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 exciting news, it has been confirmed by a rogue contestant via the So Dramatic podcast that Patrick and Belinda are still together.
“Patrick and Belinda are the main couple this season. No one expected them to last as long as they did, they expected them to be there for entertainment value. You could tell that they were really into each other.
“In the final vows they both choose to stay and they’re still together now, I believe.”
Russell and Beth
STATUS: Not together.
This piece of information is not overly surprising considering Russell and Beth have zero chemistry.
According to So Dramatic, Dan Andrews look-a-like Russell, is already back on dating app Hinge. The groom, however, does not go by his own name, but instead goes by “Rusty”.
“Ladies, if you’re in Adelaide and you love a hot chip, keep an eye out for Rusty!” an Instagram with screenshots of his profile reads.
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.
Booka and Brett
STATUS: We’re saying YES based on a photograph!
Booka Nile and Brett Helling have already gotten off to a pretty fabulous (and cute) start on Married at First Sight, so it’s no wonder that fans (and let’s face it, us) are hoping that they survive the distance.
Entertainment outlet The Wash are pretty good at investigating whether our new favourite couples are still together and have noticed a pretty telling clue on social media.
Firstly, while Helling follows his TV wife on social media, Nile doesn’t follow him back, however, this doesn’t mean anything because according to a comment Nile wrote back to a fan, the cast can either follow everyone or nobody at all.
“I’m not giving away spoilers talk but this insta s–t means zero. I don’t follow anyone from the cos that’s the rulessss,” she wrote.
But it’s a screenshot of Nile working in her studio that shares the most important clue of all. Above her computer is an official wedding photo of her and Helling from the show.
Is it a red herring? We hope not. So, with that, we’re saying and (hoping) they’re still together.
James and Jo
STATUS: Not together.
We were hoping for better news, however, once again Pustetto from So Dramatic has been sent some, ahem, footage.
We don’t want to go into too much detail — because the footage speaks for itself — however, a video obtained by the Drama Army once again, shows groom James Susler, kissing a blonde woman in a nightclub in Victoria that is not his bride, Joanne Todd. Awkward!
More as we hear it!