Married at First Sight

MAFS' Elizabeth admits she's still reeling from being ditched by Sam on their honeymoon

''I'm not going to apologise for anything that I was doing.''

By Anita Lyons
A few months may have already passed since Married at First Sight filming wrapped, but for bride Elizabeth Sobinoff, it feels like only yesterday.
The morning after their wedding, her TV husband Sam Ball left for New Zealand to attend the funeral of his ex-girlfriend's mother.
And while Sam was dealing with the devastating circumstance, Elizabeth was left alone, trying to figure out why on earth she had joined the experiment if she couldn't get to know her new husband.
The 27-year-old sat down with Now to Love and revealed how being abandoned straight after her wedding and not hearing from her new groom still affects her to this day.
"I tried to be as honest as I could be," Elizabeth says. "I know a lot of people are saying - why would you act like that? But I wanted to be as real as possible."
"I tried not to sugar coat things. I know some people do to stop people from hurt feelings, but I needed to say what I was thinking with real emotions and say, 'I'm sorry guys, but this is what it is...'"
Sam leaves for New Zealand, leaving his new bride behind.
We watched as Elizabeth was left alone for days in Sydney with not so much as a text from her husband. Even after she made a phone call to him and left a voice message to find out how he was doing, he still didn't get in contact with her.
The fact that Sam was at a funeral had audiences questioning her behaviour - particularly because she was so furious that her "experience was ruined".
But to Elizabeth, no one quite understood what it was like to be in that situation.
"You're in a pressure cooker environment," she said. "So they [viewers] can have their opinion watching you because to them it's only taken an hour. In reality it was all taken over a huge spectrum and so a lot of emotions are condensed down."
"I'm not going to apologise for anything that I was doing."
Not hearing from Sam was trying for Elizabeth, and made a tough situation even worse.
"I thought, 'what am I even doing here?' Why am I in this experiment? I don't understand what's just happened and why there is no contact. I don't understand, I shouldn't even be here."
When asked if the producers told her anything, she said: "No but I tried! I would have screaming matches with them saying, I want to know, because 'what is the point of me being here'?"
Elizabeth had a lot of time to reflect while Sam was away at the funeral.
While Elizabeth and Sam's marriage has been rocky from the start - let's not forget the controversial body shaming comments Sam made about his new bride at their wedding - Elizabeth is giving her groom the "benefit of the doubt" about leaving for the funeral.
"No one would lie about that," she says.
It's unclear what the future holds for this couple, but look forward to seeing Sam's dramatic entrance at the dinner party in the next episode. He'll certainly have some explaining to do.