Sam Frost's ex-boyfriend Jay Bruno has revealed the true reason behind their sudden split, admitting the couple "just didn't work".
The former Home and Away star and the personal trainer/drummer were in a relationship for several months last year, before eventually calling it quits.
Jay, 34, revealed he was the one to call time on their relationship, and explained he hasn't remained friends with Sam as he didn't want to give her false hope for a reconciliation.
"It is obviously hard because you feel for the other person but people just break up sometimes and I didn't want to lead her on so I have moved on," he told Sydney Confidential.
"It is pretty simple, I just guess I couldn't see a future with her."
The Sun-Herald's Emerald City column reported last year that Jay moved from his home in Melbourne into Sam's townhouse in Sydney's inner west.
At the time, sources close to the pair said their "their relationship has taken a romantic turn during lockdown", however Sam told the outlet that they were "just friends" who lived together.
And in a strange turn of events, Jay will be competing against Sam's younger brother Alex on the upcoming season of Survivor Australia: Blood vs Water.
"Blood v Water, I had to have someone that was close to family and at the time he was," Jay said, adding that he and Alex are "definitely" still mates.
"It did add an exciting element (being there together) as we didn't know what was going to happen. It made it a bit more surprising and fun."
And Survivor isn't Jay's first foray into reality TV. In 2019, the trainer appeared on season two of Instant Hotel with his former girlfriend, model Leah Johnsen.
Fans may also know Jay for hosting the Jay, Foz & Alex radio show with Bachelor in Paradise's Alex Nation.
Jay has since moved on and is now dating influencer and pilates instructor Ellyn McCartney.
"She is probably the only girl I've met that is funnier than me so well done to her," he said.