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MAFS Season 5 stars: Where are they now and who are they dating?

We've missed our MAFS brides and grooms, so we checked back in on them!

By Bettina Tyrrell

For almost three months, the nation became completely invested in the lives of the Season 5 'bides' and 'grooms' of Married At First Sight. We loved them, and at times we loathed them (remember that grubby conversation about swapping wives?) but at all times we were desperate to see how their 'marriages' would pan out.

Three months have passed since the reality show's finale and we've been wondering: Where are our MAFS stars now, and most importantly who are they dating, since every Season 5 marriage ended in divorce!

Here we check back in with the reality TV gang to find out who's loved-up and who's arriving solo to the dinner parties.

What are the blushing brides up to now? Some of them have plans to walk down the aisle again!
What are the blushing brides up to now? Some of them have plans to walk down the aisle again!

John Robertson

We had all so hoped that single dad, John Robertson had finally found true love in his second time down the Married At First Sight aisle. But shortly after the show finished, John and his TV bride Melissa Walsh announced their split.

Yet, it appears John, 54, has indeed found love outside of the reality series, with a youthful blonde woman. Fellow Season 5 groom Troy Delmege took to Instagram recently to post a picture from a night out with former MAFS stars. Sharing a picture of himself, John, Patrick Miller and Sean Thomsen, Troy praised John's new relationship.

"Great to see some familiar faces around Melbs and congrats to @john_robertson_1962 on his new romance... They are lovely together ❤️❤️ (P.S. Carly is in Adelaide for the weekend)."

Little is known of the unnamed woman who has captured John's heart.

New love! John and his new girlfriend, with the *MAFS* boys.
New love! John and his new girlfriend, with the MAFS boys.
It wasn't meant to be for *MAFS* couple John and Melissa.
It wasn't meant to be for MAFS couple John and Melissa.

Melissa Walsh

Her TV hubby may have moved on, but don't feel sorry for Melissa -- she's never been more in love!

Months on from her 'divorce' from John, the Mornington Peninsula-based mum has fallen head over heels for Fred Whitson, a navy musician and artist.

"I interviewed Fred for his work as a local artist and we really hit it off," journalist and young-at-heart grandma Melissa told Woman's Day.

The couple have recently returned from a loved-up trip to Paris. C'est l'amour!

Charlene Perera

While Charlene's career is going from strength-to-strength, her love life has hit a slump after her break-up with MAFS husband Patrick Miller.

Speaking to NW at the Logies, the Hush Puppies ambassador spilled on her unlucky love life.

"I'm back on the dating apps," she revealed. "I was seeing someone for a little while but not anymore."

"Things just haven't been working out for me, but we'll see what happens. I'm going to try my luck with one of the other 13 million men that aren't on MAFS this time."

Patrick Miller

Charlene's ex, Patrick Miller also appears to be single after he joked on social media that a picture of himself with a female friend could have been misinterpreted as something a little more romantic.

"The woman with no face ? Nah that's just my mate," he wrote on Instagram alongside the snap.

The Season 5 sweetheart has been a busy man recently, he told NW he's been learning a new language -- Tagalog, his mother's native language -- as well as attending charity events.

Patrick also hinted that he may be heading abroad to chase a new career path!

"There's also a plan to go overseas for some modelling gigs," he told us.

Good luck, Patty!

Davina Rankin

The Married At First Sight experiment was a roller-coaster for controversial wife Davina. But just months after the dating show aired, the brunette beauty is ready to head down the aisle again!

The social media influencer and her cafe owner boyfriend Jaxon Manuel are already planning to marry next year. Telling The Daily Telegraph Davina hinted at a possibly date for the nuptials saying, "Probably June or July next year."

Davina said her failed TV marriage to Ryan Gallagher hasn't deterred her from saying 'I do' again.

"I have been married once, I feel like I could do it again with the right guy."

Ryan Gallagher

It seems while Davina is getting ready to settle down, Ryan Gallagher is doing the complete opposite! NW recently reported the Married At First Sight star was bragging about being "taken" by Sophie Monk. Then just last week at the TV WEEK Logies, he was reportedly spotted 'putting the moves on' Love Island beauty Cassidy McGill!

Thank you, Ryan for keeping the MAFS dream alive!

It's believed Ryan and Cass may have left the party together as Ryan was nowhere to be found when his fellow MAFS contestants headed back to their rooms together at 4am, reported *NW*.
It's believed Ryan and Cass may have left the party together as Ryan was nowhere to be found when his fellow MAFS contestants headed back to their rooms together at 4am, reported NW.

Dean Wells

Dean's life looks a little different after MAFS, the Sydney-based Creative Director has been spotted at swanky affairs like the TV WEEK Logies and on the red carpet of film premieres.

While it's unknown if Dean's love-life has taken off since his dramatic split from Tracey Jewel, the 40-year-old was snapped at dinner with his arms around model Elouise Bissett in April.

What we do know though, is that Dean is still in touch with his ex-wife Tracey, despite their tumultuous relationship which ended with Dean confessing his love and Tracey running into the arms of fellow MAFS castmate, Sean Thomsen, before their subsequent break-up.

"She [Tracey] actually texted me earlier to wish me luck and says she hopes I have a good day," Dean told Yahoo 7 on the Logies red carpet.

"So we chat a little bit. It's a shame she couldn't be here," he added before explaining that Tracey didn't get an invite to join her co-stars on Australian TV's night of nights.

Tracey Jewel

She may have missed the call-up for the Logies, but Tracey Jewel has enough on her plate to keep her busy these days.

The brunette beauty has a new book (Don't Mess With The Goddess), a new man (well, sort of, she's back with her ex Patrick Kedemos), and a new motivation in life: campaigning to stop violence against women.

Basically, Tracey is living her best life right now!

Jo Mcpharlin AKA Foxy JoJo

Married At First Sight's Queen Of The Aisle, Foxy JoJo is looking fabulous in her post-MAFS life.

The single mum recently underwent a stunning transformation, and she's look ready to hit the dating scene again.

Although Jo is yet to find a partner, telling Now To Love, "My love life non-existent at the moment, still very single, still looking."

With her new look, we have our fingers crossed the bubbly blonde will make a MAFS comeback in a future season, after all, she did once say, "I would do it all again in the blink of an eye."

Foxy JoJo is looking fab! She won't be single for long.
Foxy JoJo is looking fab! She won't be single for long.

Troy Delmege and Carly Bowyer

They were the couple we just had to see to believe! After their on-screen marriages ended, Troy and Carly discovered love was waiting for them on the other side of the dinner party table.

The unlikely pair confess they're completely in love, are planning to marry and see kids in their future.

No one saw this relationship coming!
No one saw this relationship coming!
Baby on the way? Jo thinks Carly and Troy are talking kids.
Baby on the way? Jo thinks Carly and Troy are talking kids.

Gabrielle Bartlett and Sean Donnelly

Of course, Troy and Carly aren't the only MAFS stars to indulge in a cheeky partner swap.

Most recently, Gabrielle Bartlett Sean Donnelly have been romantically linked.

NW reported During a mini-MAFS reunion at co-star Ryan Gallagher's comedy gig in Adelaide on May 19, the pair's friendship may have turned flirty.

We can't keep up with all the partner swapping!
We can't keep up with all the partner swapping!

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