Married at First Sight may have each own version in different countries, but the premise is the same. Strangers marry on their very first meeting. While the US awaits for Married at First Sight season 5, a controversial revelation emerged in the show’s version Down Under.
In her blog, The Dating Journal, Simon Lee Brennan expressed in detail her thoughts on the reality show. The former reality TV bride decided on tackling the topic instead of a basic “New Year’s resolution” post because 2016 meant a great deal to her. As per her own words, “2016 was filled with so many highs, got my face on national television, and so many lows, got my face on national television while wearing a wedding dress for a fake wedding, to say ‘I do’ to a complete stranger.”
If her Married at First Sight Australia appearance was a 2016 highlight, why then is she talking about regret? The answer lies in the failure of the show to do its job. Instead of landing the match made in heaven promised for her, she found a lie.
The reality star shares that while her real purpose was to take a chance at love, her on-screen husband didn’t even intend to be there. Instead of applying, her then-husband simply joined the show after recruitment from a local cafe.
Overall, the weeks comprising their “staged” relationship left Simone “exhausted” and eventually “over it”. She then ends her post by giving the advice that people shouldn’t stay in relationships for the wrong reasons.
Married at First Sight fans share their opinion
Considering the nature of her post, fans were quick to comment on Simone’s blog. Many who shared their thoughts expressed support for the former reality TV bride. A common thought in the comments praised Simone’s honesty in detailing her experience in Married at First Sight.
Nevertheless, there were still a few from the bunch who commented against her. For one, a certain Jade noted how contestants are still fooled of the show’s premise given the previous seasons. Meanwhile, a certain Chris also accused Simone of being a “self-centered narcissist”. Still, Simone was able to handle these comments well.
Check out the full story on Simone’s blog, The Dating Journal.
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