His relationship with Jessika has become the latest sordid secret amongst the Married at First Sight group, and it turns out that Dan was ready to spill the beans about the entire affair during this week’s dinner party.
Speaking to Talking Married on Wednesday night, the cheating groom reflected on the moment that saw fiery bride Cyrell come “very close” to busting their whole charade wide open.
“When Cyrell came storming in, I was just like, ‘she’s found out’,” Dan recalled, speaking of the bride’s heated argument with Jessika over her attraction to him.
“So, when I heard her coming through the doors, the heart started bouncing, and I’m like, ‘alright, I gotta face the music here.'”
After Cyrell accused Jess of saying that she wanted to sleep with Dan, the red-faced groom admitted that he was about to come clean to the group about their secret meetups, phone calls and texts.
“I was nearly just going to say it there and then… I’m like, ‘I better break it to them now I suppose’,” he said.
Unfortunately for us viewers, we’re yet to see that bubble burst, as Dan decided to stay quiet. But why?
“I didn’t feel like it was the right time, I was a bit intoxicated as were a few people there, so it might’ve gotten a bit out of hand,” he explained.
Considering the fireworks that had already lit up the explosive dinner party, it was probably a wise decision.
Speaking of his covert catch-ups with the blonde model, Dan described his rendezvous with Jess as “the stressfulest [sic] nights ever”, and revealed that sneaking around wasn’t very fun.
“I was nervous the whole time doing it, it was just outside the dinner party, so it wasn’t too far,” he said.
“Sometimes we were gone for a little bit and I thought, ‘this is shocking’. I felt like I needed to go back in and say something to the group.”
Hindsight is a beautiful thing, and the Queensland dad has been hit with it in spades, revealing that he “definitely” messed up in regards to his relationship with Tamara.
“It’s a tricky situation… I’ve definitely gone about things the wrong way, behind Tam’s back. It’s something that goes against who I am [but] I was following my heart,” he told the panel.
“Looking back now, I probably didn’t give Tam the respect and attention that she deserves,” he added.
Something tells us Tamara would probably agree with him.
So, will the truth come out? Find out when Married at First Sight continues this Sunday on Nine at 7pm.
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