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Married At First Sight

EXCLUSIVE: Married At First Sight’s Ryan Gallagher and Ashley Irvin spill on all the juicy reunion drama

''I was mortified!''

By Laura Masia
Ashley Irvin went into season five of Married At First Sight in 2019 single and ready for love.
And while there were glimmers of hope with her husband, Troy Delmege, ultimately the pair weren't meant to be, going their separate ways during the final commitment ceremony.
But now, three years later, Ashley is right back where she started.
"I'm single again!" Ashley, 32, tells TV WEEK. "I'm so devastated – I went back to the reunion the way I went into MAFS."
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Ashley's back but not how she hoped. (Channel Nine)
But while she didn't find the man of her dreams in enthusiastic teeth-brusher Troy, she did make some great friends from her stint on the show.
"Charlene [Perera] and I are thick as thieves," Ashley says. "We're so opposite, but get along so well. And I love Sarah Roza."
At the reunion, Ashley was over the moon to reconnect with the people from her season she'd lost touch with – especially Troy, who she hadn't seen in more than a year.
"We didn't have as much drama on our season," Ashley reflects. "I got along with everyone."

As a result, she sat back and just watched as the beef between those who participated in season six kicked off.
However, it soon all became a bit much.
"I was mortified," Ashley says of the fireworks. "A couple of people definitely ruined the dinner party. Most of us were there to catch up and have fun, but clearly there were people there for different reasons."
"I literally think these girls are just crazy. They're insane!"
Ashley was mortified by some of the contestant's behaviour. (Channel Nine)

Ryan: 'I couldn't believe my ears'

Loveable larrikin Ryan Gallagher has been busy since his appearance on Married At First Sight in 2018.
After launching a comedy career, the funnyman appeared on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2020 and, with his quips and down-to-earth humour, quickly became a fan favourite.
During his time in the jungle, Ryan formed a relationship with Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby. Sadly, their romance didn't last long in the real world.
Since then, Ryan, 31, has been rumoured to be dating 800 Words actress Melina Vidler.
"That's false," Ryan tells TV WEEK of the stories about a romance with Melina. "That's not true."
Ryan shut down dating rumours after being papped at the airport with Melinda. (Channel Nine)
But he's definitely not giving up just yet.
"In the past, I've found that girls come along when you least expect it," Ryan says.
"I don't look anymore – when love comes, it comes. I'll be ready to drop anchor when it does."
Ryan was shocked at what he was hearing at the dinner party. (Channel Nine)
Heading into the MAFS reunion, Ryan says he didn't have an agenda once he got there.
"I was happy to go and have a beer, a bit of a yarn and watch the excitement go on," he says with a laugh.
However, Ryan says the mood at the dinner party escalated quickly.
"I heard things come out of some ladies' mouths I've never heard a woman say. I was shocked – and I'm from the bush. You won't be disappointed in seeing what these people have to say."

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