After a string of disappointments and setbacks, Elizabeth Sobinoff's journey on Married At First Sight has finally came to an end.
There was no shortage of drama surrounding her time on the show. First, her husband Sam Ball, 26, ditched her ahead of their honeymoon. Then she was forced to leave the experiment temporarily for health reasons. And while she was away, Sam hooked up with Ines behind her back.
Finally, she and Sam chose to leave the show altogether last week after rumours of Ines and Sam's affair were finally confirmed in an explosive commitment ceremony which also claimed the scalps of Bronson and Ines.
But in spite of what happened, Elizabeth says she has no regrets.
"I'm very secure in myself," the 27-year-old told TV WEEK. "I can't speak on behalf of others, but I'm very content I gave it my all."
Watch: The truth of Sam and Ines' affair comes out. Story continues below.
Elizabeth says that by the end of the experiment, she was drained – both emotionally and physically.
"I was beat," she explains.
"I just thought, 'What's the point anymore?' I just didn't care. He [Sam] wasn't worth it. All the lies, the affair… I was exhausted by his shenanigans."
Elizabeth told the experts she was "shocked" Sam had chosen to stay while she had been absent due to illness, and questioned if it had something to do with rumours he had been hooking up with Ines.
Sam, dancing around the truth of how the affair began and how far it went, slowly revealed he had formed a 'connection' with Ines. Though, as he told the experts, he doesn't see a future with her either.
With all of Sam's confusing statements, Elizabeth called him out and questioned why he hadn't told her the truth.
"The thing that kept getting pummeled at me was that I have no respect for him, yet he's talking to someone behind my back? He just said they spoke at the Gold Coast, but then he said there was an Instagram message and they met up prior to the Gold Coast so he just contradicted everything he just said," Elizabeth began.
"You were obviously talking to another female behind my back, and I thought Sam and Bronson were quite friendly and you've done that to him as well."
After deciding to leave the experiment, Elizabeth told Sam she wished he had just been honest.
"I don't mess with drama and I don't mess with you, so I'm leaving," she said. "I just wish you would have been honest, there were a lot of lies from the get-go. I genuinely don't want anyone to feel like crap, but I just feel like I was made to feel like crap a lot of the time and you just start hurting people Sam."
Later, Elizabeth told the cameras "I came in here really wanting to give it a go but I really don't feel like I've had an opportunity to even start a relationship."
So, would Elizabeth consider returning to MAFS again?
"With someone else, obviously!" she says with a laugh. "I don't want to say I was cheated by my experience. I have an extremely open mind."
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