MAFS AU bride Amanda Micallef's tearful apology to the gay community

Married At First Sight Australia bride Amanda Micallef has made an emotional apology to Australia's gay community as she and her TV wife Tash Herz chose to leave the show. 

Amanda and Tash's confrontational relationship came to an end on Sunday night's episode, where both parties decided they'd had enough of the tension and arguments. 

After hashing out many of the issues that plauged the partnership, Amanda had some parting words about what it meant to be the experiment's first ever lesbian pairing. 

"Unfortunately this relationship has not been a representation of what gay relationships are really like. 

"There are a lot of good functioning gay couples out there and I'm sorry that this didn't do the gay community justice this time around. I think Married At First Sight were hoping that we were going to work and we were going to do justice for the gay community at large," she said through tears. 

"I know a lot of good gay functioning couples and they can see it as we're just another couple and we just didn't work - and it was that simple."

Despite their differences, Tash agreed with Amanda, telling the experts "I fully support that and believe that."

Tash and Amanda were the show's first same-sex couple since marriage equality laws were passed in Australia in 2017. 

There has only ever been one other gay match on MAFS AU, Craig Roach and Andy John, who appeared in 2016, before the legislation change. 

Married At First Sight Australia airs on Sundays at 7pm and Monday - Wednesday at 7.30pm on Three, with the episodes also available on ThreeNow.