Married at first sight EXCLUSIVE: Pundits Mel Schilling and Alessandra Rampolla let their hair down as they join John Aiken for a boozy night ahead of the season premiere
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Fans of Married at First Sight are used to seeing the show’s relationship experts perfectly groomed onscreen.
But as filming for the eighth season wrapped up in December, Mel Schilling, Alessandra Rampolla and John Aiken let their hair down to celebrate in Sydney.
Mel, 49, Alessandra, 46, and John, 50, looked very relaxed as they enjoyed a night out at a Mexican restaurant in Bondi Beach.
They are back! Fans of Married at First Sight are used to seeing the show’s relationship experts Mel Schilling, Alessandra Rampolla and John Aiken (pictured LR) perfectly polished on screen
Celebrations! As filming for the new season wrapped up in December, experts on the show were spotted letting their hair down to celebrate in Sydney.
The love gurus treated themselves to a three-hour catch-up as they gorged themselves on tacos and tortilla chips followed by several rounds of drinks.
Puerto Rican sex therapist Alessandra is replacing former expert Dr Trisha Stratford, who announced last year that she was leaving the franchise after seven seasons.
At one point, Mel and Alessandra were seen drinking glasses of white wine before ordering another bottle, while John opted for beer.
Evening: Alessandra, Mel and John looked relaxed like never before as they were pictured enjoying a night of drinks and food at Bondi’s Mexican restaurant, Fonda
Let’s drink to that! Relationship gurus treated themselves to a three-hour catch-up filled with tacos and tortilla chips
Thirst? At one point, Mel and Alessandra were seen drinking glasses of white wine, before quickly ordering another round of drinks, while John opted for beer.
Mel showed off her toned figure in a floral patterned dress with sheer mesh sleeves, which she paired with black ankle boots.
The mother of a child carried her things in a pink bag.
She styled her blonde hair into a simple ponytail and opted for minimal makeup, including light foundation.
No rivalry here! And while the rare sighting may come as a surprise to many, it’s understood that this was the first time the experts had dined together.
Friendship: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia about chemistry experts, a source said: ‘For the first time [the experts] felt comfortable with each other ‘after Dr Trisha Stratford left
It’s good! “ There was no tension between the experts this year … they got along like a house on fire, ” the insider said of John, Alessandra and Mel
Alessandra looked sensational in a sleeveless white floral dress, which she wore with a black belt with an oversized gold buckle.
Pundits have rarely socialized in the previous seasons of Married at First Sight, but it seems Alessandra on board brought them all together.
“For the first time, the experts felt comfortable with each other,” a source said. “There was no tension between the experts this year. They got along like a house on fire.
Stylish: Mel showed off her figure in a black floral print dress with sheer mesh sleeves which she teamed with black ankle-high boots
Summer chic: Meanwhile, Puerto Rican sex therapist Alessandra looked sensational in a sleeveless white floral dress she wore with a black belt and an oversized gold belt buckle
Be excited! The new season of Married at First Sight begins Monday at 7:30 p.m. on Nine