The MAFS Final Vow Exchange No-one Saw Coming

The MAFS Final Vow Exchange No-one Saw Coming

by | Apr 14, 2021

In a season that has gifted us more villains than relationships to ship, Liam and Georgia stood out like the Golden couple. They were enamoured with each other from the start and despite coming from rather different backgrounds, the two managed to forge ahead and cement their status as loved-up and infatuated – a rare feat for most on Married At First Sight. Each commitment ceremony saw the pair take to the couch, sitting down before the experts to have little to report by way of drama or rocky terrain. They made it all look so effortless and despite renouncing our faith in love at the beginning of the season, Liam and Georgia did much to restore our belief in romance and that maybe, you might just find someone that makes you a better human after all. 

It’s for all these reasons that the final exchange of vows rocked us to our very core. Safe to say, we did not see that coming. To recap, prior to the final vows, Liam had expressed at a dinner party that his friends wouldn’t approve of Georgia – or at least, would take a significant amount of time to do so. It was a long-winded comment, but the gist of it was pretty upsetting, suggesting that everyone hates Georgia when they first meet her (something to do with her favourite colour pink and “glamour”). 

It was a tough pill to swallow for Georgia and the young romantic was visibly upset. In conversation with her mum later, she expressed just how hurt the comments made her feel and that they seemed to be coming from a place of judgment that she previously hadn’t seen or felt from Liam during the course of their relationship on the show. Fair enough. 

It made for rocky ground for the vow exchange, but the pair appeared before one another, all decked out in white and looking ever the handsome couple. But while Liam went ahead and said his part, claiming his love for Georgia, she didn’t let him off easy. Instead, she finally called out gaslighting behaviour that seems to run rampant on the show yet no one ever seems to talk about. She told him: “At the dinner party, you turned on me, humiliated me and degraded me. You gaslighted me, you manipulated the blame and tried to put your insecurities onto me. I know who I am and what I stand for.”

Yes Georgia, we Stan. 

But though Georgia ended her vows saying she was willing to give Liam a second chance, Liam wasn’t so quick to take her up on her offer. Instead, he said: “Hearing those vows, you don’t know me. You don’t know me at all. Let’s just call it quits.”

Audiences were left stunned, as was Georgia who then proceeded to drop her ring on the floor. It was tense, it was unexpected, it was the derailment of the Golden couple on national TV. Naturally, those on Twitter were quick to express their shock at this revelation, as well as their ardent support of Georgia and her mum. 

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It’s official: Shorts Season is officially here. While lockdown has seen many of us realise that activewear is less something to be worn for a workout and more a uniform we choose to do any and all daily activities in, when the warmer temperatures roll around, that favourite pair of sweatpants and leggings sometimes don’t cut it. Sure, they might be a staple in any wardrobe, but the Aussie sun doesn’t listen to reason, no matter how comfortable or cute it might be. And when it comes to summer, working out in leggings can feel like being trapped in a sauna, the sweat pooling at your ankles and around the waistband – as well as those other areas we won’t mention here. 

But as we transition from leggings to shorts, it becomes clear pretty quickly that not all shorts are created equal, and certainly not all shorts are fit for a workout. Take it from us at Women’s Health HQ, we’ve been there, tried it and lived to see the consequences. From the shorts that look cute but ride up to show your undies on the run, to those that feel like being strapped into a harness that’s digging into your hip bones. Then there are the fabrics that can cause chafing – a big no – and those that basically shine a spotlight on any area you might be sweating. 

Thankfully, a number of brands are here to cater to your exercise needs with innovative materials, fabrics and sustainable options to see you through a summer of movement. Regardless of your workout preferences or daily activity, we’ve selected the best shorts that will ensure you feel good in your body, shorts that get you excited to embrace the day and attack it with energy, that make you want to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, whether it be walking, running, or socialising in the park. Here are our pick of the best bike shorts below. 

Nagnata

Uptown Biker, $240

What says summer more than a pop of orange and the sleek shape of these Nagnata biker shorts? With its mid-length and horizontal raised rib side detail, these are shorts you can wear both for a workout and out to meet the girls. Made in Australia with a technical knit fabrication, the double-layer jacquard provides gentle sculpting qualities for the body, making it an excellent choice for light to moderate fitness activities like yoga, pilates or barre. 

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New Balance

Q Speed Fuel Short, $70

We love the colour of these shorts from New Balance which are cut with a sleek, speedy look that also helps to elongate the legs. Featuring NB DRY moisture wicking fabric, these are the shorts you want for high intensity exercise or long runs, keeping you comfortable and dry. There’s also an interior brief for added comfort and a stash pocket to keep your essentials. 

All Access

Ultra High Rise Zip Front Biker Short, $78

Yes, the colour is amazing but the fit is equally sensational on these All Access shorts. For those who love a high-rise fit and wide waistband that holds you in at the waist, look no further. The sleek, shiny look offers mid-compression and the fabric is moisture-wicking, so you can stay comfortable even during your sweatiest workouts. 

Nike

Nike x Naomi Osaka Utility Short, $90

Few things are worse than heading out the door for a run and realising your shorts offer no pockets for those essentials you need. You’re left to hold your iPhone, keys, and anything else you might need in your sweaty palm. Thankfully, Naomi Osaka knows what we need when it comes to exercise shorts and these utility shorts from her collaboration with Nike offer all that and more with a relaxed fit and elastic waistband. 

Tracksmith

Session short Tights, $72

When it comes to bike shorts, you want to feel supported and held in but you also want to be able to breathe. These Tracksmith session short tights are exceptional in offering support while still ensuring comfort remains a priority. Forget about chafing, these shorts won’t ride up and down and the fabric offers more coverage and support against the body. 

Outdoor Voices

Relay 3” Short, $48

Who said summer shorts have to be boring? Outdoor Voices brings fashion-forward style and playfulness to their collections with fun prints and exciting colours. We love the relay 3” shorts for their ultralight, quick-drying fabric that also happens to be made from recycled polyester. But more importantly, we love the print and Poppy Swirl is as good as it gets. There’s even a hidden pocket for your valuables, too. 

Lululemon

Align High-Rise Short 6”, $69

If you’re familiar with the buttery-soft feel of Lululemon’s tights, you’ll want to get your hands on a pair of their shorts, too. Made with the same Nulu fabric that their tights are known for, these shorts feel weightless and super soft. They might be our go-to staple for any workout, but the feel is so second-skin that it’s hard to not wear them for every other activity, too. 

Spiritual Gangster

Seamless Biker Short, $112

These biker shorts from Spiritual Gangster move with you, thanks to a three-tiered compressive waistband that offers a flattering high waist that hugs you in all the right places, without proving constrictive. They offer medium compression but are built for all day comfort, and the colour is a true summer staple because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love tie-dye?