It was the reality TV break-up that was 734 weeks in the making: on last night’s episode of Married At First Sight, Davina FINALLY wrote she wanted to leave her fake husband Ryan during the commitment ceremony.
(But not before she almost gave him a heart attack by pretending for the briefest of moments she wanted to stay…)
Missed last night’s episode? Catch up on The Twins’ recap here.
It seems after trying – and failing – to pursue another woman’s fake husband, Davina was finally ready to admit defeat and call time on the marriage experiment.
Watch Davina, at long last, deciding to end things with Ryan in the video below.
Speaking to The Fix after the episode aired, Davina admitted that dating has never been her strong suit, making her failed relationship with Ryan no real surprise.
“I’m horrible at relationships. I’ve been horrible at this whole thing,” the 26-year-old said.
But it’s not because she’s a bad person: a “toxic” relationship that started when the Instagram model was just 19 led Davina realise she had the right to be “picky” when it came to her love life.
“I had a toxic relationship, and that was the first time that’s happened to me,” she said.
“It woke me up and made me realise that I don’t have to put up with sh*t, and I do have the right to be picky.
“I do have to realise my self-worth.”
Davina is GONE. Clare and Jessie Stephens discuss her departure, on our Married At First Sight recap podcast. Post continues after.
Despite describing the dating experience with her “verbally and emotionally abusive” partner as “horrible”, Davina said she does not regret that part of her life.
“I learnt a lot after that relationship,” she said.
“It was the best thing that ever happened to me because it turned me into a very strong person.
“That’s why I seem like a very headstrong kind of person because it has taken me four years to realise I have the choice to be picky and I can be picky because I am worth a lot more.”
Despite her relationship with Ryan turning quite sour towards the end of their time on the show, Davina described him as “the absolute life of the party”.
"You make everyone smile and it's definitely bittersweet to be leaving Ryan," she said.
"Ryan is so loveable, I know he's going to have no trouble in the outside world finding himself his Sheila, his farm girl".
With Tracey and Dean both deciding to stay, all of Australia is waiting to see how their relationship will fare now that Davina is out of the picture.
Listen to The Twins' full recap of last night's show below.