EXCLUSIVE: MAFS' Beck confesses to 'cheating' on Jake

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·5-min read

Married At First Sight's Beck Zemeck has set the record straight, revealing she does believe she cheated on 'husband' Jake Edwards after kissing another man during a brief break from shooting.

Beck had been given a phone by producers during her trip home to take care of her sick dog and was encouraged to film herself every day she was gone so that if they needed any footage from her time away they could use it.

Married At First Sight's Beck Zemek has told Yahoo Lifestyle exclusively she does believe she cheated on Jake while on the show. Photo: Nine
Married At First Sight's Beck Zemek has told Yahoo Lifestyle exclusively she does believe she cheated on Jake while on the show. Photo: Nine

However, during one clip, Beck is seen with her dog, talking about Jake when another man, who we don't know the identity of, appears behind her and she seemingly leaps up and gives him a number of kisses. 

Jake was in shock after seeing the footage played during the show's finale and the former couple have not spoken since.

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In an exclusive chat with Yahoo Lifestyle, Beck revealed she did believe she had cheated on Jake.

"I do consider it to an extent cheating," she said. "But do I think cheating like that is a hard boundary that should end a relationship? No, I don't. It's the same with the Booka kiss, that's not actually what ended our relationship. It's up to anyone to create those boundaries though, if that's a hard boundary for you and you don't want your partner to cross that, you need to make that very clear and assess the situation as it comes. 

Beck claims producers edited the footage where she is seen kissing another man. Photo: Nine
Beck claims producers edited the footage where she is seen kissing another man. Photo: Nine

"Jake and I weren't obviously broken up at time, however, at the time that it did happen, I had written leave... I think it was 12 hours before that kiss. And I know that my mental health and my state at that time was absolutely shot. And I can only try to forgive myself each day for what I did, because I still hurt Jake and that's the most important part of it to me. However, I think our boundaries at the time weren't where they needed to be."

She continued, "However, in my mind at the time, I didn't even think I was cheating on Jake. If anyone sees it that way, I'm happy to take it on board, but I know I stuck to my happiness and my truth. It's not like I was having a sexual relationship with Jake and had someone on the side. Jake was very aware of how I was feeling about him at that moment."

Beck also explained that she had actually deleted the video from the phone she had been given by producers, but they managed to find it in the deleted files and were able to play it at the reunion. 

She also claimed that producers had edited the footage "to make it look and sound like it was more than what it was", adding if they'd shown all the footage it would have looked very different, but that wouldn't make as good a moment on TV.

"They've edited it together to make it sound like there's something more going on, you can't see anything... it's not a sexual kiss," she said. 

Speaking of the moment during the finale where she said the man she had kissed was her brother, Beck said it stemmed from a joke she had made with Jake, who said kissing Booka was like kissing his sister. So Beck referred to the man as her brother.

She explained one other reason she said it was her brother, "I was only allowed to go home, I wasn't allowed to see anyone, I wasn't allowed to go to any appointments, I was only allowed to see my mum and my brother. So, I thought I was going to get in trouble by producers for seeing someone else and that's why that came to my head first and foremost, it's not like I was trying to cover up or lie to Australia.

Beck also shared that the real reason she said it was her brother in the footage was that she was scared of producers. Photo: Nine
Beck also shared that the real reason she said it was her brother in the footage was that she was scared of producers. Photo: Nine

"At the time, I freaked out and was like, 'Oh my God, I'm in massive trouble, the producers made me sign this thing...' It was very strict."

"I also made a smartarse joke about it because Jake had said Booka is like his sister, when he was talking about the kiss so I was like, 'Yeah, I kiss my brother like that,' it wasn't sexual or anything like that, so I didn't think Australia would blow up about it, but I came clean faster than they showed at the reunion, I was like, 'No, look I will come clean about this,' they kind of like dragged it on to make more drama, probably not thinking that I'd be so open about it!"

Beck revealed she had sent Jake a message after the finale aired, but hasn't heard back from him, but wishes him well. 

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