MAFS 2024 pairing Jayden and Eden have called it quits

Their "fairytale" has come to an end.
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Despite his appearance and his career as a professional kickboxer, Jayden, 26, is a big teddy bear looking for love, and we were hoping he’d find it in new Married At First Sight Australia 2024 ‘wife’ Eden – but unfortunately, the pair have called it quits. 

Eden took to Instagram on April 17 to announce the pair didn’t get their “fairytale” ending. 

“When I made the decision at final vows to be with Jayden, I really did that with longterm intentions. Jayden & 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,” she captioned the below post.

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“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.”

Meanwhile, Jayden shared his own post: “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 ❤️”

In late March, the pair attended the Fitzy and Wippa with Kate Ritchie MAFS dinner party 2.0 and appeared to be all loved up as they embraced for photos. The reunion episode later aired on April 9, 2024.

The “custody weekend” in question.
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This allegedly was the last time Jayden and Eden have seen each other – which has drastically confused fans considering Jayden’s Instagram post with the caption, “custody weekend with Cub.”

But in an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, Eden revealed: “Nothing has changed… myself & Cub have had no communication with Jayden.”

Given fans cannot yet comment on Instagram, one curious follower took to Eden’s TikTok account to write: “I’m confused as your ex posted having custody with cub?”

“Cub is my dog,” Eden responded. “He hasn’t seen (or tried to see) cub since the nova event just after we split so not sure what that post is about.”

Jayden and Eden have been paired on MAFS.

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While MAFS fans mourn Jayden and Eden’s break up, we take a look back at their journey in the experiment.

Eden is a 28-year-old recruitment manager who lives in the Gold Coast, to which the pair live mere minutes apart.

In her wedding vows, Eden admitted Jayden wouldn’t be the only man in her life, “I have a four-year-old golden retriever called Cub.”

For big softie Jayden, this was a huge tick. But during the wedding reception, his insecurities began to rear their heads.

“She doesn’t party, she doesn’t drink, she loves walks, she’s got a golden retriever. She’s literally a female version of me, ticks every box and she’s stunning,” he confessed to his brother Mitch, who appeared in MAFS alongside Ella May Ding.

Cub is Eden’s first man.

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“Probably the only bad thing is when you meet a girl, you can tell straightaway if they like you or not. I got the vibe she doesn’t really like me.”

Mitch reassured his brother. Later in the night, Jayden did the mature thing and pulled Eden for a chat to discuss her feelings. Communication is key!

“I think it was funny when Jayden said he wasn’t sure if I was into him and I was like ‘no I definitely am’. I’m often told that I have a bit of a hard exterior and I’m very composed so its quite hard to read me,” Eden said.

“But it feels like were both on the same page ad that gives me a lot of confidence going into the honeymoon.”

After a less than graceful, but wildly romantic first dance, the new MAFS couple act like they’ve know each other for years.

Second kiss for the first dance.

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“Without speaking too soon, she’s hopefully the one,” Jayden told the camera crew.

However, a task during confession week may have landed the couple in rocky waters. Jayden, who has openly admitted he was cheated on, confessed secret that completely blindsided her.
“I told her I was willing to give her another chance, but… I’m gonna sleep with her best friend while she watches. One of her friends agreed to do it. SO after a little bit of chatting for a few days, it happened,” he said.

Eden asked her husband if he’d regretted his actions, to which he responded: “I don’t regret it.”

“The story was gross and I didn’t like it all, but he didn’t seem to regret it – that was the concerning part,” she told the crew. Eden felt incredibly ‘triggered’ given her own past and sought comfort from fellow bride Sara. Afterwards, Eden was quick to forgive her husband.

Jayden & Eden have been arguing more.
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Through each commitment ceremony, the pair seemed to be the strongest couple of the experiment. But the cracks began to show when Eden was holding in a secret – that Sara had seen her ex-partner whilst lying about her whereabouts to Tim.

Eden admitted she and Jayden had been arguing over the situation. Unwilling to sacrifice her relationship to protect her friendship, they spilled the truth on this seasons cheating scandal.

Ever since, the pair have been struggling as Jayden isn’t afraid of confrontation while Eden is anxious of such uncomfortable discussions. Naturally the pair have been butting heads.

Jayden confessed to the relationship experts that Eden had given him an “ultimatum” to not speak up and reveal he is unsure of who his ‘wife’ really is.

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