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Married At First Sight UK’s Marilyse and Franky split three weeks ago

Married At First Sight UK’s Marilyse reveals she SPLIT from Franky three weeks ago after their relationship ‘went a bit dry’- but she insists he has a ‘heart of gold’ despite fans branding him ‘controlling’

  • Married At First Sight UK’s Marilyse split with husband Franky three weeks ago 
  • Personal trainer and mother-of-two Marilyse, 37, is from Beverly, Yorkshire
  • She wed fellow fitness fanatic Franky, 47, on the current series of the E4 show 


Married At First Sight UK’s Marilyse Corrigan has revealed her and husband Franky Spencer split three weeks ago after their relationship ‘went a bit dry’ after ‘spending too much time together’.

Personal trainer and mother-of-two Marilyse, 37, from Beverly, Yorkshire, wed military man and fellow fitness fanatic Franky, 47, on the current series of the E4 show, which finished with a reunion special on Monday.

And to the shock of viewers Marilyse had decided to stay with her Dubai-based husband, who had been dubbed ‘controlling’ by fans, after the programme ended in the couple’s vow renewal.

But speaking to The Sun, the contestant revealed her relationship with Franky is now over, as it turned into more of a friendship.

Married At First Sight UK’s Marilyse Corrigan has revealed her and husband Franky Spencer (pictured) split three weeks ago after their relationship ‘went a bit dry’ after ‘spending too much time together’

Personal trainer and mother-of-two Marilyse, 37, from Beverly, Yorkshire, wed military man and fellow fitness fanatic Franky (pictured together while on the show), 47, on the current series of the E4 show, which finished with a reunion special on Monday

Personal trainer and mother-of-two Marilyse, 37, from Beverly, Yorkshire, wed military man and fellow fitness fanatic Franky (pictured together while on the show), 47, on the current series of the E4 show, which finished with a reunion special on Monday

‘It’s really sad as we got on really well and Franky has a heart of gold,’ said Marilyse, explaining that it was a mutual decision to end their relationship. 

Adding that the experience was ‘full-on’, she admitted: ‘I saw a lot of Franky and that probably spoiled it because we spent too much time together. 

‘Eventually things just went a bit dry and we ended up being more like friends than people in a relationship.’

Following the show, Franky moved to Beverly, while he looked for a job in Leeds, amid planning his return to the UK from Dubai.

And to the shock of viewers Marilyse had decided to stay with her Dubai-based husband (pictured together), who had been dubbed 'controlling' by fans, after the programme ended in the couple's vow renewal

And to the shock of viewers Marilyse had decided to stay with her Dubai-based husband (pictured together), who had been dubbed ‘controlling’ by fans, after the programme ended in the couple’s vow renewal

Marilyse said her children, aged 13 and 16, ‘really got on with Franky’, who she is still friends with.

During a heated discussion between all the MAFS contestants at a dinner party, Marilyse talked over her husband, who snapped: ‘Maybe when I speak, don’t speak.’

Franky was quick to apologise and Marilyse has since defended her ex-partner – insisting he wasn’t being disrespectful to her.

She said: ‘At the time, I thought, “Oh gosh!” But 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.’ 

But the contestant revealed her relationship with Franky (pictured together) is now over, as it turned into more of a friendship

But the contestant revealed her relationship with Franky (pictured together) is now over, as it turned into more of a friendship

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