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There’s no friendship like those created on MAFS: Find out whose still friends!

Some friendships are cute, others are weird. But either way, we love it!
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Married At First Sight Australia 2023 has come and gone, but despite all the drama, heated arguments and scandals it seems a majority of the contestants have remained close friends.

However, it is safe to assume that couples with a troublesome ending are no longer in contact.

Girl squad!

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But before we get into who remains friends…

“I still don’t speak to Claire because of you know, a lot of things that actually happened,” Melinda told Heat.

The major cheating scandal between Claire and Adam cause a “huge divide” between the girls she explained.

“It created a huge divide with the whole group, but they didn’t show any of that,” she said.

During the TV WEEK Logies red carpet, Claire confessed to TV WEEK that the cast weren’t on the greatest of speaking terms.

“I thought we were, but apparently we’re not,” she said.

“Melinda hasn’t said hi to us, has completely ignored Sandy and I and a lot of us, which is a shame because I came in here open to having a good time and like, what has Sandy ever done to anyone [for her to not deserve a hello]”.

In a separate interview with Punkee, Claire said that following the show Melinda stated that Claire would be the villain and couldn’t “associate” with her.

Melinda has responded to the claims, writing on her Instagram story:

“I’d like to talk on this because I am beyond being BULLIED and harassed by these mean girls,” she wrote.

“The treatment I have received during and post experiment is not okay.”


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Melinda isn’t the only star no longer in touch with Claire, as Bronte revealed in a recent interview that they were “no longer close”.

In an Instagram Q&A, Bronte discussed her ‘friendship’ with Claire and replied: “Okay, I’ve debated whether to talk on this because it’s quite confronting, and I actually haven’t spoken about it much, but Claire and I are obviously no longer close.”

“Do I wish her any bad, or do I want to see her not succeed? No. I still think really highly of her regardless of some of the things that have been said. I just believe that everybody makes mistakes, and I said this to Claire in the experiment when everything was happening and really hyped around her and Jesse.”

She assures fans there was “no big fight” but rather are just “very different people” and are navigating their way through life differently.

A special seat for Pickles and Mustard.

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Anyways, back to who remains friends – Sandy and Claire, who are both based in Victoria, have become the ultimate BFFs. While speaking at the TV WEEK Logies red carpet, the pair told us their favourite part from MAFS.

“The friendships we made,” Claire revealed. “Finding your best friend, BFF. But, you know, the unassuming friendships as well that you made with people that you would never really cross paths with so that’s been really nice.”

Sandy added: “And the things that you learn and you grow from it all.”

“The emotional growth,” Claire responded.

The pair even travelled from Melbourne to Sydney together to hang out with their MAFS co-stars including Evelyn, Tahnee, Lyndall, Melinda, Layton, Josh, Hugo, Rupert, Alyssa and Duncan (separately of course).

“Left Sydney with some great memories and friends. Focusing on the good times and leaving behind the bad ones,” Sandy wrote.

And how could we forget, Sandy met up with Evelyn’s cute sausage dogs Pickles and Mustard.

Even Lyndall and Cam seemed to be on good terms after being pictured together in a collection of Sandy’s images, despite their tragic breakup during the finale which saw the groom storm off.

But she isn’t the only social butterfly of the group, Janelle loves to catch up with her MAFS clan including Evelyn, Alyssa, Cam, Tahnee, Ollie, Melinda, Duncan and Jesse.

Despite dating rumours between Jesse and Janelle, the former groom debunked fans speculation during an Instagram Q&A but admitted to having a “flirtationship.”

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But a real life MAFS cross over couple was confirmed a few months after the finale aired. It was none other than Evelyn and Duncan who went public in early May 2023.

Meanwhile the ‘villains’ of 2023 including Dan, Tayla and Adam have definitely been united by their ‘bad edits’. Tayla regularly shares pictures of the trio to her Instagram, one group picture even included 2022 groom Jack Leonie.

And ‘villain’ Harrison is even making an appearance with his cast mates including Josh, Tayla, Sandy, Janelle, Evelyn, Claire and Duncan despite some intense conflicts.

But overall, it seems Harrison is just enjoying time with his new girlfriend, Gina and son, August who he regularly shares to TikTok.

Evelyn and Duncan are together.

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