It was the text ‘scandal’ that was played out as Married At First Sight’s first ever affair between the couples occurred on the Channel Nine reality series.
And now contestant Scarlett Cooper has revealed her extensive chat with Jonathan Troughton to further prove her innocence.
She said she was ‘disgusted’ by how she was portrayed, and took to Instagram on Tuesday to adamantly state: ‘Sorry not sorry.’
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‘Sorry not sorry!’ MAFS Scarlett Cooper reveals THAT ‘scandalous’ text conversation with Jonathan Troughton that led to Cheryl Maitland dumping her TV husband
It’s been five months since the ‘scandal’ aired to shocked viewers, with Scarlett now claiming: ‘The whole saga really hurt me but now I can move on.’
During the fourth season, Scarlett and Jonathan were attacked for ‘straying’ from their TV marriages after entrepreneur Jonathan was seen scrolling through hundreds of texts on his phone from Scarlett – an aspiring author.
The texts were the reason why Jonathan’s ‘betrayed’ TV wife Cheryl Maitland dumped him at a commitment ceremony during the show.
On Tuesday, screenshots of the text messages were uploaded to social media by Scarlett, who joked ‘what a scandal, ‘how dare we’ and ‘just funny.’
‘The whole saga really hurt me, but now I can move on’: Five months after the incident was aired on Channel Nine, Scarlett appeared to laugh off the ‘scandal’, claiming it was friendly banter
‘Our whole conversation’ The texts released focused on their shared love of tea and Jonathan complaining about his pairing with Cheryl
Defending her actions she said: ‘I care about others and I think we both needed a friend at that time. But that was it. Our whole conversation… We weren’t allowed to text people outside the show so was nice to have someone to talk too (sic).’
‘We realised what all of Australia could see, we were matched with the wrong people!… oh the sandal!’ she added.
The texts focused on Scarlett and Jonathan love of tea, as well as Jonathan complaining he had been paired with Cheryl.
He wrote: ‘I didn’t sleep with her’, ‘I asked her are you even attracted to me… she said “no”‘ and ‘this has been better conversation in just these msgs than all I have had in the last week.’
‘We weren’t allowed to text people outside the show’: Scarlett said they exchanged numbers as they weren’t allowed to talk to anyone outside of the show and they weren’t happy with their matched pairings
Jonathan and Scarlett exchanged number after a group dinner party and texted late into the evening
Jonathan and Scarlett exchanged numbers after a group dinner party and texted late into the evening.
‘We ended up getting along really well and I ended up getting her number at the end and we’ve just been talking about our experiences thus far,’ Jonathan told producers.
‘I feel like I have a better connection with her than Cheryl… we should have been matched. We would have been cute as s**t. Can we swap? Is that a thing?’ he said at the time.
Jonathan and Cheryl slept in different rooms after the dinner party, and Cheryl admitted that she was unhappy with the marriage – but she didn’t yet know about the budding relationship between Scarlett and her TV ‘husband.’
‘That’s so disrespectful!’ At the next commitment ceremony, Cheryl slammed Jonathan for his secretive behaviour with Scarlett
At the next commitment ceremony, Cheryl slammed Jonathan for his secretive behaviour: ‘I just think that’s so disrespectful. It makes me feel like s**t I wouldn’t do that to him.’
‘I hate saying no but it takes two to tango and I feel like I’m in this by myself. I just found out that Jonathan is messaging another girl behind my back,’ an emotional Cheryl told the cameras.
Despite Jonathan being willing to try, Cheryl wasn’t interested and decided to go through with her decision to leave.
‘It’s about self respect… I’m not putting up with this s**t I just cant do it,’ she said.
‘I’m not putting up with this s**t I just cant do it’: Cheryl, furious at her new beau, decided to leave the relationship and said she hated disloyal people