MAFS star Belinda reveals real reason behind shock split from Patrick

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Just a few days after announcing their shock split, Married At First Sight star Belinda Vickers has now revealed the real reason why she and Patrick Dwyer broke up.

According to the 29-year-old saleswoman, the couple decided to call it quits when they realised that their future plans were no longer in sync.

Belinda and Patrick on MAFS.
Belinda said that she and Patrick didn’t align on ‘family goals’. Photo: Instagram/mafs

Belinda told WHO that she and Patrick had a ‘wonderful relationship’, but they failed to see eye-to-eye about a number of things.

“Our perspectives on love and life goals ultimately didn’t align,” she confessed.

“As you move forward into the future, it’s pretty important to be heading in the same direction towards the shared future that you both want.”


The former TV bride confirmed that they differed on opinions when it came to moving in together, getting married and having children in the near future.

“It was family goals especially and timings that we didn’t align on,” she said.

Despite making the hard choice to separate, Belinda still looks back fondly at her nine-month relationship with the personal trainer after meeting on MAFS.

“I grew so much from doing that show and learned so much about myself and what I really want in a relationship,” she admitted.

“I don’t have any regrets about my time on the show or my time with Pat, but now I’ve got to do what’s right for me.”

Belinda and Patrick kissing.
Belinda and Patrick called it quits after dating for nine months. Photo: Instagram/belindavickers_

The quirky couple announced their split on Monday when they released a joint statement on each of their social media profiles.

Posting to their Instagram stories, the statement read: “We would like to address the current rumours of our split and can 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 received through our journey.”

Fans first speculated that the pair might have ended things after Patrick unfollowed Belinda online a day earlier, although she currently still follows him.

Bryce and Melissa with ultrasound.
Controversial Married At First Sight couple Bryce and Melissa stunned fans with news they're engaged and expecting twins. Photo: Supplied

MAFS’ Melissa and Bryce share big news

Patrick and Belinda’s break-up came just as another couple from this year’s experiment revealed their own news.

MAFS season 8 stars Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven stunned fans on Monday by announcing that they’re not only engaged, but expecting twins.

The couple, both 32, shared their news with New Idea, with Bryce saying the proposal and pregnancy "all happened very fast”.

The couple's twins will be a world-first for a Married At First Sight couple.

“It's been a whirlwind but we're so incredibly happy,” Melissa told the publication.

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