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Married at First Sight UK 2022 RECAP: Gemma claims the show ‘ruins lives’ after Matt’s shocking accusations

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HIT E4 show Married at First Sight ruins lives, claims a former star.

Gemma has taken to social media to protest about the way she is portrayed on the programme, and she went on to attack the show after defending herself.

In one post, she wrote: "Have we learnt anything from Love Island. False versions of serious situations and changing the storyline so dramatically ...RUINS LIVES."

Her shocking statement was in response to onscreen husband Matt’s accusation that she touched herself inappropriately at a restaurant during their honeymoon, which followed his decision to storm out of the same place following sexual remarks she made.

Read our MAFS blog below to keep up to date with all of the action...

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS Duka accuses wife of 'body shaming'

    Whitney told cameras after their wedding that he wasn't what she expected.

    She said: “I wanted a man who’s a man that’s towering over me, like massive, like a brick house. Compared to a house, maybe he’s a shed.”

    After watching the scenes, Duka was left feeling a bit stung by her words, and told Metro: “Had I said those comments about a woman, I would be publicly cancelled.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS contestant selection ‘not fair’ on partners

    One fan took to Twitter to express how they believe some of the contestants are still carrying unaddressed trauma from past relationships.

    We have seen plenty of arguments and falls outs between not only the couples, but the contestants of the show, too.

    One fan wrote: “#MAFS is clearly eager to bring a bunch of emotionally unstable people who have no business getting married.

    “Gemma, George, Whitney, Thomas need therapy, not marriage yet. Not fair to their partners. #MarriedAtFirstSight #MarriedAtFirstSightuk #mafsuk.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS Gemma 'wishes she never met Matt'

    The bride, who has had a really difficult time on the show, opened up about her feelings now watching it back.

    Taking to Instagram, Gemma got real with her followers.

    She told fans: "I wish I’d never met him. I wish I’d never had that wedding rescheduled."

    Heartbreakingly, Gemma even admitted that she was made to "not feel good enough".

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Ex MAFS star reveals only ONE couple made it through the show

    You have one guess to work out who it is, we won't officially know who it is still the show finale.

    Jess Potter, who left the show last week after falling out with her husband PJay, told her Instagram followers the juicy gossip.

    She said only one couple are still together following filming.

    We can't wait to find out who it is!

    Could it be Jordan and Chanita?

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS Lara slams ex groom Richie for faking feelings

    Lara revealed what went on when the cameras were off, and told of how Rickie acted like a "TV presenter".

    “It felt like I was dating a TV presenter because Richie was always acting whenever they were filming and concerned with how people would perceive him.

    “When the cameras were off, Richie kept to himself and wasn’t as enthusiastic or caring, he didn’t ask much about me except for when they were filming.

    “How can you make a relationship work if someone’s performing? I was there for realness and he wanted to come off looking fantastic.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS April hints at split with George already

    The bride opened up about being branded a "cry baby" by fans, and hit back by saying there's nothing wrong with letting emotions out.

    She told her fans on Instagram: "The traumas that have been brought on from this show have made me re-evaluate things.

    "I really have and I'm not ashamed to admit this, I have been seeing a therapist ever since.

    "They have helped me overcome a lot from the show and I am grateful for that."

    The former Miss GB teased: "Stay tuned for what's to come next who knows!"

  • Matt Snape

    Married at First Sight’s Lara Eyre overwhelmed by support from viewers

    MAFS’s Lara Eyre revealed to The Sun she has been overwhelmed with kindness since she left the show.

    The star added: “Someone said, ‘You the only reason I watch Married At First Sight in jail’.

    “This is exactly the type of guy who would message me, someone in jail with nothing to lose who was wackadoo. 

    “I must have some vibe I give off, I don’t know how I haven’t dated a serial killer yet or someone who wants to wear me as a hat.”

    Click here to read more.  

  • Matt Snape

    MAFS’s Lara Eyre is taking a break from dating

    Married at First Sight’s Lara Eyre has told The Sun she is taking a break from dating.

    She said: “I’m a bit gunshy now and I meant it when I said on the show, that if it didn’t work I’m not dating. 

    “I’m done. Thank God I have Apple, Paramount, Netflix, Sky and Amazon Prime, all I do when I’m not taking care of my children is watch TV with wine.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Matt Snape

    Who is Married at First Sight’s Lara’s ex?

    Married at First Sight UK star Lara Eyre revealed she dated a famous actor.

    Former professional dancer and model Lara confessed: “It’s Charlie Hunnam. I dated Charlie Hunnam for a while, he was lovely and I’ve always had a soft spot for him.”

    Charlie Hunman is from band Sons of Anarchy.

    Click here to read more.

  • Matt Snape

    Richie ‘threw me under a bus’, claims Married at First Sight’s Lara

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Lara Eyre claims guitarist Richie Dews "threw me under the bus", and displayed no affection towards her at all.

    Lara said: “The TV edits made it look like I never told Richie about my concerns and I should have spoken out before, but I did it many times.

    “It looked like he had all the love and I couldn’t be bothered to teach him how to be in a relationship but that wasn't true.

    “It felt like I was dating a TV presenter because Richie was always acting whenever they were filming and concerned with how people would perceive him.

    “When the cameras were off, Richie kept to himself and wasn’t as enthusiastic or caring, he didn’t ask much about me except for when they were filming.”

  • Matt Snape

    Married at First Sight star slams show’s editing

    Gemma Rose has slammed Married at First Sight’s editing as “unacceptable”.

    Digital Spy reports that she took to social media to say: “I didn't realise things would be cropped out to the extent that they have been to make it look like things are one-sided...

    "What's worse than me not having the chance to defend myself is that I did defend myself and the channel haven't shown it."

  • Matt Snape

    Married at First Sight's Matt claims he did not 'cheat'

    MAFS’s Matt has hit back at accusations he had an affair on the hit reality series

    He has been accused of having an affair with Whitney despite being married to Gemma.

    A source said: "Whitney and Matt truly shocked the other members of the cast by cheating on their partners – not only because of the hurt it caused but the circumstances too.

    "The pairs had gone away to a couples retreat and were there to focus on their relationships, but Whitney and Matt had other ideas."

    Click here to read more.

  • Matt Snape

    MAFS’s Gemma Rose has threatened to take her complaints about the show to Ofcom

    Onscreen husband Matt complained that she touched herself, but she believes he was just as bad offscreen.

    Gemma said: "Definitely a matter for @ofcom.org.uk that I'm going to take further, pauses that don't exist and footage used in the wrong order."

  • Matt Snape

    Furious bride Gemma claims Married at First Sight ruins lives

    MAFS bride Gemma has slammed the show for ruining lives.

    In a social media post, she wrote: "Have we learnt anything from Love Island. False versions of serious situations and changing the storyline so dramatically ...RUINS LIVES."

    Gemma held a Q&A with fans and one of them asked how she was doing mentally. She replied: "I'm exhausted by this.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Matt Snape

    MAFS celeb Jess Potter blasts show’s matchmakers

    Married at First Sight star Jess Potter lambasted the “f**ked up matchmakers” for recommending that she should be “physically affectionate” to Pjay Finch.

    Mel Schilling, Paul C. Brunson and Charlene Douglas paired the dental hygienist with the Dreamboys lad.

    Click here to read more.

  • Matt Snape

    MAFS celeb Jess Potter responds to online hate

    Married at First Sight celeb Jess Potter has responded to much of the hate she has received since quitting the show.

    She said: “Can you imagine after me being completely honest, which I have been.

    "I'm still getting messages calling me fake. Are you lot mental?"

    Fighting back tears, she added: "Oh, I feel so emotional, I came into this experiment looking for a husband and unfortunately I didn't find it.

    "But I can hold my head high saying I've been true to myself and true to everyone, and honest throughout this whole experience.”

    Click here to read more.

  • Matt Snape

    MAFS Jess claims only one couple survived dating experiment

    Only one pair survived Married at First Sight, according to the star’s show Jess Potter.

    A scandal also supposedly took place on the programme, so she claims.

    Jess stated to her fans whilst working at her daytime job: “Just eating my prawn cocktail crisps thinking about how someone on the show had a partner on the outside the whole time."

    Click here to read more.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Strongest couple ‘under pressure’ says expert

    Paul C Brunson has spoken out about the struggles of being top spot on the show for Jordan and Chanita.

    There’s obviously a bit of a hierarchy with who is the strongest couple and who is the weakest,” he told OK! magazine, “And they’re one of the strongest, but their challenge is how do they cope with being the strongest and the pressure that comes with that.”

    Will the two remain the strongest couple for much longer, or will newbies Jonathan and Sophie take over?

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Married at First Sight Jenna stunned by Zoe’s confession

    Zoe opened up at the Committal Ceremony this week about her concerns for her relationship with Jenna.

    However, she hadn’t made these issues clear to Jenna, before telling everyone how she felt.

    She said: “I want a best friend as well. I like to crease with people – I love to have a proper laugh.

    “When we’re together, we have a laugh with everyone else, but you know when it’s behind closed doors and you proper belly-laugh? That’s what I want and I feel like we’ve not done that so far.

    “I don’t want it to seem like we sit there miserable. We don’t – we have a good time.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS first look at next week as ‘wife swap’ set to air

    Fans have been desperate to know exactly what went on between Matt and Whitney, as the first look reveals a “secret crush”.

    The narrator teases: “The couples head off on a mini break, tempers flare between Thomas and April…”

    It then continues: “And a secret crush is revealed…”

    Matt and Whitney then admit to their respective friends on the show that they have caught one another’s eye as the group enjoy a mini break.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS contestant selection ‘not fair’ on partners

    One fan took to Twitter to express how they believe some of the contestants are still carrying unaddressed trauma from past relationships.

    We have seen plenty of arguments and falls outs between not only the couples, but the contestants of the show, too.

    One fan wrote: “#MAFS is clearly eager to bring a bunch of emotionally unstable people who have no business getting married.

    “Gemma, George, Whitney, Thomas need therapy, not marriage yet. Not fair to their partners. #MarriedAtFirstSight #MarriedAtFirstSightuk #mafsuk.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Whitney left in tears last night

    Whitney Hughes was left in tears as Duka Cav lists things he hates about her in an exclusive first look.

    Last night’s episode of the E4 programme was all about love and hate – as the newlyweds made a list of each for each other.

    But Whitney was left in tears as she insisted Duka isn’t being genuine with his “cons” for her.

    Holding up boards, Duka said two things that annoy him about Whitney is that she “never makes him coffee” in the morning and that she takes too long getting ready.

    However in her VT Whitney said: “I don’t think he’s really put that much thought into it.

    “I want it to be genuine, I want it to be real. He’s maybe not learning enough and growing enough.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    MAFS star reveals famous Hollywood ex

    Lara Eyre, former Married at First Sight bride, has finally revealed who her famous ex boyfriend was.

    She left the show last week after failing to connect with her husband Richie Dews.

    “I may have dated someone from Sons Of Anarchy,” she explained during an Instagram Q&A.

    “It’s Charlie Hunnam. I dated Charlie Hunnam for a while, he was lovely and I’ve always had a soft spot for him,” Lara revealed.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Gemma has big ‘regrets’ over MAFS appearance and plans Ofcom meeting

    The Married at First Sight bride has been the subject of heated conversation this week after her shocking sexual innuendos.

    Matt has made some wild claims over Gemmas behaviour, including accusing her of touching herself inappropriately at a restaurant, which she strongly denies.

    Now she is threatening to go straight to Ofcom, after rewatching the show back left her in tears on Wednesday night.

    In an Instagram Q&A, fans asked if she regrets her appearance on the show, she replied: “100 times yes.

    “I’d rather drink water in the Thames river”, she added.

    She then said: “Definitely a matter for @ofcom.org.uk that I’m going to take further, pauses that don’t exist and footage used in the wrong order.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    When was Married at First Sight’s April on The Cabins?

    April Banbury starred on The Cabins, in November 2020.

    She was paired with a model, Ryan Darvill for the ITV dating show that sees two strangers get to know each other with no distractions.

    Ryan and April’s romance fizzled out due to the lockdowns that the UK was subjected to during the height of the pandemic.

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