MAFS' Al says the show changed him 'for the better': 'Super humbling'

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While his relationship with Samantha Moitzi may not be going exactly as he had hoped after she wrote ‘leave’ at the last two commitment ceremonies, Married At First Sight’s Al Perkins says he has no regrets about his time in the experiment.

The 25-year-old groom told Now To Love earlier this week that he found the experience to be “super humbling” and he’s “glad everything that happened has happened”.

MAFS' Samantha and Al.
MAFS’ Al Perkins says he has no regrets about his time on the show. Photo: Channel Nine

“I went in there with a bit of an ego thinking, ‘This girl's going to fall in love with me’, but I've been on the back foot ever since,” he laughed. “It's changed me for the better.”

Things got very heated between Al and Samantha at the most recent commitment ceremony when the 26-year-old bride blasted her ‘husband’ in front of the experts.

“He acts like he tries, he doesn’t. Oh my god, the maturity. I’m sorry, but you haven’t reached out once,” she told Al, clearly frustrated with the state of their relationship.

“You are such an entitled, privileged boy and all I wanted from you is to step up and literally just have a conversation with me about my family or about my interests.”


Speaking about their relationship following the explosive episode, Al revealed that he and Samantha are currently in a great place after staying in the experiment a week longer to patch things up.

“I wanted to make sure we kept going and steer us in the right direction. Sam and I are really tight now, everything is really good,” he said.

MAFS' Samantha and Al at the commitment ceremony.
Samantha and Al had a heated argument at the last commitment ceremony. Photos: Channel Nine

‘This isn’t a joke, this is a marriage’

Al’s comments come shortly after Samantha spoke openly with Yahoo Lifestyle about her time in the experiment and the fact that “there’s a lot” between the pair that fans aren’t seeing.

“Al really loved the experiment, he really loved living in an apartment 20 minutes down the road and not working. I think he was just so happy to be in the experiment and I was his ticket there,” she told us.

“I was just a bit upset because I’d been so honest in telling him how I was feeling and I felt like I wasn't really being heard.”

Samantha went on to reveal that she got very frustrated during filming whenever people tried to make excuses for Al’s immaturity and tell her that he simply needed time to learn and grow.

“We weren't on Love Island. We were on a show where all of the interview questions are, ‘Are you ready for this?’. Like, this isn’t a joke, this is marriage,” she said.

“And I think what I struggled with throughout this experiment was that everything was new, everything was a bit of a joke, he didn't really mind about the outcome because he was there to learn and grow. And I was like, ‘Well this isn't a journey for me, this is a destination’. It was hard.”

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