Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven

Married At First Sight‘s Bryce Ruthven left wife Melissa Rawson stunned on Monday when he confessed he’d been engaged to another woman just six months earlier.

And Daily Mail Australia can now reveal the identity of the 31-year-old radio host’s jilted ex-fiancée: Lana Bongioletti.

Bryce and Lana began dating in 2015 and had been together for five years when he abruptly called off their wedding in mid-2020. 

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: Daily Mail Australia can reveal the identity of Bryce Ruthven’s jilted ex-fiancée: Lana Bongioletti. Bryce and Lana began dating in 2015 and had been together for five years when he abruptly called off their wedding in mid-2020

Photos show the couple regularly travelled around Australia, sharing loved-up selfies from the Melbourne Cricket Ground and various venues around Brisbane. 

They celebrated one year since their engagement in January 2020 by visiting the Gold Coast. He shared a post from their getaway on his now-deleted Twitter page.

‘One year on… and she’s still around!’ Bryce captioned a photo of the former couple.

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

What went wrong? They celebrated one year since their engagement in January 2020 by visiting the Gold Coast. He shared a post from their getaway on his now-deleted Twitter page

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

What went wrong? Photos show the couple regularly travelled around Australia, sharing loved-up selfies from the Melbourne Cricket Ground and various venues around Brisbane

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Fame hungry: Recently deleted photos show Bryce and Lana posing with a string of celebrities, including Nick Kyrgios, (right) Warwick Capper and Jennifer Hawkins

In the image, Lana showed off her diamond engagement ring while resting her hand on her fiancé’s chest.

The couple relocated to Canberra in May last year, when it was announced Bryce would be hosting the afternoon and weekend shift with Ellie Mobbs and Jason Roses.

He called time on their relationship shortly after making the move. 

Like Bryce, Lana is a massive sports fan and has played soccer for various football clubs in Queensland.

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Opposites attract: MAFS took a major risk by pairing the cocky, newly single radio presenter with shy workplace trainer Melissa Rawson, who hasn’t been on a date in more than a decade

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Shock revelation: Bryce left his wife stunned on Monday’s episode when he confessed he’d been engaged to another woman just six months earlier

Monday’s season eight premiere saw cocky Bryce with shy workplace trainer Melissa – and despite the odds being stacked against them, they really hit it off. 

During his backstory segment, the radio announcer explained: ‘My most recent relationship lasted over five years.

‘We got engaged, I saw a wedding and us buying a house, settling down, having a family and creating a life together – but we wanted different things.’

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

 Happy as Larry: Bryce said he was pleasantly surprised with his match

Daily Mail Australia reported in September that Bryce had reached out to former MAFS participants to ask them for advice about applying for the show.

In addition to this, he interviewed several cast members from last year’s season, including Josh Pihlak and Michael Goonan. for his radio program.

One former cast member said they were surprised to see Bryce on the Nine reality show because he was well aware of the negative experience they’d had. 

‘Off air Bryce kept asking questions about whether it was worth signing up to the show and said he was really keen to give it ago,’ they said.

Married At First Sight continues Tuesday at 7:30pm on Channel Nine

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Married At First Sight: Meet the jilted fiancée of Bryce Ruthven, Nzuchi Times

Connected: Daily Mail Australia reported in September that Bryce had reached out to former MAFS star to ask them for advice about applying for the show. In addition, he interviewed several cast members from last year’s season, including Michael Goonan and KC Osborne