Did Amelia Fatsi and Bennett Kirschner split? 'MAFS' star shocked by Fatsi's 'unexpected' move

Did  Amelia Fatsi and Bennett Kirschner split? 'MAFS' star shocked by Fatsi's 'unexpected' move
Amelia Fatsi and Bennett Kirschner on season 11 of 'Married at First Sight' (Lifetime)

Some matches are made in heaven. But for the cast of 'Married at First Sight', it happens on reality TV. The show has had its fair share of failures, but there have also been success stories.

While season 13 has officially kicked off, fans are excited to see if this season's couples have what it takes to stay together. But while new romances blossom, it looks like the couples of season 12 are falling apart at the seams. With Erik Lake and Virginia Coombs, along with Clara Berghaus and Ryan Oubre, announcing their respective divorces, it looks like it's heartbreak all around. Adding to this list of incompatibles are Season 11's Amelia Fatsi and Bennett Kirschner. There is quite a bit of speculation and questions around their relationship and what happened to make it sour.


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Fats and Kirschner seemed like a good match – they were quirky, kitschy and cute. However, the fact that they live separately due to their careers seems to have led to trouble in paradise, among other things. As reported by SoapDirt, a tip made to the popular Instagram page, MAFSfan, explained Kirschner's side of the story. "She [Amelia] unexpectedly and inexplicably dumped me," said Kirschner, as reported by the source. The couple, who often thwart questions about their relationship, haven't addressed their split publicly. 

Fans have always been wary about the couple's intention to be on the show, seeing that Fatsi had mentioned that she thought it would be an interesting experience above all else and wasn't particularly looking for love. The pair also claimed to have known each other outside the show, defeating the purpose, seeing that the show aims to match strangers together based on how compatible the experts think they are. However, a Reddit thread claims that there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye. Based on a post made by u/mafsthrowaway11, the user claims that the pair not only knew each other but were also romantically involved before the show. 


"Bennett and Amelia knew each other and were dating prior to the show. Bennett was cast first and encouraged Amelia to apply, and when she was describing her perfect man she described Bennett." they explained. "Basically, they gamed the system in order to be matched. As far as I know, production of the show never caught on. So if you ever thought their interactions looked fake or forced.. well.. now you know why!" they added.

While the theory seems interesting enough, there is no concrete evidence it is true, apart from the fact that the pair knew one and other in some capacity. But it looks like now, regardless of their past, they've decided to go their own separate ways. 

Catch 'Married at First Sight' Season 13 on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on Lifetime

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