MAFS' Brent and Al set to cash in with new business project post-show

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Olivia Frazer has joined OnlyFans, Domenica Calarco and Ella Ding have launched a podcast, and now Married At First Sight stars Brent Vitiello and Al Perkins are kicking off their own business project post-show.

Yahoo Lifestyle can reveal that the breakout stars are collaborating with luxury streetwear brand Valianu on a line of limited edition hoodies that they've designed themselves, and are also in talks about doing a full collection at a later date.

MAFS’ Brent Vitiello and Al Perkins wearing Valianu hoodies.
MAFS’ Brent Vitiello and Al Perkins are collaborating with luxury streetwear brand Valianu. Photo: Supplied/Matrix

The pair were snapped leaving a business meeting with Rachel Valianu, founder and director of the company, and the brand's fashion designer in Double Bay earlier this week.

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Valianu was created by two sisters in August 2021 while Sydney was in lockdown, and sold $10,000 worth of stock within the first 24 hours of going live.

Since then the brand has expanded into a rapidly growing and successful Australian business, and in February they were invited to attend Paris Fashion Week for a runway show with ‘Flying Solo NYC’.

MAFS’ Brent Vitiello and Al Perkins wearing Valianu hoodies.
Valianu has quickly expanded into a successful Australian brand since launching in August 2021. Photo: Supplied/Matrix

‘Cannot wait'

Brent first teased the collaboration on social media earlier this week, telling fans that he and Al have already decided on colours and confirmed samples.

“Stay tuned. The hoodies are unbelievable,” he teased on Instagram.

Followers quickly took to the comments to express their excitement at the news and praise their close friendship.

“Cannot wait they look soooo comfy,” one person wrote, followed by another who added, “The colours are so nice!”

“Want!! Well done guys!” a third shared, while Ella Ding’s mother Belinda said, “Mumma Ding needs that hoodie it's cold in Melbourne!”

"Look at you two besties. You didn’t find your lifetime partners on the show, but you guys found your lifetime mates on the show, so I say it was worth it,” a different user remarked.

MAFS’ Brent Vitiello and Al Perkins wearing Valianu hoodies.
Fans online praised the design and said they can’t wait until they’re released. Photo: Instagram/brentleon_

‘The romance wasn't really there’

The new venture comes shortly after Yahoo Lifestyle revealed that the rumoured romance between Brent and Ella has officially come to an end.

Despite sparks initially flying between the pair, who fans affectionally nicknamed ‘Brella’, a source told us that they have both mutually agreed to simply remain as friends now that the whirlwind has calmed down.

“They naturally gravitated towards each other as the show aired for support, then they got caught up in all of the rumours as fans speculated they were together,” they said.

“However, after spending the past couple of weeks apart, they've both decided to just remain as friends. There are no hard feelings and no one is heartbroken, they both just realised the romance wasn't really there.”

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