Lucinda has attempted to break down Tim’s walls throughout the entire experiment, however, the “tinman” has continued to claim that it takes time for him to grow comfortable with another person. And yet, his apprehension about intimacy was called into question during the first commitment ceremony.
“You were not the slow burn guy on the bucks night, I have to point that out,” said fellow groom Richard Sauerman, revealing that Tim claimed he would sleep with his wife on the first night, leaving Lucinda taken aback.
Although both bride and groom chose to 'stay' in the experiment, it seems that the couple's incompatibility may be their downfall as evidence suggests Lucinda and Tim do not last on the outside. In early February, Tim was spotted enjoying lunch with a mystery woman on Chapel Street in Melbourne, Victoria.
An onlooker told Yahoo! Lifestyle that Tim and his lunch companion arrived and left Betty’s Burgers together, but it was unclear whether they were romantically involved.
Tim’s last real relationship ended five years ago when his partner "found somebody better". Along with the shock breakup, the business owner has suffered much loss in his life.
His mother and brother both passed away in the same year, 17 years ago, followed by his father who died just six weeks before the experiment, leaving the MAFS star with no family.
Closed off as a result, Tim told Nine that he is finally ready to open himself up to love. "I want to make space for somebody in my life," he said. "I am here to break old habits."
Meanwhile, Lucinda has been introduced as the antithesis of Tim’s bordered-up demeanour. “She’s the Dorothy to his Tinman,” said MAFS expert, Mel Schilling. Earthy, spiritual and kind-hearted, the 43-year-old is full-of-life. However, she is very particular and struggles to open up in the real world.
Upon matching Lucinda and Tim, the experts were adamant that the bride and groom were exactly what the other needed in a life partner.
While Lucinda’s fears that she wouldn’t “jam” with her groom were quashed on the wedding day, Tim had initial reservations about his new wife.
"She's a great-looking girl. She has a great smile, I loved the dress, but I get the sense that she's a spiritual energy type of person which is very different," the groom said.
Indeed, Tim was unsettled by a ceremonial blessing involving smoke and a chicken wing during the nuptials, and has since expressed discomfort regarding Lucinda’s love of meditation.
In spite of their differences, Lucinda and Tim have managed to connect through some conversations about the groom’s losses, with the bride assuring Tim she “is happy to share” her family with him.
"I don't want to disappoint her, I don't want to disappoint [her family]," said Tim after the wedding. "It's not just her, she comes with an amazing family.
"They've all got that loving spirit. It was really good to see a family up close and personal."
Will Lucinda and Tim continue to work through their differences? Or will their story come to an end? We will have to keep watching to find out.
Married At First Sight Australia airs Monday to Wednesday, 7:30pm, and Sunday, 7pm, on Channel 9 and 9Now.
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