Married at First Sight viewers show overwhelming support for Ella as she is revealed to be trans

Ella Morgan Clark shed a tear when chatting about family on MAFS (Picture: Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

In a heartwarming moment on Married at First Sight, the first ever trans contestant, Ella Morgan Clark, got emotional with her fellow brides.

Through tears she shared she had a difficult family life and upbringing, although she held back the reason behind this.

To her fellow contestants, Ella explained: ‘I deliberately didn’t want to answer [about family] and I know I’m sounding cryptic now but there was a time where my life wasn’t that easy and we weren’t the family that we are now.

‘I think the word family to me is a big deal.’

In her voice over, the 29-year-old revealed to the audience that she was transgender and shared her coming out story.

She said: ‘When I was about 14 my mum came to my room, she sat on my bed with me and she asked me if I wanted to be a girl and I said “No mum I am a girl”.

A source previously shared that Ella’s husband had been told (Picture: Matt Monfredi/Channel 4)

‘I was born in the wrong body, my parents actually gave birth to a little boy called Evan but I’ve transitioned into Ella who I am now and who I have always been.’

An outpouring of support for the clinic consultant from Weston-Super-Mare appeared online, with viewers moved by her emotional display.

One viewer wrote: ‘Ella looks amazing what a brave woman.’

Another said: ‘Ella seems so sweet. Everybody in this world deserves love. Everybody. If you don’t have space in your heart for that, keep it to yourself maybe? This takes bravery.’

Ella Morgan Clark
She shared that her family life hadn’t always been easy (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

‘Awwww Ella.🥺 Bless her,’ shared a third viewer, while a fourth added: ‘Loving Ella already.’

The bride-to-be continued: ‘My family is amazing, it’s not been easy – my parents struggled, they didn’t understand it in the beginning but nor did I.

‘They have accepted me and we have an amazing relationship, we have an unbreakable bond and that’s why I’ve got so much love for them.’

Despite being open with viewers, Ella made the decision not to share her transition with the other brides just yet.

Ella had been prepared for backlash as the first trans contestant (Picture: Ash Knotek/Shutterstock for Channel Four)

She promised to be ‘more open’ at a later date but wanted to be able to tell her husband first, feeling that she ‘owes it’ to him.

Ella had been prepared for backlash when she signed up, explaining on Lorraine: ‘I knew I would get a lot of backlash and a lot of hate as the first transgender person.

‘And I’ve always struggled labelling myself as a trans person because you feel a sense of shame sometimes, and I’m lucky to have my family but it has shown me the negative side.’

A spokesperson for the show told that they did inform the groom of Ella being trans before the wedding day.

‘In this specific instance, with Ella’s permission, the groom was made aware his bride was trans, to ensure full, informed consent before entering the experiment,’ they said.


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