Married At First Sight

Jackson Lonie reveals what sparked his cheating scandal in an emotional joint video statement with Olivia Frazer

''I am seeking help.''

By Maddison Leach
Married At First Sight stars Jackson Lonie and Olivia Frazer have released an emotional joint video revealing they will fight for their relationship after their recent cheating scandal.
The saga started over the weekend when footage of Jackson kissing a woman named Hannah Hughes out in a bar in Melbourne went viral.
The clip sparked plenty of drama, with other MAFS alumni weighing in and one even calling it a "publicity stunt", while Olivia herself was left "speechless" by Jackson's act.
On Wednesday night, the couple put rumours of a breakup to bed in a video where Jackson took full responsibility for his "f---ed" actions.
Jackson and Olivia detailed the status of their relationship in a new video. (Image: Instagram)
"I f---ed up. A bit of background, all the negativity we've been getting from the show, the way I've been dealing with it is to get blackout drunk which don't get me wrong isn't an excuse," Jackson said.
"It's not acceptable, it's not the person I wanna be, it's not who I am. I am seeking help to figure out how to combat my emotions and how to deal with this negativity.
"It has been sit but I've been very happy to have Liv by my side. She's been nothing but an angel throughout it all."
Olivia, sitting by Jackson's side, then added: "we're hanging in there. We're staying together. We've got a lot of feeling to do but ultimately we love each other and it's not worth throwing away."
Watch Jackson and Olivia's video below.
The couple's MAFS co-stars commented on the video sharing their support.
"Love you guys! You'll move forward even stronger ❤️" Daniel Holmes wrote, while his girlfriend Carolina Santos penned: "Stay strong ❤️ Time is the best healer!!"
Tamara Djordjevic commented: "I love you guys. What you have definitely isn't worth throwing away. I think people need to understand you're still humans and no one unless they have been through half of what you guys have would ever understand the pressure it puts on peoples mental health and ultimately a relationship. Always have my support ❤️"
To learn more about the complicated cheating scandal that rocked Jackson and Olivia's relationship, keep scrolling.

Who was Jackson Lonie caught kissing?

Jackson was on a night out in Melbourne when someone caught him on video with his arms around a brunette woman, Hannah, kissing her passionately.
Hannah shared the clip to social media where it quickly went viral, with plenty of MAFS fans wondering where Olivia was.
The couple appeared to have been out together in Melbourne on Friday night, sharing multiple snaps to Instagram, but Olivia was nowhere to be seen when Jackson was pashing Hannah.
Speaking to So Dramatic!, the young woman said: "I didn't even know if they were still together. I was just having a good night out I did not expect this."
She also confirmed the kiss was mutual, telling the Daily Mail: "The kiss was innocent, a two way street. It wasn't anything more than that. Jackson seems like a nice guy and I have nothing bad to say on his behalf."
Jackson was on a night out in Melbourne when he was filmed kissing a woman named Hannah. (Image: Instagram)

How did Olivia Frazer react?

After footage of the kiss blew up online, Olivia was "speechless" but appeared to be standing by her man.
"We're still together... I have told him to have a big think about what he wants," she told the Daily Mail.
Three days after news of the scandal broke, Olivia claimed that Hannah took advantage of Jackson while he was drunk.
"I haven't seen the video but my family and friends (who are very mad at Jackson) have all told me it's obvious she took advantage of how drunk he was," Olivia allegedly wrote in an Instagram DM shared by So Dramatic!
Olivia shared this statement on June 1. (Image: Instagram)
"I knew he was blind drunk as the police brought [him] home to me very shortly after this as he couldn't even speak."
Then on Wednesday, Olivia took to Instagram to say she's "heartbroken and embarrassed" over the ordeal.
"Hi everyone. Thank you so much for the love and support during this horrendous time. I've seen so many beautiful messages and people checking in and I just wanted to let you know that although I'm so heartbroken and so embarrassed, I am ok," she said.
"Your kindness means everything right now. I will be focusing on healing from this privately."

What has Hannah Hughes said?

Hannah, who is at the centre of the controversy, told Kyle and Jackie O's team that at the time of the kiss, she wasn't aware Jackson and Olivia were still together.
"I don't keep up with it all. I knew of him, I'm not gonna lie, I knew of Olivia but I wasn't sure what was happening with their relationship because I don't follow any of the MAFS drama," she said on Tuesday.
"Me and my friend had gone up to him because she had pointed him out. She was like 'oh that's Jackson from MAFS'.
"So we'd gone up and spoke to him then went and danced and did our own thing then we went back again just to have small talk and that's when the kiss happened."
Hannah said she doesn't remember the exact details of how she and Jackson started kissing, saying: "Most of it is a blur but I know we were already talking as you can see in the video."
She also clarified an earlier comment she made where she said the kiss was "innocent".
Hannah said she wasn't aware Jackson and Olivia were still together. (Image: Instagram)
"I meant innocent from my side. I was just going out with my friends, the whole night to me was innocent. And unfortunately this occurred but it wasn't like I was seeking anything out," she said.
Hannah also revealed she gave Jackson her number but the pair are yet to speak.
The 20-year-old later hit back at Olivia's claims that she "took advantage" of Jackson due to his intoxication.
"Olivia stated that I've 'taken advantage' of Jackson where people actually know that we were both intoxicated and if she watches the video she would know that he was just as into it as I was," Hannah said in an Instagram story.
"She can't make these assumptions when she hasn't seen the video. So maybe she should get onto the video to see her husband was just as into that kiss as I clearly was."

What have Jackson and Olivia's co-stars said?

Carolina Santos weighed in on the drama on Wednesday when she was asked her thoughts on an Instagram Q&A.
"Well right now I think Jackson is a piece of s--t. I had so much respect for the guy - lost it all. It's f---ing embarrassing and plus the girl wasn't even attractive. Lord help me understand what goes on in men's brains," she said.
"I do hope he learns from his mistakes and stops drinking [to the point he] loses control - that's embarrassing."
However, Carolina made it clear she will remain friends with Jackson, captioning her video: "Still love you Jackson, just don't like you right now."
Meanwhile, Carolina's boyfriend Daniel Holmes said: "I love Jackson, I love Olivia. F---ed up is what it is."
Carolina said the cheating scandal is "embarrassing." (Image: Instagram)

What did Domenica Calarco say about the scandal?

Despite public outrage aimed at Jackson over the kiss, fellow MAFS bride Domencia insists the whole scandal was a carefully orchestrated publicity stunt.
Taking to Facebook, she commented on a post about the kiss: "Max Markson publicity stunt right here."
She was referring to Jackson and Olivia's talent agent, Max Markson, and doubled down with a snarky tweet soon after.
"Kris Jenner works hard, but Max Markson works harder," she wrote, though there's no concrete evidence Max had anything to do with the scandal.
However, some fans share Domenica's perspective, musing that the scandal may have been intended to flip public perception of Olivia from a MAFS "villain" to a more sympathetic victim of cheating.
MAFS bride Domencia insists the whole scandal was a carefully orchestrated publicity stunt. (Image: Instagram)

What do MAFS fans think?

One look at social media makes it clear where MAFS fans stand on the drama, with people flooding Twitter and Instagram with comments claiming Olivia "deserved" to be cheated on.
"I'm surprised that it lasted this long. I detest both of them so I don't know if I feel sorry for either of them," one tweeted.
Another chimed in: "I don't blame Jackson, if I was stuck with that b—ch I'd be looking for a way out too."
A small group of vocal MAFS fans have stood behind Olivia. (Image: Instagram)
Others insist, like Domenica, that it was all just a publicity stunt to boost the couple's profile.
"Honestly at this point it's pathetic for Olivia and Jackson to create this publicity stunt to gain more attention #MAFSAU," one person tweeted.
But a small group of vocal MAFS fans have stood behind Olivia, saying that no one deserves to be cheated on regardless of their TV persona.