Married At First Sight’s Ben Jardine admits to ‘cheating’ on Stephanie

They met on the programme

Married At First Sight

by Alex Ross |

Last week it emerged that** Married At First Sight's** Ben Jardine and his wife Stephanie had split up, after Ben told Fubar radio that he'd dumped Stephanie leaving her 'gutted'.

Despite 36-year-old Ben claiming he'd spoken to his bride before the interview, Stephanie's friend revealed the first she'd heard about her failed marriage was during a news report about the couple on the radio.

Stephanie's friend who is a former **Married at First Sight **contestant, took to Instagram to say 'So we all found out via this article just now too. Even Steph. What a t--t.' [sic]

Steph and Sara
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And as if things couldn't get any worse for Stephanie, Ben has now admitted to cheating on his wife.

Speaking in a recent interview, Ben admitted to kissing another woman. However, the millionaire property developer said that even though he knew it was already over with Stephanie, they were meant to be seeing how things went.

He went on to say he didn't love Stephanie but that he wanted to apologise to his wife.

Last week, Ben initially told Fubar radio, "It broke my heart to do what I had to do, I couldn’t give someone so lovely and so nice what she wanted."

Ben continued, "She’s a lovely girl and I’m still friends with her but I couldn’t give her what she needed, or what she wanted. She’s a beautiful girl and a phenomenal person. Stephanie and I are still friends but I couldn’t give her what she wanted and what she needed, and time is of the essence."

Ben and Stephanie first met on their wedding day as part of the series of **Married at First Sight **and seemed to be getting along very well as they went on a week's honeymoon to Mallorca. However, tempers began to fray when the couple returned to the UK and had to move in together for a seven week trial period.

Despite a few arguments, as the three-part series concluded last week, Stephanie said, "I can't believe there is somebody in the world who has been matched to me as well as Ben."

The pair previously appeared on This Morning to discuss the Channel 4 programme, where they seemed happy at the time.

**Watch the interview below: **

Despite all ten couples on the show splitting up, a fourth series is already in the works.

In order to apply for the next series, applicants will need to have never married, have no children, be aged 18 or over and ‘feel ready for marriage’.

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Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo and Jack Maynard
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Status: DatingGeorgia 'Toff' Toffolo and Jack Maynard met on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in November 2017. Despite this, the couple kept their romance a secret until they went Instagram official in August 2018.

Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey
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Status: Dating They met and won Love Island together in 2016 and are now parents to their adorable baby boy.

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Status: Married Controversial reality couple Heidi and Spencer Pratt met when they appeared on MTV show The Hills. The couple recently welcomed their first child together in 2017, a baby boy called Gunner Stone.

Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams
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Status: MarriedAfter being the lothario on Made In Chelsea for a number of years, Spencer Matthews found love with Vogue Williams when they met on The Jump. The couple have now married and are expecting their first child together later in 2018.

Kem and Amber
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Status: SplitThe Love Island 2017 winners were inseparable in the villa, but they've since split up.

Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen
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Status: Dating Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen met when Ben appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. The pair welcomed a baby girl in 2016 called Milena.

Charlotte and Gaz
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Status: SplitCharlotte Crosby and Gaz Beadle enjoyed an on/off romance for a number of years when they appeared on Geordie Shore. The pair split for good and are now happy with other partners.

Sarah Harding and Chad Johnson
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Status: SplitGirls Aloud singer Sarah Harding shocked viewers when she started a romance with The Bachelorette star Chad Johnson during the 2017 series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Katie Price and Peter Andre
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Status: DivorcedKatie Price and Peter Andre first met when they starred on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2004. The pair married and went on to have two children together, before divorcing in 2009.

Stevi Ritchie and Chloe Jasmine
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Status: DatingStevi Ritchie and Chloe Jasmine got together after they both appeared on The X Factor. Despite splitting in 2016, the pair were pictured on holiday together in 2017.

Vicky Pattison and Ricci Guarnaccio
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Status: SplitVicky Pattison and Ricci Guarnaccio met on Geordie Shore and despite getting engaged during an episode of the show, the pair's relationship broke down. Vicky is now engaged to John Noble.

Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev
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Status: DatingCountdown star Rachel Riley and professional dancer Pasha Kovalev first started dating when they were partnered together on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.

Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer
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Status: DatingIt was love at first sight for Love Island 2018 winners Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer. The pair have vowed to move in together, with reports suggesting they could get married as soon as 2019.

Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks
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Status: SplitTOWIE stars Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks had their differences but they enjoyed a two-year romance. The couple have now split, with Megan now dating Love Island's 'Muggy Mike'.

Pete Bennett and Nikki Grahame
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Status: SplitOne of the most memorable couples to come out of Big Brother! Despite enjoying a brief romance when they left the house, Pete Bennett and Nikki Grahame split up not long after.

Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood
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Status: SplitThey had their differences during their time in Love Island, but Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes defied the odds for a number of months. However, as documented on their TV show, the pair have now split.

Micky Dalton and Grace Adams-Short
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Status: MarriedOne of the only Big Brother couples to stay together! Micky Dalton and Grace Adams-Short married back in 2009 and share two children together.

Binky Felstead and Josh 'JP' Patterson
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Status: SplitBinky and JP met through mutual friends on E4 show Made In Chelsea. The pair recently welcomed their first child together, a baby girl called India.

Joey and Sam
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Status: SplitJoey Essex and Sam Faiers met on The Only Way Is Essex but later split in 2014.

Josie Gibson and John James Partron
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Status: Split Josie Gibson and John James Parton enjoyed a brief romance in the Big Brother house back in 2010. The pair landed a TV show called Josie and John James: What Happened Next, but split not long after.

Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen
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Status: MarrieOlivia Buckland and Alex Bowen won the hearts of the nation when they appeared on Love Island in 2016. Not long after leaving the villa, Alex popped the question and the pair are now married!

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