After watching the outrageous Davina/Dean/Tracey/Ryan drama unfold night after night on Married At First Sight, you might think you’ve been tuning in to a scripted drama instead of reality television.
But according to the executive producer of the addictive Channel 9 series, the relationship drama is very real.
Speaking to The New Daily, the show’s executive producer Tara McWilliams responded to rumours that Dean and Davina were paid to initiate a relationship behind Tracey and Ryan’s back.
“I heard a rumour we paid them to have an affair, if only my job was that easy,” McWilliams explained.
“They came to us and told us there was an attraction, we purely followed it.”
The EP also addressed the theory that the pair were actors.
“I take that as a compliment,” McWilliams said. “We do background checks on everybody and I audition them all personally.”
The news comes as villain husband Dean admitted he regrets his some of his behaviour on Married At First Sight.
"It's not the kind of person I am," he told TODAY.
"It's not about control with me… it's just about showing responsibility and being a responsible adult male. I definitely didn't mean for it to come out the way it did."