Ella Ding and Brent Vitiello have sparked romance rumours for months after being spotted together numerous times since filming wrapped on Married At First Sight.And on Monday, the 29-year-old beautician said the pair have even enjoyed a ‘sleepover’ in recent weeks but still insists they’re ‘just friends’.
Speaking on The Handbags podcast on Monday, Ella said: ‘We are just friends. We’ve even had a sleepover and nothing’s happened. Nothing.’The rumours continue! On Monday, 29-year-old beautician Ella Ding said she and Brent Vitiello have enjoyed a ‘sleepover’ together in recent weeks but still insists they’re ‘just friends’
After host Michael Brunelli asked if the door would ever be open for her to be with Brent, 34, in future, Ella responded: ‘It’s so hard for me to answer right now.‘I think Brent is gorgeous. Totally attracted to him. But my headspace is like I’m still healing, hurting and thinking about Mitchell and Tamara [Djordjevic, Brent’s on-screen wife] still p***es me off.
‘I still feel like I don’t really know Brent. I think that we’re just spending good quality time together now.’She added that ‘Brent actually sent me flowers on my birthday last week,’ saying it was ‘very thoughtful.’
‘He didn’t write his name on it, but I knew it was from him,’ she added.Ella had been ghosted by her own on-screen husband Mitch Eynaud just days after they filmed the MAFS reunion dinner party in Sydney in January.
The financial planner, 27, reportedly broke things off because he was upset about her staging paparazzi photos with Brent.Their marriage was already on shaky ground by the reunion as Mitch had earlier tried to end things at their final vows, telling Ella he wasn’t ready to commit.
But they reconciled when the beautician flew to the Gold Coast for a ‘make-or-break’ holiday.Meanwhile, Ella and Brent’s former MAFS spouses are now rumoured to be dating.Mitch was spotted looking cosy with Tamara Djordjevic, Brent’s ex-‘wife’, at a bar on the Gold Coast back in February.
And Ella said in a radio interview on Tuesday she’d heard rumours the pair were dating in secret before filming even started.Brent recently told New Idea that he and Ella had grown ‘really, really close’ since filming wrapped.
The venue manager revealed he and Ella both agreed they should have been matched in the experiment, but stopped short of confirming they were dating.
‘We’ve had the conversation that if we had been matched, things would’ve turned out amazingly and we were a lot more suited,’ he said.It comes after Ella and Brent took their friendship to the next level by meeting each other’s parents as they hosted a joint birthday party at Eros Sydney on Saturday. Australia show Brent and his parents, Lana and Rino, posing alongside Ella and her mother, Belinda, for a group picture.