When Married at First Sight‘s Jono Pitman took one look at his experimental wife and commented, “she’s not what I ordered,” he strongly divided public opinion.
Some viewers saw the 28-year-old as a “likeable larrikin” whose outbursts toward his “crazy” experimental partner Clare Verrall were heavily edited, while others were disturbed by his “arrogant, immature” behaviour.
In recent weeks, Clare has decided to sell the wedding dress she wore on the show on eBay, and in the process, made a few not-so-subtle digs at the person she was marrying.
“Worn for one day while marrying a stranger on TV who turned out to be a total wankpuffin,” she said.
“For a bride who knows the name of who she is marrying it is a dream dress. Super flattering, so even if you are not what the groom ‘ordered’ you will still get loads of complements [sic] and made to feel like a total queen.”
But now, a fellow Married at First Sight star is defending Jono, assuring her social media following that he’s “not a bad guy.”
Zoe Hendrix, who appeared on the first season of the reality show, and has remained in a relationship with her experimental partner Alex Garner, shared a photo of Jono alongside a strongly worded message.
Jono is not a bad guy ???????? And after the most recent slander of him from his “ex wife” (in the interest of selling her wedding dress?) I need to get this off my chest. Ok so it didn’t work out with his match for season 2 of MAFS and there are many reasons for that. He wasn’t perfect but neither was she. He has been gentleman enough to not air his exes dirty laundry to the public . And iv met Jono and there are some interesting events that he has chosen to keep private. On the flip side the ongoing personal attacks to the public from his ex are both unfair & unwarranted. Would we think it was ok if the roles were reversed and a guy was constantly shaming or attaching his ex in this manner? (I don’t think so) ???????? Instead of getting bitter why not get better? His moved on and so should she. ???????? #letitgoletitgo #youliveandyoulearn #andstophatingontheshow ????#marriedatfirstsight @jonopitman19
“After the most recent slander of him from his “ex wife” (in the interest of selling her wedding dress?) I need to get this off my chest,” she began.
The 26-year-old, who is currently pregnant with her first child, acknowledged Jono wasn’t perfect, but neither was Clare.
“He has been gentleman enough to not air his exes dirty laundry to the public,” she said. “And I’ve met Jono and there are some interesting events that he has chosen to keep private.”
WE REALLY, REALLY WANT TO KNOW DAMNIT.
Zoe continued to argue that the attacks from Clare are “unfair and unwarranted,” and finished the message, “his (sic) moved on and so should she.”