‘I was conceited and pig-headed’: Jessika Power admits starring on Married At First Sight Australia ‘taught her a lot about herself’
Jessika Power has admitted she found herself ‘conceited and pig-headed’ when watching her behaviour back on Married At First Sight Australia.
The Celebs Go Dating star, 30, spoke out about her experience on the show and what she’s looking for in a partner to The Sun.
She admitted to being self-absorbed while on the series, and credits it with teaching her about herself.
Credit where credit is due: Jessika Power has said appearing on Married At First Sight Australia taught her what she needed to fix about herself before entering a relationship
During her time on the 2019 series, Jessika wed Mick Gould, 33, but ditched him to pursue a romance with co-star Dan Webb, 36, that was short-lived for the couple.
Speaking to the publication she said: ‘I was only 27 when I took part in series six of Married At First Sight Australia, but it ended up being one of the best experiences of my life because it taught me a lot about myself.
‘Even though it didn’t end well it taught me what I needed to fix about myself in order to be in a healthy relationship. I was conceited, pig-headed and thought the whole world revolved around me.
‘Watching it back, I thought: “How could someone love me when it’s clear I don’t love myself?” I was alone for a long time after that because I was healing.’
Jessika revealed that despite things not working out for her on MAFS she still wants to get married someday and wants someone ‘lowkey obsessed with her’.
Bridezilla: During her time on the 2019 series, Jessika wed Mick Gould, 33, (pictured) but ditched him to pursue a romance with co-star Dan Webb, 36
The star is currently in a relationship with British podcaster Connor Thompson.
Connor is regularly seen on Jess’ Instagram account with the pair spending a lot of time together lately.
Jessika reportedly struck up a romance with Connor last year, when her season of Married At First Sight aired in the UK.
She has made multiple guest appearances on Connor’s podcast Erasing the Bar, where the pair shared several flirty exchanges.
Jessika sent tongues wagging that same month when she announced: ‘I am going to go to the UK, and there’s someone there that’s amazing waiting for me.’
The pair fell in love online, a source told gossip website The Wash.
Loved-up: The star is currently in a relationship with British podcaster Connor Thompson, and on Sunday, the pair visited Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London
‘Since then they’ve spoken every day, developed serious feelings for each other and are essentially in a long distance relationship – despite never meeting,’ they said.
‘Jess has been hesitant to talk about it publicly in case the media surrounding her love life ruins things. It’s sweet how protective she is after enduring so many public romances.’
Jessika, who has had several offers from UK reality shows and expressed an interest in pursuing a career there, plans to pick up some gigs even if the romance doesn’t work out.
‘Jess has lined up quite a lot of work over there as there’s more opportunities in England. As of right now she has zero plans to return to Australia,’ they said.
She has some previous experience on the British celebrity circuit, having enjoyed a romance with Geordie Shore’s Scott Timlin, better known as Scotty T.
She has also received flirty messages from Celebrity Big Brother star Stephen Bear.
Jessika split from ex-boyfriend Filip Poznanovic in April, just three months after the pair went public.
Happy couple: Jessika reportedly struck up a romance with Connor last year, when her season of Married At First Sight aired in the UK