MAFS Australia’s Alessandra Rampolla: her age, transformation and why she joined the show

The sexologist is one out of three of the experts on Married at First Sight Australia

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by Lily Aiken |
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Alessandra Rampolla is an iconic member of the Married at First Sight Australia world. We can’t imagine not having her advise the couples on intimacy and sometimes make an appearance on their doorsteps if the relationships have been going sour.

She’s extremely qualified and knows her stuff. Along with the other experts, Alessandra isn’t afraid to call out couples for any unacceptable behaviour and we love watching the drama unfold.

Keep reading to find out all you need to know about Alessandra...

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Alessandra on MAFS (Remastered Screengrab) ©Channel 4

Who is Alessandra Rampolla?

Alessandra is a sexologist with over 20 years of experience. She’s been an expert on sex and intimacy on MAFS since season eight. She has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the United States International University.

How old is Alessandra Rampolla?

She is 49 years old, her birthday is on 25 March.

Where is Alessandra Rampolla from?

Alessandra was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she still lives. But she also lives part-time in Australia when filming Married at First Sight.

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Trust Alessandra's process ©Channel 4

What has Alessandra Rampolla said about Married at First Sight Australia?

Alessandra told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday that the show isn’t “about how many couples we get right. We’re showing Australia and the world what not to put up with and what not to do.”

After watching MAFS, we consider ourselves experts on spotting red flags...

Did Alessandra Rampolla have a transformation?

Yes, she did. In 2008, Alessandra weighed 60kg and had gastric bypass surgery. She told 9Entertainment that her transformation was “literally life changing.”

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alessandra in 2006 ©Getty Images: Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic

Is Alessandra Rampolla married?

Not anymore but she was married to her ex-husband Josh Hernández from 2007-2011.

Who are the other experts on the show?

The other experts are Mel Schilling and John Aiken. The experts spend time together when they’re not filming, having lunches and attending events together. Friendship goals.

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The MAFS experts: Alessandra, Mel and John ©Channel 4

What does Alessandra Rampolla do when she isn’t on MAFS?

Alessandra spends her time being interviewed on podcasts dishing out her expert advice, spending time with her dog, Lola, and going to the beach. We literally want her lifestyle.

What is Alessandra Rampolla’s Instagram?

Her Instagram is @alessarampolla.

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