MAFS UK star Erica celebrates relationship milestone with Jordan (exclusive)

Married At First Sight's Erica and Jordan are house hunting in Manchester together

MAFS UK couple Jordan and Erica share a kiss
MAFS UK couple Jordan and Erica are taking their romance to the next level (Channel 4)

MAFS UK’s Erica Roberts has said she is going house hunting with Jordan Gayle in an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, saying: "Our relationship is a lot better since coming out of the show."

The reality star, who has been appointed a BPerfect Cosmetics ambassador since starring on the show, has revealed how Married At First Sight totally changed her life, saying: "I came out with a man and a best friend."

They are one of the success stories from Married At First Sight.

Refreshingly, Erica revealed her romance with Jordan had blossomed without the cameras around and the other Married At First Sight couples surrounding them.

She told Yahoo News: "We would love to move to Manchester. I've only been a couple of times but I think it's an amazing city and it's not as far away as London and it's close to Sheffield."

MAFS UK star Erica is launching a showbiz career (BPerfect Cosmetics)
Married At First Sight star Erica is launching a showbiz career (BPerfect Cosmetics)

Of their relationship, she added: "It's probably a lot better since coming out of the show because you don't have the cameras, you don't have the stress of the couples around you.

"You can do what you want. You're in the real world, you're not in that MAFS bubble.

"We've just been going from strength to strength and we've barely spent any time apart, to be honest, we spend a lot of time together, between Edinburgh and Sheffield - and we went on holiday! It's just been good."

MAFS UK saw Erica and Jordan commit to each other
Erica and Jordan are looking for a house together after meeting on Married At First Sight UK (Channel 4)

Another milestone is on the cards too as she joked the couple are prioritising sorting out Jordan's hair.

She said: "I'm gonna make a joke here but I think the next milestone is to sort Jordan's hair. We are gonna cross that bridge and then we are gonna start looking for apartments in Manchester.

"We have an agreement about his hair."

At first she admitted she said to Jordan: "Do people even care enough about your hair?"

But the video has more than 110,000 likes on social media and now fans of the show are waiting to see Jordan's haircut.

MAFS kiss rumours

Erica and Jordan's romance has flourished since they committed to each other in the vow renewal ceremony where they pledged to give their relationship a shot in the outside world.

But their romance did hit the rocks in the reunion when rumours of a kiss were swirling among the Married At First Sight UK couples.

Speaking about it now, Erica revealed she was left feeling "hurt" and "triggered" when it emerged that Jordan had been kissed by a girl on a MAFS boys' night out - although he didn't reciprocate it.

Looking back at the screaming match between Erica and Jordan on the show, she said: "You see me go crazy."

She added: "It was hard because you have the outside noise of the cast and I really had to try and put things into perspective.

"You see me kick off and scream and shout and I'm triggered. And I think even outside of the experiment, I probably would have reacted in that way as well because I just felt so hurt and embarrassed by the situation.

Reunion Dinner Party Pictured: Jordan & Erica
Married At First Sight aired the screaming match between Erica and Jordan over the kiss rumours (Channel 4)

"But when I took the time to think about it and even like the next day at the ceremony, I'm a lot more calm. Yeah, I'm still hurt but I did have time to really think about the situation without the cameras, are everyone else putting their two pence in and it kind of made me think as well."

So she slept on it. Erica has now said she realised there were couples who wanted to "ruin" her relationship with Jordan and she wasn't going to let it happen.

She said: "The night out that happened was six weeks before the reunion. You've all been sitting on this information.

"You've all known that this thing has happened six weeks ago and not one of you have bothered to address it or tell me or give me a heads up and it did kind of feel like it was very manufactured that someone in the group or a couple of people in the group had manufactured this and blown it out of proportion and made it seem a lot worse than it actually was.

“That's why I was so calm the next day at the commitment ceremony because I was like, I can't give them what they want and what they do to clearly ruin this relationship and we're better than that."

Jordan and Luke's MAFS fight

Pictured: Jay & Luke - Married At First Sight UK 2023. (Channel 4)
Luke and Jay were kicked off Married At First Sight after he hit Jordan (Channel 4)

Erica had no qualms pointing out that Luke was one of the stars who tried to influence her over the kiss rumours but it didn't make the final edit of the show.

"Luke came over to me at the dinner table and started trying to feed me stuff about Jordan but you don't see this on camera," she said.

"He did try to start to feed me things about Jordan saying, 'He did do it.' Luke wasn't even there on that night out. I was just like, 'Please don't speak to me.' I think he is messy and he knew what he was doing."

Of course fans of the show remember Luke was kicked off Married At First Sight with his partner Jay after he hit Jordan.

"It was really awful," she said. "We never said they have to leave. It was never up to us. It was the channel and the footage that happened when Luke came in that got taken to like the highest of highs of Channel 4 and it had to be them that made that decision

"Obviously I do think it was the right decision and the channel were amazing. They were very supportive. They did listen to us and listen to how we felt. It was just awful."

While Erica doesn't want an apology from Luke after what happened, she said her love Jordan plans to settle his feud with him in a boxing match.

"Jordan and Luke wanna sort it out in other ways," she said. "They're planning a boxing match. They have got a venue and the press conference, they've got that sorted.

"So it's just about signing contracts now. They're definitely wanting to settle this the correct way."

Showbiz career after MAFS

After Married At First Sight, Erica has set her sights on a career in the spotlight as she landed a job as an brand ambassador for BPerfect Cosmetics.

The TV star revealed all about her exciting news and her career hopes. She said: "I'm just so happy to be working with the brand.

"It's such an incredible brand and one that I have used for so long and used on the show as well. But I really do hope that I can continue my relationship with the brand and grow with them.

Erica and Adrienne from Married At First Sight are close friends (BPerfect Cosmetics)
Erica and Adrienne from Married At First Sight are close friends (BPerfect Cosmetics)

"Maybe one day I could even have my own edit with them. I would absolutely love that. That would be a dream of mine."

Working alongside her fellow MAFS star Adrienne Naylor, she opened up about their sisterhood. "Adrienne is my sister, I love her so much," she said.

"So when we both found out that we were doing the ambassador role, we were so excited and whenever she has a win, that's a win for me.

"I couldn't have been happier for the both of us! The fact we get to do this together is 100 times better. It is so much fun to do this with your best friend. I came out with a man and a best friend."

MAFS editing

Reunion Dinner Party Pictured: Jordan & Erica
Erica insisted her and Jordan are a real couple after appearing on Married At First Sight (Channel 4)

With their rise to fame overnight, there has been a lot of speculation about Erica and Jordan's romance.

They faced bold claims from MAFS viewers that they were "paid actors" on the show. "That wasn't the case at all," she explained.

Instead, Erica highlighted the importance of making a late entry to the show.

She said: "Because we came in late, it looked as if we have come in to stir things. People had commented saying, ‘Oh my God, they're definitely paid actors’ but that wasn't the case at all.

"We were a fresh set of eyes. We couldn't be biased because we hadn't made any friends with anyone.

"When we were asked our opinion, we gave our opinion and a lot of the time people didn't like to hear that. I understand, I get it. They don't wanna hear what other people have to say."

Erica is thrilled to be an official Brand Ambassador for BPerfect Cosmetics
Erica is thrilled to be an official Brand Ambassador for BPerfect Cosmetics (BPerfect Cosmetics)

Erica is thrilled to be an official Brand Ambassador for BPerfect Cosmetics (

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