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Matt Daniel MAFS UK split

‘I didn’t want us to separate’: MAFS UK’s Matt has opened up about sad split from Daniel

‘It’s taken me a long time to move forward and get over it’

MAFS UK 2021’s Matt has opened up for the first time about his sad split from Daniel, who he was married to on the show, back in December. The pair were one of MAFS UK’s biggest success stories, with a two year relationship before shocking (and saddening) fans at the end of last year.

Speaking to The Mirror in a new interview, Matt said “We fell in love, we had a great relationship, I don’t want to take that away. I had an incredible experience being on the show, and me and Dan enjoyed that journey together

“It is a shame that things didn’t work out for the long term, but that pressure and feeling like you’re letting the community and the fans and everybody that supports you down. And that’s why it was so difficult to put that announcement out back in December last year.

“I was upset anyway because I was heartbroken. I was in love with Dan and I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t want us to separate but circumstances were that that needed to happen, so having that added pressure was quite intense, and even more so upsetting.

“It’s like any relationship that breaks down and any relationship where you fall out or you separate, you have that hurt because either one of you doesn’t want to or it’s a difficult time anyway. I put my heart and soul into the process and into the relationship so for that to break down was really heartbreaking for me, and it’s taken me a long time to move forward and get over it.”

Matt and Daniel shared their sad split almost two years after they first met on MAFS UK in December of 2022.

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