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Just FYI, here's what the non-reunion MAFS contestants have been up to.

The last 2019 season of Married At First Sight ended what feels like a decade ago and… a lot has happened in the lives of the cast since.

Comparatively, I’ve watched 27 Netflix series, been on a run and have definitely not found myself pregnant to another reality TV star after a couple of months together. Boring.

The MAFS cast have had said pregnancy, dated a man who peed in his own mouth and created social media feuds to stay relevant.

A few of the contestants recently reunited for this week's very messy MAFS reunion. 

Watch the trailer for said messy MAFS reunion right here. Post continues after video.


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Unfortunately, not all the brides and grooms ended up attending. So we decided to have a look at what they've been up to since. 

Here’s what’s been going on for the stars of Married At First Sight 2019.

Dan.

Fans will no doubt remember Dan Webb who cheated on his partner Tamara Joy, with Jessika Power

While Dan was a no-show at the reunion, we did get to hear a bit about what went down between him and Jess after the show. 

"I moved my entire life to the Gold Coast for this man only to find out that it wasn't really what he wanted," Jess said at the reunion.

"I did love Dan." 

Dan has since moved on with his girlfriend Amira Marotous, who he recently wished happy birthday to on Instagram. 

"Happy bday to this stunner, been an eventful time so far and can’t wait to cherish more memories with you, when people say things happen for a reason, well this hot piece stood in the middle of my path and I’m very grateful," he captioned the post. 

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Tamara.

Tamara Joy has kept a relatively low profile since Married At Fist Sight. 

She previously dated Love Island UK star Ashley Ienco back in October 2019, but it appears their romance was short lived. 

These days she works as an Instagram influencer and is believed to be currently single. 

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Heidi.

Heidi Latcham was another contestant we missed out on seeing at the reunion. 

Since the show, she's returned to working on radio at SEA FM and is also an ambassador to Inclusive Kids, which supports disadvantaged children. 

She was also a bridesmaid at Cam and Jules' wedding in November 2019.

Sam.

Sam Ball didn't exactly earn himself the best reputation on MAFS. 

Earlier this year, Sam told Daily Mail that he was offered a pretty big paycheck to return to the reunion. 

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"They begged me to do the reunion," he told the publication. "The money kept going up."

While he refused to share the final amount, Sam was rumoured to be offered $50,000 for two days of filming. 

Alas, Sam said he couldn't appear in the reunion because he "didn't get enough notice".

"I have loads on the next three days that I just can't get out of... timing was terrible," he told the Daily Mail.

"If they gave me at least a week notice I could have done it."

Sam recently addressed the reunion in a post on Instagram earlier today. 

"I didn't watch the reunion, apparently I got brought on again for my 'fat shaming'," he wrote.  

"I was the villain, and that is fine, it's a shame they didn't show all the funny things that went on but either way I hope you enjoyed the show. I have copped it online and got painted with a brush for over two years while I've been gagged, not able to speak on this whilst others pushed to make me out to be the horrible man I was, without showing what really went on and the actual truth."

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Mel. 

Melissa Lucarelli was another contestant we missed at the reunion. 

During her season, Melissa was asked to be a bridesmaid for Cam and Jules' wedding along with Heidi.

Unfortunately, she later told Now To Love that she was left Jules ended up "dumping" her as a bridesmaid.

"One day we were texting about family and babies, then two days later she was dumping me as a bridesmaid," she told the publication, adding that the whole situation was "a shock".

In December, Melissa shared that she found out that her dad was diagnosed with cancer. 

"Recently found out my dad has cancer. The aggressive kind of course. He just had two back-to-back operations to remove the tumour and again to remove further cancerous cells. Now, the waiting to hear. Did they get there in time or has it spread!?"

She went on to say that while she struggles "to even talk about such things" she wanted to post on Instagram to talk about the importance of early detection. 

Susie.

MAFS didn’t work out for Susie Pearl and her ‘husband’ Billy, but Susie wasn’t too upset, announcing a relationship with NRL player (and mouth pee-er) Todd Carney in February 2019.

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But after eight months of PDA Instagrams, both Susie and Todd totally wiped all traces of each other from their social media accounts earlier in October indicating a breakup.

Susie confirmed the split in an Insta story video, saying she’d been “a bit s**t”.

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Susie and her on-again-off-again partner, Todd. Image: Instagram.
 

"Just a little bit of an update on me. So it's been a bit s**t but all is okay... I'm throwing myself into work and, to be honest, I get a lot of pleasure from my work," she said, referencing her new job as a cosmetic nurse.

"So basically I just want to say all my energies and efforts will now be focused on my daughter and my business."

The two later shocked the nation with an engagement announcement. Well, kinda.

A screenshot was taken of Susie's Instagram Story featuring Todd, where she cavalierly says, "When your sexy fiancé is on Channel 7".

Image: Instagram 

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In December last year, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together. 

"Our hearts are full, Christmas will be sweet. Our family is growing by one heart and two feet. Baby boy Carney due March 2021," Todd wrote on Instagram. 

Todd later shared a gender reveal video on Instagram, where he also asked Susie to marry him. 

"Since it’s going to be a little boy, it’s only fitting we all have the same last name. Will you marry me?" Todd says in the video. 

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Billy.

For a while, Billy Vincent seemed to disappear.

Then last year’s season of The Bachelor began airing, and he was back, being photographed on a date with contestant Nichole Wood. Like his on-screen marriage, that didn’t work out either with Nichole confirming on Instagram they were “better as friends”.

“We just decided that it’s not really a romantic thing, it’s more of a friendship thing,” she said.

 




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In late September 2019, Billy claimed he was left unconscious after being attacked and “king hit” by his housemate after an argument about excessive partying.

The reality star explained in a video on the Daily Mail that the housemate had recently lost ownership of his dogs, and Billy believed his housemate’s ‘partying’ was the reason why they were taken.

“My roommate was having a party at 12 in the day. It was really, really early. And I basically confronted him [and told him] this was the issue that took his dogs away,” Billy said.

“He has coward punched me. So he king hit me from the side. Completely out of the blue he’s just snapped.”

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Billy said he was knocked out cold to start off with and after coming to, he felt blood pouring down his face. He required stitches.

The housemate was arrested and pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm in Ballina Local Court on Thursday September 26.

Here's where the rest of the MAFS contestants are now. 

Cyrell.

Cyrell Paule’s on-screen marriage to Nic Jovanovic didn’t work out, but in March last year she began dating another reality TV show star, Love Island‘s Eden Dally.

In August, the couple announced they were 12-weeks pregnant.

The 31-year-old said “it was not planned,” but that they “can’t wait to raise a child together”.

Cyrell explained to New Idea she shared the pregnancy with Eden, 27, via text message, who was initially surprised at the news but says he always supported his girlfriend.

 




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The couple also shared the bullying and social media trolling they have dealt with since announcing their pregnancy on World Mental Health Day.

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“People tell me they want me to have a miscarriage and they attack my unborn baby,” Cyrell told the Daily Telegraph.

“We get messages from people saying ‘I hope you have a miscarriage’ and ‘you’re about to give birth to a half-black monkey’.

“I recently told Eden I’m at breaking point and he took my phone from me because it was just getting to that stage… the pregnancy has been stressful.”

Adding to the stress, Cyrell and Eden broke up in October. “Even if it’s just you and me. We’ll create our own happiness,” Cyrell said alongside a selfie of her in underwear, holding her growing pregnant belly.

 




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Even if it’s just you and me. We’ll create our own happiness. #mylittleprince #myoneandonly

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Two months later, in December, the expecting parents rekindled their romance, with Cyrell saying at the time, “first and foremost our priority is our son and we always want to be a family.”

Cyrell has since given birth to their baby boy, named Boston (who already has his own Instagram account), and it seems that Eden and Cyrell are still together and parenting as a joint force. 

Martha and Michael.

Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli are still going strong after meeting at the altar of their not-actually-legally-binding wedding, surprising everyone but especially the ‘experts’.

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Since the show, the couple have travelled together and took part in a public feud with Sunrise co-host Kochie.

Michael has also left his job as a primary school teacher, while Martha is now a full-time influencer and beauty YouTuber, who posts very on-brand videos like ‘Kardashian Makeover Glam Makeup Tutorial’ on her channel.

The couple have also moved to Sydney together.

Cam and Jules.

Aw, guys. While fruit bowls were being thrown and cheaters were doing a’cheatin, Cam and Jules were the shining light of love MAFS needed.

It worked so well Cameron Merchant, 37, and Jules Robinson, 38, decided to get married for real. Originally set to take place in September 2019 to mark their one year anniversary, the couple postponed the wedding. 

 




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Jules told Yahoo Lifestyle planning the event so quickly was “too much, too soon”.

“It was a romantic gesture and we booked a venue on that and ended up losing our $5,000 deposit but I just thought – yeah that’s not going to happen anymore.”

The couple married in November in a lavish ceremony and reception that was filmed by Channel Nine, and broadcast by A Current Affair.

However, their nuptials didn’t come without controversy. Former MAFS bride, Mel Lucarelli was supposed to be Jules’ bridesmaid before she was unceremoniously dumped via text, and, according to the Daily Mail, the couple have also been accused by wedding vendors of asking for “freebies,” in exchange for social media and television coverage.

Fast forward from the vows, Cam and Jules announced in April that they were expecting their first child together.

The pair graced the cover of Stellar magazine to break the news.

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Jules was fairly open about her pregnancy journey, sharing regular bump updates with candid snaps and full-on photoshoots. 

Jules and Cam welcomed their baby boy, named Oliver Chase Merchant, on October 3rd, 2020. The couple shared the news with a pre-birth video and a close up shot of little Ollie holding his mum's little finger.

"#loveatfirstsight I would do it a thousand times again for you Oliver Chase Merchant. Our little man has arrived ❤️ #surprise #itsaboy healthy and beautiful and my heart is full"

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Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Sobinoff drew a pretty short straw on MAFS, being paired with cheater Sam Ball.

 




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Since leaving MAFS 2019, Elizabeth signed to an influencer agency but still regularly shares content from her day job at a jewellery store.

Oh. And she’s returned to MAFS in 2020 too. Yep. Turns out Channel Nine decided she deserves a better chance than being partnered with the aforementioned Sam Ball. So Lizzie headed back down the aisle is back with an all new groom, Sebastian. 

Her second round of reality television love-hunting worked significantly better, as Australia watched that rather sweet romance blossom between Seb and Lizzie. The two opted to stay together at the final commitment ceremony and went on to date in the outside world. 

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Unfortunately, the couple announced their split in January this year. 

"We have mutually decided to end our relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend. We want to thank everyone for the endless support we have received on our platforms. Please be kind and respectful," Lizzie shared on Instagram.

The 29-year-old asked her followers to be "kind and respectful", with the pair "both aware there will be countless rumours". 

"We are aware you have followed parts of our journey, but please remember we are real people, and we are both navigating our way through this time to the best of our abilities."

"It is still fresh for us both, we just know there has been some curiosity as we have shared parts of our relationship online and we met on national television."

Lizzie added that her and Seb "are still involved in each other’s lives".

"We both have cherished each other and have grown together. We would like to send love and well wishes to all."

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Ines.

Season villain Ines has kept a pretty low profile since the show aired, admitting to New Idea that the show took a major toll on her physical and mental health.

"I had some really horrible death threats and the police had to [do] a drive-by past my house because of a stalker," she told the magazine.

She said that watching her 'villain' edit on the show traumatised her and she stopped eating.

"I was on my deathbed, at one stage. I’ve always been a size 6 in my life. I dropped down to smaller than a 4. I was really scared.

"I thought if I lose one more kilogram, I might die."

It has taken a while, but Ines said she was finally getting back to her old healthy self again. To celebrate, she did what every woman does when she's gone through a ~transformation~, she got a fringe.  ¯\_(ツ)_/

Jessika.

Jessika Power was one of the most controversial contestants of the season. 

Her 'marriage' to MAFS hubby Mick Gould ended... unconventionally, and she left the show in a relationship with Dan Webb, who was 'married' to Tamara.

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After separating from Dan, Jessica dated Nick Furphy, from 2018's MAFS season, for a couple of months and gave us some major spoilers when she was spotted with a current contestant on The Bachelorette.

 




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She's also been open about her opinions on other reality TV stars, after The Bachelorette's Angie Kent said MAFS was the trashiest reality TV show on our screens.

"She thinks she's better than us. She got her start by drinking on TV and now that she is the Bachelorette, she wants to look down on people. Please, she’s dating 21 guys at once. She’s just a bogan and a hypocrite," Jessika told the Daily Telegraph's Confidential.

"Yes, I had an affair but I own what I did. She just wants fame — she’s been on Gogglebox, I’m a Celebrity and now The Bachelorette… as if she couldn’t find love already?"

We got to see more of what Jessika has been up to at this week's reunion. 


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