Are MAFS Australia's Ridge and Jade still together?

24 April 2024, 11:01 | Updated: 24 April 2024, 11:05

Jade and Ridge are one of the pairings on MAFS Australia
Jade and Ridge are one of the strongest couples on MAFS Australia. Picture: Instagram/@jadepywell

By Hope Wilson

Where are Married At First Sight's Ridge and Jade now and are they still together after the experiment?

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Married At First Sight Australia welcomed Jade Pywell, 26, and Ridge Barredo, 27 as one of the half-way couples in series 11 and it didn't take long for sparks to fly between the pair.

Single mum Jade was on the lookout for her perfect match after being left heartbroken by the father of her eight-year-old daughter, with Ridge hoping to fill the gap. However, despite the couple being one of the strongest in the experiment, concerns did grow around the longevity of their relationship, and Ridge's maturity as the final vows approached.

The groom made his mark on the show after his catchphrase 'dece' became the word of the series, much to the dismay of his wife and fellow castmates. However the romantic spark between Ridge and Jade was clear to see and the pair declared that they wanted to remain together during an emotional final vows. Since then there have been cheating rumours regarding Ridge, leading many to wonder what their relationship status is now.

Are MAFS Australia'a Ridge and Jade still together? Here is everything you need to know.

Jade and Ridge cheersing on their wedding day on MAFS
Jade and Ridge instantly connected on their wedding day on MAFS. Picture: Nine

Are Jade and Ridge still together?

Ridge and Jade on MAFS Australia are still together.

Despite the show still airing in the UK, the couple were pictured together numerous times, with Ridge telling the presenters of Bronte & Lakey for Breakfast in March, Ridge:"I'm pretty confident with what Jade and I have."

Since their final episodes have aired, Ridge took to Instagram to post a sweet tribute to Jade, writing: "If you had told me before I went on this experiment that I’d find love, I would have laughed in your face and told you to tell your story walking."

He continued: "In the experiment I managed to meet a girl who made me fall so deeply for her and made me realise why it never worked with anyone else. She’s all I’ve ever wanted and so much more.

"I’m so grateful that the experts matched us, and although she was handed to me, we made the choice to stay together and build something really special. These are some of my favourite moments during the experiment and I can’t wait to make so many more. #MAFS"

Ridge and Jade were the final MAFS Australia couple to wed on the show
Ridge and Jade were the final MAFS Australia couple to wed on the show. Picture: Nine

Jade and Ridge's wedding day

As the final couple took to the aisle, Jade and Ridge saw sparks fly when they locked eyes and exchanged vows.

Things went from strength to strength when a nervous Jade told Ridge about her daughter, to which the groom replied that he couldn't wait to meet her.

One thing that did stand in the way of their connection was Ridge's repeated use of the word 'dece'. While it was sweet to begin with, the term did begin to grate on Jade as their time in the experiment continued.

Jade and Ridge had an immediate connection
Jade and Ridge had an immediate connection. Picture: Nine

Jade and Ridge's first commitment ceremony

The couple were all loved up during their first commitment ceremony, much to the envy of their fellow MAFS couples.

Ridge made a heartfelt speech to his wife, saying: "I want a future with someone, hopefully it's going to be with Jade. I admire how grounded and strong she is, she's such a good mum, she's such a good friend, she's such a good person and I can see a future with her outside of this."

Jade and Ridge had a successful first commitment ceremony
Jade and Ridge had a successful first commitment ceremony. Picture: Nine

Ridge meets Jade's daughter

Feeling like Ridge could be her future partner, Jade takes the brave step to introduce her husband to her eight-year-old daughter Victoria.

The new family went on a day out to the zoo where Ridge continued to bond with Victoria, much to the delight of his wife.

Ridge meets the rest of Jade's family

After his meeting with Jade's daughter went swimmingly, Ridge was hoping his conversation with his wife's sister Jasmine and mother Dale would go just as well. Unfortunately for him, it didn't.

Upon kicking things off with his classic 'dece' line, Jasmine and Dale raise concerns that they think Ridge may be too immature for Jade.

Things go from bad to worse when Ridge refuses to decide whether he will relocate to be closer to Jade and her daughter, leaving his new wife in tears.

Jade and Ridge have continued to build on their connection
Jade and Ridge have continued to build on their connection. Picture: Nine

Ridge and Jade's final vows

Despite bumps in the road, Ridge and Jade chose to remain together during their final vows and have been in a relationship ever since.

The couple had a relatively relaxed time at the MAFS reunion and were looking forward to continuing their connection on the outside world.

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