Married at First Sight Australia has a rocky track record. However, a few lucky MAFS couples have managed to beat the odds and make it work on the outside.
There have been a whopping 75 matches made across the show’s eight seasons. Only five of those couples powered through the MAFS beef and managed to make it work IRL.
Those are some pretty appalling statistics…
We have our fingers crossed that, given the show is in its ninth season, MAFS 2022 will see a good few couples added to this list.
Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson
Ah yes, inarguably the most controversial couples MAFS has ever produced.
Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson’s highly-publicised relationship was, in summary, total chaos.
From rumours of Bryce having a secret girlfriend, to him forcefully kissing Bec Zemek in front of Mel, he was always just the absolute worst.
A petition was even launched asking the Nine Network to apologise for failing their duty of care to Melissa!
On episode 51 of the So Dramatic! Podcast a source close to Bryce spilled to host Megan Pustetto that he had actually dumped his fiancé Lana [Bongioletti] to go on MAFS.
To top it off, another source described Bryce as a “fame whore”. So yeah, he’s kinda always been a d-bag.
Somehow though, to the confusion of literally everyone, the pair are still together.
After confirming their devotion to each other in their final vows, Bryce moved to Melbourne to be with Mel.
In July of 2021, the MAFS couple announced their engagement.
They also revealed Mel was pregnant – with twins!
Their baby boys Levi and Tate were born in October 2021 and Bryce took to Instagram to introduce them to the world.
Recently, Bryce announced the boys’ Godfather is none other than his MAFS bestie Jason Engler.
Kerry Knight and Johnny Balbuziente
Despite entering Married at First Sight halfway through the eighth season, Kerry Knight and Johnny Balbuziente fell head over heels pretty quickly.
Johnny and Kerry were a total breath of fresh air amongst the drama-fuelled 2021 season of MAFS.
TBH they were the first couple in a while that seemed to have absolutely zero beef with each other!
After the experiment ended the MAFS couple agreed to take things slowly.
However, she moved from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast to be with him and the pair are now officially living together.
They also share an adorable dog called Enzo who Kerry says ”takes after his Dad”.
The pair appear to be going from strength to strength and regularly parade their romance on Instagram giving us all the feels!
Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli
After meeting at the MAFS alter in 2019 Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli have remained as strong as ever.
They were fan favourites during their time on the show. So, naturally, we were delighted when they announced their IRL engagement in December last year.
The Married at First Sight Australia couple remain typically coy about each other on social media.
However, Martha did treat her Instagram followers to a snap of her stunning ring!
Designed by Armans Jewellery, the eye-catching emerald cut diamond sits horizontally, rather than vertically like a traditional ring.
Michael followed this up last week, sharing to Instagram a sweet video of the moment he proposed to his beau.
The MAFS couple have been living together since February 2020, when they made the move from Melbourne to Sydney.
Jules Robinson and Cam Merchant
When you think of true MAFS love, you probably think of Jules Robinson and Cam Merchant.
The pair met on season 6 of Married at First Sight Australia and made our hearts melt all season.
They worked so well that Cam proposed to Jules officially at the final vows. This made them the first couple in the shows history to tie the knot post-experiment.
Cam and Jules married in January 2018 and welcomed a son, Ollie, in September of 2020.
Jules frequently posts happy family snaps to her Instagram, and continues working as the CEO of her shape-wear line Figur.
Four years on and we still can’t get over this MAFS match made in heaven! Total #CoupleGoals!
Erin Bateman and Bryce Mohr
Season 2’s Erin Bateman and Bryce Mohr are the longest-lasting couple to come out of Married at First Sight Australia.
After leaving the experiment in 2016 the couple have stepped away from the public eye.
They keep their relationship incredibly private, with no loved-up pics of the pair to be found on social media. Erin does have Instagram, however she uses it predominantly to share vegan recipes with her followers.
Despite various rumours of a potential engagement, the couple have not confirmed any wedding plans as of yet.
However, we do know they are still going strong and celebrated their five year anniversary last year.
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