MAFS star 'heartbroken' after shock split

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Former Married At First Sight star Charlene Perera has been left ‘heartbroken’ after announcing her shocking split with Marcus Tant, just days after she posted a loved-up snap of the pair of them together. 

The 34-year-old, who appeared on Season 5 of the hit Channel Nine reality show, took to her social media account to let her 72,000 followers known about the sad breakup. 

Married At First Sight's Charlene has announced her sad breakup. Photo: Channel Nine

“Another one bites the dust! Sometimes things just don’t work out how you planned, no matter how hard you try, so you pull up your socks and get back on bumble,” Charlene wrote. 

“So heartbroken. But we take a deep breath and take our learnings from one endeavour to the next chapter of greatness! Hold the sadness then let it go, great things to come,.”

The news came as a shock to Charlene’s fans, as the star’s Instagram page is littered with snaps of the pair over the past couple of weeks. 

In October, she posted a happy selfie with Marcus, alongside the caption: “So much can change in a year”. Perhaps alluding to how happy she was since appearing on the reality show. 

And in August the pair shared a romantic holiday to Hawaii, where they sipped cocktails poolside at Turtle Bay Resort. 

After Charlene parted ways with her ‘husband’  Patrick Miller on the show, she said Marcus slid into her Instagram DMs after seeing her on the TV. 

"He was just complimentary about my personality and how I was inspiring to watch, which is lovely, and then we just bantered,” she told 9Honey in September last year. 

"And it wasn't for a little while before he asked me out for a drink… and I thought, 'Why not go for a drink?' so I did."

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