Wednesday night’s Farmer Wants a Wife reunion only briefly addressed the biggest scandal to come out of the season.
Producers spent just seconds addressing contestant Hayley Love’s pregnancy, while crucially failing to mention that farmer Will Dwyer was named as the father after the pair’s post-show fling.
And viewers vented on Twitter, suggesting the omission was part of a deliberate cover-up by the show’s ‘gaslighting producers’.
Gaslighting? Farmer Wants a Wife glossed over Farmer Will’s baby scandal during the reunion on Wednesday, leading to fan speculation of a cover-up. Pictured here with ex Jaimee
‘Omg I can’t believe they mentioned Hayley is pregnant but don’t say it’s Will’s baby,’ one fan tweeted in disbelief.
Another pointed out that the show’s official Twitter account had turned off comments for posts involving Will.
‘Comments turned off due to the actual dramas that happened off-screen that these gaslighting producers refuse to actually cover, because “do not besmirch the blokes,”‘ they wrote.
Disappointed: Many fans were left feeling confused and flat after the reunion failed to address the scandal in any depth
Another claimed the actual date of filming the reunion was different to the one mentioned on the show, so as to avoid addressing the scandal.
‘Oh it’s been one month. Did I mention it’s been ONE month,’ they tweeted.
‘Viewers do you understand we are trying to make out the reunion was filmed ONE MONTH later (so we don’t mention the baby).’
The truth is out there: Some viewers seemed to hint at a deliberate cover-up by producers, who one commenter accusing them of ‘gaslighting’ viewers
Will is believed to be expecting a child with contestant Hayley, whom he dated and then dumped after splitting from his winning contestant Jaimee.
The 39-year-old farmer from Longwood, Victoria, took part in an awkward interview with paediatric nurse Jaimee during the reunion.
Later, host Natalie Gruzlewski briefly confirmed Hayley was expecting ‘a bundle of joy’ in a postscript – but didn’t mention who the father was.
Hugging it out: Will is believed to be expecting a child with contestant Hayley, whom he dated and then dumped after splitting from his winning contestant Jaimee. The 39-year-old farmer from Longwood took part in an awkward interview with nurse Jaimee during the reunion
Will and Jaimee, 32, alleged they were still together during Wednesday’s reunion; however, the strain was clear for viewers to see.
When Jaimee joined Will on stage, the pair avoided kissing, instead sharing an awkward hug, before sitting apart on the couch.
When Natalie asked Jaimee what she saw in Will, she mentioned his ‘big blue eyes’ and ‘infectious personality’.
‘Anything else?’ pressed the host. ‘Apart from being handsome and farmer-y looking?’
No kiss for you! Will and Jaimee, 32, alleged they were still together during Wednesday’s reunion; however, the strain was clear for viewers to see
However, Jaimee appeared lost for words, leading Farmer Rob to quip: ‘No, that’s it.’
Speaking about his own affection for Jaimee, Will damned the medical professional with very faint praise indeed.
‘It’s nice to have someone without four legs around the farm to talk with,’ he said.
Baby bombshell: Will is allegedly expecting a baby with contestant Hayley Love (pictured), who he controversially dated after splitting with his winning contestant
During a statement at the end of the reunion, Gruzlewski said she had ‘some exciting news’.
‘Since we recorded the reunion, I’ve found out that one of Farmer Matt’s ladies, Hayley, is pregnant.’
However, she neglected to tell viewers the shock paternity speculation behind the pregnancy.
Not in love: Speaking about his own affection for Jaimee, Will damned the medical professional with very faint praise indeed
Hayley revealed she was 22 weeks along in her pregnancy in a statement last month, but confirmed she and Will were no longer together.
She was originally matched with farmer Matt Trewin on the Channel Seven show, but he broke up with her shortly before the finale.
She went on to briefly date Will, but says they broke up after she told him she was expecting.
Hayley and Will had a short-lived romance after the FWAW finale was filmed in December – and after he’d split from Jaimee.
But they ended things around April.
Will recently released a statement finally addressing Hayley’s pregnancy news.
In it, he vowed to be ‘the best dad I can be… when the time comes’.
Confirmed: ‘During a statement at the end of the reunion, Gruzlewski said she had ‘some exciting news.’ ‘Since we recorded the reunion, I’ve found out that one of Farmer Matt’s ladies, Hayley, is pregnant.’ However she neglected to mention who the father is