Disgraced Married at First Sight groom Simon Blackburn has debuted a new socialite girlfriend after being axed from the marriage experiment’s ninth season.
Taking to TikTok, the father-of-one recently revealed he is now dating Melbourne beauty, Kate Rutherford.
Since-hidden clips on both Simon and Kate’s accounts show the pair partaking in a number of TikTok trends, including one in which they lay face-to-face lipsyncing Yung Lean’s Ginseng Strip 2002.
In a subsequent video on one of the groom’s many, many TikTok accounts (honestly, we can’t even keep up), Simon announced that he was “hanging up his boots” when it comes to being a bachelor.
“Just liked to say a massive thanks to everyone who’s participated in the journey,” he said. “I’ve decided to call time on the career at 300 [women].”
It’s imperative to note that this “career” is pretty much just him dicking around and sleeping with women to up his “stats”. Gross.
“I thought it was the right time to hang up the boots and we’ll see how everything plays out going forward,” he added.
The new relationship debut comes just days following Simon’s claims that TV wife Jessica Seracino was a “nightmare” in the two weeks they were together.
“She completely lost it and should never have been on the show,” he said.
Why Was Simon Blackburn Axed From Married At First Sight 2022?
Simon was identified as one of the new MAFS grooms after he was spotted in an early promo clip for the new series. However, it wasn’t long before he was outed as a controversial TikTok star.
In a series of videos obtained by So Dramatic!, the father-of-two repeatedly degraded women and referred to homosexuality as “filth”.
Only days later, Channel Nine confirmed to So Dramatic! that they had decided to remove him from the show after being made aware of the disturbing videos.
“When unacceptable social media content was discovered in relation to Simon Blackburn we immediately took steps to remove him from the program. We won’t be making further comment,” a Channel Nine spokesperson told So Dramatic!.
Despite producers denying any knowledge of Simon’s TikTok content, the axed groom says he was actually recruited for the show as a result of those videos.
“So what happened was MAFS contacted me to be on the show once they had seen videos that I made,” he told Confidential.
What Was Simon Blackburn Like on MAFS?
In November, So Dramatic! exclusively revealed that Simon and Jessica were matched during their short stint in the experiment.
In those two weeks, Jessica felt “uncomfortable” around Simon “from the get-go”, a source close to the bride said.
“He was extremely obnoxious, rude and aggressive and said a number of things that immediately set off alarm bells,” the source explains. “Everyone at the wedding was on edge and noticed something was off about him. The wedding was extremely awkward and the energy was off all around.”
After Jess found Simon’s series of foul videos she no longer felt safe in the experiment with him.
Producers then promised to remove Simon from the show and told him to pack his bags. However, they didn’t want to lose Jess so they promised to find her a new groom and get her remarried.
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