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Married At First Sight: Jayden and Eden Confirm Split

They may have reached final vows - but their relationship has sadly come to an end.
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Jayden Eynaud and Eden Harper may have been one of the strongest couples on this season of Married At First Sight Australia – but their relationship has now come to an end, just weeks after the season finished airing. 

Are Jayden and Eden still together?

Eden made the heartbreaking announcement on Instagram in April, sharing with fans the relationship had come to an “unexpected” end.

“When I made the decision at Final Vows to be with Jayden, I really did that with long-term intentions,” she wrote.

“Jayden and I spent many months together after the experiment, during which Cub gained a dad and I gained a second family who I’m truly grateful for.

“I’m saddened to share that toward the end of the show airing, our relationship came to an unexpected end. The ‘reality’ is, the person I chose didn’t choose me.”

“Whilst I’m disappointed, I will never regret the experiment, the people I met, the lessons I learnt and the growth this process has had on me.”Thank you for supporting us and for also wishing for the same fairytale that I had hoped for.”

Shortly after Eden’s announcement, Jayden also took to Instagram to share his own post, writing: 

“Sometimes in life, things don’t always go the way you had hoped for. After the experiment, Eden and I went back to the Gold Coast and continued to enjoy living our lives together and getting to know each other every day.

“However, unfortunately, our relationship ended not long before the end of the experiment airing. As sad as it is, I’m so glad I got to go through this with such an amazing woman and a beautiful son 🐶.

“You will both always have a second family on the Gold Coast ❤️.”

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(Credit: Instagram)

Fellow MAFS contestant Lucinda Light admitted she felt “disappointed” by the split in an interview with Digital Spy. 

When asked which couple’s split shocked or saddened her she replied: “Probably lovely Jayden and Eden.”

“I felt really disappointed by their split as Eden really fell genuinely head over heels for Jayden.”

“Things went pretty south after the show and particularly after the reunion, so that was a bit disappointing.”

Lucinda went on to shed some light as to why it didn’t work out between the pair, adding: “I just think he hasn’t the time to choose her, he’s a real high-calibre athlete and it was a situational thing,” she said.

While many other MAFS alumni have kept quiet on the couple’s split – fans were shocked to see another former contestant make some “shady” comments about Jayden. 

Ella Ding, who starred in the 2022 series of MAFS Australia (alongside Jayden’s brother, Mitch) took to TikTok and commented: “His last words on the screens… ‘I’m not Mitch 2.0′”, followed by a melting face emoji.

“Thank God for silver linings because you have one coming,” she added.

It’s not the first time Ella has commented on Jayden and Eden’s relationship, previously mentioning on her podcast Sit With Us that they weren’t a good match. 

“He’s not right for her. I don’t think they’re good for each other,” she said of her former brother-in-law.

“I think they need to go their separate ways, whether they have or haven’t in the real world. I don’t like Jayden, and maybe it’s because he’s related to Mitch.”

Ella and Mitch
Ella was previously “married” to Jayden’s brother, Mitch, in an earlier MAFS season. (Credit: Nine)

News of Jayden and Eden’s split didn’t come as a complete surprise to fans after Eden previously slammed her partner after footage emerged of him dancing with fellow MAFS bride Lauren. 

Yahoo reported that Eden, Lauren and Jayden were all enjoying a night out together before Eden headed home. 

“Jayden wasn’t talking to Eden at all which was very noticeable and made everyone feel uncomfortable, so she decided to go home when they went from one club to another,” a source told the publication.

“At the next venue, Jayden and Lauren arrived arm in arm and were very close the whole night. She was all over him, but he was definitely enabling it.”

Eden spoke with the Daily Mail, slamming the pair’s behaviour as “disrespectful.”

“I think both of their behaviour on that night was quite disrespectful of me,” she told the outlet. “It felt almost a little bit intentional from Lauren’s half to hurt my feelings, and maybe Jayden as well.”

Labelling the behaviour as “inappropriate and a bit trashy,” she continued: “I feel a little bit embarrassed by it if I’m being completely honest. However, I think it’s more embarrassing for them than it is for me.”

Lauren has also spoken out about the “drama,” downplaying the footage and brushing off any romance rumours.  “I’m definitely not making a move on Jayden. Not Jayden, the kid’s about six years younger than me, and he’s just, he’s not for me,” she said. “And he’s with Eden, apparently.” 

See the footage here.

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The pair were spotted together in March 2024. (Credit: Backgrid)

Jayden and Eden’s relationship timeline…

Like all couples on Married At First Sight, Jayden and Eden first met at the altar on their wedding day. She was wearing white, he was wearing his luscious locks styled in a man-bun. The picture perfect wedding! 

He’s a 26-year-old professional kickboxer from The Gold Coast, she’s a 28-year-old recruitment manager from The Gold Coast. It’s hard to believe they’ve never crossed paths, a fact both mentioned on their wedding day. 

They were described as a perfect pair by the MAFS experts.

“Eden needs somebody strong who can give her some safety, make her feel at ease,” expert Alessandra Rampolla said.

She also addressed the fact that Eden would need someone trustworthy, following her previous relationship where her partner cheated on her with her life-long best friend. Likewise, Jayden had admitted that his previous partner also cheated.

“It makes it easier to trust that someone who’s gone through that, won’t do that to you,” Alessandra said of pairing them together.

“Because they’ve both been cheated on, they have a strong sense of right and wrong,” added John Aiken. 

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Will Jayden and Eden make their marriage work? (Credit: MAFS)

On their wedding day, they admitted to being smitten. 

“She’s stunning,” Jayden gushed. “Her eyes are insane, they’re looking into your soul almost. There’s so much depth to see in them.”

“He’s tall and he’s super handsome. He’s stunning,” Eden said, telling her friends “he’s f—ing great. He’s such a doll.”

Though Jayden was struggling with self-doubt, questioning whether or not Eden liked him, it quickly became clear how they felt. 

Following a romantic honeymoon, it seems the pair were settling in well as they headed towards their first commitment ceremony – but the first challenge of the season, saw the couple hit a roadblock. 

MAFS Jayden Eden
(Credit: Nine)

The letter-writing task saw the couple share a deep truth from their past and it’s safe to say Eden (or Australia) didn’t quite expect Jayden’s admission.

Warning audiences that his ‘truth’ was a “pretty big one,” Jayden wasn’t sure how Eden would react.  

“Dear Eden, my ex-girlfriend cheated on me,” he began. “I had told her I was willing to give her another chance but I was going to sleep with her best friend while she watched. One of her friends agreed to do it. So after a little bit of chatting for a few days it happened.”

Eden, who has previously shared her heartbreaking personal experience with cheating, responded to the bombshell truth by asking her husband if he regretted his actions – to which he immediately replied that he didn’t. 

At the time, Eden walked out, explaining that she was “rattled” by admission – but the couple had moved past the challenge by the time the first commitment ceremony rolled around. 

Reflecting on the situation in front of the experts Jayden admitted the experiment had given him the opportunity to reflect on his behaviour. 

“It wasn’t until looking back on it and talking about it with Eden, it made me realise it was the wrong thing to do,” he admitted. “100 per cent, I regret it.”

“I don’t agree with what Jayden did… but I haven’t given Jayden the chance to try and improve from it yet, and I’m willing to give him that chance,” Eden responded. 

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(Credit: Nine)

And give him a chance she did! Following the bumpy start, the couple were quickly back on track to become one of the strongest (and drama-free!) couples of the season. 

As their relationship moved from strength to strength, audiences watched Eden grapple with a secret during the Couples Retreat in Byron Bay that threatened to destabilise her relationship. 

“I’ve been given information I didn’t want,” she shared with the cameras. “It’s a secret that can affect a lot of people in here.”

“I’m feeling so uncomfortable and so anxious…I don’t know what to do.”

Explaining that she felt like she was in a “lose, lose” situation, Eden admitted the secret had the possibility to ruin her friendships with other contestants if she went public with the information, or would see her risk losing her partner, Jayden, if she chose to lie and keep quiet. 

“Somethings happened. It’s not to do with Jayden, it’s to do with somebody else,” she told producers. “I’ve received a text message, of something that someone’s done to someone else that’s quite bad.”  

Sitting down with Jayden, Eden divulged more details, explaining Sara had messaged her before the retreat asking to borrow clothes for dinner. The problem? Sara explained that she was meeting up with her ex. 

Fans were overjoyed to see Jayden step up and support Eden through the difficult confrontation during the following dinner party – and it’s safe to say this couple soared through the experiment with flying colours. 

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