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What we know about Lucinda and Timothy’s relationship after MAFS

Are they still friends?
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Vivacious celebrant Lucinda Light had done the work on herself and was wholeheartedly ready to commit to the right partner when she started her “rollercoaster” journey on Married at First Sight.

But in the end, the same couldn’t be said for her on-screen husband, Timothy Smith, and after weeks of ups and downs, the couple left their fans crushed when they both wrote ‘leave’.

As the dust settles on the 2024 season, we’re looking into Lucinda and Timothy’s post-MAFS relationship. Are they back together? Are they still friends? Here’s everything you need to know. 

mafs lucinda and timothy still together
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Are Lucinda and Timothy still together? 

“It was a bit disappointing, but I suppose I just came to a point, really, recognising that we are really different. I need something different for myself,” Lucinda told WHO shortly after the couple chose to leave the experiment. 

“It was bittersweet. Sometimes when we let go and say the absolute ‘no’, that leaves space for the big giant ‘yes’ that’s more aligned.”

As much as Lucinda, 43, “was still holding hope” that things would work out with ‘Tin Man’ Timothy, 51, it was the Melbourne homestay visit that made her finally accept that his emotional unavailability was not the right fit for her very open heart.

“Both ways are super valid … but we do need to continually be choosing ourselves and what’s right for us,” she explained.

MAFS Lucinda and Timothy at Dinner party
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Are Lucinda and Timothy still friends? 

Although the pair were still on friendly terms while the show was airing, a few months later it seems the pair have drifted apart.

In June 2024, fans noticed the two reality TV stars were no longer following each other on Instagram and were no longer tagged in each other’s photos – something that usually happens when accounts block each other. 

Shortly after rumours of their falling out emerged, Timothy took to TikTok to share a motivational video about getting rid of toxic people. Although he didn’t mention any specific names, fans were quick to suggest he was subtly shading Lucinda. 

“If people don’t respect your time – and respect is a big word – if they don’t appreciate or respect the time that you give people, cut them out. Get rid of them,” he declared. “Time is the most valuable commodity that we have. We give it out so flippantly for free, and if you don’t respect it and appreciate it, then get rid of them.”

Married at First Sight Lucinda and Timothy
(Credit: Nine) (Credit: Nine)

Six days later the MAFS groom took to TikTok once more to clear the air, confirming that the video was not about Lucinda. He corrected fans, telling them his vague allusions to cutting people off was about business, rather than his love life.

He also described the media coverage surrounding his and Lucinda’s mutual Instagram unfollowing as “all off the mark”, before dispelling any narratives of “jealousy.”

“I will keep why [they unfollowed each other] private. There are only really three or four people that know,” he explained. “I wish Lu all the best in the future. There is no question.”

“Sometimes people’s paths take different directions,” he continued. “We filmed a TV show … it was a lot of fun … that’s where I’m going to leave it”.

mafs lucinda and timothy still together
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A few weeks later the MAFS’ groom sat down with Yahoo! Lifestyle to shed more light on their split.

“Lucinda was a little different to who he had been married to during filming,” he admitted before adding that he “didn’t walk away easily” from their friendship, but felt like “eight chances was enough”.

When asked if he was jealous of Lucinda’s success after the show, he confirmed he wasn’t, explaining how he hoped his ex would continue to find “even more success in her new adventures”. However, he clarified that he didn’t want to be a “pawn” in storylines he started to feel uncomfortable with.

“The fact of the matter is that if you have a problem with me or if you find yourself talking about me in a way you know I wouldn’t appreciate then that is not a good friend,” he told the publication. “I don’t want to be a bad guy. I don’t want to slag anyone but we are both now moving in different circles with different priorities.”

Lucinda Light and Timothy.
Although still close to other contestants, Lucinda and Timothy are no longer friends. (Credit: Instagram)

Just days after Tim sat down for the interview, Lucinda took to Instagram “in regards to the comments and blocking” her ex had done.

“Conscious, clear and kind communication would have been my preference,” she wrote to fans. “If I’d offended Tim, I would have loved a phone conversation toward resolve.”

“A couple of times I’ve confided in other cast members about genuine processes I’ve had since the show and behaviours that have upset me. I’m sure I’m not alone in that, we all need to process and share. Going on a reality TV show has been a huge experience and in many ways, I’m still processing it.”

“In my heart, I’ve always held Tim with understanding and compassion. I take responsibility for any hurt I may of caused by sharing my feelings and hurts. There are no hard feelings my end and I still hold a lantern of hope for our friendship,” she continued.

“I appreciate the feedback from any cast members or anyone that feels I’ve upset Tim in anyway, certainly not my intention. If Tim doesn’t know what I stand for from the months of hanging out then there’s nothing I can do to about that. I only wish Tim all the love & success.”

“This is the last I’ll say on this piece, I’ve said what I have to say,” she added. “I want to get on with my life~ I’ve got lots of love to share and I believe Tim does too. Everyone’s just trying their best in this one precious life and I for one don’t want to spend my energy and time in war, with anyone.”

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