While life in lockdown can feel a bit like groundhog day, Married At First Sight Australia has been giving us a welcome shot of excitement – with an army of online fans taking to Twitter to share their views on the explosive drama.
The show charts the first few months of married life for 12 couples as they meet for the very first time on their wedding day, and has made overnight stars of the brides and their spouses.
While the sixth series of the hit reality show is only now airing in the UK, it was actually filmed back in 2018. And three years on, many of the brides appear to have undergone remarkable transformations since the cameras stopped rolling.
And despite some shocking storylines – such as Ines’ flirty advances towards Sam igniting the first “affair” of the series – their cosmetic surgery tweaks have attracted almost as much attention as their dramatic love lives.
Cosmetic surgeon Mark Ho-Asjoe tells Closer he’s not surprised so many of the stars have decided to go under the needle and knife, saying, “Often, reality stars will go on to carve out careers on TV or on social media afterwards, and that’s all image-focused – so naturally anything they’re unhappy with, they’ll want to correct.
“The danger is it can get addictive. They fix one thing, and then decide to have something else done and their appearance can change beyond all recognition.”
Here, we dig a little bit deeper into some of the more revealing before-and-afters of the show’s main stars...
She regularly describes herself as “hot” on the show – but Ines recently revealed that she’s spent a staggering £25K on cosmetic procedures in the last two years. Former legal assistant Ines, 30, revealed earlier this month that she’d had
lip fillers, Botox and replacement veneers since the series
ended, saying, “When the dentist redid my mouth, it changed the alignment and it was like having a jaw reconstruction too. I also get Botox in my masseter [lower jaw] muscles – that’s why my face looks a lot different now.”
Opinionated former store manager Elizabeth has had a jaw-dropping transformation since the show. As well as losing 2st, her face looks dramatically different. Although she has never spoken about having procedures – only confirming that she is pro surgery “if you need to do something to make you feel better about yourself” – Mark believes she’s had a helping hand. He says, “She seems to have had a chin and a nose job, seeing as these features look totally different. In my opinion, she’s also had lip and cheek fillers.”
Since starring on the show, Jessika has reportedly had £30K worth of cosmetic work, including dental veneers, Botox, cheek fillers, a fat transfer op to enhance her boobs, a brow lift and a “jaw slimming” procedure. But the admin officer-turned influencer, 30, admits she is even planning more. She said in January, “I can’t stop [having surgery] and I think I’m addicted. I haven’t changed how I look because of the public response and trolling, but it has made me more self-conscious. I’m going to get a Brazilian butt lift next.”
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Danny Dyer and Joanne Mas
Danny Dyer and Joanne Mas' relationship hit a rough patch in 2017 when it was reported that he had a six-week affair with Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding. However they managed to work through it and are back together.
Gaz Beadle and Emma McVey
Emma McVey accused Gary Beadle of cheating on her after he brutally dumped her via text. However she later fell pregnant with their first child, they reunited and the happy couple are now engaged and parents of two.
Jay Z and Beyoncé
The world was shocked in 2017 when Jay-Z admitted he cheated on his wife and the mother of his children Beyoncé. They've since moved on from the drama and have even released a joint album together.
Coleen and Wayne Rooney
They're childhood sweethearts but in 2002 Coleen Rooney discovered Wayne had slept with a 48-year-old nan, there's also been allegations that he cheated with prostitutes Jennifer Thompson and Helen Wood and in 2017 Wayne was arrested for drunk driving and Laura Simpson claimed they kissed. Laura then backtracked during an interview on This Morning and denied that anything went down with Wayne. Despite all the rumours and allegations, Coleen has stuck by her husband and has even shared a brutally honest Facebook post about her marriage.
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay
In 2010 it came to light thatVernon Kay had sent 'flirty' texts to Rhian Sugden behind Tess Daly's back. Fast forward to 2016 and he was caught texting the glamour model again. However the TV presenters are still together.
Katie Price and Kieran Hayler
We were all shook in 2014 when Katie Price announced husband Kieran Hayler had been cheating on her with her best friend Jane Pountney for seven months. She managed to forgive him and move on but in 2017 she revealed he had been unfaithful again with their children's nanny and a few months later she called it quits after he reportedly cheated again with a 19-year-old co-op worker.
Mary Berry and Paul Hunnings
Great British Bake Off legend Mary Berry admitted that she cheated on her current husband Paul Hunnings when they first started dating. However they put it behind them and are still together.
Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone
While filming for TOWIE Lucy Mecklenburgh admitted that she had been unfaithful with ex-boyfriend Mark Wright during a holiday in Ibiza. Mario Falcone ended their relationship but swiftly took her back and they went on to get engaged but in 2013 they called it quits and have both moved on.
Katya and Neil Jones
After Katya Jones was spotted kissing her Strictly partner Seann Walsh, they were both quick to apologise for their actions. Seann's girlfriend dumped him but Neil forgave his wife. However in 2020 they announced they'd split with Neil insisting it was not because of the infamous kiss.
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
It's one of the Kardashians biggest scandals - Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloe Kardashian days before she was due to give birth to True Thompson. They appeared to work through his betrayal but almost a year later he allegedly kissed Kardashian/Jenner's family friend Jordyn Woods. There's since been speculation that a reunion for Khloe and Tristan could be on the cards.
Spencer Matthews and Louise Thompson
Spencer Matthews and Louise Thompson's relationship largely consisted of Spenny cheating while Louise cried her eyes out. She continued to take him back but eventually decided enough was enough and ended it for good.
Balthazar Getty and Rosetta
In 2008, Balthazar Getty had an affair with Sienna Miller despite being married to his wife and the mother of his four children Rosetta. Balthazara and Rosetta separated but two years later they got their marriage back on track.
Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton
The Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal is one of the most famous affairs EVER. However his wife Hilary appeared to take it in her stride because they're still married.
Alex Mytton and Binky Felstead
Made in Chelsea's Alex Mytton cheated on Binky Felstead several times during their relationship but she kept on taking him back. However she finally ended it when she discovered he had an orgy with Spencer Matthews.
Gaz Beadle and Charlotte Crosby
They were the Geordie Shore couple we were all rooting for but Gaz Beadle just couldn't keep it in his pants even when he was with Charlotte Crosby. The final straw for Char was when he slept with Jemma Lucy on Ex on the Beach and [she heartbreakingly suffered an ectopic pregnancy](https://closeronline.co.uk/family/news/ectopic-pregnancy-signs-symptoms-diagnosis/agnosis/).
Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch
Back in 2010 while Abbey Clancy was pregnant with her first child, there were reports that her partner Peter Crouch had an alleged affair with a teenage prostitute. They've since moved on from the reports and are still happily together.
Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor
Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor both cheated on each other during their Made in Chelsea days. However they've since reunited, gotten married and in 2020 welcomed their daughter Sienna.
Sam Thompson and Tiffany Watson
Sam Thompson and Tiffany Watson were both guilty of cheating and they both kept taking each other back. However they've finally called it quits - thank God.
Pete Wicks and Megan McKenna
Megan McKenna forgave Pete Wicks for sexting his ex-girlfriend Jacqui Ryland however she later discovered (while filming TOWIE) that he had sent even more messages. She forgave him but couldn't forget and they later split for good.
James Argent and Gemma Collins
In 2012 Gemma Collins accused James Argent of cheating but she seemed to forgive and forget and they've been on/off ever since.
Malin Andersson and Tom Kemp
Love Island star Malin Andersson accused her boyfriend Tom Kemp of cheating on her during pregnancy. However they managed to get through it and got back together. They since split.
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Admin worker Tamara and her partner Dan caused a stir when they joined the show part-way through the experiment – but Tamara, 31, has also shocked fans with her appearance overhaul two years on.
She’s admitted to having a nose job, Botox, fillers and a boob job since the series aired, saying last year, “People have surgery for different reasons. I guess [my boob job] was because I had a bit of a booty and I really wanted to balance that out, that’s why I did it. If it makes you feel better about yourself, why not?”
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