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Reality TV, two babies and another wedding: How Married At First Sight's Bryce Ruthven & Melissa Rawson's love story stole our hearts

It's hard to believe how far they've come.

By Maddison Hockey
They're undoubtedly one of the most contentious couples in Married At First Sight history.
Yet, Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson have not only survived the experiment, they've actually become one of the show's biggest romantic success stories.
Engaged and more loved up than ever, the duo welcomed sons Levi and Tate in October 2021 after announcing to the world that they were expecting earlier in the year.
Now they're new parents and planning a wedding, but it's hard to believe we've actually seen this couple tie the knot once before on Married At First Sight.
The couple met whilst filming season eight of Married At First Sight. (Nine)
Despite initial trepidations Melissa and Bryce's nuptials seemed to go off without a hitch on the show - though there were plenty of roadblocks after they said "I do".
While Melissa was anxious to reveal she'd never been on a date, Bryce was unfazed by the news, in fact, trumping her statement with news he'd been engaged 6 months prior to MAFS.
Both moving past this, it was only the first of many hiccups for the couple.
There was the rating of other brides and grooms that saw Bryce put Melissa fourth and then came the ongoing allegations of a secret girlfriend back in Canberra.
Despite constant rumours and confrontations the couple made it to their final vows where they recommitted to their vows.
The couple have been loved up since and announced their plans to the knot for real in July 2021.
"We'd already been married on the show and, with our relationship getting stronger, this just felt like the logical next step," Mel told New Idea at the time.
Bryce added: "People saw on the show how supportive and loyal Mel was. I'm pleased to say that's transitioned to the real world."
The couple ended up welcoming their twin sons, called Tate and Levi, 10 weeks early in October 2021, but fortunately their darling boys were strong and healthy.
In honour of how far they've come, we're going to relive their romance - just keep scrolling to see all their best moments.

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