Married at First Sight Australia season 9: Where are Kate Laidlaw and Matt Ridley now?

3 March 2022, 09:16 | Updated: 1 April 2022, 13:43

Are Kate and Matt from Married at First Sight Australia still together? Here's what we know...

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Married at First Sight Australia is back with a brand new series this month.

And one couple that didn’t get off to the best start is intruders Kate Laidlaw and Matt Ridley.

After joining the show late, the pair had a rather awkward wedding, with Kate admitting she didn’t feel an attraction to her husband.

But what happened to Kate and Matt and are they still together now? Here’s what we know…

Kate and Matt didn't get off to the best start on MAFS Australia
Kate and Matt didn't get off to the best start on MAFS Australia. Picture: Channel Nine

Are Kate and Matt from Married at First Sight Australia still together?

Kate, 38, and Matt, 39, are no longer together.

While they both still follow each other on Instagram, the pair parted ways halfway through the experiment.

Matt failed to impress Kate over the course of their short time together and the couple wrote 'leave' at the Commitment Ceremony, ending their time together in the experiment.

Kate Laidlaw has shared photos from her time on MAFS
Kate Laidlaw has shared photos from her time on MAFS. Picture: Instagram

Where is Kate Laidlaw now?

It’s unclear whether Kate has gone back to her job as a clinical nutritionist, but she has been sharing lots of pictures from her time on MAFS.

The reality star was recently forced to defend herself after a scene aired in Australia which saw her ignoring her husband while he was choking on a Tim Tam.

"I can't believe that footage was actually shown, to be completely honest," she said, after radio hosts jokingly accused her of wanting the lawyer 'dead'.

Matt from MAFS has been sharing lots of photos on Instagram
Matt from MAFS has been sharing lots of photos on Instagram. Picture: Instagram

Kate then offered two seemingly conflicting excuses for her behaviour.

She told radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie 'O' Henderson: “These are acting scenes, really... not acting... but we are doing this with cameras on us, and I thought it was a cameraman coughing. So I was in my head thinking, ‘Just keep going’.”

“Actually, watching it back, I thought, "Gosh, Kate. You're so cold!" she laughed, before adding: 'But no, honestly, if he was choking I would have jumped to save him.”

Where is Matt Ridley now?

Matt has given no clues as to whether he’s returned to his job as a lawyer.

He has been sharing lots of photos hanging out with his friends and playing sports including cricket and golf.