MAFS’ Troy and Carly ‘heartbroken’ after split
AFTER nine months of PDA in parks, vigorous tooth brushing and loved up Instagram posts Troy Delmege and Carly Bowyer have broken up.
The unlikely Married At First Sight couple confirmed the news in separate statements shared to their Instagram accounts on Wednesday night.
Bowyer wrote that the pair had "fought for each other to the end" before making the "heartbreaking" decision to end their relationship.
Dear fans, it is with great sadness I want to let you know that Carly and I have decided to go our separate ways... I am so so sorry it hasn’t worked out... This is a very painful situation... We’ve had an incredible 9 months together and it hurts to walk away from ... I knew way back when we met at the first dinner party that Carly was a special girl. She captured my heart in so many ways... She was my rock during the experiment and has been ever since... I’ll treasure the memories forever... Carly, I wish you all the happiness in the world. Xx
"We've had to make the incredibly difficult decision that our lives no longer align and we are unable to make this work," she said.
Addressing his post to his "fans", Delmege wrote that it was with "great sadness" that he and Bowyer had split.
It's with a heavy heart that I tell you that Troy and I have decided to part ways. 9 months ago, we threw ourselves head first into a relationship, that despite all odds, felt like it was destined to be. We fell in love and experienced some of the most real and amazing moments together that I will never forget. We wanted this more than anything and have fought for each other to the end so it’s heartbreaking that we've had to make the incredibly difficult decision that our lives no longer align and we are unable to make this work. Troy, my darling, you are something special. You're my best friend and I will always be here for you. It's the end of this chapter but it's not goodbye 🖤
"I am so-so sorry it hasn't worked out … This is a very painful situation … We've had an incredible 9 months together and it hurts to walk away from," he said.
Delmege and Bowyer were both paired with different people on Married At First Sight but hooked up after filming had wrapped.
Their relationship was made public in February when photos of them engaging in a steamy makeout session in a Melbourne park went viral.
Bowyer and Delmege later revealed they felt an attraction in early episodes but waited until they had broken up to start their romance.
"I was sensing it was mutual and was like 'I'll go in for the kill.'" he told Nine, before joking that Bowyer actually "put the moves on me".
After MAFS aired, Delmege moved from his hometown of Sydney to live with Bowyer in Melbourne.
It's been a bit of a bad week for reality TV couples, with Bachelor stars Keira Maguire and Jarrod Woodgate splitting on Sunday, while Megan Marx and Jake Ellis announced their break up on Tuesday.