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Sophie Monk reveals the identity of her secret boyfriend

The mystery man has a name!

By Alex Lilly

Earlier this month, Sophie Monk gave us a sneak peek at her new boyfriend and now the mystery man has been revealed!

The former Bachelorette is dating marketing executive, Joshua Gross, who she met on a business class flight back in August.

But the reason why she's kept the relationship under wraps is a little more scandalous - her Aussie beau who is based in the US is still technically married, despite being legally separated when the two met!

Sophie introduced Joshua to her followers via Instagram earlier this month with a photo from Joshua's sister's wedding. *(Image: Instagram @sophiemonk)*
Sophie introduced Joshua to her followers via Instagram earlier this month with a photo from Joshua's sister's wedding. (Image: Instagram @sophiemonk)

According to one of Joshua's friends, once the couple went public, they tried to "brush off" the fact that Joshua legally has a wife.

"Joshua even deactivated and wiped his social media accounts months ago after they met including pictures from his wedding to try and keep it a bit of a secret," the source told The Daily Mail.

But it seems that Sophie is definitely serious about him - the Love Island host even suggested a Gold Coast wedding in her back yard.

"When his divorce goes through we are talking about getting married," Sophie told The Daily Telegraph.

"I have waited and gone through so much s--- to meet someone so good," she added.

If Joshua does decide to put a ring on it, this will be Sophie's third fiancé as she was previously engaged to Good Charlotte's Benji Madden who is now married to Cameron Diaz as well as businessman Jesse Esberg.

The 38 year-old has also made it no secret that she wants to have children in the near future. The Love Island host recently underwent keyhole surgery to remove her endometriosis and has had Joshua by her side.

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Sophie and Joshua met on a business class flight in August and quickly struck up a conversation. In fact, after a few champagnes, Sophie even leaned in for a kiss.

"I just sat down and he had a sense of humour and I was like, 'Oh, how relieving, sitting next to someone you can have a chat with'," Sophie told 9Honey in September.

"It was like, 'Good sense of humour, hard worker'… it just happened."

The couple went public in November after a rep for Sophie confirmed to the Daily Mail that Sophie "is in a relationship" but didn't give away any more details.

The confirmation and Sophie's first official social media post come on the back of the Daily Mail publishing a set of photos showing a smitten Sophie smooching her new squeeze.

The blonde beauty even uploaded a photo from the pap set saying, "I've never been so happy! Thank you all SO much for the support after the op! I have the kindest followers in the world."

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