Poppy and Luke
Poppy and Luke were married on episode one of Married at First Sight. While they seemed like a reasonably good pairing, cracks began to show from the wedding ceremony, when Poppy's anxieties about leaving her young children at home came to the fore. Speaking to TV Week, Poppy explained that another factor in her freakout on her wedding day was that she didn't feel an "instant connection" with Luke.
Woman's Day have pics of Poppy getting cosy with a different man in Wollongong in early February, and quotes from a friend explaining that, "She needed someone on the same path, or at the very least someone in the same state." And there's those pics from News.com.au of Poppy kissing fellow contestant Hayley in Sydney in January . . .
Poppy decided to leave the "experiment" on episode ten, to go home to her kids. Poor Luke was devastated. Talking on the MAFS YouTube channel, Poppy explained that she didn't "think [they] ever could have worked". Staying in the competition when it didn't seem like "true love" would have been "like flogging a dead horse, and become so much more toxic. I went home to my kids and I did it because I was only there for one thing, and that was love". What really happened to the couple was definitely controversial.