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Dom and Ella react to MAFS 2023 best moments

Married At First Sight season nine stars Domenica Calarco and Ella Ding sat down with Yahoo Lifestyle to unpack week four of MAFS 2023.

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DOMENICA CALARCO: He literally-- he's got the heat rising. It's coming out of his neck. And she's just there being like budget Rapunzel.

ELLA DING: Hi, guys. I'm Ella Ding.

DOMENICA CALARCO: And I'm Domenica Calarco from "Married at First Sight," season nine.

She serious?

ELLA DING: I think like for me--

DOMENICA CALARCO: No, no, no, no, no, no. Like my entire [BLEEP] life I've been [BLEEP] told that my voice isn't [BLEEP] enough.

ELLA DING: Today we're going to be recapping the biggest moments from week four of MAFS 2023.

DOMENICA CALARCO: With Yahoo Lifestyle.

ELLA DING: Oh.

DOMENICA CALARCO: This poor bastard.

ELLA DING: I know, seriously.

DOMENICA CALARCO: He was so nervous.

ELLA DING: He looks so nervous.

[RING DROPS]

Then he dropped the ring.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh. I love how they like put in the--

ELLA DING: Music?

DOMENICA CALARCO: The drop of the--

ELLA DING: Oh, yeah. They caught it well.

- He's dropped the rings. The worst start.

EVELYN ELLIS: How are you? Evelyn.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh, that was a weird kiss.

ELLA DING: Yeah, it's like a shoulder kiss.

DOMENICA CALARCO: She's stunning.

ELLA DING: Mm. She's a model.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Yeah. He's like, eh. She's got like a big mouth. Yeah.

ELLA DING: He said, [? noo-hoo-hoo. ?] Your hands, or something.

DOMENICA CALARCO: I do think it played up a bit.

ELLA DING: Yes.

EVELYN ELLIS: This is where we talk.

ELLA DING: But then that made me think, oh, maybe not.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Well, I personally think he was waiting because the celebrant didn't talk. They just wait there.

ELLA DING: You do stand there in silence for ages.

DOMENICA CALARCO: You stand there in silence. So I think they're playing it up on him, poor thing. I think they're playing on the fact that she's this hot bombshell, and he's kind of a bit, maybe like a bit insecure.

ELLA DING: But when he talks he's very good with what he says.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Yeah. I actually don't think he's really that shy.

ELLA DING: I don't think so either. I think they're just playing up on it because she's hot. Aw, poor thing.

- Look like to you?

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh, he's--

TAYLA WINTER: Uhm, tradie, a footballer, bit rowdy, likes to drink beer, and be [INAUDIBLE], I guess.

ELLA DING: And he's having a beer.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Doll, he's--

TAYLA WINTER: That's definitely my type of guy. You're probably not my type.

ELLA DING: Look how red he's gone.

TAYLA WINTER: There's your answer. Are you happy?

DOMENICA CALARCO: No, he's not happy. Obviously. Look at him.

HUGO ARMSTRONG: The part that I have a problem with is--

ELLA DING: Look how red his cheeks have gone.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Poor bastard. And his neck.

ELLA DING: He's really nervous and angry.

HUGO ARMSTRONG: He's not my type. And you've been a bitch to me the entire time.

TAYLA WINTER: Have I been a bitch to you the entire time?

HUGO ARMSTRONG: I mean--

DOMENICA CALARCO: Yeah, rightfully so. Yeah, you have.

HUGO ARMSTRONG: Hell yeah. I definitely feel like no part of you wants to, I guess, work on it.

TAYLA WINTER: I never said that. You're putting words into my mouth.

HUGO ARMSTRONG: No, I'm asking. I inflected at the end of my sentence. I'm asking, no part of you wants to work on it?

DOMENICA CALARCO: No, Tayla. Actually that's the vibe you given him, doll. Does she need a mirror?

HUGO ARMSTRONG: Trying to understand where you're at because--

TAYLA WINTER: Shut up.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh.

ELLA DING: Yeah, when she's--

TAYLA WINTER: Your own voice too much, and it actually annoys me.

DOMENICA CALARCO: And you love touching your hair too much, and that annoys me. That was rough, man.

ELLA DING: Yeah. I just felt for him, because he seems like such a kind, sensitive person. And she was just like, you're not a man. You're not an athlete. Like, just saying all these things. And then to top it off, when she said shut up, you're talking too much. You're like the sound of your own voice, it annoys me. I just wouldn't even ever think to say those kind of things.

DOMENICA CALARCO: It baffles me that someone would go into "Married At First Sight" and speak like that.

ELLA DING: But she has no filter. She does have no-- you can tell that's kind of her personality, where she does just say exactly what's being processed.

DOMENICA CALARCO: But why would you put yourself out there, dude? Because that's not going to be good for you.

ELLA DING: Yeah. Maybe she just doesn't care.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Poor Hugo.

ELLA DING: Oh my God, no.

DOMENICA CALARCO: He literally-- he's got the heat rising, it's coming out of his neck. And she's just there being like budget Rapunzel.

ELLA DING: I mean, she made him sleep on the floor. No, on the windowsill or something. On the honeymoon.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh.

ELLA DING: That was rough.

ALYSSA BARMONDE: A lot of people are going to hold--

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh, here we go, babe.

DUNCAN JAMES: Sometimes you walk away.

ELLA DING: I love Duncan. His shirt was so nice. It's like silk.

ALYSSA BARMONDE: It's beyond that, Duncan. It is beyond just them kissing, and lying about it.

DUNCAN JAMES: I think you need--

ALYSSA BARMONDE: You can't be friends with [INAUDIBLE], Duncan. You can't. You cannot friends--

DOMENICA CALARCO: Boy's club, girls Club. Do you see it? See how-- I don't even think they're hanging out.

DUNCAN JAMES: And that's--

ALYSSA BARMONDE: Cut it out.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh.

ALYSSA BARMONDE: You keep repeating yourself that, I don't condone his behavior. I'm going to pull him up on it. Because you're condoning his behavior by even associating with that kind of person.

JANELLE HAN: I found out has just been [BLEEP] on it's own. No one telling me,

ALYSSA BARMONDE: The first thought that came to my mind was Adam sitting at that couch, making Jesse look like a crazy person.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Yeah, I agree with that.

ELLA DING: Yeah.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Agree with all of this.

JANELLE HAN: Jesse, and all of us into--

DOMENICA CALARCO: But I think she--

JANELLE HAN: --he was crazy.

ALYSSA BARMONDE: Yes. Also, when they come through the door, I'm not getting up. I'm not getting up.

- Neither am I.

ALYSSA BARMONDE: No.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh, this gives me PTSD from our reunion, when the girls were all saying that.

ELLA DING: I mean, I think a lot of people are feeling this way. I'm confused why she is so-- I mean, yeah, we're all against it. But she's like so heavily against it, when she was in a situation where she condoned it.

She was the other woman. She was with a married man. She was supporting him in cheating on his wife. So I just don't understand. She's going to extreme lengths to show how mad she is.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Yeah. She should have thought about it in, this was my confession, and I've been the other woman in a relationship. And yet, I'm going to be so staunch with this. She would have had to be like, OK, well I'm going to have to take the heat. I don't think she realized that she would be taking the heat as much as she is right now.

ELLA DING: Is she mad because she's feeling upset for Jesse, because maybe she felt bad for the wife when she was with this man?

DOMENICA CALARCO: Yeah.

ELLA DING: Was she upset for the wife back then? I don't know. I'm like, why? Like she's really against Claire in this situation.

DOMENICA CALARCO: They left it in that she said, oh, I'll get that chopstick and stab a [BLEEP] in the eye.

ELLA DING: Yeah.

DOMENICA CALARCO: That was pretty hectic.

ELLA DING: That was.

DOMENICA CALARCO: I was like, jeez, all right.

ELLA DING: I'm just like, why are you so mad?

DOMENICA CALARCO: I don't know. There's more to the story here. Yet again.

ELLA DING: There's definitely more that's happened that--

DOMENICA CALARCO: What are we not seeing?

ELLA DING: Yeah.

DOMENICA CALARCO: What have we not seen? What are we not seeing behind the scenes when they're catching up?

ELLA DING: They're doing so much when the cameramen aren't around. And then they're really picking and choosing what they're bringing to air.

JANELLE HAN: I kissed him goodbye before he left.

DOMENICA CALARCO: No.

ELLA DING: Oh yeah, we haven't spoken about Adam.

JANELLE HAN: And you had sex with me that night.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh, he's a piece of [BLEEP].

ALYSSA BARMONDE: Did you sleep with Janelle the night that you kissed Claire?

DOMENICA CALARCO: Bro.

ADAM SEED: [STAMMERING]. I ended up with Janelle.

ALYSSA BARMONDE: Oh my God.

DOMENICA CALARCO: I don't have words, because I'm-- liar.

- Oh my God. This is intense.

DOMENICA CALARCO: He's a dirty [BLEEP].

ADAM SEED: OK, right. So you're hearing this from who you've heard it for--

DOMENICA CALARCO: Yeah.

ADAM SEED: And you believe absolutely everything you've heard. Is that correct?

ALYSSA BARMONDE: We're just trying to understand. We're trying to get the facts right.

- Oh, here we go. These are good questions.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Yeah, John.

ALYSSA BARMONDE: Did you kiss Claire, and then went home and had sex with Janelle? No, you didn't?

ADAM SEED: [STAMMERING].

ALYSSA BARMONDE: It's a yes or no. It's a yes or no question.

ADAM SEED: 100%, yes.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh.

ADAM SEED: Yeah, 100%, yeah.

ELLA DING: He's a fruit loop.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh.

JOHN AIKEN: Oh, it's not a good look. We're in a bad place, but let's have sex.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh. He is contradicting--

ELLA DING: When that came out I was like,

DOMENICA CALARCO: --saying. We weren't in a good place, but let's [BLEEP].

ELLA DING: Yeah.

JANELLE HAN: I miss my family, and I want to go home.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Good on you, girl. Get out of there. That's all I can say.

ADAM SEED: You don't want to hear the opposite to what you've said, Janelle.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh.

ELLA DING: He just has like no idea what he's even saying anymore, the poor guy.

DOMENICA CALARCO: You're confused?

BOTH: I'm confused, bro.

ELLA DING: I--

DOMENICA CALARCO: Where did they get him?

ELLA DING: Yeah, yeah.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Blaming it on having a drink and a vape. I'm sorry, sir. We're all doing that on a weekend, but we ain't kissing someone else's wife.

ELLA DING: Yeah. When Janelle was like, I trust you, we don't have to go through your phone. He was literally so happy. And he was freaking out win the task came. You could just tell his body language, and the look on his face. And then he just ripped it up. As soon as they were like, nope, we won't do it. He was like, couldn't rip it fast enough.

DOMENICA CALARCO: It's also interesting though, that the producers didn't push them. Because you can't say no to not doing the task.

ELLA DING: I mean, Mitchell said no to doing tasks.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Well, I know. But at that point they weren't going to push him, right? But when it comes to this task specifically, the producers would have known that this [BLEEP] was going on behind the scenes. Knew that Adam was doing some shifty things on the weekend. So that's why they didn't push it, because then that further portrays a story line that, hey, he is hiding things from Janelle.

ELLA DING: I think that she did a really good job.

DOMENICA CALARCO: She was really articulate and to the point, and got all the facts out. And was like, this is how you've made me feel, Adam. And you haven't given me any apology. And you don't look like you're sorry at all.

ELLA DING: No.

DOMENICA CALARCO: So I think she really did--

ELLA DING: Yeah, no, she did well.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Yeah.

ELLA DING: Yeah.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Oh, Jesse.

ELLA DING: Yeah, that was really weird how they left like that together.

DOMENICA CALARCO: Well, that's nice for you that you can get to leave whenever you want.

CLAIRE NOMARHAS: I feel so much better. Like massive, massive relief to finally just have one moment with Jesse where we're both calm, and I can just tell him that I'm sorry, and give him the letter. I feel so much better.

DOMENICA CALARCO: They don't just go home then.

ELLA DING: It's not as simple.

DOMENICA CALARCO: No. Even when I walked out after the OnlyFans thing.

ELLA DING: Yeah.

DOMENICA CALARCO: I was halfway down the escalator, I had to come back up. You can't leave.

ELLA DING: You can't leave.

DOMENICA CALARCO: It's not, we're going. See you, good night. We're getting in the car and going home. No, you got to go back.

ELLA DING: Then you got to do mic, get a car. Takes ages.

DOMENICA CALARCO: It takes--

ELLA DING: Mitch and I were always a last. Everyone was in bed by the time we got home.

DOMENICA CALARCO: You were.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

ELLA DING: We're still in warehouse. It's [BLEEP] cold. I think if they stay they'll probably just be there till the end. Because this is a very big turning point for them. If Jesse stays and they make amends, and can be roommates until the end, they probably will.

DOMENICA CALARCO: I don't reckon they are even going to live in the same apartment.

ELLA DING: Yeah. I reckon they'll just have fun together or something. I don't know. I feel like all the couples are just doing that.

DOMENICA CALARCO: They'll go ice skating or some [BLEEP], and then be like, yeah, we're getting on.

ELLA DING: Yeah. I just don't think there's many in there that are genuinely--

DOMENICA CALARCO: Like, piss off. Isn't this a marriage? Like, hello.