Sunrise host Matt Doran seen without his wedding band as he returns to show from ‘personal leave’
Weekend Sunrise host Matt Doran has been without his wedding ring since returning to screens following his disappearance from a reporting assignment last month, sparking a police investigation.
The silver band he exchanged with his wife Kendall Bora in December 2021 was nowhere to be seen when he co-hosted the Sunday morning show with Edwina Bartholomew.
Doran was once again minus the ring when he joined Sunrise presenters Natalie Barr and Matt Shirvington last Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in the William Tyrrell mystery.
The next day, he wasn’t wearing the ring when he stepped with his wife to Balmoral Beach on Sydney’s North Shore to inspect a rental property.
According to New Idea, Matt and his wife Kendall’s work schedules have affected their “love bubble.”
Matt Doran was seen without his wedding ring when he returned from personal leave to host Weekend Sunrise earlier this month on June 25
Doran also threw away his ring when he joined Natalie Barr and Matt Shirvington last Wednesday to discuss the William Tyrrell Mystery
The next day, Matt, still not wearing his ring, returned to his car with his wife Kendall after inspecting a rental home on Sydney’s Balmoral Beach.
The couple tied the knot in a surprise ceremony at his AirBnb on the Hawkesbury River.
They didn’t publicly announce their plans to get married at the time, but Sunrise weather forecaster Sam Mac broke the news by sharing several photos and videos of their nuptials on Instagram.
Matt’s return to TV follows his highly publicized disappearance from reporting duties when he covered the bus crash near Singleton last month that killed ten people on their way back from a wedding.
Matt and wife Kendall on Balmoral Beach
The couple was spotted inspecting a rental property
Matt hid his hand in his pocket as he walked alongside Kendall, holding their dog’s leash
According to The Daily Telegraphthe presenter prioritized his health at home after suddenly leaving the job in NSW’s Hunter Valley.
The high-profile Sydney journalist was reported missing after failing to show up to give an update for the morning news at 5:30am on June 13.
After a desperate police search, including at his hotel in Singleton, officers found the star reporter a short time later in a local cafe.
Matt and his wife Kendall were said to have spent the long weekend at their $1.75 million holiday home in Berowra Waters, north of Sydney, at the time of the bus crash. one of the first reporters on the scene on Monday, June 12.
His live cross to the Channel Seven studios was about 1 km from the crash site where 10 wedding guests died.
“One wonders if a job like that might be too much for someone prone to emotional stress,” a Seven insider told the Daily Mail Australia.
“It would traumatize anyone, but especially someone who is particularly sensitive or struggling.”
Matt’s return to TV follows a tumultuous time after he disappeared from the air while covering the June 13 Singleton bus accident. The day before, he appeared on air without his wedding ring
Matt is seen wearing his wedding band while hosting Sunrise with Natalie Barr earlier this year
Earlier, locals had seen Doran drive away from the home of newly married couple Mitchell Gaffney and Maddy Edsell, whose wedding was attended by those killed and injured in the tragedy.
An eyewitness recalls the surprising way he spoke to members of the Singleton Roosters football team, for whom several wedding guests played.
“He seemed distracted when he was interviewing. He didn’t want to be there,” the source told Daily Mail Australia.
When the star reporter failed to answer calls, texts and emails ahead of his scheduled appearance on Sunrise, a producer went to see him at his hotel in Singleton, but there was no knock on his door.
Insiders have suggested that several factors may have contributed to his disturbing behavior, one of which states that Doran may have been struggling with the confrontational nature of the bus crash tragedy.
Matt and Kendall tied the knot in a surprise ceremony at his AirBnb on the Hawksbury River
According to New Idea, Matt and wife Kendall’s (pictured) work schedules have affected their “love bubble.”