Since she rocked up to her mystery wedding wearing bejewelled thongs, Married At First Sight bride Jo Mcpharlin has held a special place in the hearts of the show’s viewers.
She’s loud and brash, with a laugh you can’t miss. The kind of woman who would always be up for a wine (or beer) and a chat. She’s a devoted mum and romantic who wears her heart on her sleeve.
So it was with a glass shattering shriek that we saw Jo, OUR JO, dumped by “husband” Sean.
It was too much heartbreak for a Sunday night.
During the couples' first commitment ceremony, both Jo and Sean were honest to each other about their coupling falling short of what they hoped for. Just Sean was a bit too honest.
"It's been basically friendship. I've seen Jo's caring side, I've seen the way she is with her kids on the phone and you know that she loves them to bits. She is ridiculously funny, and, you know, she can drink, she can drink me under the table, so that's saying something. So, we've had a blast," Sean told the experts.
"We haven't even had one fight. So, other than the fact that there's no romantic spark and all that sort of stuff, she's been perfect."
SEAN. HOW COULD YOU.
Watch the moment Jo reacts as Sean decides to leave:
Jo said she had hoped they would progress past friendship.
"Everyone does, everyone is in this experiment for love. It's hard to explain why there is no spark. Like, we get along like a house on fire. We just can't ignite that fire."
Sean then shared his decision.
"Well, obviously, I was really, really keen to see if we can find something... but... I don't want to stuff her around. This wasn't a decision I really wanted to make. And I chose to leave. OK."
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Jo's face fell - and ours with her. She revealed she'd said 'Stay'.
The worst part? Jo is now forced to spend at least another seven days with a man who has made it plainly clear he does not want to be with her. She's been dumped and because of the bizarre MAFS universe rules, CANNOT LEAVE.
"Can I change my decision, because I'd love to go?" she asked the experts.
"If I knew that was his decision, I would have said the same thing and I would be home with my kids tomorrow. Now I've got to sit here for another week with someone that doesn't want to be here with me."
The people were not happy.
Slap him over the head with the enevlope Jo. #MAFS
— sophabulous (@sophmoney_) February 11, 2018