Domenica Calarco's surprising salary for MAFS spin-off show revealed

A number of season nine Married At First Sight cast members were left outraged last month after it was announced that Domenica Calarco is hosting a new spinoff show with Channel Nine.

Titled ‘Dom’s Debrief’, the 9Now exclusive series features the outspoken bride calling some of her co-stars to “catch up on all the goss” ahead of next season’s premiere.

MAFS’ Domenica Calarco.
Domenica Calarco is hosting a MAFS spin-off series where she calls some of her fellow participants for a catch-up. Photos: Channel Nine

Now, So Dramatic! has revealed just how much money Dom walked away with after filming the web series.

According to a source, the 29-year-old “was not paid” for working on the show and the network “weren’t offering any money to her”.

“Channel Nine pitched it as a great opportunity that could potentially lead to more TV work within the network,” they claimed.

“They are of the belief that they made Domenica the big star she is, so they, therefore, don’t have to pay her. It’s an honour to be chosen to do it, and great exposure for her.”


The source went on to claim that Dom agreed to do the show for free “because she wanted the prestige that came with it”.

They added that Martha Kalifatidis, who hosted her own online exclusive MAFS series in 2021 titled ‘Martha's Red Wine Moments’, was reportedly paid $5000 and she did it for similar reasons.

“Channel Nine knew if Dom said no that someone else would snap the opportunity up,” the insider said.

MAFS star Domenica Calarco's new spinoff show Dom's Diary.
Channel Nine reportedly didn’t offer any money to Dom for the new gig. Photos: Channel Nine

Dom’s legal action

Dom’s new series was met with backlash from several participants who argued that Channel Nine should’ve selected someone who has more friendships within the group.

Carolina Santos and Jackson Lonie wrote on social media that they had both blocked Dom’s number and therefore wouldn’t be appearing in the show, while Olivia Frazer hinted at favouritism from producers.

Abbie Chatfield then got involved and labelled the critics as “jealous”, leading to a number of people clapping back and speaking out about their alleged experiences with Dom, who announced last week that she will be taking legal action against them.


“I don’t take the defaming language against me lightly at all,” she told The Daily Telegraph.

“It’s not about the language of ‘jealous’, but when it gets to the level of calling me ‘violent’ and ‘abusive’, it just needs to stop. Some of the language used against me (last week) was really defamatory against my character.

“People need to know that online hate is not ok and they are going to get held accountable for their words and their actions.”

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