Farmer Wants A Wife fan favourite Aleisha shares update on love life

The season 12 star has opened up to her followers during an Instagram Q&A.

Farmer Wants A Wife star Aleisha Mackail has shared an update on social media about her love life, almost one year after it was revealed that she and Farmer Ben Scowen had split.

The 31-year-old hospital administrator found love with Ben on last year’s season of the Channel Seven reality show but announced their breakup shortly after the final episode aired on TV.

Farmer Wants A Wife’s Ben and Aleisha.
Farmer Wants A Wife’s Aleisha has shared an update on her love life following her split from Farmer Ben. Photo: Channel Seven

Taking to her Instagram Stories this week for a Q&A, Aleisha responded to one follower who asked her if she has found love since the show.

“No new loves,” she captioned a photo of herself ironing her dress with a hair straightener.

“A few close calls. Still ironing out the creases to my love life.”


Aleisha also responded to a fan who asked her if she would recommend applying for next year’s season of Farmer Wants A Wife, which is currently casting new contestants.

“Yes! Even if the outcome isn’t in your favour,” she said. “The experience, the adventure, the people and the friends you make is worth it!”

Post-show, Aleisha has moved to Toowoomba, Queensland and recently purchased her own home.

Farmer Wants A Wife’s Aleisha's Instagram Stories.
Aleisha said she would definitely recommend others to go on Farmer Wants A Wife. Photos: Instagram/_aleisham

What happened between Aleisha and Ben?

Aleisha shared a post on social media shortly after the reunion episode aired in October last year telling fans she was “absolutely shocked and heartbroken” that her relationship with Ben had come to an end.

“I tried everything I could to make our relationship last after the show. Including wanting to move to the farm earlier. Yes everyone, I was always planning on moving,' she wrote at the time.

“But unfortunately it wasn't there for Ben anymore and I was left absolutely shocked and heartbroken. I gave it my all and fell in love with Ben, his daughter and family (which hurts that little bit extra).

“I am thankful for the support I have had these past few months from the other girls on Ben’s farm and the other farms. They have been true selfless legends in helping me heal.”


Meanwhile, Ben appears to have a new girlfriend named Lily, who posted a loved-up snap together on Instagram in July.

“You mean so much to me,” she captioned the photo during a trip to Melbourne together.

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