'I had just given birth': MAFS bride Poppy's cheating horror

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Poppy still gets emotional revisiting the traumatic experience. Photo: Nine

Married at First Sight 2020 kicked off last night, with bride Poppy being paired up with fly in fly out worker Luke Eglin, 39.

As we were introduced to Poppy it quickly became clear that she was right royal screwed over by her former partner.

The shocking revelation came in an audition tape, which has been previously included in a Channel Nine preview, with Poppy explaining the harrowing history behind her decision to appear on the controversial show.

It’s a tale of cheating, and possibly the worst one we’ve ever heard.

The bride jokes her husband had a terrible accident six weeks after she delivered the couple’s twin sons.

“He tripped and fell into his co-worker’s vagina,” she said bluntly.

MAFS bride Poppy opened up about a harrowing experience. Photo: Nine

Explaining the jaw-dropping series of event, the mum of two explained she was home, breastfeeding their new bubs when her husband decided to drop the news.

“I was breastfeeding them on this pillow called My Breast Friend and he came home and said, 'I don't love you anymore’,” she said.

She explained after accessing his emails she discovered that there was another woman.

Joking aside, Poppy can’t help but show the hurt her former husband’s betrayal still causes her.

“It still upsets me to talk about it, just because (of) my boys," she says.

Though Luke and Poppy initially hit it off, the mum began to withdraw and tear up at the thought of leaving her kids for the show. But by the end of the episode they seemed determined to give the match a red hot go.

Poppy was matched with Luke, 39. Photo: Channel Nine

Concern as show debuts ruthless matchmaking

The horror cheating tale may be cause for concern, as other reports suggest this season of the popular reality show will be just as ruthless as the last edition.

Another promotional video released earlier saw fellow MAFS bride, Mishel, telling relationship expert John Aiken about her experience being cheated on in seven out of eight relationships.

Mishel seems to have be on the receiving end of a dud match. Photo: Nine

In footage of her wedding day, it appears the hopeful bride may have been paired with a groom who admits to being a cheater.

A bridesmaid can be seen relaying the news to a horrified Mishel at the wedding reception, who is then seen fleeing.

With some serious heartbreak in the contestant’s pasts already coming to light, it’s gearing up to be another season of scandal ahead.

Karl Stefanovic hits out at MAFS experts

A day before the premiere episode, even Karl Stefanovic took a not so subtle jibe at the Married At First Sight relationship experts.

John Aiken, Mel Schilling and Dr Trisha Stratford appeared on the Today show on Monday morning to chat to Karl and Allison Langdon about the upcoming season of MAFSwhen Karl questioned their success rate of correctly matching couples.

He specifically called them out on the huge failure that was fan favourite Elizabeth Sobinoff’s disastrous marriage to cheater Sam Ball in 2019.

Something Mel Shilling admitted when they touched on Lizzie’s return to the show.

“She didn't get a fair go last time,” Mel said. “Did she? Poor Lizzie.”

To which Karl hit out, “Well, that's your fault.”

MAFS continues tonight on Channel Nine at 7:30pm.

Got a story tip or just want to get in touch? Email us at lifestyle.tips@verizonmedia.com.