It’s over. Married at First Sight season 14 stars Steve Moy and Noi Phommasak have formally referred to as it quits, confirming their break up in separate statements.
“Divorce feels good,” Phommasak, 33, captioned a bikini picture via Instagram on Saturday, July 9.
She continued to share glimpses of her seaside vacay by way of Instagram Story, with many set to breakup songs. “Take back your narrative (even when your voice shakes),” she wrote alongside of herself posing on a paddle board whereas Kanye West‘s “Hurricane” performed.
Another clip featured the unhappy nation ballad “Love Song” by Maren Morris, however the MAFS alum ended on an optimistic be aware with Camila Cabello‘s “Bam Bam” (featuring Ed Sheeran). “Love came around and it knocked me down/ But I’m again on my toes,” Cabello sings.
Moy, 39, for his half, wrote a really prolonged assertion by way of Instagram on Saturday. “I was not expecting this announcement to happen today, but I am prepared to handle it,” he defined. “When I said yes on decision day, I knew that our relationship was far from perfect, but I held the belief that with enough time, effort, and understanding, we could overcome the challenges we faced, and build a healthy, functioning relationship.”
The software program developer continued, “Over time I’ve lost hope that this could happen, and believe we are incompatible in ways that attempts at compromise can’t seem to fix or overcome. I am under the belief that our relationship is unsustainable in its current form, and after many attempts, I don’t believe we can get it to the point where it is functioning at a level that is healthy enough, while both of our needs are being met.”
He added a wistful message to his estranged companion, who he married proper after assembly her for the primary time at the altar.
“Noi, I’ll always love you. I so wish we were a better fit,” he wrote. “I wish we could meet each other’s needs without feeling like we have to compromise ourselves to a point beyond that we consider acceptable. I wish that our willingness to be flexible to each other matched the chemistry we were lucky to have I hope that Sushi stays healthy for as long as possible so that you can enjoy your time with him, and he can be there for you through this next chapter. I hope that you find the support you need from the people around you and resources available to you I hope we can remain cordial, and at some point we can remain in touch, as I enjoy having you in my life when things are good.”
Moy admitted that he’s been recognized to “struggle with detaching from relationships,” however he is aware of that divorce is the precise alternative. “There are too many things that I Unfortunately can’t ignore, and proceed with this relationship confidently,” he defined.
The Boston native is attempting to maintain his head up and preserve their points personal. “Of course I hold some negative feelings about it all but I’m trying to process them on my own time, and with the people who I can count on, while trying not to let it bleed out in public,” he wrote. “I’ve given so much of myself to this marriage, the process, and this experience as a whole. I don’t regret anything I’ve given, but it’s time we start doing what’s best for ourselves.”
His estranged spouse, nevertheless, took subject along with his assertion. In a since-deleted remark captured by Monsters and Critics, Phommasak mentioned she requested her husband to stick with her, however he was already courting different folks.
“You asked for the divorce … I BEGGED you to stay and you said – you don’t OWE me anything,” the Laos native reportedly commented by way of Instagram on Saturday. She revealed her canine is dying after most cancers therapies stopped being efficient. “During this time you knew I was vulnerable and my heart was breaking outside of this and this is when you said we should divorce. You are not heartbroken, so stop acting like this for everyone else. You made this choice before involving me in the final decision and you said I was not allowed to talk about it, even though you said you were already seeing other people. Just be honest about your truths and we can both move on peacefully.”
The breakup comes three weeks after the Massachusetts native acquired actual by way of Instagram in June in regards to the troublesome — and candy — components of their relationship.
“It should come as no surprise at this point that we are trying to navigate the challenges we face in our private relationship, while recently becoming public on social media, having many people invested and wanting details,” he wrote alongside pictures of “the best times” he’s shared with the University of Minnesota alum, like sharing street journeys and holidays collectively. “We have been choosing not to share some things while we work through, and figure things out, while at the same time recognizing that it’s expected for some people to want to know more.”
Moy touched on the precise work he’s doing on himself. “How we as people, and I as an individual show up for others is very important to me,” he defined. “My biggest challenge lately is figuring out how I can show up while still being authentic and true to myself and my feelings.”
He additionally acquired candid in regards to the timeline of their romance, explaining that the present depicted “just a fraction” of their time collectively. “It’s safe to say a lot has happened since,” he added, concluding, “At our best, our relationship has been truly special, and full of love. Although we face our own set of challenges, one thing’s for sure, our chemistry can’t be denied. I’d like to share some of the good times.”
Prior to their break up, the truth stars have been considered one of the rare couples from the Lifetime collection to remain collectively after their season ended. During the season 14 reunion in May, the previous couple revealed they have been nonetheless collectively after the finale — however Phommasak defined was nonetheless on the fence about taking her husband’s final identify.
“I haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to take Steve’s last name,” she mentioned at the time. “I still rep Team Moy, it’s just not official yet.”
Viewers watched the previous couple’s rocky relationship play out in entrance of the cameras throughout the 2022 season, which noticed Moy and Phommasak cope with varied points — together with her hesitation to move in with him and his unemployment.