'Married at First Sight' bride explains when she knew the experts failed at their job


A former 'Married At First Sight Australia' contestant has taken to her blog to shed light on the programme and how every moment was actually filmed. 
Bride Simone, who was "married" to Xavier on the show last year, has explained how the second season of the Australian TV series was truly shot, describing the multiple takes and the fact her groom never applied to be on the show.
She writes on her website 'The Dating Journal';
"I walked down the aisle four times, said my vows three times, and we kissed at the altar twice."
"My faith in the 'match-making' process dwindled away somewhat when my TV husband shared with me immediately post-wedding ceremony that he hadn't dated for years and never actually applied for the experiment."
"So, when did I know the match-makers had really failed at their one job? It became clear as day when my TV husband took great pleasure in asking the sound crew, camera crew, producers and what-have-you about potential front-of-house sports presenting gigs. Truth be told, he just wasn't that into me, the experiment, or sharing his humble man cave with a random single girl. He didn't want a bar of it."
"I was over the forced conversations that ended abruptly when the cameras switched off. I was over the staged dinners, literally, set-up by producers only to have to pretend my TV husband had done them himself. I was over overhearing his one-on-one interviews in the next room where he expressed his 'growing' feelings for me #vomit I was over being asked if I was in love yet."
She then goes on to explain that she wasn't allowed to leave her TV marriage because it wouldn't have made sense to the story that was playing out on TV, where they had looked like a well-matched, happy couple.
Eventually, Simone and Xavier went their separate ways on the final episode.
So far only two couples have successfully stayed together through the three seasons of the Australian show, with season one's couple recently giving birth to their first baby.

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