Married at First Sight star Billy Vincent’s new girlfriend has broken her silence after photos emerged of him kissing former castmate Lauren Huntriss.
The co-stars were seen sharing a peck on the lips after Cyrell Paule’s 30th birthday party on Saturday – just one day after 28-year-old Billy went public with his new relationship with model Lily Buhl.
Now 20-year-old Lily, who met Billy at the Byron Bay bar she works at last month, wants to set the record straight.
“Billy contacted me as soon as it happened,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle, adding, “from what I’ve been told it was a fun kiss.”
“He’ll still be sleeping on the couch for a few days, but I know there was nothing behind it.”
However her forgiveness doesn’t come without conditions, and Lily has joked that she’ll kiss 44-year-old Mike Gunner if her beau is spotted getting close with a co-star again.
Billy and Lauren have history
Billy had previously revealed that he and Lauren ‘had a thing’ back in February but couldn’t make the relationship work due to distance.
“It could’ve happened… It could’ve happened. She’s a sweetheart,” he told Daily Mail.
“We’re not together [now] or anything like that, I’ve got to decompress from the whole show.”
That need to ‘decompress’ was likely triggered by his tumultuous relationship with onscreen wife Susie which saw the pair engage in tiffs which Billy was often at the receiving end of.
Meanwhile, Lauren was paired with Matt who ultimately ended the relationship after losing his virginity and claiming the couple had no spark.
“Maybe the reason I am not able to show her affection, and attention she wants is that I’m just not attracted to her and feeling those urges,” he said to a group of MAFS’ male contestants.
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Billy’s new girlfriend
Billy struck up a relationship with Lily after he saw her working at a local Byron Bay bar. He had already been following her on Instagram and recognised her.
“I was really shy and ran away after I got my drink,” he told Daily Mail, “But then after going to the bar a few more times, we started chatting and went on a date to a local swimming hole.”
Loved-up pictures of the pair are now all over their Instagrams, and Lily says she never watched Billy’s season of Married of First Sight.
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“I did not watch the show due to me working night shift and not [being] up to date [with] anything on reality TV or normal TV,” Lily responded to fans on Instagram.
“Billy and I both agreed for our relationship’s sake – I wished he never went on the show.”
But despite any retroactive regret, Billy did appear on the program, a decision which saw him memorably marry Susie who has since found love with ex-NRL star Todd Carney.
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