'Married At First Sight UK': Marilyse and Franky split

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
·2-min read
Marilyse Corrigan and Franky Spencer have split. (Channel 4)
Marilyse Corrigan and Franky Spencer have split. (Channel 4)

Married At First Sight UK couple Marilyse Corrigan and Franky Spencer have split up with Corrigan addressing the moment Spencer told her "don't talk".

The stars of the recent E4 series had chosen to stay together and Spencer even briefly moved back to Yorkshire from Dubai, but Corrigan has told The Sun that they are no longer together and he is living in the UAE again.

She said that they split "a few weeks after the reunion", which aired last week, but said that they had ended things on good terms.

Pictured:  Marilyse and Franky.
The couple had ended the series still together. (Channel 4)

Mum-of-two Corrigan said: “It’s really sad as we got on really well and Franky has a heart of gold but outside the experiment, I had to think, ‘Do I want to be with this person forever?’"

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She added that they had spent too much time together and that the expectations of how their relationship would go after the show had been "full on".

Corrigan said: “Eventually things just went a bit dry and we ended up being more like friends than people in a relationship.”

Pictured: Marilyse and Franky.
Viewers were concerned by Franky Spencer's behaviour. (Channel 4)

Spencer's behaviour during the series had made many viewers feel uncomfortable as they worried that he appeared controlling.

In one dinner party scene, he was heard saying to Corrigan: "Maybe don't talk when I'm talking."

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But she shrugged off the controversy, claiming that she "liked him being protective" and would have left if she felt he was being controlling.

Admitting she had dreaded watching the dinner party episode, she said: "People tell each other to be quiet all the time. It’s not the end of the world, I was not in tears and got over it."

Pictured: (L-R) Alexis, Jordon, Adam, Tayah (bottom row), Morag, Luke, Robert, Joshua, Megan (bottom row), Amy, Franky, Daniel, Marilyse, Matt, Ant and Nikita.
The couple starred in 'Married At First Sight UK'. (Channel 4)

The 37-year-old fitness fanatic said that her sons, aged 16 and 13, had got on well with Franky and had not been embarrassed to see their mum's relationship play out on TV.

She said that they hoped to visit Spencer in Dubai one day and added that she didn't blame him for going back, saying that his life there looked great on Instagram.

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