Nicole and Keller in a scene from the Married At First Sight finale.
Nicole and Keller in a scene from the Married At First Sight finale. Contributed

Love is in the air in Married At First Sight finale

THIS season of Married At First Sight is by far the most successful yet.

Tonight's season finale of the TV experiment resulted in the show's expert panel getting it right with three out of five couples.

With the show's first gay couple Andy and Craig and Dave and Jess already calling it quits during their honeymoons, the remaining three couples all agreed to continue their experimental marriages off-camera.

But tonight's finale wasn't without its drama with producers leaving Nicole and Keller's nail-biting decision to the final minutes, sending the show straight to the top of Twitter's trending topics.

Former Navy man Keller found himself at the mercy of his wife Nicole after a drunken incident left her with doubts about his maturity and trustworthiness.

"I have a tendency when something goes really right in my life I try to push everything away so I don't get hurt," Keller, 26, told the show's matchmakers.

"That's my coping mechanism. If I destroy myself then she'll feel good about leaving me."

After school teacher Nicole said she wanted to stay with him, Keller vowed to make the most of his second chance.

"I'm going to grab it with both hands and not stuff it up; I'm the luckiest guy in the world," he said.

Brisbane native Keller has since moved to the Gold Coast to be with Nicole and now commutes to Brisbane for his new job as a youth worker.

Fitness lovers Mark and Monica decided to stay together after overcoming their superficial connection and Mark's reluctance to the word love.

"I was questioning whether there was any substance to the relationship and if it did go further than us having a lot of fun together like mates," Monica said.

"I think there was a part of me that's a bit skeptical, but to fully invest in a relationship you have to put your feelings on the line."

Even Bella and Michael, the most stable of the three couples, faced doubt over Bella's wish not to live with Michael after the show.

"It worried me that I wasn't sure Bella wanted to transition into making a serious relationship," Michael said.

"Falling so hard so fast you can also be hurt quite easily as well and it can take a long time to recover from."

At the end of tonight's finale Nine also announced next year's series, to air in February 2017, will feature 10 couples, double this year's season.



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