Michael and Stephen’s wedding on MAFS was so wholesome

Michael and Stephen get married on Married At First Sight
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Married At First Sight Australia has featured its first gay wedding in years on Monday night, as Michael and Stephen got married in surprisingly wholesome scenes.

Season 11 of MAFS has been running for a month already. Michael Felix (above left) arrived at the start of this season as an original cast member.

But unfortunately his husband-to-be Simon decided the show wasn’t for him and did a runner at the last minute.

On Monday night, Michael was back. The show’s experts found him another bloke, and he’s dreamboat Perth hairdresser Stephen Stewart (above right).

You’ll be thrilled to know the two gorgeous gay men walked down the aisle on Monday night’s MAFS.

After a recap of Michael’s month-long wait for a husband, Stephen explains he’s struggled with the “really shallow dating pool” back home. Everyone he meets wants an open relationship, he reports.

The two groom share really sweet vows at a Sydney reception and seemed to really hit it off, if you can get past Married At First Sight‘s inherently ridiculous premise.


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‘Takes a really special person to do that’

At the pair’s reception, MAFS creates a cliffhanger out of Stephen finding out from a friend that Michael is a donor dad to his two lesbian friends.

However Stephen, who comes from a huge family and wants kids of his own, tells Michael he’s thrilled.

“The fact that he’s given this gift to his friends so that they can start their family and he’s selflessly stepped back and let that unfold, I love that,” Stephen explains.

“It takes a pretty special person to do that and he ticks a huge, huge box.”


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However in another cliffhanger at the end of the episode, Stephen’s less thrilled to find out about Michael’s first match.

“Instantly I felt sick. I just felt like this is not a genuine match then,” Stephen says, even though the other two men didn’t even meet.

“This is just a really last minute slapdash ‘You’ll do,’ and that’s a huge red flag.”

Married At First Sight is on Nine.

Since premiering in 2015, MAFS Australia has only featured one other gay male couple, season three’s Craig and Andy. But that union ended disastrously.

In 2020, the show featured its first lesbian couple as Amanda Micallef and Tash Herz tied the knot.


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Find out more about Married At First Sight:

MAFS groom Michael crushed after husband-to-be does a runner

‘Anything for ratings’: Gay groom Simon slams MAFS

Gay singles aren’t signing up for MAFS, producers say

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

Jordan Hirst is an experienced journalist and content creator with a career spanning over a decade at QNews. Since 2012, the Brisbane local has covered an enormous range of topics and subjects in-depth affecting the LGBTIQA+ community, both in Australia and overseas. Today, the Brisbane-based journalist covers everything from current affairs, politics and health to sport and entertainment.

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