The final commitment ceremonies threw a major surprise when the first two couples met to renew their vows as Married at First Sight Australia season five drew to a close. Tracey Jewel left Dean Wells and left him broken at the chuppah.
Dean has been the villain of season five, but has worked hard to prove himself to his wife, Tracey, after his dalliance with another man’s bride, Davina Rankin, early in the series. In the last episode, Tracey revealed she had stayed despite his cheating because she wanted to give him a chance, but also partly out of spite.
Tracey referenced this in her vows: “Standing before you is a woman who has understood you and your BS. Stuck with you through all your mistakes. I feel like you have met your match in me.
“This experiment has reminded me that when I love a person I must not forget to take care of myself or trust too easily. This experiment has shaken me awake and helped me see what I’m worth. And unfortunately, Dean, you don’t deserve me.
“I’m so sorry, Dean, but I have too many doubts to trust you. Or to believe you’ve truly changed.”
Dean looked crushed, a shell of the man who had such confidence and bravado a few weeks ago.
Married at First Sight Australia viewers were not feeling remotely sympathetic. In fact, many applauded Tracey’s “long revenge game”.
OMG! That was totally unexpected! ????????????????????????
Did she really wake up and come to her senses, or had she really been playing the long revenge game all along? ???? If the latter, then friggin well played! Well played indeed! Wow#MarriedatfirstsightAustralia pic.twitter.com/Ek9vWWh2eA
— Yoyo ♀ ???????????????? (@YoyoS29) September 17, 2020
Fans loved her decision. “It took you long enough but you picked the best moment to do it!”
#MarriedatfirstsightAustralia well done Tracey. It took you long enough but you picked the best moment to do it! Hopefully, desperate Dean will learn from this…but somehow I doubt it.????
— Serendipity Sarah #handsfacespace (@Sarahndipity59) September 17, 2020
One fan was going to go to bed happy. “Dean has finally had the taste of hurt and rejection.”
I’m literally going to sleep really well.
Like seriously, Tracy my the best decision of her life.
Dean has finally had the taste of hurt and rejection.
— CLARA (@claraclco) September 17, 2020
The scene of Dean wandering off into a field dumbstruck was the icing on the wedding cake for many fans.
— Kyle (@kjfranklinuk) September 17, 2020
Before Tracey’s killer blow, Dean’s “fake tears” had been as bad as his crush, Davina, according to many.
Oh wow Deans fake tears are as bad as Davinas were….they were definitely more suited for eachother #MarriedAtFirstSightAustralia
— kirsty (@KPeanut2512) September 17, 2020
His fake crying was just “embarrassing”.
Deans fake crying is embarrassing #MarriedatfirstsightAustralia
— alexandra (@alexisabelx) September 17, 2020
Dean drew gasps from the audience when he commented on Tracey’s beauty in his vows. Earlier in the series he had said: “Her looks aren’t her best feature.”
How Dean dares to say beautiful wife .. jokes man .. I thought her looks were not her best feature ???? #MarriedatfirstsightAustralia
— alexandra (@alexisabelx) September 17, 2020
Find out what happened to Dean and Tracey after the cameras stopped rolling.
Earlier in Married at First Sight Australia, Charlene Perrera surprised Patrick Miller – and viewers – when she decided to continue in their marriage after the “experiment” had finished. Many were not happy about her decision.
Run Patrick, YOU'RE TOO GOOD FOR HER, BABY #MarriedatfirstsightAustralia
— BETTIE (@bettie_raage) September 17, 2020
“If Charlene is happy she should tell her face,” tweeted one viewer.
If Charlene is happy she should tell her face #MarriedatfirstsightAustralia
— Katya ????????????????????????????????♻️ (@KikiL80) September 17, 2020
Then, of course, the couple would have to inform Patrick’s formidable mother Ruby about their renewal. She will not be happy.
Patricks mum will not be a happy bunny.. she's redundant now not looking after her son lol #MarriedatfirstsightAustralia
— Katrina (@katrina1_) September 17, 2020
Not everyone was down on the couple and there were many well-wishers on social media.
YAAAY Pat & Charlene! I wasn't expecting that.
YES Tracey! You did that well!! #MarriedatfirstsightAustralia
— Crissi Dares (@CrissiDares) September 17, 2020
Find out if Married at First Sight Australia couple Charlene and Patrick are still together.
The final commitment ceremonies screen on Friday night on E4’s Married at First Sight Australia.
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