Married At First Sight's Samuel Ball has caused quite the stir on the reality TV show, allegedly being involved in a cheating scandal with Ines Basic, while still "married" to Elizabeth Sobinoff. But is the construction worker really as shady as it seems? WHO caught up with his girlfriend, Sydney-based Akila Ahmunett and she lifts the lid on all of our questions!
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WHO: Are you guys happy?
Akila: Yes, we are happy!
WHO: How long have you been together?
Our official anniversary is the 3rd Dec 2018.
WHO: How did you meet?
Akila: We met through a mutual friend on Facebook in Jan. 2018, exchanged numbers and talked frequently until we finally met up. He asked me out throughout the year obviously, I cancelled on him a few times haha but as soon as we met up we both 'knew' instantly. Our first date was a picnic that went for nine hours [laughs].
WHO: Have you said I love you?
WHO: Who said it first? How long into the relationship did you say it?
He said it first just after Christmas. He was away a few days spending Christmas with his family and drove back unexpectedly to surprise me and that's when he told me he loved me and wanted to spend NYE with me.
WHO: How is he handling the backlash from the show? Are you supporting him?
Akila: We don't talk about it much nor do we watch the show. He's known I hate reality T.V since before we met! He is just focusing on work at the moment, but I have and always support him through anything.
WHO: What do you love most about him?
Akila: Aside from the standard traits we all look for, like his ability to make me laugh and the fact we can talk until the sun comes up without even noticing the time.
WHO: Has he told you the truth about Ines? Were they romantically involved or just a flirtation?
Akila: I've known about Ines as he explained the show and what happened on our first date. At the time he didn't know Ines at all so he just did what the producers wanted, but I know that he is very embarrassed and regretful of it all now.
WHO: Was Elizabeth as innocent as she seems on the show?
Akila: I can't really comment on Elizabeth as I don't know her at all. It's difficult to pass judgement on anyone on the show as none of us were there 24/7 throughout production. It's reality TV and I don't watch any of it.