Last night’s episode of Married At First Sight was the culmination of four-ish weeks of premature over-sharing, crocodile tears (geddit?), long-distance relationships and rescued bulldogs.
We watched anxiously as the couples returned to their own homes for two days away from their ‘spouse’. There was a lot of talk about missing each other, empty spaces, and people-shaped holes considering these couples had only known each other for about a month.
But that’s what happens when you get married on the first date.
The couples took the time to decide whether or not they wanted to continue their relationships, and in case you missed the episode (or our fabulous recap) here is a quick rundown (SPOILER ALERT):
Jono and Clare: Still absent for most of the episode. Definitely still broken up.
Simone and Xavier: Xavier wants to stay with Simone and says she's helped him grow up. Simone breaks up with Xavier in epic, over the top (and definitely rehearsed) speech because ROMANCE.
Erin and Bryce: Ignoring the giant baby shaped elephant in the room for the time being and staying together. Love is real.
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Christie and Mark: Kept us hanging with a lot of discussion of 'different-worlds'. Decided to give the long distance thing a crack (read: each really wants the other to cave and move to their home). Lots of kissing.
At the end of last night's episode we heard from each of the contestants two months after the experiment ended, and found out things were still very much the same. The couples that had chosen to remain 'married' were still loved-up, and those that didn't, well, weren't.
But we all know social media tells the real story, so let's take a look at what the contestants have shared about life after Married At First Sight...
Xavier has been doing a lot of dining out and A-grade hair coiffing. He also hung out with his sister last week and thanked her for being there for him. Which, had we been paying attention, we probably could have taken as a sign that things hadn't worked out.