Having failed to find love on the last season of Married At First Sight it seems that one of our favourite contestants is heading for another attempt down the aisle.

Melissa Walsh, who was “married” to fan favourite John Robertson on the reality TV show that aired earlier this year, has revealed that she’s engaged following her split from John a few months ago.

Mel and John were one of the favourite couples from the last season of the show that sees complete strangers meet for the first time on their wedding day but just a few months after the show aired the pair announced that they had split.

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As you can all see, John @john_robertson_1962 and I have had an amazing experience together over the past six months . You have followed our journey and saw our caring for each other grow over the experiment. We genuinely adored spending time together and getting to know each other . We hit it off straight away and felt an immediate connection and mutual respect for each other . We lived together so easily and it reminded us both how wonderful it is to be married and have a supportive , loving partner which is something neither of us have had for a long time .We did think there would be some obstacles outside in the real world but thought we had a strong enough bond to overcome them . We know there’s been a lot of speculation about whether we are together any more and wanted to be fully transparent and let you know where our relationship is at as you have all been so encouraging and supportive of the two of us . It has been a very difficult decision and it makes us both very sad to say we have decided to no longer continue as a couple . We still have the utmost respect for each other but have found significant differences in our lives and expectations in relationships. We have spoken at length about how to make it work and have been spending time with each other to let our relationship unfold but both agree it doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere . We still care deeply for each other as friends and will never forget the incredible times we have had together. I could not have gone through this process with anybody else as John is a wonderful and kind man . I am very disappointed that it hasn’t worked as I went into the experiment looking for true love . I had been through hell with my last marriage as you know and thought I wasn’t meant to have a relationship ever again. Being part of this experiment was the best thing I have ever done as it reminded me that perhaps there is a love out there for me and I thank Married at First Sight for opening my world again to love. #mafs #marriedatfirstsight #marriedau

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“It has been a very difficult decision and it make us both very sad to say we have decided to no longer continue as a couple,” the pair said in a statement at the time.

Two months after this breakup, 53-year-old Melissa announced that she was dating a man named Fred Whiston and now just a short time later it looks like they’re taking the next step in their relationship.


Posting a photo of an engagement ring on Instagram, Melissa wrote, “When the man you are in love with proposes, you say ‘yes’.”

Earlier this year in June, Melissa opened up about her whirlwind romance with Whiston, telling Woman’s Day that he might just be the one.


“It’s been a very quick connection that’s happened so intensely, and I can’t wait to share my life with him,” she said.


We guess when you know, you know! Congratulations to the happy couple and we hope second time’s the charm for this MAFS star!

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