She encountered an almighty final showdown with Married At First Sight
co-star Tracey Jewel over her ‘affair’ with Dean Wells.
But Davina Rankin has insisted she had a valid reason for branding her co-star ‘crazy’ during the tiff and even says the ladies are ‘fine’ with each other now the dust has settled.
Talking to A Current Affair on Monday, the 26-year-old said: ‘Tracey actually called me after she left Dean at the aisle of the last ceremony, and we’re actually fine.’
Davina went on to explain that she and Tracey, 35, had in fact discussed the issues off-camera and put the whole thing to bed – which is why she felt blindsided by the sudden outburst at the group dinner.
This confusion led to Davina branding Tracey ‘crazy’ after she launched into a tirade.
In the same interview, Davina burst into tears while explaining how the public backlash to her actions affected her parents.
Having been accused of failing to show ’empathy’ or ‘remorse’ after starting an affair behind her ‘husband’ Ryan Gallagher’s back [with Dean], the aspiring bikini model sobbed as she admitted she felt ‘so helpless’ when her mother and father became upset over the online abuse directed at her.
‘My mum and dad were ropeable. Absolutely ropeable,’ Davina said. ‘I just felt really bad for them because’s it’s all on the internet.
‘And bless them, but they know nothing about the internet. They just want to get on there and say ‘F**k you Susan, don’t call my daughter a bitch!’.’
‘I just have to be like, ‘Mum, Dad, you need to not comment, that’s not how this works. If you comment, people are going to start attacking you.’
Wiping away tears, the personal trainer added shakily: ‘And so it was really hard watching them feel so helpless.’
The Instagram model was branded a ‘homewrecker’ by MAFS fans after she began a secret relationship with ‘alpha male’ Dean Wells behind Ryan’s back.
Davina also angered viewers when she refused to properly apologise to Dean’s TV ‘wife’ Tracey Jewel for her actions, instead suggesting: ‘What? I thought your boyfriend was hot… But he didn’t want to be with you.’
Discussing the backlash, she said: ‘Yeah, words still have litte weight. ‘Screw the haters’ – it’s easy to say, you know, or ‘Yeah, whatever,’. But they’re pretty serious threats.
‘It doesn’t matter who you are, it’s not nice to think that people hate you that much.’
Davina then took aim at her former love rival Tracey Jewel’s new romance with MAFS star Sean Thomsen, branding it ‘f**king weird’.
‘I just find it so f**king weird. Like, I don’t understand it,’ she fumed.
‘You don’t understand compatible people?’ asked reporter Alison Piotrowski.
Davina elaborated: ‘Because they don’t seem like were such a good match. Sean is so different to Dean.’
Rankin also touched on her explosive showdown with Tracey at the reunion, claiming she was ‘confused’ by her anger as the pair had talked after the vow renewal ceremony.
‘Tracey actually called me as soon as she left Dean the aisle in the last ceremony, and that kind of stuff at so we had been fine,’ she claimed.
‘I was caught off guard. And that’s why at the reunion because it’s just like, and almost just sassy, like we haven’t spoken.
‘I was confused. I was like ‘I can’t believe we’re pretending’.’