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MAFS’ Melinda spills how her relationship with ex Layton fares and spoiler alert, it’s not great

"Everything was just all a bit too much."

Married at First Sight Australia 2023‘s Melinda Willis has dished on where she and ex Layton Mills stand after their shock split, and things sound a tad tense!

Considering they were one of the strongest pairings to come from MAFS 2023, fans were #devo when the duo confirmed they’d gone their separate ways in October 2023.

Now, months on from their breakup, Melinda has taken to Instagram to share some insight into whether she and her former flame are still in touch.

“We don’t currently talk, no,” she explained on her Instagram Story in June.

“Things, I would say, didn’t get left on the best terms and I think from my side it was best to stop contact.”

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Layton Mills and Melinda Willis. Nine

Melinda Willis admits she still wants to “protect” MAFS ex Layton Mills

The 34-year-old added that their split was “hard to talk about” as she felt protective over Layton.

“I believe that we went through enough to still be amicable if we ran into each other if we needed something from each other,” Melinda confessed.

“I still like to protect him when I can when I see something online. But in regards to actually talking to each other, we don’t.”

The beauty entrepreneur said that she “stopped contact” with Layton at the time of their split to preserve her “mental health”.

“Everything was just all a bit too much.”

What did Melinda Willis and Layton Mills tell fans when they broke up?

Just a month after celebrating their one-year anniversary, the MAFS couple shared a statement via Instagram Story announcing their breakup.

“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,” it read.

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

Layton and Melinda. Nine

The statement detailed that while Melinda and Layton still cared “deeply” for each other, their split “was for the best”.

“We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for all your support throughout our journey it has meant the world to us,” they concluded.

“We hope you can understand and ask for your kindness and respect during this time.”

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