There’s nothing that brings two women together than the shared dislike of a mutual ex-boyfriend. Especially if that mutual ex-boyfriend is reality television’s new favourite villain.
And that’s exactly what’s happened for Married At First Sight’s Cheryl Maitland and Lauren Bran, who were both unlucky enough to be hitched to Prince-not-so-charming, Andrew ‘Jonesy’ Jones.
“Lauren and I have a friendship outside of this and talk on a regular basis,” Cheryl told The Courier Mail. “We help support each other post show.”
Speaking with Kyle and Jackie O on KIIS FM this morning, Lauren confirmed just how close she and Cheryl have become after the show, calling them “bosom buddies”.
“I much prefer Cheryl over Andrew,” said Lauren, 33, “We should have gotten married!”
We all watched on with glee on Monday night’s episode of MAFS that featured the final dinner party, where not only were Cheryl and Lauren spied getting on like a house on fire – Lauren also gave Andrew a talking down.
In her booze-fuelled “spray”, Lauren called Andrew a “cocky little pr***” and a “wanker”. (Well deserved, we say…)
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In an interview yesterday with news.com.au, Lauren said that her behaviour was brought on by sheer exhaustion and one too many drinks, not to mention the stressful situation of returning to the show in which she was dubbed the ‘runaway bride’.
“There’s no support, you’re treated like monkeys, you basically beg to go for toilet breaks,” Lauren told news.com.au.
“The filming — because it goes for so long — you’re tired, you’re drunk, you’re not yourself, they get you at your worst. I was boozy, they booze you up. They encourage it. They’re just free-pouring the whole time. At one stage I had someone put a couple of drinks in front of me. And I said, ‘Nah, nah, I’m good, I’m good,’ and they say, ‘Nah, have more to drink’.”