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Everyone's favourite MAFS couple has split and we're not okay.

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Australia's favourite MAFS bride and groom have called it quits. 

This season's golden couple was Tahnee Cook and Ollie Skelton, who won Australia's hearts whilst they were winning over each other's.

Now, after almost a year of dating, the pair have announced they have broken up via a video post on Instagram.

Watch the trailer for Married At First Sight Australia 2023. Post continues after video. 

Video via Nine.

Tahnee, who is a 27-year-old PR manager from New South Wales, and Ollie, a 26-year-old voice-over artist from Western Australia, were both oh-so tired of the dating apps. 

So they thought... what better way to find genuine love than with Australia's messiest reality TV dating show?

We joke, but it ended up working better than they, viewers and probably even the experts, could have imagined.

Tahnee and Ollie. Image: Instagram @itstahnee.


In an interview with WHO in MarchTahnee and Ollie talked about their instant connection, which began from the moment they saw each other at their TV (fake) wedding. 

"We were lucky enough to be drawn to each other quite early. We tried to not get too far ahead of ourselves with our feelings because we knew that we would be going on a journey that was really going to test us," the groom shared. 

Tahnee added: "We were both surprised at having that instant spark and attraction. I was expecting the worst, so when you get the opposite you’re quite surprised. It’s surreal."

But on Wednesday afternoon, Ollie announced he and Tahnee were done for good. 

"It’s sad, but it’s okay. What a ride! A journey filled with love, laughter, challenges, and in the last month, reflection. I think we tried really hard to make it work," he wrote on Instagram.


The reality star confessed life was very different to the experiment they joined, pointing to a possible reason behind their breakup. 

"There is such a separation from Skye Suites to real life that I think is really hard to account for and (albeit not without trying) was an adjustment that we struggled to make," he continued. "I kinda have this pipe dream of us being like Jerry and Elaine from Seinfeld post-breakup, a very hard thing to do obviously, but the sentiment at its core is that I plan to try to be someone who champions Tahnee and can be there for her as a friend.

"In a post like this, the words 'friend' and 'breakup' are usually synonymous but with little truth behind them. However, if friendship was the foundation of us before love, I like to think it might be something we can share in the aftermath."

This article was originally published on March 28, 2023 and was updated on December 14, 2023. 

Feature Image: Nine/Instagram @itstahnee.

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