MAFS Lessons: Why Adults Still Need Parental Supervision

Mumma said take you out... for dinner.

Welcome back to MAFS Lessons; the only class you like studying for. In today’s class, we’re learning about why adults still need parental supervision. If you’re more of a visual learner, don’t worry, we got you:

To illustrate our findings, we’re going to use the following MAFS couples as case studies: Jonethen and Connie, Ivan and Aleks, Mishel and Steve, and finally Stacey and Michael. Let’s get cracking into our findings.

Firstly, Parents Keep It Real

Say you’ve decided to go on a reality television show to marry a complete stranger in front of millions of viewers a week. Are your parents going to be absolutely thrilled? Hey, probably not. For Connie, her mum kept it real by detailing her hatred for the show; “I can’t stand (MAFS), I feel so sorry for some of the people in that show… It’s ridiculous and catty”. Sure, this wasn’t the most supportive response, but at the end of the day, you need someone who is going to remind you of reality, especially when you’re emotional. 

Secondly, Your Parents Keep You Grounded

Similar to Connie, Ivan’s parents kept him grounded. Ivan’s quite a character on the show; he’s confident, sassy and possesses a taste for the finer things in life. He, however, hates his mother’s singing. So when his mother whipped out an acapella moment at his wedding, he wasn’t exactly happy about it. But, at the end of the day, what are parents if they aren’t a little bit embarrassing. Parents keep you grounded; they remind you of a time that once was, your early years. So what if she’s not a Singstar? She doesn’t need to be one to put a light in your life!

If you’re a big fan of Married At First Sight, make sure you check out this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Also, Parents Can Be Your Support Network

Wedding days can be stressful, so when parents aren’t on board, stress levels can get particularly high. Thankfully Mishel’s mother was the ultimate support network. When Mishel dropped the bombshell that she was going on Married At First Sight, her mother was nothing but supportive, saying “I’m happy as long as you’re happy.” When I tell you I cried, you best believe it. 

Ultimately, Parents Can Be Inspiring

After Jonethen’s father had a stroke, the MAFS participant wanted to change his ways. He said; “It’s been super hard on the family, we’re basically raising him again… that’s probably half the reason I’m going on the experiment… seeing him there crippled basically, it’s like.. You only get one life… You gotta give it a go.”

Not To Mention, Parents Are The Spitting Image Of You In A Few Decades

No, like seriously.

If you haven’t done your MAFS homework, make sure you catch up on previous lessons. So far, we’ve learnt how to never, ever, ever force chemistry, to not make a fool of yourself when there are cameras aroundhow to meet people in a socially acceptable way and also how crappy friends can ruin a relationship.

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Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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