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My Kitchen Rules' JP Huillet breaks his silence on ex-girlfriend Nelly Riggio dating Adriano Zumbo.

Mamamia logo Mamamia 5/01/2017 Jessica Chambers

© Facebook.com My Kitchen Rules’ JP Huillet has wished his ex-girlfriend Nelly Riggio “nothing but the best” in her new relationship with Adriano Zumbo.

The former contestant, who appeared on the show with his then-girlfriend in 2016 admitted he’d had a “tough time”, thanking his supporters.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the Brisbane man broke his silence on the new couple’s relationship – which Zumbo confirmed on Sunday.

Reposting a snap of himself with the words ‘thank you’ imposed across, Huillet captioned the image with a thank you note to family, friends and fans – assuring them he was “happy and healthy”.

“I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who supported me yesterday and continue to today and moving forward!” the Queenslander wrote.

“Family, friends and fans (so weird to say that!) your kind words and messages have helped through a tough time.”

“Just so everyone knows I’m happy and healthy and wish nothing but the best for everyone involved.”

Remaining positive, Huillet told followers he was not about to let his relationship breakdown get the best of him.

“For anyone who knows me I’m super positive I love life and nothing will hold me down! So just to show my endless appreciation to EVERYONE thank you and I love you all!”

He finished the post with a series of hashtags including #nohate, #behappy and #bigthingstocome.

Dubbed the Queensland “Lovebirds” by the show’s producers, news that Hulliet and Riggio had broken up and she was dating Zumbo came as a shock to many fans.

The Just Desserts host confirmed his relationship with Riggio on Sunday, posting a snap of the cosy pair on holiday in the Maldives.

“Happy New Year 2017 from the Maldives! Looking forward to many years with this Hottie,” he captioned the image.

Riggio reportedly began working in the research and development team at Zumbo Patisserie in September, having moved to Sydney for the job.

The aspiring chef was still with Huillet at the time, but according to Confidential, their relationship deteriorated within a few months of the move.

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