As Dean Wells and Davina Rankin expressed their attraction and secretly devised plans to act on their feeling, their Married At First Sight spouses have been left in the dark - until now.
Ryan Gallagher and Tracey Jewell say were both totally blindsided by the emotional affair playing out being closed doors between Dean, 39, and Davina, 26.
"I felt stupid," Ryan, who watched his onscreen wife express her dissatisfaction with their marriage and openly embrace another man, tells WHO.
"I didn't know anyone could hate someone so much, just for being themselves."
Equally blindsided, Tracey, 34, says not only did Dean convince her their marriage would last, but they made love on the same night he told Davina he'd leave his TV wife for her.
"I had no idea about Davina, none zero," says the mother-of-one. "I was absolutely shocked and humiliated, I couldn't believe someone could do that to me."
Just this morning, Dean spoke out about the affair, saying he "doesn't care about Australia's opinion of him."
“I wasn’t thinking about how I would be perceived by others — that doesn’t bother me. I was just being real and honest with myself,” he told The Herald Sun.
“If people don’t like me for that, I can’t control that, so it doesn’t bother me.”
This article originally appeared on WHO