Truth about MAFS star Jackson's new romance with Bachelor star Jay

While Married At First Sight’s Olivia Frazer has been spotted on several dates with her new love interest, British filmmaker William Mitchell, her ex-boyfriend Jackson Lonie has also struck up a new romance with a fellow reality TV star.

The 31-year-old OnlyFans creator recently enjoyed a romantic picnic in Sydney with The Bachelor season nine finalist Jacinta ‘Jay’ Lal, with the pair both sharing loved-up snaps on their Instagram Stories over the weekend.

MAFS’ Jackson Lonie and The Bachelor’s Jay Lal.
MAFS’ Jackson Lonie and The Bachelor’s Jay Lal are currently dating. Photos: Channel Nine / Channel Ten

In the photos, the couple appeared to be cuddling up with their legs intertwined as they watched the sunset on a picnic rug.

They are believed to have met at a Halloween party last month, with Jackson playfully photobombing Jay in a video shared by MAFS bride Mel Lucarelli from the night.

Interestingly, the event was also the same Halloween party where Olivia was first introduced to William.


However, despite rumours and fan speculation that Jackson and Jay are officially an item, a source has revealed the truth about their relationship to Yahoo Lifestyle.

Jackson and Jay are just having fun and keeping it casual,” they told us. “They met at a party, connected on Instagram and have been hanging out a lot in the last couple of weeks.

“But Jackson doesn’t want to rush into another relationship after Olivia. He was still hooking up with Liv this time last month so neither of them are completely over it yet.”

MAFS’ Jackson Lonie and The Bachelor’s Jay Lal's Instagram Stories.
The couple enjoyed a romantic sunset picnic in Sydney over the weekend. Photos: Instagram/jacintalal_nutritionist / jacklonie1

Jay and Jackson set the record straight

When Yahoo Lifestyle reached out to Jackson and Jay for comment on their relationship status, they both echoed these sentiments.

“It’s pretty casual at the moment, to be honest, we have just been on a couple of dates,” Jay said.

Jackson added: “We’ve been on a few dates and we’re just seeing where it’s going.”

MAFS’ Jackson Lonie.
Jackson recently presented a cheque to Coast Shelter following his boxing win. Photo: Supplied

Jackson’s big win

The relationship update comes shortly after Jackson presented a cheque to Central Coast charity Coast Shelter following his much-publicised boxing match in Melbourne last month.

Jackson raised $1900 for the not-for-profit charity through his portion of ticket sales from the event, where he won his match against his opponent and fellow MAFS star Sam Carraro.

“Thank you so much to Jackson, and the RoJo Consulting team, for your contribution to Coast Shelter,” said Krissy Stapleton, Marketing Communications Manager at Coast Shelter.


“As the leading homelessness and domestic violence service on the Central Coast, without people like Jackson raising awareness and fundraising on our behalf, we would not be able to do what we do.”

Jackson, who has been very open about his own family’s experience with domestic violence, told Yahoo Lifestyle last month that he wanted to raise money for Coast Shelter “to give back to the community” and raise awareness.

“I want to give that money to a good cause and I thought, what better cause than something that I've been through and something that really resonates with me,” he explained.

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