Hidden detail in MAFS' Duncan's snap sparks dating rumours: 'Well suited'

Duncan James is one of the most popular grooms from this year's series.

MAFS’ Duncan James and Evelyn Ellis have been surrounded by dating rumours since the show wrapped up. The reality TV stars left the experiment without a match, with Duncan leaving Alyssa Barmonde devastated after Final Vows, while Evelyn and her partner Rupert Bugden parted ways mutually.

Earlier this month, the contestants were spotted together in a club, and the footage made it seem like they were much more than just friends. The groom was dancing shirtless as he lifted the bride into his arms multiple times.

Now, fans have noticed a hidden detail in Duncan’s latest Instagram post that hints towards his new relationship.

L: MAFS' Duncan with one of Evelyn's dogs. R: MAFS' Duncan James on the show
Fans noticed that MAFS' Duncan was posing with one of Evelyn's dogs. Photo: Instagram/duncan__james & Nine

In a carousel shared on Thursday, the fan-favourite groom posed on a jetty near the water. In the second snap, he is crouched down and holding one of Evelyn’s beloved dogs.

He had a big grin on his face and looked suave in a dark navy shirt with black pants.

“Forced to take these,” he quipped in the caption.


The potential new couple seemed to grow close during the couple swap in the experiment, with Evelyn helping direct a ‘sexy photoshoot’ of Duncan as a surprise gift for Alyssa.

Their bond continued after the show, with the groom attending Evelyn’s viewing party for her wedding episode in February.

MAFS' Duncan and Evelyn on the show
Evelyn and Duncan grew close during the couple swap task. Photo: Nine

Fans went wild over the snap, with many saying they were well-suited in the comments.

“Imagine the babies! They are both very good-looking,” one person wrote.

“So glad they are together. They are well suited,” another added.

“Saw them yesterday (Wednesday) leaving his joint. He has a nice set of wheels,” a third claimed.

“There was chemistry when they had the couple swap episode,” another pointed out.

“She claimed they weren’t together lol. She can’t hide it for long,” remarked a fan.

Two photos of MAFS' Evelyn Ellis and Duncan James dancing at a club
The rumoured couple were caught dirty dancing in a club. Photo: Supplied/The Wash


Evelyn breaks silence on Duncan relationship

This comes after a producer on KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O's podcast claimed Evelyn and Duncan weren't in a romantic relationship.

Josh Fox revealed in a bonus podcast that he spoke to Evelyn about the video, and she said: "We're just friends, it was nice to go out and have some fun."

He added, however, that Evelyn hinted "who knows what may happen between them in the future" as they haven't "explored any connection yet" as the show was still airing.

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