Liz Sobinoff and Seb Guilhaus, who found love on season seven of Married At First Sight in 2020, have announced their split this morning after over a year together. Love is dead, folks, bury me with it.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Liz and Seb shared identical breakup posts. “We have mutually decided to end our relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend,” the couple began.
“We want to thank everyone for the endless support we have received on our platforms,” the former couple added.
They asked their fans to be “kind and respectful” at this time and referred to the inescapable, relentless churn of the rumour mill.
The MAFS stars acknowledged that viewers may feel a sense of entitlement to gossip about their relationship due to their investment in their romantic lives. “[B]ut please remember we are real people, and we are both navigating our way through this time to the best of our abilities.
“It is still fresh for us both, we just know there has been some curiosity as we have shared parts of our relationship online and we met on national television,” they said.
“We are both respectful of each other and are still involved in each other’s lives. We both have cherished each other and have grown together.
“We would like to send love and well wishes to all.”
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The couple last shared cute photos together in December. “What an amazing year of self growth for both of us …,” Seb wrote in one caption. “i’m extremely grateful on so many levels ❤.”
In a post talking about her body image, health, work and identity, she wrote that being with Seb meant she has “learnt so much about myself”.
“He is the first male I have EVER lived with and with everything that goes on with me, and myself adapting to ‘real’ life I just want to thank him. Still cannot believe how we met. Sometimes forget how we met!”
Australia first met Liz on season six, where she was originally wed to Sam Ball, a man who not only fat-shamed her but also cheated on her with Ines Bašić.
She received a second shot at love on reality TV when she returned to the show last year, meeting the kooky football-playing personal trainer, Seb. They were the only couple who were still together by the time of the reunion.
Only three couples from seven seasons (and 58 couples, not including wife swaps) of the MAFS “social experiment” remain together. That’s Erin Bateman and Bryce Mohr from season two, and Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant (now married for real, with a baby!), and Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli from season six. Yikes.
Worth keeping in mind if you’re thinking of applying for the dating show next year… But a lack of love doesn’t mean you won’t win the series’ consolation prize, a semi-lucrative influencing career…Image: Instagram / Liz Sobinoff