The promos for tonight’s Married At First Sight episode tease that Harrison will break up with Bronte over text.
But New Idea spoke to Harrison and he revealed that he didn’t break up with his MAFS bride Bronte over text. In fact, Harrison claimed that Bronte broke up with him!
Of course, Harrison gave us a little context for the breakup and said that it all came about because he instigated a tough conversation with Bronte about their relationship off-camera.
“So, Bronte and I get back from the couples retreat. And I asked her about the future of the relationship because our relationship was called ‘fake’ at the couples retreat. And so, I went looking; I was seeking to understand what the future of the relationship would look like,” Harrison told us.
“When I asked these questions and pressed [Bronte] for information, I got a lot of vague answers that didn’t really fill me with any confidence… I was like, ‘Where is this relationship going? Talk to me. What does it look like for you?’”
And Bronte just gave me these really vague, wishy-washy answers like, ‘Oh, I just wanna see where things go,’ or, ‘All I’m worried about is getting in a bikini on my next filming day,’ and I was just like, you know, the future of this relationship isn’t predicated upon bikinis,” Harrison continued.
“It’s predicated upon how we feel about each other. And if you’re not willing to answer that, with only a few weeks to go in the experiment, you know, I’m not confident that I want to proceed with this anymore because I’ve got feelings in it and I don’t really want to be in a relationship with someone that’s just stringing me along to stay on television.”
Harrison then shared that this discussion led to Bronte breaking up with him.
“And we have this discussion and I thought I’d press her a little bit more, I was like, ‘Bronte, I need something from you, you’re not saying anything…’ And she goes, ‘That’s it! I’m done.
I’m leaving, I want to go home!’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean you’re done, you’re leaving and you want to go home?’ And she’s like, ‘Yep. You heard me. I want to go back to Perth. I’m over this, I’m done.’”
“And I was like, ‘Done with the relationship?’ And she was like, ‘Yep.’ And I was like, ‘Okay.’ So I packed my things, I moved into another apartment and I sent her a text message saying, ‘We’re done.
I can’t trust you anymore, I don’t trust anything you say, I feel betrayed by you,’ and essentially, you know, best of luck with everything, talk to you later,” Harrison said.
“And then Bronte twisted that into as if I had broken up with her when in actual fact, she clearly ended the relationship, I just confirmed it over a text message.”
New Idea clarified further and asked Harrison point blank, ‘So, you didn’t break up with Bronte over text?’ to which he replied:
“No, that was actually a lie.”