‘Who is Cindy?’ Former Bachelor Matty J reveals the VERY quirky reason people often think he is cheating on fiancée Laura Byrne… but it’s not all as it seems
Former Bachelor star Matthew ‘Matty J’ Johnson and Laura Byrne fell madly in love with each other while appearing on the reality dating series in 2017.
But on Saturday, the 31-year-old revealed the very quirky reason people think the pair are cheating on each other.
Appearing on Nova 96.9’s Matt, Sarah and Matty J radio program, Matty revealed the unlikely reason stemmed from creating fake names each other to keep their romance hidden after the show finished filming two years ago.
‘Who is Cindy?’ Former Bachelor Matty ‘J’ Johnson (L) reveals the VERY quirky reason people think he is cheating on fiancée Laura Byrne (R)… but it’s not all as it seems
During the radio’s show’s ‘To Be Honest’ segment, co-host Matt de Groot said he became suspicious of Matty J after he got a strange phone call.
Explaining he could overhear Matty J speaking to a woman named ‘Cindy’ affectionately, he was taken by surprise by it.
‘The call was pretty quick. And it started with “hey babe” and I was like “this is friendly”‘
He continued of the conversation: ‘I just wanted to see where you were and if we’re catching up later.’
‘Who is Cindy, mate?’ Matty J was forced to explain to co-host Matt De Groot who Cindy was, revealing it is the alias he had for Laura after Bachelor was filming
Matty J chimed-in: ‘I didn’t want to be rude as Matt de Groot was in the car. So I was kind of wrapping up the phone call.’
That was when Matt de Groot said he asked tersely: ‘Who is Cindy, mate?’
Matty J then explained that ‘Cindy’ is the codename he gave to Laura after filming The Bachelor finale, and she is still saved in his phone under the name.
Alias: ‘Cindy is actually the name of Laura. I don’t know why I called her Cindy…when we were filming Bachelor I picked Cindy and she picked Derrick,’ he said
The hunky former reality TV star admitted that he had a codename for himself as well, with Laura saving his number under the name ‘Derrick M’.
‘Cindy is actually the name for Laura. I don’t know why I called her Cindy… when we were filming Bachelor I picked Cindy and she picked Derrick,’ he begun.
He continued: ‘Till this day. We’re still saved into each other’s phones as Cindy and Derrick.’
‘Till this day. We’re still saved into each other’s phones as Cindy and Derrick’ Matty explained the comedic mix-ups on the radio show. Here with Laura
Milestone: In April, Matty romantically dropped to one knee for a sunset proposal in Fiji
Matty J explained the alias appears to cause concern for a lot of people, given how affectionate he and Laura are over the phone.
‘They will see Cindy pop up and I will be like ”Yeah, babe. Love you. Love you. Love you so much.” And they will be like ”Who was that?”
Matty and Laura have been blissfully in love since meeting on The Bachelor back in 2017.
In April, Matty romantically dropped to one knee for a sunset proposal in Fiji.
The couple welcomed their first child, Marlie-Mae, back in June.
Loved-up: The couple welcomed their first child, Marlie-Mae, back in June