Who is MAFS groom Bryce Ruthven's friend Jason Roses?

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There's one character on Married At First Sight that's stirred up a lot of drama of late, and surprisingly it's not one of the brides or grooms.

It's Bryce Ruthven's friend Jason Roses, who first appeared at his wedding to Melissa Rawson earlier in the season.

MAFS groom Bryce Ruthven's friend Jason Roses has returned to the show to stir up some drama. Photo: Instagram/jasonroses.
MAFS groom Bryce Ruthven's friend Jason Roses has returned to the show to stir up some drama. Photo: Instagram/jasonroses.

Jason made a memorable return to the show on Tuesday night when he faced questions from a concerned Melissa about her husband's rumoured 'secret' girlfriend.

Bryce's Canberra-based mate denied the claims but was later caught on camera making some suspicious comments that suggest he might not have told the whole truth.

Bryce has also consistently denied the rumours which all started weeks earlier when bride Beck Zamek claimed he told her he'd bought a gift for a girl during a chat at the gym.

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Jason Roses sitting in the audience at Married At First Sight contestant Bryce Ruthven and Melissa’s wedding
MAFS fans have spotted a ‘familiar face’ in the crowd at Bryce and Melissa’s wedding. Photo: Channel Nine.

In the very next episode, the truth came out when Samantha Harvey — who also lives in Canberra — dropped a bombshell on Melissa during the girls' get together.

According to her, Bryce did, in fact, have a woman waiting for him 'on the outside,' and Jason was the one who shared that juicy tidbit just a week or so earlier.

"I don't know if you know about a girl back in Canberra that he's been talking to and messaging," Samantha said, in front of the group.

"He has been messaging her quite frequently, and trying to get time off to go to the rugby with her. He said that he has to do this show for his exposure for his career in radio," she added.

Jason and Bryce

So, who is Jason Roses, how does he know all this scandalous insider info and why does he look so familiar?

Jason is a former Big Brother contestant who rose to fame in the 2014 season of the reality TV show.

Now a real estate agent and radio presenter, Jason acted as emcee at his buddy Bryce and Melissa's MAFS wedding — he's the guest in the grey suit in the audience.

MAFS fans took to Instagram themselves to puzzle out who Jason actually was after spotting him in the background. Once one clued-in user revealed Jason's identity, several others breathed a sigh of relief.

"Thank you!!! My husband and I both said 'where do we know his [sic] from!!! haha," one wrote.

"I knew I recognised him," added another.

"OMG I thought he looked familiar," wrote a third.

Jason Roses shot to fame on Big Brother back in 2014. Photo: Instagram/jasonroses.
Jason Roses shot to fame on Big Brother back in 2014. Photo: Instagram/jasonroses.
Jason Roses at Married At First Sight contestant Bryce Ruthven and Melissa’s wedding
Viewers recognised Jason Roses from his stint on Big Brother back in 2014. Photo: Instagram/jasonroses.

But how does a former Big Brother housemate know a MAFS star? It's a small reality TV world, it seems, with Jason and groom Bryce both working on the very same radio show in Canberra.

Bryce joined Jason and co-host Ellie Mobbs on Hit 104.7's afternoons and weekend breakfast show in May 2020 however the show appears to have since been rebranded as simply 'Mobbs and Roses'.

But, if Jason's recent Instagram Stories are anything to go by, Bryce and Jason's friendship might be done and dusted. After the drama went down on-air, Jason posted a Story saying "And we are no longer friends FYI" then quickly deleted it — not before the podcast So Dramatic! had snapped a screenshot, however.

Bryce isn't the only Married At First Sight participant who moves in reality TV circles. Bride Bec Zemek has been linked to a number of famous faces including The Bachelor's Locky Gilbert and MAFS' very own Aleks Markovic.

In an Instagram post, Aleks gushed over Bec's wedding dress and revealed that the pair shared '14 years of friendship'.

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