'Married At First Sight's' Last Remaining Couple Ben and Stephanie To Divorce

The thing about getting married to someone you've never lived with, let alone seen before, is that you don't know if they like Marmite or not and therefore have no idea whether they are a good human being or a HUMAN MONSTER.

Just for clarity, those who like Marmite are the monsters.

Sadly, another couple from the hit tellybox show Married At First Sight are set for Divorced At First Light scenario.

Appearing on FuBar Radio with Stephen Leng and Lizzie Cundy, Ben admitted that he had decided to divorce Stephanie only a few months after the show ended.

"Stephanie and I are still friends," he said. "But I couldn't give her what she wanted and what she needed, and time is of the essence."

How very, very romantic.

"And why waste someone's time if it's not there?" he added. "It killed me. After the end of the show we were giving it a go, but as my mum said, 'you don't know someone until you've lived with them'."

See!? Ben's mum knows all about Marmite.

He said: "It broke my heart to do what I had to do, I couldn't give someone so lovely and so nice what she wanted. She was gutted to be totally honest and she still wanted to try, but it ain't there, kiddo. I was thinking, 'How can you love me?' You can't play with affairs of the heart, can you."

The last sentence of that statement shows wisdom beyond Ben's relatively tender years, but it does beg the question: why the fuck did you get married at first sight in the first place then!?

Credit: Channel Four
Credit: Channel Four

Ben also told Cundy and Leng that he has since had "a kiss and a cuddle" with someone else (presumably a human) and that he gave "100 per cent" to his marriage to Stephanie.

However, he said that Stephanie was giving "110 per cent back", which caused issues, and is also statistically impossible.

Married At First Sight has been a stunning success at getting eyes on screens, but the nuptials themselves have been less successful. While Ben and Stephanie made it to a few months, couple Harriet and Richard divorced shortly after their marriage after she realised there was no chemistry. And she's a sucker for science.

It remains to be seen whether there will be another series of Married At First Sight, but given that it involves viewers enjoying the suffering, pain and misery of every day people like themselves on screen, it would appear highly likely.

Ding ding ding! Wedding bells!

Featured Image Credit: Married At First Sight / Channel Four

Ronan O'Shea

Ronan J O'Shea is a freelance journalist from London who has written for titles including LADbible, Headspace, The Independent, National Geographic Traveller and New York Post. Contact him at [email protected]

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