Married At First Sight’s Cyrell Paule has spoken out following her fiery Instagram rant over the weekend that saw her admit to throwing a glass of wine over co-star Jessika Power while filming an upcoming reunion special.
In the same series of Stories she shared on Saturday, Cyrell also suggested that the explosive interaction between herself and Jess on the ‘All-Stars’ set back in December 2019 could’ve become physical.
“If I wanted to punch someone, I can! And there are reasons why wine was thrown instead of punches,” she declared.
Now, the 32-year-old new mum tells Yahoo Lifestyle in an exclusive chat that she’s more than happy to embrace the role of the ‘bad guy’ in order to stand up for herself and her loved ones.
“I’m ready to be the next bad guy if it means standing strong for what I believe in,” she says.
The ‘bad guy’
Cyrell, who shares baby boy Boston with Love Island star Eden Dally, offered some context for her behaviour toward Jess, 28, claiming that she had “said nasty things towards me, my family, my relationship, my child.”
“It’s so easy for people to deny or say they simply didn’t. I know what I saw, read and heard,” she adds.
With Jess and various other members of the MAFS 2019 cast reassembling to film the highly-anticipated two-part MAFS reunion special in Sydney, Cyrell was hoping for an apology.
“I came into the reunion hoping [Jess] would have the decency to apologise... instead, I was getting avoided,” she says.
Jess told The Wash on Sunday that she ‘calmly’ tried to reason with an ‘aggressive’ Cyrell and even attempted to ‘remove’ herself from the situation only to have white wine poured over her dress.
She also addressed allegations that she ‘bullied’ Cyrell and her 11-month-old son, Boston, saying that she “never spoke negatively about her child” but admitted that she did comment on Cyrell’s relationship with Eden.
Jessika has been contacted for comment.
Hard to ‘move on’
Cyrell tells Yahoo Lifestyle that, after the wine incident at the dinner party on night one, she received an “ingenuine apology” the following night when the stars sat down with the show’s experts.
Cyrell also revealed the toll those ‘nasty’ comments had on her family, in particular her mum.
“My family copped numerous racial comments! My mother was DM’d hurtful things questioning her as a mother,” she claims.
She went on to describe how hard it is for her to ‘move on’ even after several years has passed.
“People keep thinking that just because hurtful words were said over two years ago that people don’t remember or that people are no longer affected or hurt by these things.
“You have people that were bullied through their childhood and they still remember as an adult and are still traumatised.
“Words hurt, words scar! And everyone always has so much to say online. But when it comes to being face to face... they either deny it or brush it off like it was nothing.”
When is the MAFS ‘Grand Reunion’ special on?
The Married At First Sight ‘Grand Reunion’ special will air over two nights: 7pm Sunday, January 31 and 7.30pm Monday, February 1, on Channel Nine.
Back in December, the network confirmed the project was underway, leaving fans of the explosive reality show champing at the bit to learn which familiar faces will be returning.
Along with Cyrell Paule and Jessika Power, Ines Basic, Ryan Gallagher, Mike Gunner, Dean Wells and Nasser Sultan (who reportedly also had a tiff with Cyrell during filming) are tipped to appear in the two-part special.
And it’s not just the single stars making a comeback either with MAFS success stories Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli, Lizzie Sobinoff and Seb Guilhaus as well as new parents Jules and Cam also heading back to set.
As is Tracey Jewel who found love outside of the show with her high school sweetheart Nathan 'Nate' Constable. The pair are expecting their first child together, a sibling for Tracey’s daughter from a previous relationship.
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