MAFS' Al Perkins responds to secret girlfriend rumours: 'Lovey-dovey'

He claimed he'd never had a girlfriend before tying the knot with a complete stranger on this season of Married At First Sight but a recently resurfaced snap has landed groom Al Perkins in hot water.

The Instagram photo, which was reportedly posted in May last year, shows the 25-year-old Bondi local with an arm around a blonde woman named Maddy.

Married at First Sight Australia season 9 contestants Al Perkins and Samantha Moitzi. Photo: Channel Nine.
New MAFS groom Al Perkins has doubled down on claims that he's never had a girlfriend. Photo: Channel Nine.

'Not official'

The pair appear very much the couple, with Maddy wishing her "prince charming" a happy 25th birthday in the caption.

She went on to thank him for "always putting a smile" on her face" as friends gushed over the "beautiful couple" in the comments section.

But according to carpenter Al, who wed Samantha Moitzi on MAFS, despite the "lovey-dovey" nature of the pic he and Maddy were never officially an item.

"We met up probably about four times last year," Al revealed on Hit Breakfast with Allan & Carly on Tuesday.

"And then she moved overseas and we stopped talking," he added.


MAFS groom Al unearthed Instagram post
An unearthed Instagram post seems to suggest Al did, in fact, have a girlfriend prior to MAFS. Photo: Instagram

Al acknowledged that since their "little photo together" has resurfaced it has become a "talking point".

When host Carly Portch asked if Al and Maddy were 'actually' together Al confirmed that they were not.

"I guess I'm pretty lovey-dovey, but nah, it was never official. She's a cool chick."

Meanwhile, Al and his 'bride' Sam got off to a rocky start at their wedding, with Al's exuberant antics prompting Sam's concerns about his maturity level.

Despite stating she wanted to be paired with a 'man not a boy,' the MAFS experts matched Sam, 26, with the season's youngest groom who can't cook or do his own laundry and still lives at home with his mum.

Married At First Sight continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.

Additional reporting by Kristine Tarbert.

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