Married At First Sight NZ: Vicky and Stefan call it quits after 'weeks of doubt'

Another couple from this year's season of Married At First Sight NZ has split, leaving just one pair standing from the three that originally made it through the show. 

Vicky Fuller and Stefaan Nes shared the news of their break-up with co-ordinated Instagram posts, in which they both expressed support for each other. 

"We have openly and happily shared our relationship from the very first day we met so it feels right to publicly share with you the following," Vicky's post began. 

The school teacher explained that she and Stefaan had felt a "never-ending pressure" to make their relationship work after being matched on the reality TV show. 

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"Maybe it was because of the experiment or that the public were watching, or because of who we are (kind/compassionate/loving/dedicated/not wanting to give up), or that we wanted to find love or maybe because we are a bit stubborn," she wrote. 

"I am proud of myself and Stef for our bravery in trying to find love in this way. In the end we have acknowledged that we are just two very different people.

"So, it's with extremely grateful hearts that we accept that our relationship is one we both need to graciously walk away from." 

Meanwhile, Stefaan said the split was the "right decision" for both parties. 

"It's important to always look and have an understanding of where you're heading and unfortunately it's been too difficult for the both of us to continue into the future," he wrote. 

"Day by day, week by week, we've spent too much time thinking, doubting, fighting against our own thoughts. 

"The future for us has not been clear at all and we feel we’ve been forcing something that simply is not there." 

The couple's trials and tribulations were well-documented on MAFS, beginning with Vicky's admission she was "disappointed" on meeting Stefaan at the altar. 

At the final vow renewals, Vicky decided to walk away; but the pair were back together by the time the reunion dinner party rolled around. 

"I wish you all the best Vicky because you deserve nothing less than that. Thank you for everything," Stefaan wrote. 

Vicky and Stefaan's break-up follows the disillusion of fellow participants Anna and Jordan's relationship, which they also announced on social media. 

That leaves James and Carmen, who recently moved in together, as the only couple from the season still together. 

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