While they initially had doubts over their future, Married At First Sight stars Simon and Alene are still together and happier than ever!
In fact, the lovable pair are so blissfully confident with their unique bond, they have surprised those closest to them by voicing plans to start a family. Clearly over the moon after beating the odds and building a lasting relationship via the reality series, Simon, 39, has exclusively shared the exciting news with New Idea.
Speaking about having children in the future he says: ‘All my friends are getting married and having kids. Becoming a dad is definitely something I’ve thought about.’
And while his beautiful brunette bride is remaining tight-lipped on when we can expect to hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet, friends say she won’t want to wait for long.
‘Alene went on the show because she found that the men she was dating in Sydney wanted to take things too slow,’ says a friend. ‘She is tired of waiting around and doesn’t see any reason for her and Simon to wait any longer to live their dreams.’
Given her caring and compassionate nature, it was clear from the start that the Sydney nurse was a good influence on her shy husband.
Plus, having an understanding or arranged marriages has helped Alene, 31, through the controversial TV experiment.
‘Her parents met through an arranged marriage, so Alene knows the process can work if you are prepared to put some effort in,’ says a friend. ‘So she worked really hard to open up to Simon and share her feelings throughout.’