Ever since Sophie Monk sailed off into a Fijian sunset with Stu Laundy on the Bachelorette finale, rumours have been swirling that the pair are no longer together.
With their every move, every word and every interaction being watched closely by Aussie TV fans, it seems the pair have found the perfect solution to tackle the haters: letting the country’s best and brightest comedians mock them mercilessly on television.
The couple appeared as ‘guest quizmasters’ on Channel 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, and barely had time to pick up their question cards before the jokes began.
“Sophie mentioned… the idea that people think you’re not together,” regular panelist Sam Pang began.
“Can I just say, sincerely, there’s a lot of cynical people out there, but congratulations. Finding love is a very difficult thing to do and I wish you all the best.
“I just wanted to ask Stu… what does your wife think of [it]?”
"My first or second wife?" Laundy shot back, before Ed Kavalee joked that the two women were also appearing on the quiz show as special guests.
In contrast to their appearance on The Project last week, Laundy and Monk were more than happy to show a bit of PDA, with him planting a kiss on her cheek.
Monk also clapped back at the panel's endless jokes. After playing a Bachelorette clip of Apollo breaking an awkward silence with Monk by offering her a bread stick, Pang asked, "Soph, is that when you knew Apollo wasn't the one?"
"Kinda, but I also love bread sticks, " she replied, before Kavalee said sarcastically, "What are you going to do? Do you go with the millionaire or the guy with the bread stick?"
"God, you guys are arseholes," Monk said.
Other jokes included calling the dugong during the pair's aquarium date "the most intelligent mammal" Monk had met in the Bachelorette mansion, asking Laundy (who is worth upwards of $500 million) if he "owned Fiji" and laughing that Monk's final two men were so 'ineligible' that she said "you'll do" instead of "I love you".
Fans of the show said the couple's appearance on the comedy show was the "best they'd seen all year":
— Kimberley Jackson (@kimbojacko) October 30, 2017
— Jane Arakawa (@JaneArakawa) October 30, 2017
@sophiemonk you and stu are such a beautiful couple, too cute! You both deserve all the happiness, love & success- keep kicking ass ????????????????✌????
— Chris Joonas Tiainen (@CTiainen) October 30, 2017
Hilarious show tonight - Stu & Sophie were great sports
— Terri p (@Terrip01) October 30, 2017
— Jim Bourke (@JimmyBourke5) October 30, 2017
When it comes to tackling those pesky and persistent breakup rumours, it seems laughter is the best medicine after all.
LISTEN: Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald discuss that heart wrenching finale on the last episode of Bach Chat.