MAFS' Bryce and Melissa share 'exciting' post-show news

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·4-min read

They were one of the most talked-about couples on the most recent season of Married At First Sight and now Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson have shared some very exciting post-show news.

The pair are starring in their very own podcast series titled What Happens After... which is set to give listeners a "warts and all look at the development of a relationship" across 10 episodes.

Married At First Sight couple Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson
MAFS couple Bryce and Melissa have shared some 'exciting' post-show news. Photo: Channel Nine.

Both Melissa and former radio host Bryce teased the news on their respective Instagram accounts, sharing the same photo of themselves with the caption, "Exciting news coming 6pm AEST tonight."

But it seems they were beaten to it by Radio Today, which revealed their podcast plans and released a trailer earlier on Tuesday.

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Married At First Sight couple Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson tease their upcoming podcast on Instagram
The pair teased their podcast news on Instagram. Photo: Instagram/bryceruthven.

'Wasn't hard'

In the two-minute trailer, the couple avoids referencing their at times rocky relationship on MAFS directly and instead focuses on their life together now that the cameras have stopped rolling.

"We'd been in a relationship since day one so it wasn't a hard transition back to normal life," Melissa says.

Bryce adds that the two "clearly have a connection" that has continued outside of the social experiment.

The pair reveal that their parents and friends are "wrapped" with their relationship because they "know the true Bryce and Melissa".

Melissa makes a subtle nod to the backlash the couple faced from their co-stars and viewers over various issues such as Bryce's alleged 'secret girlfriend' and his decision to rank his wife as less attractive than another bride.

"The bad things have definitely been the trolls and the lack of understanding around our relationship," she says.

Marriage and kids

Bryce went on to say how he was keen to "make it legal" with Melissa at "some point in the near future" with Melissa adding, "I can definitely see marriage on the horizon".

But one point the pair didn't seem to agree on was having children together, with Melissa revealing that the question of kids had been "up for debate" since day one of their relationship.

Bryce, who said he wanted to have kids, joked, "Gotta do some convincing".

What Happens After... launches on Tuesday, May 4.

'Makes me sick'

The couple's podcast news comes after Bryce revealed one of the things he regrets most about his time on MAFS.

He told FOX FM's Fifi, Fev and Nick he regrets putting fellow contestant Beck Zemek ahead of his own wife Melissa when they were asked to rank the other contestants in order of attractiveness.

"100 percent. It makes me sick thinking that I did that,” Bryce said when asked how he feels about the move.

Married At First Sight's Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson
Married At First Sight's Bryce Ruthven has revealed one of his biggest regrets from his time filming the show. Photo: Nine

"Especially after watching the rest of the series," he added.

Bryce and Beck were at loggerheads for the duration of the series after she claimed he told her he was thinking about buying a gift for a ‘secret girlfriend’ back home in Canberra.

The radio hosts also asked Bryce about the comments he made about Melissa not being his ‘type’ because she doesn’t have blonde hair and blue eyes.

"That's my biggest regret as well as some of the comments I made about Melissa at the start," he said.

MAFS' Bryce and Melissa
Bryce and Melissa were one of the most controversial couples from the show. Photo: Nine

Since leaving the show, Bryce has hinted that an engagement could be on the cards soon for him and Melissa.

"There may be a ring purchased, we'll wait and see when that time has arrived," Bryce told A Current Affair.

"Nothing formalised as yet but when the time's right, we'll go down the course of process, I'm sure."

Bryce also said the pair were struggling to deal with how they have been portrayed on the show as he and Melissa have a ‘lovely relationship’.

Additional reporting by Sarah Carty.

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