Which Married at First Sight Australia 2021 Couples Are Still Together — An Important Investigation
WARNING: This article contains potential spoilers (based on fun investigations) of Season 8 of Married at First Sight Australia 2021.
If there’s one thing that we absolutely love about Married at First Sight, it’s the actual love stories that come from the show.
While there hasn’t been a huge strike rate, we’re still talking about the couples that made it, in particular Cam Merchant and Jules Robinson and Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli from season six and MAFS’ OGs Erin Bateman and Bryce Mohr from season one.
In an interview with The Latch, expert Mel Schilling revealed that season eight will be no exception in uniting couples who actually last. In fact, when asked if there were any love stories between participants, Schilling offered a very excited “Yes!”.
“Everyone wants a happy ending,” she added further when asked why fans wanted to see love. “They want a Disney fairytale.”
So, which couples are still together since filming wrapped?
Patrick and Belinda
STATUS: Yes! Hallelujah!
In case there was any concern that Married at First Sight’s Belinda Vickers and Patrick Dwyer were not together, POPSUGAR can confirm with 100% certainty that they are still very much a couple after seeing it with our very own eyes!
Six months on, after the show’s filming wrapped, both Vickers and Dwyer attended Fitzy and Wippa’s Married at First Sight Dinner Party in Sydney on March 31. Arriving at the venue holding hands — and then confirmed to us via Dwyer — the couple is still going strong and we love to hear it!
During an honesty box segment on the night, Michael “Wippa” Wipfli asked Vickers, if she could “go back to the spa date when Patrick drops the L Bomb, what would you do?”
“I would say sorry,” she said. “No, If I had my time again I would definitely not say ‘thanks for sharing’… but at least I said thank you, right?”
Wippa then asked if he “took it one step further and got down on one knee tonight and proposed to you, what would be your answer be tonight?”
“Well, right now I’m having a heart attacked!” she joked before Dwyer pretended to get down on one knee. Her reaction? “Oh God!”
Who doesn’t love these two!
Johnny and Kerry
This sweet couple has been nothing short of the refreshing boost to the show that we needed. They complement each other in the best ways possible, they support one another and we’re happy to report that they’re still going strong (we think!)
According to Channel 9, who told POPSUGAR Australia, both Johnny and Kerry were meant to attend Fitzy and Wippa’s Married at First Sight Dinner as a couple on March 31, however, due to the lockdown in Brisbane, they were unable to get on a flight.
While we’re seeing a few red herrings (mainly the rumour that Johnny is now with Georgia Fairweather), the pair did appear on Today Extra on Wednesday live from Johnny’s apartment in Brisbane.
“I’m just checking, are you at Johnny’s house right now, Kerry? The key still working?” Today Extra host Belinda Russell said, referring to the key Johnny had given her in a chic Louis Vuitton pouch on Tuesday’s episode.
“Safe to say, the key got me in here this morning,” Kerry told her. “He hasn’t changed the locks on me. We’re at Johnny’s house this morning.”
Love is not dead and we couldn’t be happier about it!
Beck and Jake
STATUS: Absolutely not together (which kinda sucks!)
There’s an age-old rule for Married at First Sight contestants. While the show is filming, don’t go spoiling the ending by posting selfies and videos of yourself with another person that is not your fake bride or groom.
However, it looks like Jake Edwards has given up even trying and has been busted in a series of social content with Gold Coast local Sophie Guidolin.
According to the pictures, which were shared on Guidolin’s Instagram account, Edwards flew up from his hometown of Melbourne to Noosa to celebrate her 33rd birthday.
Then, during a “B’Day Q&A”, a fan asked the nutritionist what her favourite present was. “I can’t say yet, but I will in a couple of days”, she said. As fans do, they have taken it to mean Edwards has given his new boo a rather good present and cannot share it until his time has come up on the show. Oooh!
Alana and Jason
STATUS: Nope. Not together.
The Daily Mail also reported on this news with photo evidence of Engler teaching Joy how to ride a skateboard — yup, just like he did with his TV wife a few months prior.
We seriously cannot keep up with the tangled web that is the reality TV dating tree, but now that Joy is back in Australia after her Bali stint, the story seems to checks out.
So Dramatic also reported that during the final vows (which will take place on Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm), Lister actually chose “leave” until she heard Engler’s vows and changed her mind.
Bryce and Melissa
STATUS: Still together (and living together!)
Host of the So Dramatic Podcast, Megan Pustetto, has a legion of adoring fans who not only love the off-screen drama of the MAFS cast but are also keen investigators when it comes to who is still together.
One fan delivered a major spoiler alert on the fate of Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson and it may come as a bit of a surprise to some.
One member of the podcast’s “Drama Army” snapped some photos of Rawson watching Ruthven playing soccer in Somerville, Victoria on Sunday, February 28.
Pustetto had also previously confirmed on episodes of her show that Bryce had moved from his home of Canberra to Somerville in mid-February.
In another post, more photographs and video of the pair proved that their romance is very much alive as Rawson chatted to her TV husband when he was sent off with a bleeding nose.
Liam and Georgia
STATUS: Nope. Does anyone love each other?
According to the So Dramatic Podcast, at the final vows, Liam chooses to stay before hearing what his bride has to say.
“She was basically bagging him out saying that her friends wouldn’t like him, and he doesn’t know how to love. She pointed out all of these negative things… she was basically saying to Liam no one loves you and you don’t know how to love me, “a friend of Georgia’s told Pustetto.
Apparently, Cooper was so “shocked”, he changed his mind. Oop.
Booka and Brett
STATUS: Nope. Sad face. Original Booka and Brett 4Eva!
James and Jo
STATUS: Not together. Obviously.
Cameron and Samantha
STATUS: Not together. Dah!
Russell and Beth
STATUS: Not together.
Sam and Coco
STATUS: Absolutely not together.
Coco and Cameron
STATUS: Not together!
More as we hear it!