Are Melinda and Layton still together? MAFS Australia season 10 update

Has this MAFS couple gone the distance?

Layton (left) and Melinda (right) at a dinner party on Married at First Sight Australia
(Image credit: Channel 4)

Season 10 of Married at First Sight Australia has landed in the UK, and viewers want to know if Melinda and Layton are still together.

Reality TV fans have been tuning in to the weddings, honeymoons and oh-so-dramatic dinner parties that we all know and love from Married at First Sight, and already everyone's asking who has stayed together from the series - ahead of the Married at First Sight reunion. Whether it's the less successful pairings like Melissa and Josh and Harrison and Bronte, or couples like Lyndall and Cameron who seemed to hit it off straight away - we're all curious about the fates of the season 10 couples.

Another pair that's caught the eye of viewers is Melinda and Layton. Both career-driven company owners, these two have a lot in common and were expected to hit it off right away. But the wedding was a tense affair, so it's no surprise that everyone's asking if Melinda and Layton are still together.

Are Melinda and Layton still together? 

Yes! Melinda and Layton are still together. While the show was airing, viewers began to suspect that Melinda and Layton were still going strong after the pair were spotted out and about in Sydney, and now both have confirmed their relationship on Instagram. 

After saying "yes" to each other at final vows, Melinda posted a series of photos of the pair next to Sydney Harbour Bridge, writing in the caption, "No matter what it takes to get this right or how hard the road ahead of us may be, I will always choose you, my Layton. ❤️" And she's since shared plenty of romantic couple photos of the pair.

Meanwhile, Layton also confirmed the happy news via social media, writing under a photo of him and his bride at final vows, "I couldn’t have asked for a better match to go on this journey with. Our relationship hasn’t been perfect, but no ones is." He added, "One chapter has and ended and I’m excited to see what the new one has in store for me and my babe ❤️".

What happened between Melinda and Layton on MAFS Australia?

Despite the pair becoming one of the few couples from MAFS Australia season 10 who's relationship has lasted, Melinda and Layton's journey was anything but smooth.

On their wedding day, Melinda was left unimpressed by Layton, particularly his physical appearance. She said at the time: "First impressions… he may be punching just a little. I would swipe left. I'm a 9 and a half… on a bad day. My usual type is more…tall, dark, handsome, European, chiselled."

After Layton's wedding vows hinting he was "from money", Melinda was further deterred from her new husband. And further tensions arose from the partner swap challenge, which saw Melinda partnered with Harrison, another groom who Layton did not see eye-to-eye with.

However, they worked hard to overcome their early issues and decided to stay part of the experiment during the final commitment ceremony. 

But when final vows were around the corner, the future of Melinda and Layton's relationship looked uncertain following a conversation at the final dinner party.

When the Honesty Box came out, Melinda admitted that she had fallen in love with Layton, a confession which was met with hesitancy from her other half. Layton said in response to the same question: "I can't say that I'm in love with Mel. That's not a bad thing because for me that's a really big word."

Melinda later told the cameras that she felt she cared more for Layton than he did her, and the pair spent the final day of the experiment apart ahead of final vows.

However, when the moment came Layton let his walls come down, telling Melinda, "It's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all and I am falling in love with you." 

Melinda said, "Layton, in case you're still confused with how I feel about you let me make it clear, I love you and I want us to be together."

Where is Melinda Willis now?

Melinda's beauty business, Feather Sisters, remains a priority for the CEO, and the company recently posted a video on Instagram of Melinda giving a tutorial for one of their eyebrow products.

It's also been reported that Melinda has hired her MAFS co-star Caitlin McConville, who had previously worked as a makeup artist but gave up her job to appear on the show. 

According to the Express, Caitlin now works at another of Melinda's businesses called Melly's Beauty Parlour, which specialises in eyelash extensions, lash lifts, brow lamination, waxing and tinting.

She's also kept in touch with her fellow MAFS cast members, posting a group photo of them having dinner together, and she's been keeping her followers up to date with her relationship with Layton too, recently sharing a video made up of snippets of their life together, with the caption, "Creating memories together 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨".

Where is Layton Mills now?

Layton has also been keeping his followers up to date with his relationship with Melinda, and it looks like the pair have been spending plenty of time together - despite Melinda living in Brisbane and Layton residing in Sydney.

Layton has even hinted he would consider relocating to be closer to Melinda, telling Women's Day, "I love Brisbane. I think it's awesome. We've just been waiting for the show to finish airing to sort out timings, and what that looks like."

Meanwhile, Melinda shared plans for the pair to adopt a dog together, saying, "I want an Italian greyhound. It's just me as a dog."

The pair have also been spotted on a double date with Tahnee and Ollie - who are reportedly the only other successful couple from this year's season of MAFS Australia. According to the Mail Online, the four cast members were spotted visiting the Van Gogh Alive multi-sensory exhibition in Sydney.

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