Apparently in the world of Married at First Sight, there are contracts and then there are ‘secret contracts’.
And look, we get it. You sign up to get married to the expert-vetted love of your life (and maybe gain a couple of thousand Instagram followers) but during the process, you realise you’ve made a grave mistake. As they say: marriage is hard but a reality-TV marriage is harder… or something like that.
According to MAFS husband, Jonethen Musulin, there is scope to change things around.
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If you’re watching the show, then you’ll know that the Gold Coast FIFO worker isn’t too invested in his marriage with Connie Craydon. In fact, he’s opted to ‘leave’ during the last two commitment ceremonies.
Speaking to New Idea, Jonethen said his father suffered a stroke during filming and he tried to leave the experiment on multiple occasions but wasn’t allowed to.
“I told producers that I was leaving and that there was nothing they could do about it,” he said.
While we don’t know exactly when he made the request, the producers apparently needed him to stay as so many couples had already dropped out of the experiment. To date, out of the original 10 couples, only four remain, plus Lizzie and Seb and KC and Drew who came in as intruders mid-way through the season.
“They had already lost so many contestants so that’s when they said to me, ‘What can we do to make you stay?’” he continued.