Married at First Sight Australia‘s resident sexologist Alessandra Rampolla has made it VERY clear that partner swapping will not be tolerated on the show’s 2022 season.
In its eight seasons on-air, MAFS has had its fair share of controversy. From cheating scandals and secret girlfriends to full-blown fist-fights, the show is always a totally wild ride.
However, it appears producers are making efforts to quell (some of) the drama for the upcoming season.
The 41-year-old admitted that while infidelity does “reflect human behaviour” and “is not exclusive to the experiment” there will be consequences for brides or grooms that dare turn their heads.
She did not specify what those consequences will be, but we can expect a telling-off from the experts will be involved.
“Inside or outside the experiment, people who are married or in committed relationships often cheat,” Alessandra explained. “It’s for a variety of reasons… often it’s more to do with them than the actual relationship.”
Despite the new no-cheating policy, the new season of Married at First Sight Australia is shaping up to be JUST as dramatic.
The recent teaser for the show reveals the experiment will be rocked by an explosive incident early on.
The scandal leaves the experts in shock and leads to SEVERAL contestants walking out.
Fellow expert John Aiken even admits he has “never seen anything like this before.”
We cannot wait to see what happens!
How Common Actually is a MAFS Cheating Scandal?
In case you need a refresher, the Married at First Sight newlyweds haven’t always been the most faithful.
Sam Ball and Ines Basic followed suit in 2019.
Then, last year, Coco Stedman and Cam Dunne shocked viewers by sharing a kiss. Oh, and then exposed their infidelity at the dinner party, of course.
How Does the Matchmaking Actually Work?
Following a good handful of cheating scandals, viewers are often left wondering how TF the matchmaking process actually works.
Some (a lot) of the pairings are questionable, to say the least.
This year, Alessandra will be joined once again by experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling
Alessandra admitted that they “can only take the contestants at face value.”
“We can only make matches based on the information the participants give us, but it’s hard when they say something and act another way.”
She also added, “it’s important for viewers to see instances of relationship dynamics play out on-screen.”
The sexologist said she hopes the show will, at least, “spark conversation”.
We are sure it will, Alessandra.
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