MAFS Australia season 8: Where are they now (2023)

IF LIKE us you are addicted to Married At First Sight Australia you will want to know what happened after the cameras stopped rolling.

Despite only being shown on E4 now, season 8 ofthe hit reality showwas actually filmed in 2020, leading fans to wonder what the couples are up to now.


Where are the MAFS Australia season 8 couples now?

Bryce and Melissa

Fans of the show will be happy to hear that Melissa and Bryce are still together following their appearance onMAFSAustralia.

They have even made some major announcements after the show wrapped up.

They are officially engaged to be married, and if that wasn't a big enough surprise, they have welcomed twins.

“It’s all happened very fast,” Bryce admitted to New Idea, while Melissa added: “It’s been a whirlwind, but we’re so incredibly happy.”

“We’re not doing this for anybody else, it’s about us – we’re cementing our love. Melissa deserves to be happy and I’m apparently very good at that, so I’m looking forward to making it all official,” Bryce said.

They both announced the news of their baby onInstagram, along with a loved up snap as Melissa told her followers: “Baby Ruthven (x2!) due December 2021. I absolutely loved the fun we had on set on this day, although the morning sickness was constant.”

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Sam and Cocco

It was never meant to be for these two, with Sam calling Cocco "too loud" on their wedding day.

Cocco then had a brief fling with another MAFS season 8 groom, Cam - but things didn't work out, with Cocco saying her "ghosted" her,

Cam spoke to 9Entertainment about the end of his relationship with Coco, where he said: "There was a conversation to see if we could come back to the experiment together, but it just wasn’t the case.

"What made it hard to pursue that afterwards was that we were right in the midst of COVID and in different states. I was going to Queensland and she was staying in Sydney."

Coco appears to be single, while Sam is working on his fashion brand.

Cam and Sam

Before going off with Cocco, Cam was married to Sam.

But things to a huge turn on their honeymoon when they fell out during a conversation about an "emotional connection".

It didn’t take Sam long to move on from the heartache and she went public with a new boyfriend in April 2021.

It looks like Cam is in a new relationship too.

He told TV Week back in March 2021: "I'm dating at the moment; I'm seeing someone

Belinda and Patrick

Despite still going strong at the final dinner party, these two are no longer together.

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Belinda and Patrick seemed like the show’s golden couple with him calling her "the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen" on their wedding day.

Despite leaving the show together, the former couple split nine months after the cameras stopped rolling and announced the news on their social media accounts.

In a joint statement, they revealed: “We would like to address the rumours of our split and confirm we have gone our separate ways.

"We have enjoyed a relationship together for over nine months; however, we do not want the same things in love and life.

“We appreciate all the love and support we have received through our journey.”

Belinda is currently single and throwing herself into her fashion brand.

Patrick is still a personal trainer and often shares videos of his workouts on social media.

Kerry and Johnny

Kerry and Johnny are one of season eight’s success stories and are still very much loved up.

Since the show ended, the pair have moved into a townhouse together in Brisbane.

Following the last episode of the show, Kerry gushed over her new husband on Instagram, saying: "The ultimate ending to my real-life fairytale. I LOVE YOU! So glad I can finally shout it from the rooftops!"

Booka andBrett

Mental health worker Booka and psychology student and electrician Brett went to the South Coast in New South Wales for their honeymoon and couldn't keep their hands off each other.

However, after a string of arguments, the pair ended things on good terms and decided to stay friends.

Booka is continuing her passion for music as part of the band Make Them Suffer.

The band just launched an official Spotify playlist and will be appearing as special guests at the Polaris tour in 2022.

She is also a member of the Internet Friends band, and has also been designing her own printed clothing made from fair trade, vegan and organic cotton.

Bret seems to be enjoying spending time with his friends and family.

He has also been working with a mental health charity to raise money for ‘people battling addiction challenges’.

Alana and Jason

While the couple did make it all the way to the end of the show, they decided to call it quits when the cameras stopped rolling.

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Things looked good for teacher Alana, 30, and construction estimator Jason, 35, and at the final commitment ceremony, they chose to remain in their marriage.

In April, Jason confirmed the sad news they had split, telling his Instagram followers: “Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it work outside of the experiment.

“Without outside influences I think we could have been an amazing couple but that wasn’t to be… maybe in the next lifetime hey.

“Alana is every bit the amazing woman Australia has seen and she deserves all the love and happiness in the world. As much as I wanted to give her that happiness I couldn’t. I’ll always have a place for you in my heart… Later crit.”

Alana moved on with new boyfriend Ben Michell after the show.

After the show, Jason went on to date MAFS season seven star KC Osborne, but the pair have now broken up.

Liam and Georgia

Things started out well for these two who bonded on their wedding day, but things ended in the final week.

Liam - who was the first openly bisexual groom on the show - fell out with his bride during the final dinner party.

Following their bust up, Georgia said at the last commitment ceremony: “Without warning, you turned on me, you humiliated me, and you degraded me in front of everyone.

“It was obvious how devastated I was, and yet you chose to abandon me that night when I needed you the most. I've never felt so small, inadequate, and confused.”

Liam was left furious by her comments as he slammed: “As much as I want to make this work, that just shows you don't know me, and I'm not gonna have a partner who doesn't know me.

“So, let's just call it quits. I'm done.”

He then stormed out of the room, before Georgia threw her wedding ring on the floor and burst into tears.

Liam is now happily loved up with former Married At First Sight New Zealand star, Samuel Levi.

Georgia decided to take some time for herself after the show and is seemingly single.

She now takes part in dressage competitions with her horse.

What happened to the other couples?

Some of the couples didn't even make it past the first week, while others left just a few weeks in.

There was even one couple who didn't make it to the first commitment ceremony.

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  • Joanne and James - They broke up very early on during the show, after James was accused of gaslighting behaviour.
  • Jaimie and Chris - They barely even started the show. He chose to end things just a few days in after she brutally criticised him constantly.
  • Beth and Russell - This was another couple who chose to leave the show pretty early on. In fact Beth was in tears on her wedding day as she knew Russell wasn't for her.

How can I watch Married At First Sight Australia?

Season eight has sadly concluded, but the episodes are still available to watch.

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You can watch all 32 episodes right now onAll 4.

You'll also find past seasons of MAFS Aus on there as well, so get binging.


Who is still together from season 8 of Married at First Sight Australia? ›

Melissa and Bryce - season 8

Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven are one of two couples who are still together from MAFS Australia season eight. Throughout their time in the experiment the couple faced many challenges, with Bryce admitting Melissa wasn't his type after their wedding.

Is anyone together from MAFS season 8? ›

That season, they brought on one of the series' most prominent villains. There was a surprising divorce, along with some happy endings. In 2023, only two Mafs season 8 couples are still together.

Did Bryce have a girlfriend on the outside? ›

podcast, host Megan Pustetto added that the secret girlfriend, who is reportedly named Courtney, wasn't even a secret and that all of Bryce's friends knew about her - even the ones at the TV wedding! "He had a secret girlfriend the entire time during filming Married At First Sight, back in Canberra," Megan revealed.

What happened to the cast of season 8 Married at First Sight Australia? ›

Melissa and Bryce are one of the two couples who are still together from season eight of MAFS Australia. The couple tied the knot in February 2023 and over the last two years they have welcomed twin sons Levi and Tate. The couple have stayed close friends with their MAFS co-stars Jason Engler and Belinda Vickers.

Did Bryce and Melissa stay together? ›

After a roller-coaster of a journey, they completed the series as a couple, and their relationship has gone on from strength to strength. In November 2021, Melissa gave birth to premature twins named Levi and Tate, and only last month the pair tied the knot officially and shared their wedding video on social media.

Do AJ and Stephanie stay married? ›

Stephanie Sersen and AJ Vollmoeller are still married.

Per their Instagram accounts, they are still together today and love to travel.

Are Tahnee and Ollie still together? ›

Yes! Ollie and Tahnee are very much still together in 2023. In fact, the two have even taken the next step in their relationship and moved in together.

Are any of the couples from Australia Married at First Sight still together? ›

Melinda Willis and Layton Mills: TOGETHER

After Melinda quickly got over her initial doubts about Layton, these two seemed to click into place, making it all the way to final vows and telling each other they love one another. The couple are still together and often post cute pictures on social media.

Is Brett MAFS single? ›

Brett Nicole appeared on Married at First Sight's 13th season, which took place in Houston in 2021. Though she was married to Ryan Ignasiak at the time, the pair decided to divorce and go their separate ways on decision day.

What is the Rumour about Bryce's girlfriend? ›

The rumour started when Rebecca Zemek accused Bryce of telling her he was buying a gift for another woman waiting for him outside the experiment. According to Rebecca, Bryce had revealed to her that he was secretly involved with another girl during a visit to the gym.

Is Bryce still friends with Jason? ›

Exclusive: Bryce says he and Jason Roses are no longer friends after 'secret' footage from MAFS Final Date. It's been the epicentre of the Married At First Sight experiment, and the Reunion Grand Finale provided the final scrap of evidence in the case of Bryce's 'secret girlfriend'.

Does Bryce have autism? ›

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Do the couples get paid on married at First Sight Australia? ›

Yes, the MAFS Australia contestants do get a daily wage paid for their participation. Former contestant Nasser Sultan, who starred on the 2019 season, previously told Now to Love: "You get $150 for the day, that's it. “But on top of that, you have to pay expenses - your living expenses with the woman that you marry.

Who is Dan's new girlfriend on MAFS? ›

MAFS Australia groom Dan Hunjas is now dating nurse and social media influencer, Samantha Symes.

Are Cam and Jules still together? ›

They also have a smaller investment property in Dee Why's Grand Reef complex, which Cam purchased in 2014 long before meeting Jules. The couple met on the blockbuster sixth season of Married At First Sight in 2019. They later got legally married and welcomed their first child together, a son named Oliver, in 2020.

Is Bryce lying on Married At First Sight? ›

So far on the Channel Nine reality show, Bryce has denied all allegations that he was secretly dating a woman outside of the experiment. But if the latest promo is anything to go by, former bride Samantha plans to make bombshell allegations during girls' night.

Did Melissa get pregnant on MAFS? ›

I think that was my biggest concern, not that I was pregnant, but just being spotted in the pharmacy area." But Melissa did the test and it came back positive, which the couple were so excited about. The results of the test put her at "+3 weeks" on the test, however they were both unaware it was twins at this stage.

Who is Bryce's secret girlfriend? ›

Bryce's friend Jason Roses who appeared on MAFS, did a number of videos during the show, confirming that Bryce did have a secret girlfriend named Courtney on the outside.

Who did Stephanie marry in real life? ›

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Did Keith and Kristine have a baby? ›

None of the couples are pregnant…

Kristine and Keith explained that even though they were getting busy often, they're using contraception. Kristine wants to wait four more years to have a baby, but Keith is already down to be a dad. AJ and Stephanie still want to travel the world a bit more before starting a family.

What happened to Karen and Miles? ›

Viewers critiqued Karen's cold treatment of Miles and felt she was too guarded toward her new husband. Thankfully, the experts anticipated this and matched her with someone as patient as Miles. The couple surprised Lifetime fans by choosing to stay married on Decision Day.

Is Evelyn and Duncan together? ›

Although these two weren't paired together, Eveyln and Duncan started hanging out after filming ended, with the pair confirming in May 2023 that they are now in a relationship!

Are Layton and Melinda together? ›

Yes! Melinda and Layton are still together to this day and, judging by the social media, the pair look happier than ever.

Are Dan and Sandy still together? ›

Are MAFS' Sandy and Dan still together? That's a hard no. The pair didn't exactly have an easy ride on the show and split up during the fourth commitment ceremony.

Why did Sharon and Nick break up? ›

Eventually, Nick and Sharon broke up after he discovered about her lies. Unable to stay apart, Nick and Sharon reunited within weeks. However, Matt became enraged and trapped Sharon in his car where he raped her. Traumatized and humiliated, Sharon kept the rape to herself.

Are Nadia and Anthony still together? ›

Marc Anthony and Nadia Ferreira have revealed they are expecting their first child together, less than a month after they wed in Miami. Anthony, 54, and Ferreira, 23, married on 28 January at the Perez Art Museum, nine months after announcing their engagement.

Is Olivia and Jackson still together? ›

During Yahoo's All-Star MAFS Reunion, Olivia got honest about the challenges of staying friends with Jackson nine months after their split. "So to be fully transparent with it, we very much tried to maintain a friendship and be really good mates, and I think we still are," she said.

Is Brett from MAFS a millionaire? ›

The average salary for this position in New Orleans (which is where he lives) is $132,000. Brett also owns his own house, although Olivia wasn't a huge fan of it when she saw it. His estimated net worth is $450,000.

Are Bao and Zack together? ›

Unfortunately, Zack and Bao couldn't make their relationship last. Us Weekly confirmed earlier this month that the pair called it quits after she discovered that he was being unfaithful. He has not replied to the allegations.

Is Ella dating Brett from MAFS? ›

No, we're not dating, we're just really good friends,” she asserted. “We hang out and we do lots together, but yeah, we're just really good friends. We just enjoy each other's company. Mitch and I have heaps in common, heaps of mutual friends and we live close to each other.”

Does Melissa know Bryce lied? ›

Expert Alessandra did question his logic. Why would Bryce's friends try to make him look bad on television? Melissa knew Bryce was lying. That was clear to everyone in the room.

Was Bryce flirting with Rebecca? ›

For Rebecca, the chat wasn't what you would expect from platonic friends in the experiment. "He was literally flirting with me in the gym. He was like, 'Oh we did a [ranking] challenge.

Does Bryce regret what he did? ›

In a tape he left before his death, Bryce expressed genuine remorse for his actions despite knowing that what he did may have been unforgivable to the point of no one wanting to even hear him out.

What is the Bryce controversy on mafs? ›

One of the villains of this year's cycle, , Bryce Ruthven, 31, drew intense criticism for what viewers deemed as toxic behaviour, gaslighting and emotional manipulation towards Melissa Rawson, 31.

Did Bryce have a girl? ›

Despite all of this, Bryce has continued to deny he had a girlfriend on the outside. He told TV Week: "It's news to me. I was only in the ACT for 12 weeks so I must have been having a good time. “To be honest, I know there's articles and podcasts and other rubbish floating around but I'm just not reading it.”

Was Bryce seeing someone else? ›

Who is Bryce's 'secret girlfriend'? The person Bryce was apparently seeing during the experiment was a woman called Courtney. Outlets in his native Australia shared pictures of the pair of them at a friend's wedding, allegedly taken a few weeks before filming.

Did Bryce have a secret girlfriend Courtney? ›

More LEAKED TEXTS from Bryce's friends confirming he made his secret girlfriend Courtney LIE to Melissa! 😱 #MAFS #MAFSAU.

Is Bryce MAFS a narcissist? ›

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Does Bryce have a mate? ›

During her investigation into Danika's death on behalf of Micah Domitus, Bryce grew close and began a relationship with Orion "Hunt" Athalar.

Who is the richest in Married at First Sight Australia? ›

From looking at their brand deals and endorsements along with their flashy homes and cars, here's a rundown of the richest MAFS Australia cast members.
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  • Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant. ...
  • Olivia Frazer. ...
  • Layton Mills.
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Does Married at First Sight pay rent? ›

You still have to pay rent if you're renting, you've gotta pay your rego and it's 12 hour filming days." According to Nasser, the Married at First Sight contracts states that contestants "get a per diem" or a daily allowance, so they're not being "paid for work" but receiving money to cover expenses.

Who pays for the clothes on Married at First Sight Australia? ›

The MAFS contestants pay for their own clothes. In many reality TV shows, the cast are often dressed by the production team. However, on married at First Sight Australia, the participants dress themselves.

Who is the most controversial couple on MAFS? ›

It seems there's nothing MAFS participants love more than a good fling. During the 2021 season, Coco Stedman and Cameron Dunne were at the centre of an explosive cheating scandal that divided fans. Coco, who was paired with Sam Carraro, sought comfort in Cameron after multiple clashes with her uninterested 'husband'.

Is Myrla with Johnny? ›

At the reunion, Johnny and Myrla confirmed they went on a trip to Mexico together, but since they're evaded the cameras, the pair have continued to spend quality time together. According to Johnny's Instagram, the pair have gotten close quickly as they've spent "Friendsgiving" and bingo nights together.

What does Tamara Djordjevic do for a living? ›

Age: 29. From: Queensland. Occupation: Operations Manager

Financially independent and owning her own home, she is successful in her career and incredibly ambitious. Used to providing for herself, Tamara has high expectations for a partner — she doesn't want to have to carry him.

Are Mike and Heidi still together? ›

Sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but Mike and Heidi have split since filming wrapped. On Thursday night Mike revealed their romance fizzled out, explaining on Instagram: “Heidi and I aren't together… but that's okay! “While Heidi and I may not be together we still talk nearly every day and are the best of friends.

How much weight has Jules Robinson lost? ›

Jules revealed she had lost nearly '20 kilograms' after signing on as the face of weight loss company Jenny Craig back in October 2021. The busy mum was put on a high-fat, low carb diet which focused on intermittent fasting to get results quickly.

Are Erin and Bryce still together? ›

"We're super proud of our story and we made ourselves really vulnerable so it's great to get that feedback from people, that they've responded positively to us." In January 2023, the pair also got legally married!

Where are Bryce and Melissa living now? ›

EXCLUSIVE: Married At First Sight's Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson are 'moving to the UK' amid rumours couple are returning to TV. They welcomed their twin sons, Levi and Tate, in Melbourne.

Is Noi and Steve together? ›

Steve Moy and Noi Phommasak got married on Married at First Sight season 14 and broke up in July 2022.

Where are Stephanie and AJ now? ›

AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Sersen

The pair had many ups and downs during season 8, but stayed together and appeared happier than ever during Married at First Sight: Couples Cam, which aired in June 2020. They shared that they are attending marriage counseling to help them grow together.

Are Jackson and Olivia still together? ›

During Yahoo's All-Star MAFS Reunion, Olivia got honest about the challenges of staying friends with Jackson nine months after their split. "So to be fully transparent with it, we very much tried to maintain a friendship and be really good mates, and I think we still are," she said.

Is Melinda and Layton still together? ›

Yes! Melinda and Layton are still together to this day and, judging by the social media, the pair look happier than ever.

What happened to Katina and Olajuwon? ›

"After one year of marriage and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways," the statement read. "However, this was not an easy decision to make. We leave our marriage with enormous love and respect for each other. We only ask that at this time, our privacy is respected."

Is Mindy Shiben married? ›

Mindy Shiben and Zach Justice first appeared on Married at First Sight, season 10, but have since moved on with their lives. On the show, their marriage never quite took off, as Zach decided not to move into the apartment the participants are given on the show.

What happened to Lindsey and Mark? ›

At their worst, Lindsey was demeaning and overly demanding of Mark, and he was distant and overwhelmed by the relationship. At their best, they played games around the house and laughed all the time. Mark and Lindsey's relationship ended in divorce, but they seem to appreciate each other more since they separated.

Do the couples get paid on Married at First Sight Australia? ›

Yes, the MAFS Australia contestants do get a daily wage paid for their participation. Former contestant Nasser Sultan, who starred on the 2019 season, previously told Now to Love: "You get $150 for the day, that's it. “But on top of that, you have to pay expenses - your living expenses with the woman that you marry.

Where are Martha and Michael now? ›

In 2021, the couple moved to Sydney together and they are now living in an apartment in Bondi Beach. They announced their engagement in December of the same year by sharing a snap of Martha's glittering diamond ring.

Are Tayla and Cam together? ›

But, since then, both Tayla and Cam have said they're just friends and aren't dating and the groom has even confirmed that he is in a new relationship since the show ended.

Did AJ and Stephanie break up? ›

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Where are Kate and Luke from Married at First Sight? ›

Ultimately, Kate and Luke Cuccurullo decided to get divorced, but that also means she gets a new beginning. With her Instagram profile set to public, Kate told her 56,000 followers that she was considering something new to keep her fans updated.


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