My Mum, Your Dad Australia 2022‘s Darren Lucas has been open about his struggles retaining a relationship, but has his TV romance with Petula Seath translated to long-term love?

**SPOILER ALERT!! The following article includes spoilers for My Mum, Your Dad.

The 56-year-old “daddy” has had no qualms about sharing his past dating dilemmas with various older and much younger women.

However, his quick connection with Petula had their kids Tess and Drhys (along with die-hard fans) hoping the show was a turning point for the luxury travel advisor.

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Has My Mum, Your Dad Australia 2022‘s Darren Lucas’ TV romance with Petula Seath translated to long-term love? Source: Nine.

Unfortunately, as reported in episode 232 of the So Dramatic! podcast, you can’t always teach an old dog new tricks!

One listener recently slid into our DMs to say they know the father-of-two while also spilling some tea on his relationship status.

“I’m friends with Darren and have met Tess through him, who is amazing,” they confessed, adding: “I can tell you he’s definitely single now.” Quel dommage!

TBH, this is sad AF because a) we totally thought Darren and Petula had a good thing going, and b) we’re a sucker for a good telly-turned-IRL romance!

Nevertheless, it’s clear that the My Mum, Your Dad experiment puts new pressures on everyone involved, including Mel Gousteris, who made the shock decision to leave the show despite finding a connection with newcomer Tim McCartney.

Chatting to So Dramatic! after her exit, the mum of three said the situation was “unrealistic”.

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Mel Gousteris found her quick connection with Tim McCartney “overwhelming”. Source: Nine.

“If Tim had been there a bit longer, it might have been a little bit different,” she admitted. “But having a connection that quickly for me was just unrealistic…for me, it was just overwhelming.”

However, she’s since walked away with a “beautiful connection” with her co-stars, including Darren!

“I love Darren,” Mel said. “He always rings me up to see how I am.” Bless!

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