EXCLUSIVE: Mike Gunner says he is ‘hurt’ following claims he was ‘flirting’ with Sarah Roza at the Married At First Sight reunion
Mike Gunner has rubbished rumours he hit it off with Sarah Roza and was ‘seriously flirty’ while filming the two-part Married At First Sight reunion last month.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the 45-year-old tattoo artist said: ‘It’s not true and another attempt at damage my reputation.’
‘I’ve asked [New Idea] to refrain from printing anymore articles,’ he continued.
‘It’s not true’: Married At First Sight’s Mike Gunner, 45, (pictured) has rubbished claims he was flirting with his co-star Sarah Roza while filming the two-part reunion last month
It comes as New Idea claimed Mike was ‘like a kid in a candy shop’ and was ‘trying his luck with anyone he could’ while filming the reunion special in Sydney.
According to the magazine, Mike seemed ‘very starry-eyed for Sarah’ and that there was ‘lots of chatter about his interest in her’.
But Mike insists that wasn’t the case, explaining: ‘The story that was written doesn’t include all the facts. It’s hearsay hearsay and hurtful to me.’
‘It’s not true and another attempt at damage my reputation, I’ve asked [New Idea] to refrain from printing anymore articles,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday of the story about Sarah Roza, pictured here
New claims: Another groom, who wished to remain anonymous, had also claimed that Mike was called out for his flirtatious behaviour on set
Another groom, who wished to remain anonymous, had also claimed that Mike was called out for his flirtatious behaviour on set.
‘He tried to flirt with Ines and she was having none of it,’ the witness said. ‘Her response? “Why the f**k are you winking at me for?”‘
Meanwhile, Mike and Sarah are understood to have struck up a new friendship since filming the reunion.
Who knew? Since filming the two-part reunion special, Mike and Sarah that the unlikely new pair are understood to have struck up an unlikely new friendship
The unlikely duo have been publicly displaying their new friendship on social media by liking and commenting each other’s photos.
‘Sarah loves a confident man, and was over the moon when he had her back and hit back at Nasser Sultan (who also appears in the reunion special) for all the vile things he said about her over the years,’ an on set spy told Daily Mail Australia on Monday.
Back in 2019, Mike was accused of ‘gaslighting’ his ‘wife’ Heidi Latcham during the final reunion episode when he told her he was ‘still in love with’ her.
‘Gaslighting’ is the practice of emotionally abusing another person with such conviction and confidence that the victim starts to doubt their own sense of reality.
Married At First Sight Grand Reunion will air over two nights on Sunday, January 31, at 7pm and Monday, February 1, at 7.30pm on Nine and 9Now
Friends: Mike and Sarah have been publicly displaying their unlikely new friendship on social media by liking and commenting each other’s photos