Married At First Sight star Alyssa Barmonde claps back at her villain edit and reveals what she really thought of groom Duncan James
Controversial Married at First Sight star Alyssa Duncan has spoken out about her experience on the hit show during an Instagram Q and A on Wednesday.
And some of the 35-year-olds answers may shock viewers, after the former executive assistant’s notorious behaviour enraged fans this season.
The single mum was slammed on social media for her emotional outbursts and mistreating her MAFS match, Duncan James.
But Alyssa told followers that she really ‘fell for’ Duncan, 36, and revealed she was shocked when the hunky cyber security expert gave her the boot at the final commitment ceremony.
The Utah-born former Mormon appeared calm in her video chat as she answered a question about why she wanted to take her final vows with Duncan.
Controversial Married at First Sight star Alyssa Duncan (pictured) has spoken out about her experience on the hit show during an Instagram Q and A on Wednesday
The single mum was slammed on social media for her emotional outbursts and mistreating her MAFS match, Duncan James
‘I really liked Duncan,’ she began.
‘You guys didn’t see the good parts of our relationship. It was definitely more good than bad in my eyes.
‘We had a lot of fun together, you guys all saw our instant connection at the wedding. That was real.’
She also said that her appearance in the final edit of the show made her out to be ‘villain’, which she was not true.
Elsewhere in the chat, Alyssa blamed the experiment for creating tensions in her relationship with Duncan.
She also admitted she was insecure, and then blamed Duncan for leading her on.
‘I do think Duncan is a great guy,’ she continued.
‘We just aren’t a good match unfortunately. And he kind of led me to believe that we were going to at least try things out in the real world. Which was why I was shocked that he said no [at the commitment ceremony].
‘I think Duncan is a great guy, I really did fall for him’.
Alyssa also responded to viewer criticism over the fact she constantly used ‘I have a child’ as an excuse for her poor behaviour.
Alyssa said though she ‘fell for’ Duncan she recognised they were not a good match
One fan asked her about the conditions she imposed during filming on any future relationship she might have with Duncan, including the amount of time she was prepared to spend with him.
‘When you have a child and you are not ready, for me at least, to introduce that child to your new partner, you have limited time and you have different priorities,’ she explained.
Alyssa also admitted during the Q and A that she tried to escape the experiment and explained that her infamous on-screen meltdown was due to a panic attack
‘When I was in the purple dress and I stormed off set, that was a panic attack. They completely edited that to make it look like I had a tantrum and I ran off. They had a perfect opportunity to talk about anxiety and mental health. I was finished, I was done.’
‘We had a lot of fun together, you guys all saw our instant connection at the wedding. That was real,’ she said.