The Spill: Wednesday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. “It was a prior thing.” MAFS’ Jonethen has finally addressed those ‘cheating’ rumours.

Earlier this week, we came to the horrifying realisation that MAFS contestants Jonethen and Cathy are the couple who are seen kissing in the first MAFS promo trailer. 

You see, Cathy is married to Josh on the show and Jonethen is meant to be with sweet angel Connie. So naturally, we were pretty devastated. Especially because there have been rumours of a massive cheating scandal doing the rounds.

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But now Jonethen has finally explained why he was kissing another woman in the trailer.

“It was a prior thing, they got all the couples to mix up for the photoshoots, so [viewers would] not know who gets married to who. It was so if you’d see Cathy on it, you’d think Cathy was with me, and then when she’s going down the aisle you’d go, ‘Oh wait, she’s not with this person, she’s with that person’,” Jonethen told Coffs Coast’s Hit105.5 this morning.

“It was more just to keep everyone guessing.”

During the interview, Jonethen explained that the trailer was filmed "after the couples had already been partnered up “but before anyone knew who we were with”.


It seems like Connie and Jonethen might still make it after all.

Here's hoping they survive their first dinner party when Married At Frist Sight returns tonight at 7.30 pm on Channel Nine.

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2. Ben Affleck is on the celebrity dating app, Raya, and we feel so left out.

Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger appeared on Us Weekly's "Hot Hollywood" podcast, sharing that she's seen Ben Affleck "a million "f*cking times" on popular celeb dating app, Raya, and my application for the exclusive app is currently processing.


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However, this isn't the first time the 47-year-old has been spotted on the app.

When Page Six reported it in October 2019, Affleck responded with a tweet: "HA, you got me. I'm dating."

Should this venture fail, Stanger suggests he goes for someone similar to his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

“There’s a reason he married Jennifer Garner. … She’s a mother to him. She’s the catch of all catches," she said

"He has to realize that he’s going for these 20-somethings that he gets bored with, he needs to find someone in the middle, who has the nurturing mother [side], but also knows, 'I’m not going to put up with your s***' ... I would say someone 38-40."

We wish him all the best on his search.

3. Ouch. Old footage of Steve from MAFS rejecting a woman on First Dates has appeared.

Darn it. It seems that as soon as we see a match on Married at First Sight that could potentially work out (in this case, Steve and Mishel), new information appears to spoil that possibility.

Today, old footage has surfaced of groom Steve Burley appearing on Channel 7's dating show First Dates in 2018.



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The 51-year-old hairdresser went on a first date with a 48-year-old woman, Fiona.

When asked at the end of the date whether each of the individuals would be interested in a second date, Fiona said, "I would certainly be interested in another date. See what happens, and see where things could go."

Whilst Burley said, "Yeah, for me. No. I'm not looking for a second date."

Ouch. That's a bit blunt.

Apparently Burley insists on dating younger women...

"I'm 49, but give me mid-twenties, give me late-twenties, that's what I am," he shares.

This week Burley was re-introduced to Australia on Married at First Sight, marrying 38-year-old Mishel Meshes.

The pair got married in Melbourne and then attended an adventure-filled honeymoon in Queenstown, New Zealand.


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Queenstown New Zealand... Exciting Adventure Capital!!! Bring on the thrills! #MAFS

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Despite the two seemingly working well together (besides the small skiing tiff), we now have our doubts...

Married At First Sight airs Sunday to Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 9.

4. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's daughter is training to be a wrestler and we're here for it.

Dwayne Johnson's daughter, Simone Johnson, has joined the WWE Network as a wrestler at just 18-years-old.

The teenager's career choice will see her join an impressive list of her family members who have been WWE legends, including her dad, late grandfather Rocky Johnson and late great-grandfather Peter Maivia.

The WWE Network announced that she is currently in training to be a WWE Superstar at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

"It means the world to me," Simone said in a statement. "To know that my family has such a personal connection to wrestling is really special to me and I feel grateful to have the opportunity, not only to wrestle, but to carry on that legacy."

Simone also posted to her Instagram, where she has over 400,000 followers, writing: "To the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & said 'this will be my life one day', this is for you. I’m humbled, grateful & ready to work. Let’s do this."


WWE executive vice president Paul Levesque said: "Simone Johnson’s unbridled passion and incredible drive has earned her a coveted spot training with elite athletes from around the world at the WWE Performance Center.

"Not only does Simone now have an opportunity to cultivate and display her passion for WWE within the Performance Centre, but she’ll carry on the tradition of her incredible family lineage while creating her own impact as WWE’s first fourth-generation Superstar."

We. Are. Here. For. It.

5. This season of MAFS is proof that reality TV stars only date... other reality TV stars.

Judging from the 2020 cast of Married at First Sight, it would seem that reality TV stars have a knack for dating other reality TV stars.

Maybe there’s a specific box you can tick on TV application forms to announce you’ve dated a former reality TV star? Regardless, this season’s MAFS cast all seem to be connected to other reality contestants in one way or another.

From a Masterchef and Bachelorette winner to a former MAFS groom, our minds are boggled at these connections.

Steve and Diana

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Image: Instagram @steve_burley_ and @diana.chan.au.

Speaking to TV Week, the 52-year-old barber said he was in a five-year relationship with the former accountant, who supported him while he recovered from cancer.

"We were really close," he said. "I met Diana in Melbourne CBD one evening, and we just hit it off. Our relationship took off from there.

"If it wasn't for her, then I probably wouldn't be here today.

"I was just overcome with shock about being diagnosed with testicular cancer. She was there. She supported me at every oncology appointment that I had, the operation, all this sort of stuff. She's just an absolute dead-set sweetheart."

Ultimately, they broke up because Steve said he "changed as an individual" after his diagnosis, but he only had good things to say about his ex. Always a good sign.

Find out which other MAFS contestants were dating reality TV stars in our earlier article here. 

Feature Image: Instagram @connie.crayden/Nine

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