.
She had reportedly asked friends to do a background check on her ‘husband’, and they discovered photos of him on social media with a ‘stunning blonde woman’.
His last post with Nikki was dated September 6 – about the time he was cast on MAFS, and just six weeks before filming his TV wedding to Carolina.
After learning about the mystery blonde, Carolina ‘confronted’ Dion during the experiment, but he ‘tried to shut it down as nothing’, said the insider.
According to a production source, Dion was accused by his ‘wife’ Carolina, 34, of having a girlfriend when he applied for the show
The confrontation, in which Carolina asked Dion if his intentions were genuine or if he was ‘just on here for fame’, never aired on TV.
She reportedly wanted to confront him about his ‘secret girlfriend’ at a dinner party, but the producers ‘didn’t let her’.
They apparently felt it was too similar to Bryce Ruthven’s storyline from last year.
Daily Mail Australia previously reached out to Nikki for comment, but she didn’t reply and has since erased all traces of Dion from her social media profiles.
Carolina reportedly wanted to confront Dion about his ‘secret girlfriend’ at a dinner party, but the producers ‘didn’t let her’ because they felt it was too similar to Bryce Ruthven’s storyline from last year