MAFS EXCLUSIVE: Jack reveals secret 'pact' he had with Tori at reunion

The 2024 ‘villain’ shares what viewers didn’t get to see from the final episode of the season.

They were involved in a majority of the drama on this year’s season of Married At First Sight, and Monday night’s reunion episode was certainly no different for Jack Dunkley and Tori Adams.

The controversial couple were shown being criticised by the experts for their behaviour throughout the experiment before Tori announced that she wanted to leave the reunion and go home.

MAFS’ Jack Dunkley and Tori Adams.
MAFS’ Jack Dunkley reveals he and Tori Adams had a secret ‘pact’ heading into the reunion. Photo: Channel Nine

Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle following the dramatic final episode, Jack admits that he and Tori had made a "pact" before attending the reunion that they would walk out if things became too "toxic".

“We had been out of the show for a month and Tori was pretty emotionally dejected from the experiment at that point,” he says.

“I kind of softly encouraged her, ‘Let’s just finish it off babe, we've come this far. Let’s go in there, own our s**t like we do, and hopefully, they show some positive moments and have a discussion as to how we've been navigating long distance and if we're in a good place and we're happy, and we can tell them and show them that we are legit, we are happy, this is what we've been doing’.”


While Tori chose to attend the reunion alongside Jack with the hope that the experts would highlight their positive moments throughout the experiment, they made an off-camera agreement in case this didn’t happen.

“We went in with a pact. I said to Tori, ‘If at any moment you don't want to be there, it does turn into a s**t show and it's getting toxic, let me know and I'll take you home’, and that's kind of what you saw on TV,” he shares.

“As soon as she said she'd had enough and she wanted to go, I knew that was trigger time. We walked outside and I picked her mic off myself and I pulled my own mic off, they were still filming us at this point. Tori looked like she wanted to explode and I said, ‘Babe, just keep it together. This is probably what they want. Don’t give them the reaction they do not deserve at this point of the experiment’.

“So I gave her a hug and I kissed her on the cheek and I said, ‘Let me take your mic off babe and I'll take you home and we can get some yummy food and go home and watch a movie and you can vent to me all you like’ and that's kind of what we did.”

MAFS’ Jack Dunkley and Tori Adams leaving the reunion.
The couple made an abrupt exit after sitting down with the experts. Photo: Channel Nine

Jack reveals unseen moment from the reunion

Jack confesses that he and Tori felt blindsided by how “brutal” their couch session was compared to their co-stars, especially because they were one of the few couples still together.

“Everyone else sat down and they had a 10-minute video and went through some ups and downs, and then the experts gave them an opportunity at the end, whether the couple was together or not, to finish on a high note and say some nice things and they got thanked for being there,” he recalls.

In comparison, Jack says he and Tori were shown two 10-minute videos that only focussed on the negative parts of their relationship and the experts didn’t have anything nice to say about them.

“We had one 10-minute video and it was all negative. They asked us a couple of questions about that which was pretty brutal and it was just a s**t show to watch,” he says.

“Then John turned around and said, ‘Well, we've got another video for you guys’. It was basically a condensed version of the couple's retreat and a couple of other little issues that we had and we sat back again and watched another 10-minute video showcasing all the horrible moments that we shared. It was quite toxic.”


Jack adds that while he was prepared for some “trials and tribulations” and he understands the experts are on the show to hold participants accountable for their actions, he doesn’t believe their treatment was “fair”.

“I feel like the last couple of weeks on the show itself, we hadn't really slipped up too bad. We were getting on, we were getting through, we were falling for each other, we got through final vows, we had some time off and now we were coming back to the reunion,” he details.

“It should have been, yeah there's some negatives, but let's show the cast and let's show Australia, the audience, why you guys are so happy and why you guys make a great couple. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.”

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