MAFS’ Ivan’s flirty birthday messages to ex-wife Aleks

Could a romantic reunion be on the cards?
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Ivan Sarakula and Aleks Markovic were the unlikely couple we were all rooting for on Married At First Sight earlier this year. And though they called it quits in February, there’s no bad blood between the pair – in fact, Ivan made sure to wish his ex-wife a happy birthday with some rather cheeky footage of them.

WATCH BELOW: MAFS’ Aleks Markovic talks about split from Ivan Sarakula

To mark Aleks’ 28th birthday on Wednesday, Ivan took to his Instagram Stories and shared a series of throwback photos and videos of himself and Aleks.

“Happy birthday to the ex-wifey,” he captioned a snap of the pair of them smiling at the camera, which Aleks re-posted to her own Instagram Stories.

The real estate agent then shared a video of himself and his reality TV partner in a corridor, Aleks lying on the ground, captioning it: “Make sure you don’t end up like this. Pace your drinks and have fun,” followed by a winking cheeky emoji.

“Babe we’re getting McDonalds because you can’t stand straight! It’s 3.30pm,” Ivan can be heard saying as Aleks smiles from the floor.

In the third and final post, Ivan shared a cheeky video of Aleks twerking against his car.

Is that the sound of a romance being rekindled?

MAFS exes Aleks and Ivan are still on good terms. (Credit: Instagram)

Aleks revealed that she and Ivan broke up in February this year due to differences in “values, wants, need and lifestyles.”

“My MAFS journey was one that I will never forget. I learnt so much about myself and what I truly want and need for myself and in a partner. I do not doubt that my soulmate is out there somewhere,” she penned on Instagram shortly after the finale aired.

Aleks elaborated on the break up in an Instagram Q&A, explaining that she and Ivan had their fair share of arguments.

Our lifestyle was just so different. We were just fighting a lot it was becoming toxic… So he dumped me,” she revealed.

“I’m ready to settle down and have kids and I just think our lifestyles wouldn’t match up with raising kids together. I need my values to match up with a man. I need them to be similar to me on how they want to raise kids,” she said, adding they’re “much better off as friends”. 

The couple were matched by the experts on MAFS season seven but called it quits in February. (Credit: Nine)

Rumours of a potential make-up between Aleks and Ivan surfaced in August when Aleks confirmed to Perth Now that she was moving to Sydney – the same hometown as her MAFS ex. 

“The move to Sydney and finding a job in Sydney was a little bit easier because people had already met me through MAFS,” she told the publication.

However, Aleks shut down any chance of a romantic or professional reunion with Ivan, who also works in real estate in Sydney.

“There’s no industry competition with (Ivan) because we work in different areas,” she revealed, adding that she’s also launching her own makeup brand.

Aleks celebrated her 28th birthday in her new hometown of Sydney. (Credit: Instagram)

Fans were stunned by Aleks’ new look when she shared a celebratory post to mark her 28th lap around the sun this week.

The real estate agent agent and former MAFS bride looked radiant as she posed with a cocktail at Sydney’s iconic Quay Restaurant.

“’Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway,'” Aleks wrote in her caption.

“28 is going to be my best year yet! Cannot wait to smash more goals. So thankful for all the beautiful people I have met this year and grateful for every single one of you for supporting me and following my journey! Thank you to the most amazing person for making today so special @beebarkaren LETS DO THIS 28.”

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