With almost one-third of this year’s Married At First Sight cast members having signed up for OnlyFans after leaving the show, it’s no surprise that former stars want to join in on the action and earn some big bucks.
Bryce Ruthven, who was one of the most controversial participants to ever appear on the reality TV series, has now shared his candid thoughts on the adult subscription-based platform and revealed if he plans on creating an account.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, the 33-year-old season eight groom responded to a fan who asked if he and his fiancée Melissa Rawson would ever join OnlyFans.
“We have been asked this a ridiculous amount of times,” he began. “Short answer. You never know with Liss. She is on maternity leave.”
Bryce then jokingly added: “Asking for a mate… What’s the going rate these days?”
Bryce and Melissa, who welcomed twin sons in October, are currently planning their upcoming real-life wedding for summer 2023.
The pair recently spoke about their nuptials on Instagram and confirmed that they wouldn’t be airing the event on TV like former MAFS stars Jules Robinson and Cam Merchant.
“I do not want a formal, televised sit-down dinner. You know, media everywhere... No,” she said. “I just want to marry the man that I love with my nearest and dearest and have a huge party.”
Bryce’s OnlyFans comments come shortly after Yahoo Lifestyle revealed that Channel Nine bosses are finding it hard to sell advertisements and partnerships for the new season of MAFS.
According to a source, the network is missing out on revenue because the show is “too controversial for many family-friendly brands to be associated with”.
“The ratings may be great but many big brands don’t want to go near Married At First Sight as it’s too controversial and doesn’t align with their values as a business,” they told us.
“The growing, and highly publicised, trend of past participants turning to porn and sex work is one of the main reasons many family-friendly brands are staying clear.”
Another source added: “What was once a show about people finding love is now seen by most Australians as a stepping stone into sex work.”
When asked for comment, Channel Nine denied the claims and labelled them as "utterly baseless”.
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