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"I went outside and took two Valium." What we didn't see during the MAFS reunion special.


Married At First Sight ended on Sunday night after approximately 971 episodes. Somehow cameras didn’t manage to capture the most critical storylines despite having ONE JOB which is profoundly disappointing but ANYHOO.

This isn’t about Mikey, Stacey and their alleged affair. This is about all the contestants who dedicated months of their lives to a ludicrous experiment that was always destined to fail and yet were not even given the decency of airtime during the reunion.

According to a source who spoke to Daily Mail: “The producers wanted to end the season with a bang and some of the couples’ segments were just dull and there was nothing left to say”.

“Their issues had already been resolved earlier in the season, so they wanted to focus on the bigger storylines.”

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Sorry Channel Nine, but Poppy deserved better and we very much would have appreciated an update on how her two sons – affectionately nicknamed Cock and Block – are going.

Here’s exactly what Australia wasn’t shown during the reunion.


Chris Nicholls and Vanessa Romito

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Vanessa and Chris on their wedding day. Image: Channel Nine.

Vanessa Romito and Chris Nicholls were not given much airtime on Sunday night's finale episode.

On Instagram, Vanessa explained what happened behind the scenes, telling her over 40,000 followers: "I was told I didn't have to be anywhere near him, and at the last minute they showed me a seating chart and said, 'You have no option, this will make us look bad'.


"I went outside and took two Valium to get me in that room with him.

"No one should have to sit near someone who yelled at them so badly they hid in the bathroom," Vanessa said.

She also posted to her Instagram feed saying: "Tonight is an end to a horrible chapter in my life and I'm so thankful it's finally over".

Drew Brauer and KC Osborne

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KC and Drew on their wedding day. Image: Channel Nine.

Well. We certainly didn't see the brewing relationship between KC Osborne and Michael Goonan, who on Monday confirmed they are in a relationship and are self-isolating together.


Speaking to New Idea, the couple revealed they had been dating since early March, after weeks of “friendship”.

KC said she and Michael had got along well during filming and remained friends after the show ended, keeping in touch via phone calls.

Then after the reunion was filmed in January, they realised they had stronger feelings for each other and arranged to meet for a date, officially getting together in early March.

"Before I said yes to being his girlfriend, I asked him to come clean about everything so that no future allegations could rock us and he went into detail about everything. Yes, he was a naughty boy, but he is my naughty boy now," KC said.

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Poppy Jennings and Luke Eglin

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Poppy Jennings and Luke Eglin. Image: Channel Nine.

Ah yes, Poppy Jennings and Luke Eglin, who were the first couple to part ways and leave the experiment all the way back in 'intimacy week'.

It's understood Poppy Jennings and Luke Eglin were indeed at the reunion show, which was filmed in January, however were not shown during the episode.

According to Natasha Spencer, who was partnered with Mikey on the show, Poppy was struggling throughout the reunion.

"I was sitting in front of Poppy who was made to sit next to Luke and every time I turned around and looked at her she was shaking and crying and for me that's just f***ing repulsive," she told Now To Love

Amanda Micallef and Tash Herz


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Former (fake) married couple Amanda Micallef and Tash Herz also weren't shown during the reunion.

"Last night's episode was disappointing, it was very short and our final say was cut out completely, which I'm not happy about," Amanda Micallef told her nearly 60,000 Instagram followers.

Josh Pihlak and Cathy Evans

Josh Pihlak and Cathy Evans have stayed quiet about their lack of appearance on Sunday night's episode.

However, they both did share posts to their respective Instagram pages, reflecting on their time on the show.

"Legit cheering that this journey has come to an end," Cathy Evans told her 170,000 followers. "I’m so excited to close this chapter of my life and move onto better things."


According to Daily Mail, Cathy also said on her Instagram: "If you follow me in the hopes that I would want to mend a s**tfight "relationship" with that man baby. You can unfollow me right now. Never ever.

"I would rather hold on tightly to an electric fence than be in the same room as him."

Josh Pihlak said in his own post to social media: "What a journey, couple of regrets and lessons learnt, I’m grateful for all the wonderful people I met throughout this whole experience and some solid friendships I made.


"Despite my costume party marriage, I wish Cathy nothing but the best," he added.

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