Married at Fist Sight contestant Susan Rawlings says her friend and former ‘husband’ Sean Hollands is “a completely different person off camera”.
The 37-year-old truck driver from Perth told News Corp Sean only participated in the show for money. It’s reported contestants received a wage of $200 per day while the show was filming.
“His kids were crying to him on Skype: ‘Please come home daddy, we don’t really know why you’re away for so long’,” Rawlings said. “And I said, ‘No, you need to go, we’re just friends, you need to go’. And he’s like, ‘Nah, I need the money, I’m going to New Zealand in April on my first overseas trip ever. I need some spending money’.”
This is the second revelation from Rawlings in as many days.
Yesterday, she came out slamming the show for being "fake". For editing her wedding vows. And for putting the contestants through unreasonable conditions.
The contestants weren't permitted toilet breaks; they were often left dehydrated; and frequently fed lines from producers, Rawlings claimed.
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She also said her and Hollands' commitment ceremony was edited to appear as if she'd ended the relationship whereas, in reality, the decision was mutual.
“The editing team completely twisted it all around so that it looks like Sean went first and said that he wants to stay with me and ride off into the sunset together,” she told News Corp on Sunday.
For his part, Hollands says Rawlings has "given him hope that there's a woman out there for him."
"I really love the person Susan is," the 35-year-old miner said in a statement today. "I am really grateful for our friendship and the thing we experienced together."
Although she's sceptical about the viability of continuing her friendship with Hollands into the future - considering she works in Perth, and he flies in and out of Queensland - she holds no hard feelings for her MAFS match.
"He is a good guy, he did stand up for what was right — on camera," she said.