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MAFS star Jonethen Musulin reveals how romance with new girlfriend was EIGHT YEARS in the making - healthyfrog

MAFS star Jonethen Musulin reveals how romance with new girlfriend was EIGHT YEARS in the making

EXCLUSIVE ‘She’s my perfect match’: MAFS star Jonethen Musulin reveals how his romance with new girlfriend was EIGHT YEARS in the making

Married At First Sight’s 2020 groom Jonethen Musulin debuted his new girlfriend – Lilli Newman – this week on social media. 

And the former reality TV star is grateful to have found his ‘perfect match’ – this time without the help of MAFS’ resident relationship ‘experts’.   

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday, Jonethen said of Lilli: ‘She’s beautiful, funny, what more could I want – she’s the perfect match for me.’

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EXCLUSIVE ‘She’s my perfect match’: MAFS star Jonethen Musulin has revealed how his romance with new girlfriend Lilli Newman was EIGHT YEARS in the making

The 28-year-old rose to fame earlier this year as a groom on MAFS. He was ‘married’ to Connie Crayden, but the couple chose to leave the social experiment single when they filmed their final vows last December.  

‘I didn’t think I could laugh so much with my partner,’ Jonethen said of finding love after reality TV with someone he gels with. 

The Queensland-based FIFO worker claimed their romance had been almost a decade in the making.

'We’ve been basically inseparable': The Queensland-based FIFO worker boasted about how beautiful and funny Lilli is to Daily Mail Australia

‘We’ve been basically inseparable’: The Queensland-based FIFO worker boasted about how beautiful and funny Lilli is to Daily Mail Australia

'Lilli has always worked away': It's believed Lilli works internationally as a dancer and performer, often on cruise ships

‘Lilli has always worked away’: It’s believed Lilli works internationally as a dancer and performer, often on cruise ships

‘We’ve known each other for about eight years, but Lilli has always worked away,’ he said of his professional dancer girlfriend.

However, Jonethen said she returned home amid the coronavirus pandemic, which gave him the opportunity to court her.  

‘It gave me the chance to finally take her on a date, eight years in the making. The date went amazing, and since then we’ve been basically inseparable,’ he said.

Shortly after making his new relationship Instagram official on Sunday, many of his former co-stars commented congratulatory messages.

KC Osborne commented ‘Y’all are a bit cute’, Ivan Sarakula wrote ‘Big statement’, while Steve Burley simply showed his support with three heart emojis.   

Rise to fame: Jonethen (right) appeared on Married At First Sight's seventh season in 2020, where he wed stranger Connie Crayden (left)

Rise to fame: Jonethen (right) appeared on Married At First Sight’s seventh season in 2020, where he wed stranger Connie Crayden (left) 

Saying goodbye: The couple separated during their final vows, after weeks of Connie being the only one to vote stay at the commitment ceremonies

Saying goodbye: The couple separated during their final vows, after weeks of Connie being the only one to vote stay at the commitment ceremonies 

Jonethen and MAFS ‘ex-wife’ Connie called it quits at their final vows after weeks of Connie being the only one to vote stay at the commitment ceremonies.

She delivered an empowering speech about self-love, and thanked her ‘husband’ for helping her to become a strong, confident woman.

During a March appearance on Today Extra, Connie confessed she had ‘called it quits on the friendship’ a few months after filming their final vows in December. 

Done: During a March appearance on Today Extra, Connie confessed she had 'called it quits on the friendship' with Jonethen a few months after filming their final vows in December

Done: During a March appearance on Today Extra, Connie confessed she had ‘called it quits on the friendship’ with Jonethen a few months after filming their final vows in December