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"All the couples switched partners." Every detail we've uncovered about the MAFS couple swaps.

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After what feels like 752 weeks, we’re now just days away from the Married At First Sight finale.

On Sunday night, all of this season’s couples will meet with the experts for one last time to find out which couples have continued their relationships outside of the experiment.

Unlike seasons gone by, however, it seems we already know as much as there is to know about this year’s contestants and their story lines.

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From radio interviews to social media rants, this season’s participants have been more candid than ever, sharing all the gossip that they… probably shouldn’t be sharing.

Along the way, we’ve learnt about a bunch of couple swaps that happened on and off screen this season.

Ahead of the finale episode, here’s every detail we’ve uncovered about this season’s couple swaps.

KC and Drew + Connie and Jonethen

In late March, Connie told Hit 96.9 Goulburn Valley that her (fake) husband Jonethen hooked up with another (fake) bride during the experiment.

“There was an almost couple swap between KC and Jonethen that never came to air,” Connie told radio hosts Josiah and Herbie.

“There was a little something going on there, I don’t know the full extent of it though.”

According to Connie, Jonethen and KC kissed but it didn’t bother her at the time.

“This guy had written leave three times. I don’t really feel like I was in a position to be upset or jealous. I was just like, ‘Yeah, cool’,” she said.

She added that the reason he asked to ‘leave’ the experiment three times “could be” because he was hooking up with KC on the side.


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On Instagram this week, KC was asked whether the rumours were true about her ~date~ with Jonethen.

“We all did. It was set up by producers,” KC responded, before adding that her on-screen husband Drew and Connie also went on a date.

“Connie went on a date with Drew also. None of it was shown cause nothing happened,” she added.

In recent weeks, a number of contestants have confirmed reports that producers pressured the remaining contestants to couple swap in the last few weeks of the experiment.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Natasha, who exited the experiment in early March, confirmed that KC was encouraged by producers to go on a date with Jonethen.

“They got partnered together and sent on a high-class date,” she claimed.

Hayley, who was partnered with David on the show, also confirmed the claims.

“All the remaining couples switched partners,” she told the Daily Mail. “It wasn’t just [KC and Jonethen].”


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Wait. Does this mean there were even more couple swaps throughout the season? Excuse us Channel Nine, why did we not see this?

It’s unclear whether the bizarre KC/Jonethen/Connie/Drew situation will come to light at this Sunday’s finale episode.

Either way, we can’t keep up with these rumours. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

KC and Michael

KC, who was married to Drew on the reality show, has since been linked to Stacey’s husband Michael.

In a Q&A on her since-deleted Instagram account, Stacey shared a simple photo of a thumbs up after she was asked whether Michael and KC are currently dating.

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Image: Instagram / @staceylhampton.

It's not the first time that Stacey has claimed that Michael and KC are currently dating.

In March, Stacey spoke to the Daily Mail about KC and Michael's rumoured affair.

"KC was my friend. She went behind my back and proceeded to see Michael after he broke my heart. KC and I are no longer friends," she told the publication.

In a text message thread that was leaked on Instagram this month, Stacey and KC appeared to have an argument over KC getting drinks with Michael.

Despite the 31-year-old asking for Stacey’s permission, the Daily Mail reports KC and Michael had already met up 10 days before.


"I spoke to Michael a couple [of] days ago, he asked how I was, we had a chat, he said he was coming to Sydney and if I wanted to go meet him for a drink," KC’s message read.

"I said if I do I would first ask you… Not sure I will but I do see Michael as a friend but that’s it."

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Image: Channel Nine.

In her response, Stacey appeared displeased, adding that Michael previously called her "trash" and "a bad mother".

In an interview with Hit FM’s Fifi, Fev & Byron, KC hinted that she ‘hooked up’ with someone after the experiment.

Interestingly, in a separate interview, Michael also confirmed that he is "still seeing someone from the show".

It's unclear when Michael and KC's supposed relationship started – and whether we'll hear about it during the finale episode.

Stacey and Mikey

Of course, we did see some couple swaps play out on screen this season.

After weeks upon weeks of rumours and claims by contestants, Stacey and Mikey's alleged cheating scandal came to light during the finale dinner party.

While giving a toast, Natasha (Mikey's 'wife') toasted Stacey and Michael for having the fakest relationship in reality TV history, before acknowledging Stacey for sleeping with Mikey on their one month wedding anniversary.

It was... a lot.

Stacey and Mikey MAFS rumour
Image: Channel Nine.

While Mikey maintained that the pair really did sleep together, Stacey continued to deny the allegations.

As for the evidence, Mikey proceeded to show the other contestants texts on his phone, which appeared to confirm that Mikey and Stacey woke up in a room together.

This seems to be the same text leaked to New Idea in February (which you can see here).

Aleks and Ivan also claimed that Mikey's clothes had been dropped off at their apartment after the alleged incident took place.

Speaking to Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny on Wednesday, Michael shared exactly what happened between him and Stacey after her ~alleged~ cheating scandal came to light.

In the interview, Michael said that things ended quickly between the pair at the hotel after the dinner party.

"I said we all make mistakes, what I can live with is, I can live with the truth but I can’t live with a lie. She continued to tell me that it never happened, I go there is too much doubt for me to continue in this catastrophe so let’s just have a hug and I’ll see you later," Michael said.

"She goes ‘I don’t need to hug you’. I was like wow okay, you can be bitter we don’t need to be anything, whatever. At the end of the day, I should be one sort of stamping my feet and saying, ‘I’m the victim, I’m the victim.'"

Hayley and Michael

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Hayley and David. Image: Instagram/@dave_the_cowboy88

Why do all of these cheating scandals... involve Michael?

In another cheating scandal that came to light during the experiment, Hayley (David’s wife) and Michael (Stacey’s husband) were linked together.

In an interview with New Idea, Vanessa seemingly confirmed that the pair "hooked up multiple times" while Stacey was visiting her children.

"It definitely happened," she said.

"Michael walked into our room. He was really drunk, so was Hayley. She said, ‘My husband [David] doesn’t want to f*ck me’. And I said, ‘Mine doesn’t either’. [Michael] turned around and said, ‘I would f*ck both of you,'" she continued.

When the cheating scandal came to light at a dinner party, however, Michael denied kissing Hayley, before apologising to David and Stacey.

On the other hand, Hayley continued to claim that the kiss happened.

"We did kiss and we did hook up," Hayley responded, which led Michael to continue to deny the allegations, adding: "I cannot apologise for something that I have no recollection of happening".

We're sure we'll be hearing more about this saga...

Feature Image: Channel Nine.

Married At First Sight continues on Sunday night on Channel Nine at 7pm.

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