Unlikely Married At First Sight couple comes out on top – Australian series airs in Europe

EXCLUSIVE: Unlikely Married at First Sight – Couple has the last laugh as their popularity soars as the Australian series airs in Europe

They were arguably one of the most controversial couples to ever appear on the Australian season of Married At First Sight.

But Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson have the last laugh as they become one of the most followed couples on Instagram as their season airs in Europe.

Since the broadcast in both the Netherlands and Belgium, the couple has amassed a total of 253,000 followers.

Who is laughing now?  Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson have become one of the most followed Married At First Sight couples on Instagram as their season airs in Europe

Who is laughing now? Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson have become one of the most followed Married At First Sight couples on Instagram as their season airs in Europe

According to SocialBlade, the 32-year-old radio host has gained more than 6,000 followers in the past 30 days, while Liss has had more than 14,250.

A source close to the duo has told Daily Mail Australia that the couple has been inundated with statements of support, with fans in both countries ‘pitying them’.

“It’s a real change from some of the messages they both received when the show aired in Australia. People go to their page and see how happy they are now, and that they are expecting twins – it was really fun,” they said.

Pictured: Bryce Ruthven's Instagram stats

Pictured: Bryce Ruthven's Instagram stats

Pictured: Liss Rawson's Instagram stats

Pictured: Liss Rawson's Instagram stats

Suddenly popular! According to SocialBlade, the 32-year-old radio host has gained more than 6,000 followers (left) in the past 30 days, while Liss has had more than 14,250 followers (right).

Go strong! A source close to the couple has told Daily Mail Australia that the couple has been inundated with statements of support, with fans in both countries “pitying them”.

Brisbane couple Johnny Balbuziente and Kerry Knight, who recently moved in together after the experiment, are also cheering.

Kerry, 31, now has 134,182 followers, while her theater star boyfriend has a whopping 119,000 followers.

Bryce and Melissa’s sudden popularity comes as a surprise to many, as fans have had an opposing reaction to when the series aired in Australia.

Winners are grinners!  Brisbane couple Johnny Balbuziente and Kerry Knight, who recently moved in together after the experiment, are also cheering

Winners are grinners!  Brisbane couple Johnny Balbuziente and Kerry Knight, who recently moved in together after the experiment, are also cheering

Winners are grinners! Brisbane couple Johnny Balbuziente and Kerry Knight, who recently moved in together after the experiment, are also cheering

Coco Stedman, the most followed contestant on the series when the series aired Down Under, has removed nearly 2,010 followers in the past 30 days.

Bi-sexual groom Liam Cooper has also beaten about 450 fans after leaving his bride Georgia Fairweather heartbroken during the show’s final engagement ceremony.

Beck Zemek, meanwhile, has only gained about 240 followers after she was caught cheating on her partner Jake Edwards, who gained about double the number of fans.

Remember me?  Coco Stedman, the most followed contestant in the series when the series aired Down Under, has deleted nearly 2,010 followers in the past 30 days

Remember me?  Coco Stedman, the most followed contestant in the series when the series aired Down Under, has deleted nearly 2,010 followers in the past 30 days

Remember me? Coco Stedman, the most followed contestant in the series when the series aired Down Under, has deleted nearly 2,010 followers in the past 30 days

Most Popular MAFS Entrants of This Year’s Season:

Kerry Knight: 134k

Johnny stutter: 119k

Melissa Rawson: 111k

Booka Nile: 104k

Alana Lister: 102k

Coco Stedman: 99.6k

Jake Edwards: 99.5k

Samantha Jayne: 89.3k

Bryce Ruthven: 80.8 k

Georgia Fairweather: 77.9k

Call Vickers: 75.2k

Brett slope: 74.3k

Liam Cooper: 69.1k

Beck Zemek: 66.4k

Patrick Dwyer: 61.4k

Chris Jensen: 59.7k

Cameron Dunne: 53k

Joanne Todd: 48.5k

James Susler: 43.5k

Jason Engler: 39.3k

Sam Carraro: 38.6k

Beth Moore: 19.5k

Jamie Gardner: 11.8k

Russell Duance: 6k

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