MAFS Justin shares why John and Melissa broke up

scandal 04/04/2018

Married at First Sight Australia star Justin has offered some insight into why his co-stars John and Melissa ended things in their relationship

In an interview with New Idea, he said distance played a part in the deterioration of their marriage.

"They would've been a good couple, but they have a two-hour drive between them," the 41-year-old said. "And because of their age, they're pretty set in their ways."

Robertson, 54, and Walsh, 53, announced their split on March 29 in a pair of nearly identical Instagram posts.

"It has been a very difficult decision and it makes us both very sad to say we have decided to no longer continue as a couple," they wrote. "We still have the utmost respect for each other but have found significant differences in our lives and expectations in relationships.

"We have spoken at length about how to make it work and have been spending time with each other to let our relationship unfold but both agree it doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere."

During the show, the couple were concerned about the distance between them, with neither wanting to relocate.

During the MAFS experiment, the couple were concerned about the physical distance between them, with neither wanting to relocate. 

In their breakup announcement, Walsh and Robertson said they still care “deeply” for one another.

"We lived together so easily and it reminded us both how wonderful it is to be married and have a supportive, loving partner which is something neither of us have had for a long time."