Married At First Sight UK fans slammed ‘coldhearted’ Laura Vaughan during Monday night’s episode after she ‘brutally’ dumped her husband Arthur Poremba.
During their second wedding ceremony, viewers saw the finance manager, 34, read an ‘unnecessarily cruel’ speech to the tennis coach, 37, before walking away from their marriage.
In the previous scenes three of the couples, Laura and Arthur, Jordan and Erica, and Peggy and Georges, headed back to their seperate homes, where they had five days to think about their decision.
After considering their futures together, they were reunited at a second ceremony in which they read out their vows and decided whether to stay together or leave the experiment.
Speaking before their renewals Arthur said: ‘I’m holding on to the fact that we are in such a happy place at times.’
Ouch: Married At First Sight UK fans slammed ‘coldhearted’ Laura Vaughan during Monday night’s episode after she ‘brutally’ dumped her husband Arthur Poremba
Bye: During their second wedding ceremony, viewers saw the finance manager, 34, read an ‘unnecessarily cruel’ speech to the tennis coach, 37, before walking away from their marriage
He added: ‘I feel strong about Laura and I and I want to fight for her.’
Back at her home, Laura caught up with one of her friends, who had already made her disapproval of Arthur clear in a previous heated exchange.
She questioned: ‘What if I leave now but we are on the cusp of something good. How do you know when to end a marriage?’
At his home Arthur shared his fears: ‘We’ve have got something good going and I do think that we can make it work but Laura’s friends can change her mind.’
And it seems that the tennis coach was right to doubt his bride when at the ceremony, Laura said: ‘The more I grow as a person the more I grow a part from you.
Brutally, she added: ‘I’ve always been a fixer but I’ve realised this relationship can’t be fixed. You are perfect for someone but it won’t be me.’
Speaking to the camera afterwards, Laura admitted ‘Arthur’s vows made it quite difficult for me but I am moving forward with a lot more confidence. I will miss Arthur, but the ring is off.’
Meanwhile, Arthur was left visibly shaken by Laura’s words as he teared up while discussing their vows with a producer.
Over: Brutally, Laura said: ‘I’ve always been a fixer but I’ve realised this relationship can’t be fixed. You are perfect for someone but it won’t be me’
Awful: Sharing their thoughts on X/Twitter, fans were shocked by Laura’s ‘brutal’ delivery, with one posting: ‘So cold hearted! Not even a sorry to poor Arthur’
‘That made me feel like c***. Ultimately, I would have tried to make things work on the outside and I am really gutted that she didn’t feel the same way,’ he said.
Speaking through tears to a producer off camera, Arthur added: ‘I don’t really know what else to say right now, sorry.’
Sharing their thoughts on X/Twitter, fans were shocked by Laura’s ‘brutal’ delivery, with one posting: ‘So cold hearted! Not even a sorry to poor Arthur.’
‘That was so brutal. I don’t get it. She could have been so much nicer about it!’ another added.
A third agreed: ‘Laura has just revealed her true colours that she is a nasty person, that was unnecessarily cruel.’
‘That was so callous, Arthur is a sweet guy and Laura always had an air of thinking she was above him. I hope he finds someone more down to earth,’ someone else wrote.
‘I hope Arthur finds a stunner who appreciates him and puts sunshine and sprinkles into his life,’ one fan shared.
Elsewhere, Jordan admitted to his mum that he would move to Edinburgh to be with Erica as he admitted: ‘I would rather do that and make sure the relationship does work than not move and it fall a part because of the distance.
‘If I’m committing to her on these final vows then I want that to be forever.’
Meanwhile, Erica shared some concerns with her friends as she said that she was still worried about communication issues between them.
Headed home: ‘That was so callous, Arthur is a sweet guy and Laura always had an air of thinking she was above him. I hope he finds someone more down to earth,’ one fan wrote
However at the renewal all their concerns were put to rest when Erica confirmed: ‘These last few weeks you have shown me that you are willing to put in the work. I hope we can become the best versions of ourselves together.’
Fans of the show have been forced to wait until Tuesday to find out the fate of Peggy and Georges marriage as the episode ended on a cliffhanger.
Peggy remains stuck between Georges and her family, who still disapprove of him, breaking down during her vows she admitted it was the ‘hardest decision of her life.’
‘I have thought long and hard over the last few days about whether this can work or whether this is game over for us?’ she questioned.
Married At First Sight UK: Meet the series eight contestants
Occupation: Tennis coach
Why: ‘I’m ready to find the love of my life’
Occupation: Clinic Consultant
Why: ‘This experiment is so much more than just me getting married. I see this as a big deal for someone who has transitioned’
Why: ‘I trust the experts with all my heart that they have matched me well’
Occupation: Sales manager
Why: Hopefully, they’ve found someone who is right for me and I do have faith that everything happens for a reason’
Occupation: Sports Rehabilitator
Why: ‘I said to the Experts that I will give 120%. I trust them and I’m going to trust the process’
Occupation: Finance Manager
Why: ‘I have my fingers firmly crossed for a positive outcome – I don’t want another divorce’
Occupation: Sales executive
Why: ‘I’m really open so I know I can make things work and build, I’m just hoping she has the same attitude’
Occupation: Technology risk partner
Why: ‘I want that lover and someone who can also be my best friend’
Occupation: Events marketing manager
Why: ‘I don’t trust anyone but myself, but I hope they’ve done a good job that’s all I can say’
Occupation: Executive assistant
Why: ‘I’m trying not to think too much about the fact that I’m marrying a total stranger because I’ll probably psych myself out’
Occupation: Account manager
Why: ‘I hope the experts literally hand delivered my best friend and life partner’
Why: ‘I’m excited, but I’m also feeling quite nervous. It doesn’t feel real’
Occupation: Youth Worker/DJ
Why: ‘I’m looking forward to it and I’m excited. The only bit I’m worried about is whether she’ll like me’
Occupation: Performing arts teacher
Why: ‘My happily ever after would be for him and I to go through the experiment and really try and grow together’
Occupation: Investment communications
Why: ‘I’m excited to meet this person and see what we could do together’
Occupation: Childcare assistant
Why: ‘I have faith in the experts that I could find the love of my life – the Ant to my Dec!’
Job: Fashion brand owner
Why: ‘I haven’t been able to find anybody so these guys, when the opportunity came up, it felt right for me’
Job: Hair Extension Specialist
Why: ‘All my friends around me were having babies and getting married and I just kept thinking to myself ‘surely there must be someone out there for me’.’
Job: Personal trainer
Why: ‘I’ve struggled before, finding that right person.’
From: Dance teacher
Job: Dance teacher and social media manager
Why: ‘All I’ve wanted is to settle down and have that security, that someone that I can literally spend my life with and have a best friend.’