MAFS UK groom JJ hits back at ‘transphobic’ trolls after he snogs Ella Morgan | The Sun
MARRIED At First Sight star JJ Slater has hit back after kissing Ella Morgan saying: "I see Ella as a girl – I don't know how many times I have to say that."
The fashion brand owner, 30, was initially paired with bride Bianca Petronzi, also 30, when they joined the E4 series as an intruder couple.
JJ was forced to speak out after being bombarded with comments on a recent TikTok live video.
He said: "Am I bi now? No! I see Ella as a girl.
"I don’t know how many times I have to say that.
"The thing is everyone in the experiment saw Ella as a woman and a girl because that’s what she is."
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His co-star Luke Worley – who was kicked off the show – joined him on the Live stream and backed his comments.
Luke said: "Ella to me is a woman. I had never been around someone Trans so I had to personally be educated.
"I look at Trans people totally different now. I had to have this conersation with Ella because I needed to be educated as well.
"Speak to your friends about it in your group chat or privately not on a comment or a post. Speak aoout it privately if you want to have a rant.
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"I think people forget they think we're just characters, we aren't."
JJ previously admitted on MAFS that hair extension specialist Bianca "wasn't his type" – and said they had a complete lack of physical intimacy bar a wedding day kiss.
He said about 'cheating' on Bianca during his Live stream: "I didn't drag it out, I knew Bianca for 12 days.
"I feel like it was a lose lose for me. Trust me that dinner party were the toughest two days ever.
"I was a shell of myself, sat there with a face like, I didn't want anything to happen like that and I found it really difficult."
His head was then turned by Ella, 27, during a group MAFS spa day.
JJ and Ella's dalliance began when she sent a message to the Essex boy and insisted she came to "find a husband" – before the pair enjoyed a snooker date.
Taking to his Instagram Stories, JJ also opened up on the cheat scandal causing waves in the group.