MAFS lovers: We didn’t just jump into bed together
JOHN Robertson and Melissa Walsh became fan favourites as one of the only couples left standing after Married At First Sight ended - and the two credit that to their maturity.
Talking to Confidential, Robertson said that while the younger couples were all "testosterone and hormones", which "ended in tears", he and Walsh had taken things a bit more slowly.
"We wanted to get to know each other as friends first, rather than just jump into bed on the honeymoon - which we've seen has ended in tears," he said.
Robertson pledged to stay with Walsh in last night's final commitment ceremony.
"John and I, being in our 50s, have been in relationships we've tried to force. So we just said let's see how we feel with each other," Walsh said.
"We were just trying be as practical as can be, letting things evolve naturally in an unnatural environment."
Walsh added that the drama caused by the partner-swapping of Dean Wells, Tracey Jewel and Davina Rankin was disappointing.
"John and I felt like we were on Melrose Place not MAFS," she said.
They both added that, despite the hiccups, there was also still a chance for fan favourites Sarah Roza and Telverne "Telv" Williams to last when the show ends.
"They have a good foundation. While it's a little bit tumultuous, there are deep feelings between the two of them," Walsh said.
Robertson added: "They've only had their moments because they are so passionate about each other."