Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: A smiling Liam Cooper is spotted for the first time since THAT leaked video – as he celebrates his 30th birthday without his ‘wife’ Georgia Fairweather
A week has passed since a leaked video surfaced of three Married At First Sight cast members mocking Liam Cooper and even questioning his sexuality.
But the prison case officer didn’t seem to have a care in the world on Sunday as he celebrated his 30th birthday at Canberra hotspot Kokomo’s with his co-stars Booka Nile and Samantha Harvey.
The trio arrived at the upscale restaurant in a white Hummer, but Liam’s ‘wife’ Georgia Fairweather – who was one of the people involved in the trash-taking viral video – was noticeably absent.
Married At First Sight’s Liam Cooper is all smiles as he is spotted for the first time after that LEAKED video – as he celebrates his 30th birthday without his bride Georgia Fairweather
Liam who looked slimmer than ever in a white shirt and ripped jeans, was feeling the love as he hugged his friends upon his arrival.
Heavy metal musician Booka, 31, looked retro chic in a denim boiler suit, white ankle boots and matching sunglasses.
She was joined by Madlin Sims, who was her bridesmaid on the show.
Birthday boy: Liam looked to be in good spirits while celebrating his 30th birthday on Sunday with his co-stars Samantha Harvey, Booka Nile and her bridesmaid Madlin Sims
Hmm: With his bride noticeably absent, the group and their pals were arriving at Canberra hotspot Kokomo in a white stretch Hummer
Nice! Liam, who looked slimmer than ever in a white dress shirt and light blue ripped jeans
Clad in a Grease-inspired slinky black number, Samantha, 31, let her hair down as she popped open a bottle of champagne and showed off her dance moves.
At one stage, Booka decided to treat the birthday boy with a live performance of her song ‘Patrick’, about her on-screen clash with Patrick Dwyer.
As the group left the venue, Samantha showed off her playful side as she hopped on a scooter while her co-stars watched on.
Nice! Booka, 31, looked retro chic in a blue denim boiler suit, white ankle boots and matching sunglasses
Song: At one stage of the evening, Booka decided to treat the birthday boy with a live performance of Patrick – dedicated to her on-screen clash with Patrick Dwyer
Cool mum! While leaving the venue, Samantha showed off her playful side as she was seen joyfully riding a scooter while her co-stars watched on
Cheers to friendship! At one stage the group were spotted sharing a toast
Spotted: Liam, Booka and Samantha were spotted leaving the venue together
The sighting comes a week after footage surfaced of Liam’s co-star Jason Engler, 35, using a homophobic slur against him, as his ‘wife’ Georgia laughed in the background.
In the two-minute video obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Jason called Liam a ‘full-blown homosexual’ – even though he has made it clear he is attracted to both women and men – and ridiculed him for ‘not going to the gym’.
The video was filmed and uploaded to Georgia’s Instagram account in November as she, Jason and fellow MAFS participant Johnny Balbuziente caught up Brisbane.
A source close to Liam told Daily Mail Australia at the time he felt ‘absolutely betrayed and heartbroken’ after watching the footage.
Liam is understood to have kept quiet about the video until he was reunited with his castmates at the Married At First Sight reunion in February.
Where’s Georgia? The fact his television bride was noticeably missing from his birthday celebrations could indicate that the pair are no longer on speaking terms after the video was leaked
‘Full-blown homosexual’: In footage obtained by Daily Mail Australia this month, Jason Engler (pictured), 35, insulted Liam, calling him a ‘full-blown homosexual’ – even though he has made it clear he is attracted to both women and men – and ridiculed him for ‘not going to the gym’
Not nice! In the video, Georgia (left) was heard laughing in the background as Jason (right) called her ‘husband’ a ‘full-blown homosexual’