Susan Rawlings has exposed what really went on behind the scenes while filming Married at First Sight in a tell-all interview with news site Junkee.
The Perth-based mining truck driver has had a lot to say about her TV ‘husband’ Sean Hollands and the way their relationship ended, accusing him of “lying”.
The 37-year-old told reporter Matilda Dixon-Smith their split was far more mutual than the show’s editing led viewers to believe.
Listen to Clare Stephens and Kelly Glover recap the finale of Married at First Sight. Post continues after audio.
“He knows what happened because I told him so many times about things that upset me. And then he goes on the internet and says, ‘I don’t know what I’ve done’. But he does know; he completely does,” Susan said.
“I don’t understand why someone who’s supposed to have so much integrity is just completely lying.”
Susan said the distance between her and the Queensland farmer was far from their only hurdle. She said, as an activist for animal safety, she was uncomfortable with parts of his job that involved rodeos and calf roping.
She told Junkee her raising these issues was edited out to make it seem like they were “just awesomely happily in love and everyone in Australia should want us to be working out”.
Susan said she hadn't expected to be so misrepresented.
"I didn’t think about production, I didn’t think about TV, I didn’t think about fame — I didn’t think about any of it. Obviously I should have."