Ella Ding kisses Brent Vitiello after weeks of romance rumors
By Nicole Douglas for Daily Mail Australia
03:12 02 May 2022, update 07:38 02 May 2022
Married at first sight, stars Ella Ding and Brent Vitiello have finally shared their first kiss after weeks of romance rumours.
Ella, 28, confirmed the couple’s friendship had taken a romantic turn in an interview with Nova FM’s Fitzy & Wippa on Monday, after the radio show sent them to Cairns for a one-day getaway weekend together.
“We kissed, guys,” Brent said, before Ella revealed she initiated the kiss, adding, “I did. I just grabbed his face.
‘It just happened. But to be fair I’m sure there’s been a lot more times than we wanted except I had a little crook and I wouldn’t have kissed either seeing the state I was in was for a while,’ said hospitality manager Brent, 33.
Radio host Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald then asked if the couple was official.
‘Can we call him now? Is the Brella team official? Or will you continue your friendship? he said.
“Well, what I think is that first and foremost there has to be friendship. And right now we’re really getting to know each other on these very deep levels, so I think that’s…’ beautician Ella replied.
Co-host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli interrupted, “So are you guys together or not?”
Brent said they were “not making anything official”, adding: “I think that’s where it creates tension and pressure.”
“I think if it’s going to be official, it’ll just happen organically.”
It comes just weeks after Ella revealed she enjoyed a “pajama party” with Brent.
She said on The Handbags podcast last month: “We’re just friends. We even had a slumber party and nothing happened. Nothing.’
After host Michael Brunelli asked if the door was open for a relationship with Brent in the future, Ella replied, “It’s so hard for me to answer right now.”
“I think Brent is gorgeous. Totally drawn to him. But my headspace is like – I’m still healing and hurting and thinking about [ex-‘husband’] Michael [Eynaud] and Tamara [Djordjevic, Brent’s on-screen wife] always pisses me off.
“I still feel like I don’t really know Brent. I think we’re just having a good time together now.
She added that ‘Brent actually sent me flowers for my birthday last week’ which was ‘very thoughtful’.
“He didn’t write his name on it, but I knew it was his,” she said.
Ella had been ghosted by her on-screen husband Mitch Eynaud just days after filming the MAFS reunion dinner in Sydney in January.
The financial planner, 27, reportedly broke things off because he was upset about his staged paparazzi photos with Brent.
Their marriage was already on shaky ground at the reunion, as Mitch had previously tried to end things during their perpetual vows, telling Ella he wasn’t ready to commit.
But they reconciled when Ella flew to the Gold Coast for a ‘make or break’ holiday.
Meanwhile, the former MAFS spouses of Ella and Brent are now said to be a couple.
Mitch was spotted cozying up with Tamara Djordjevic at a Gold Coast bar in February, and they’ve been seen together several times since.