MAFS' Alyssa takes brutal dig at ex Duncan after confirming Evelyn romance

The Married At First Sight bride didn't hold back.

MAFS star Alyssa Barmonde has responded to her ex Duncan James’ new relationship with fellow bride Evelyn Ellis. The participant, who was dumped at the altar during Final Vows, made her feelings very clear on TikTok just hours after the news broke.

The Utah-born blonde is currently in Hawaii with friends, and she shared a video of the sunset from Kaanapali Beach on the island of Maui. She looked relaxed, with her legs outstretched as she took in the view.

L: Alyssa Barmonde shocked on MAFS. R: Evelyn Ellis and Duncan James on a boat
MAFS participant Alyssa Barmonde was devastated when Duncan James broke her heart. Photo: Nine

“There is nothing better than a sunset over the ocean,” she wrote.

Curious fans were wondering if this was Alyssa’s way of responding to Duncan and Evelyn’s “hard launch”, with one asking her the tough question in the comments.

“How do you feel about Evelyn and Duncan being together? I thought she was your friend!” the fan asked.

Alyssa’s one-word reply was blunt, simply writing: “Rip”.


The 36-year-old mum also slammed her “twisted” edit which has led to an outpouring of hate on social media.

After one viewer said she was ‘worse than Harrison Boon’, she replied: “People are supporting me because they know the real story. Try not to believe what you are watching. There was so much more to it that you’re not seeing.

“The story was completely twisted to fit their narrative.”

Duncan James and Alyssa Barmonde looking tense on the MAFS couch
Cracks started to form in their relationship as the experiment progressed. Photo: Nine

Duncan and Evelyn go public with their relationship

This comes after Duncan and Evelyn finally confirmed their relationship on Wednesday in an interview with 9Entertainment.

“Are you in a relationship?” Evelyn asked at the beginning of the clip shared on Instagram, to which Duncan replied, “Yes I am. Well, yes we are!”.

“We are in a relationship,” she gushed. “This is Evelyn and Duncan’s hard launch.”


The 27-year-old model and former Big Brother UK star said it “feels good” to finally share the happy news with the public.

“It feels kind of exhilarating in a weird, freeing way,” she added.

“Yeah, weight off the shoulders, I can stand tall,” Duncan said.

Duncan, 36, explained that he and Evelyn “started hanging out” shortly after the show finished filming in December.

“Everyone’s sort of friends in the cast, and obviously me and you living in Sydney probably hung out a little bit more,” he said.

“All of a sudden we went out on a couple of nights and some of the warm, fuzzy feelings happened in my stomach and I thought, ‘Oh what’s this, how are we going here?’. And then one thing led to another.”

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