Married at First Sight Australia 2022‘s Matt Ridley appears to be a hit with the ladies after he was spotted with tennis icon Nick Kyrgios‘ ex-girlfriend.

The MAFS intruder groom had little luck in love after he wed Kate Laidlaw on national TV, but managed to find a romance post-show with flight attendant KJ White.

However, fans were shocked to learn of his unexpected friendship with Chiara Passari after he was featured on her Instagram Story recently.

As reported in episode 194 of the So Dramatic! podcast, Chiara shared a snap of Matt and her dog at a restaurant, alongside the caption: “She literally doesn’t leave [Matt’s] side.”

In a subsequent post, she mused that the 39-year-old and the pup were “on a date”. LOL!

Chiara is best known for her tumultuous relationship with tennis star Nick.

Despite a number of loved-up snaps posted online, the pair repeatedly entered a war of words on social media in the 18 months they were together.

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Chiara and Nick Kyrgios dated for 18 months. Source: Instagram @chiarapassari.

They split in 2021 after Chiara publicly accused the 27-year-old of cheating on her.

Matt Ridley Only Just Debuted KJ On Instagram In May

Matt only debuted his relationship with KJ on the grid on May 24.

The snap showed the pair all gussied up for The Shepherd Centre Gala Dinner, which was attended by a number of other MAFS participants.

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Matt debuted KJ White on his Instagram in May. Source: Instagram @mattridleyofficial.

The law clerk recently told the media that he and his lovely lady met earlier this year after coming across each other on a dating app.

Matt also shared photos of KJ to his Instagram Story following a hectic AF visit to Karen’s Diner on the Gold Coast.

So Dramatic! has reached out to Matt for comment.

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