Their affair rocked this season of ‘Married At First Sight’, but it appears the ‘drama’ on the show doesn’t reflect what really happened.
Appearing on ‘Talking Married’, Jessika and Dan claim their MAFS partners, Mick and Tamara, both gave their blessing for the loved up couple to pursue their secret affair.
The 27-year-old told the panel there were “offers on the table from Tamara that if I wanted Dan, have Dan.”
She also claimed her ‘husband’ Mick told Dan something similar.
“At the girls night, Tamara said, ‘You like my husband? If you like Dan, go for Dan’. And Mick sat at the dinner table and said to Dan, ‘If you like Jess, have her,'” she revealed.
“It still does not give us any reason to do what we did,” she added. “Watching it back, I cringe… seeing the deception being played out.”
The admin assistant regrets the way their secret affair developed, and admits that both she and Dan were “swept up in this bubble of lies and manipulation”.
“I feel horrible about Tamara,” she confessed.
“I was absolutely trash! I trashed girl code and I was disgusting. Watching it back, I cringe and I hope my daughter never sees this!”
But, the question remains – are they in love?
“I’m definitely in love, yeah I definitely am
“It’s been reciprocated from Dan that he is also, and I think we fell really easily for one another. That was why I was able to take that step, I knew that I was hurting people… but I can’t take it back because I feel that it was worth it.”
The tell-all commitment ceremony begins Sunday from 7PM on Channel Nine.