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Married At First Sight couple Layton and Melinda announce split after one year of dating

Married At First Sight couple Layton and Melinda announce split after one year of dating

The pair took to Instagram to announce the news

We've just lost yet another Married At First Sight couple.

Prepare yourself for a bit of a shock because fan-favourite Married At First Sight Australia couple Layton and Melinda have announced they've parted ways after only recently celebrating their one-year anniversary.

The pair first tied the knot on the 10th season of the reality dating show last year, but have since announced to fans that they are now splitting up to 'take time apart'.

Married At First Sight Australia couple Layton and Melinda have called it quits.

Layton, 35, and Melinda, 32, who sometimes go by the ship name 'Melton', did hint, however, that they could potentially reunite in the future.

The former couple took to Instagram in a joint statement to share the news with their fans.

They wrote over a picture from their wedding day: "Hi all - we wanted to keep this private for the time being, but we have a lot of supporters that are invested in the relationship and owe it to you to be transparent.

"After a lot of thought and consideration, we have sadly decided to both take time apart."

They reassured their followers: "We still care very deeply for each other and this doesn't mean our lives can't come back together, but as of now, we think this decision is for the best.

MAFS. Australia's Layton and Melinda took to Instagram to share the news in a joint statement.

"We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for all your support throughout our journey, it has meant the world to us. We hope you can understand and ask for your kindness and respect during this time."

The pair finished up the statement writing: "With love and gratitude, Mel and Layton xx."

The announcement comes just six weeks after the MAFS stars celebrated their one-year anniversary together.

In a joint post uploaded at the end of summer (31 August), the pair wrote in a caption: "On Sunday night we celebrated the 12 month anniversary of Melton.

"Who would have thought! What an absolute crazy ride it’s been and you guys have been there with us, through it all.

The break-up comes just a matter of weeks after the pair celebrated their one-year anniversary.

"Thank you for all the constant love and support, we are so grateful."

The third picture on the photo dump showed fans the 'beautiful eternity ring' Layton gifted Mel on the night of the special relationship milestone.

News of the break-up may come as a shock to some fans, given that Layton recently relocated from Sydney to Brisbane to be closer to his spouse.

In early September, Melinda confirmed Layton's move on Instagram telling her 608k followers: "Layton has officially moved from Sydney and is drivable distance now."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@melindarichelle

Topics: Married At First Sight Australia, Australia, TV And Film, Celebrity, Sex and Relationships, Instagram