This year’s season of MAFS has hardly been lacking in drama, but as with all reality shows, the IRL drama is even spicier than what we see on-screen.
So remember how Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson made waves when they arrived in Sydney and partook in batshit interviews at both the airport and on The Kyle & Jackie O Show?
Well the entire MAFS cast appeared at an event thrown in their honour by Nova a coupla nights back and, of course, the blokes made absolute turkeys of themselves during the interviews.
Held at the Shutter Restaurant, Coogee, local media and a few lucky fans were given the chance to see the MAFS cast in the flesh and pop anonymous questions in the Honesty Box.
Speaking to Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa, MAFS flog Bryce Ruthven discussed the controversial leave / stay moment and here’s what he had to say about that whole shitshow.
“Right or wrong, I have said what I said, I don’t regret what I did at all but it did hurt Melissa,” he said. “I probably should’ve had this chat [with her] but at the end of the day, I wrote stay because we didn’t want Rebecca to hurt us as a couple, if we let Rebecca and her words hurt us as a couple well then she’s won.” What an ass.
Melissa insisted that she “didn’t believe” the rumours that Bryce had been cheating on her with other women.
“There’s a lot of controversy around that conversation, Bryce was very honest with me from the beginning and I was very understanding about his past,” she said, adding that “when my mum saw Bryce she said, ‘I think you need to lock him down!'”
When asked about what she actually sees in Bryce, bc we’ve all been wondering, Melissa said “definitely his personality” and are we talking about the same person?
She added, “Unless there’s another secret girlfriend that wants to come out tonight! He is very genuine, he was 100% the most genuine kindest person I’ve met.”
The MAFS cast at Nova’s event. (Credit: Nova)
From one toxic couple to the next, the radio hosts spoke to Booka Nile and Brett Helling and, surprise, surprise, he bashed his MAFS missus’ music.
Discussing Booka’s band, Make Them Suffer, Brett said: “Ummm I reckon, no comment. Nah, she definitely does – the metal band travels the world. She actually has a beautiful voice, but the metal music sounds like a car crash!”
And as for whether or not they can recover from what’s happened on the show, Brett said: “Where fuck are we going to turn to? After Patrick‘s letter, where are we going to go? Put it this way, I will say that I wanted to make up from where we were and I didn’t want to carry that sort of negativity through to the future so watch and see.”
Meanwhile, other MAFS cast members attended the Melbourne equivalent of the event with Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny, where Jo Todd made a mad dig at James Susler, saying that the experiment has taught her “not to date someone who wears a turtle neck.”
“I’ve learnt to speak my voice and not put up with shit from any guy, if someone is treating me awful, have your voice woman and walk away.”
Sam Carraro discussed his fight with Bryce and he claimed that he was warned ahead of time about the infamous water-throwing incident: “He was an interesting character. Even before the dinner party, the girls had told me it was premeditated that he was going to throw water on me and then he had the conversation with me.”
The MAFS cast really are the gift that keeps on giving.