Last night, Troy finally, FINALLY realised his fake wife Ashley probably hated him just a lil’ bit.
It took eight weeks of yelling. Eight weeks of Ashley rejecting every single one of Troy’s advances. Eight weeks of incredibly awkward footage of the 34-year-old IT Accounts Manager brushing his teeth and flirting with his spouse’s mother.
But last night, when it came time for the couples to decide whether they would stay together outside of the show, Troy decided he’d had enough.
“Ashley I said ‘I love you’ on several occasions, because I thought I did,” he said.
Watch: Troy breaks up with Ashley on last night’s episode of Married At First Sight:
“But now I realise it was me wanting to believe we had something more than we did. I truly wanted us to work, I gave this relationship absolutely everything I had… but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to win your heart over.
“You are not the woman I’ve been searching for.”
Now, in an interview with The Fix, Troy has shared that he grew to see Ashley as "more of a sister" than a wife during the time they spent together, sharing he knew things were over after their final date.
The Twins debrief on the VERY harsh realisation Troy came to on the latest episode of Married At First Sight. Post continues after audio.
"I thought the final date may have been just what was needed. It went incredibly well, and at the end of the day I was very hopeful," he told The Fix.
"But quite quickly the enjoyment of the day faded for Ash, and I realised this probably wouldn't ever work.
"The question box then reinforced my concerns, and I saw Ash as more of a sister that I cared for."
Curiously, just last week, Ashley described her final date with Troy as "perfect".
"It was the closest I have ever felt with Troy and it couldn't have come at a better time," she said.