MAFS' Domenica doubles down on feud with Jessica: 'I don't need her to like me'

If there’s one thing you need to know about Married At First Sight star Domenica Calarco, it’s that she’s definitely not afraid to tell other people how it is.

The 28-year-old bride did exactly that during Wednesday night’s explosive dinner party when she called intruder Jessica Seracino a “petulant child” and unashamedly gave her opinions on her failing relationship with Daniel Holmes.

MAFS’ Domenica Calarco and Jessica Seracino.
MAFS’ Domenica Calarco says she ‘one hundred per cent’ stands by her comments about Jessica Seracino after their dinner party fight. Photos: Channel Nine

Chatting with Yahoo Lifestyle following the episode, Domenica shares an insight into what really happened on the night and why she “one hundred per cent” stands by her comments now.

“First of all, I didn't like that she arrived and walked straight away from her partner. That just automatically put a sour taste in my mouth,” she recalls.

“At the dinner party I saw Daniel literally just staring forward while Jessica was just blabbing on and on, but all she could really say was the air conditioning thing and that they don't communicate well.”


The makeup artist went on to say that she was most angered by the fact that Jessica didn’t appear to be putting any effort into making her marriage work.

“The reason that you come into the experiment is that you want to give it an actual try,” she continues. “And we are matched with strangers, which means that we're not necessarily going to like this person, but we've been matched with them for a reason.

“She was just cut and done and I was like, well why did you even come to the dinner party?”

MAFS’ Domenica Calarco and Jessica Seracino fighting.
Domenica wasn’t afraid to call out Jessica for her behaviour. Photo: Channel Nine

‘I have the courage to be disliked’

Speaking about the dynamic between this year’s group of participants, Domenica admits she was surprised no one else decided to speak up about Jessica’s behaviour.

“It was just weird to me. Even watching last night I was really confused how everyone else was just listening and not hearing that what she was saying literally didn't make any sense,” she says.

“Everyone else was just accepting that she just used the excuse of the air conditioner and she called him a little b***h. I had to call her out for what she was saying.”

Watching the chaotic episode on TV also provided an opportunity for the Italian bride to see Jessica’s one-on-one interviews with producers, where she insulted her and mispronounced her name.

“I was like, oh my god. Number one, babes, how about we get the name right and then we can go on with the insults,” she says. “Like, if you can't even get my name right, I don't even think you have the honour to give me an insult, so let’s do that first, okay? Because unlike her, I can actually take an insult.

“And I obviously know she’s wrong because she's just deflecting her own wrongdoings onto me. But that's fine, I can take it. I have the courage to be disliked. I don’t need her to like me.”

Married At First Sight airs at 7pm on Sunday and 7:30pm on Monday to Wednesday on Channel Nine and 9Now.

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