Wedding bliss turned sour fast for first Married At First Sight Australia 2024 couple, Sara & Tim

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Sara and Tim were the first couple to be matched on Married At First Sight Australia 2024.

In the beginning, their relationship seemed picture perfect as they ticked off all the boxes. But sadly, they have not survived outside of the MAFS experiment as Sara casually announces she is single during a TikTok video with co-star Tristan.


The friends were participating in a trend when Sara revealed, “We’re on MAFS, of course were still single.”

However, this comes as no surprise as fans hopes for Sara and Tim fizzled mid-experiment when the groom was spotted kissing a mystery brunette which was undeniably not his MAFS bride.

With Sara seemingly confirming their split, TV WEEK looks back at their rollercoaster MAFS journey.

Tim swept South American-born Sara off her feet by greeting her in Spanish at their wedding ceremony. His attempts to woo her was wildly successful, as little did he know, she was from Colombia born in Medellin – where he temporarily lived.

“You’ve just taken like everything I’ve said and been like ‘here you go this is your person’,” Sara laughed. “The experts nailed it.”

Sara and Tim were the first MAFS couple.

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As these two strangers dug more into each other’s lives, Sara discovered some dirt on her new husband. Tim confessed his ex-partner had cheated on him, while Sara empathized with this given her own experience, the issue was that Tim and his ex-girlfriend had broken up only six months before the experiment.

But with the information that was leaked later on in the season, was Sara reflecting her own insecurities?

Cue one more nail in their coffin – Tim’s “rogue” best man.

“Tim is a man of science, he’s quite fond of experimentation. Experiment 551, romance at high speed,” the best man began, followed by a crude speech. He later joked that Sara was “experiment number 865.”

Sara, Tim and the best man (far right).

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It was a rocky start to their MAFS relationship, but that initial spark began to reignite. However, Tim’s trust issues came into play during Confessions Week when Sara refused to swap mobile phones.

“I haven’t given you a reason not to trust me. So, what’s the point?” she said. “It’s invasive.”

Despite his concerns, Tim decided to trust his new wife.

“I don’t fully trust Sara at the moment. But I’m taking her word at face value and yeah, I’m trying to be a good husband. But maybe she’s chatting to other guys… Definitely raised some question marks,” he told the camera crew.

It was this exact moment Tim reflected on when he discovered his wife secretly met up with her ex-partner.

In an explosive dinner party, Eden revealed Sara had met with her ex – who she had an “on-and-off” relationship with for six years – and had lied to Tim regarding her whereabouts. While this ‘cheating scandal’ erupted, Tim slipped that Sara had been with her ex a month before the experiment.

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“When I found out, it was heartbreaking,” Tim told TV WEEK. “If you slow-motion the conversation, you can pinpoint the exact moment my heart shatters.”

Heartbroken and feeling betrayed, Tim was forced to stay in the experiment for another week. But in an unexpected twist, he wanted to work on rebuilding their relationship.

“A week ago, there was no way I’d be in the same room. Now, I’m defending my relationship with her – it was very challenging,” he revealed.

“They’d seen how she’d been treating me and didn’t understand how we were going to move forward,” he says, adding that some tell-tale signs have made him doubt Sara.

“I don’t think I’ll ever know the full truth,” he says. “But I do think the weekend with her ex was premeditated, and why she was reluctant to show me her phone.”

Over time – and some heated discussions – the pair worked through Sara’s “emotional” cheating scandal and built the foundations of a strong relationship. All preparing for final vows.

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“Seeing you hurt made me realise what I had in front of me and what I could be loosing,” Sara said in her final vows. “I wanted to fight for us and I’m so glad you gave us that chance. The struggles we went through surprisingly brought us closer together.

“You had my back and I remember thinking the experts matched us for a reason and I can see why they chose you for me…. Tim, I falling more and more for you each day. I am so excited to see what our future can hold together.”

However, it wasn’t such a simple choice for Tim – battling between their good and bad times.

“Last week, it seems like it’s been a battle between my head and my heart. But, it’s an easy decision if I go with my heart and how I’ve been feeling about you for these last few weeks,” he said. “Of course it’s still a bit of a risk and we’ve got work to do. But there’s no one else I’d rather take that risk than with you.”

Despite his decision to stay, meddling Jonathan revealed “Tim kinda wishes he left Sara at the final vows.”

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“You don’t think you deserve better than Sara? We all f—— think so,” Jono said to Tim during the MAFS 2024 reunion. “Why are you mad at me?”

Sara was enraged and embarrassed after she was gushing about their relationship mere minutes before.

“You make things seem like its so wishy washy,” Sara said. “You do it all the time! And if you don’t want to be in this relationship then don’t f—— be in it.”

Want more on Married At First Sight? Check out the links below:

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