Married At First Sight is a popular Australian TV show that follows four Australian couples in an “experiment” currently airing in the UK on Channel 4.
The ‘couples’ meet for the first time at the wedding ceremony and work backward from there. The newlyweds have to get to know each other while they’ve whisked away on a honeymoon, meet the in-laws and set up a home.
Literally, it’s as exhausting and bizarre as it sounds!
Charlene and Patrick were the solid fan-favourites of this season, but where are they now?
Married At First Sight Australia: Season 5
Season 5 brought us eleven new couples and, among them, we were introduced to Charlene Perera and Patrick Miller. It seemed like the “experts” had finally done their job right as the couple clicked immediately and proceeded to show us what a real-life fairytale looked like. They went all the way on the show, renewing their wedding vows before deciding to stay together.
However, we should all know by now that fairy tales are not real and that we shouldn’t be shocked when we don’t get a happy ending – just look at Love Island!
With Charlene and Patrick’s story, things took a turn for the worst when it was reported that Patrick has allegedly ghosted Charlene once the filming of the show had finished.
This obviously came as a shock to MAFS fans but perhaps we got too caught up on the love story and missed important cracks within the very fresh marriage, such as Charlene needing the ‘laid-back’ Patrick to – and we quote – “be a man”.
Cracks people, that we all missed.
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Where are Charlene and Patrick now?
We’re sorry to disappoint, but things did not work out for Charlene and Patrick.
Since leaving the show, Charlene opened up about the real reason as to why the couple called it quits:
We were at very different stages.
There was a rumour that they had got back together after they were seen together after the shows, but Patrick soon clarified that they are just friends who were catching up:
I haven’t caught up with Charlene for a bit, but it is just like seeing an old mate, it felt normal.
Old mate? Ouch, our hearts.
Charlene and Patrick’s individual lives after the show
When it comes to Patrick, it is not known is he is seeing someone or in a relationship. What we do know, is that the former operations manager made a little cameo in an X-Rated music video for an Australian artist that made headlines.
Charlene, on the other hand, was rumoured to be dating co-star Mathew Lockett after a photo of them together floating around the internet but it was never confirmed. She then started dating a new man: a Melbourne man named Marcus Tonti, but the pair broke up in 2019.
However, Marlene recently graduated from Melbourne Business School with an MBA – so yay, you get’em, girl!
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Just a girl with curls and an MBA! . 18 months, 700+ contact hours, 2900 lecture slides and over 30000 A4 pages read! Don’t worry I didn’t run those numbers. . Thinking back though this MBA journey I couldn’t even list the amount of things that have happened personally, professionally or globally (ummm a pandemic) and yet here we are at the end of it. We never thought that we would be celebrating via zoom but so it is (obviously the party will still happen, – but we will also always have Jakarta) . So many amazing learnings that have changed me as a leader and as a person, so many incredible networks and amazing friends that I will have for a lifetime (I’m so lucky to have found you)! . Big thanks to all the people that have inspired, supported, put up with and helped me through this – I’m surrounded by some pretty special people….. . . . There are ways of playing with your name other than getting married, getting smart…. Charlene Perera, MBA!!!! . Covid time to bugger off because I have been growing my hair to wear that god damn hat 👩🏾🎓 Now like the savage I am, I’m off to destroy this bottle of Dom 🍾 @dangags82 @edensflaw @doubleeweareex @daleamtsberg @sjb.jpg @ichindar @ashleighbridie @a_n_c_i_l_a @worthathousand @as_seen_by_timmy_g @michaelhiggon @marcus_klopsch @alexandrelamvohee @keirenlawrence @megnagram @michael_moses @simonobrien2 @kp_tubby @trey_putra @luc_ramalinga @samrussdog @adam.schloss @blonde_ez @charliepthomas @doubleeweareex @danielthompson299 @tingmore
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