A fairytale ending
In Thursday, 28 May’s special season finale of M-Net’s popular reality dating series The Bachelor SA, Bachelor Marc Buckner (37) handed the final rose and beautiful Jack Friedman ring to shy speech therapist Marisia van Wyk (24) as a symbol of his love and commitment. The dreamy fairy-tale moment took place behind a spectacular African sunset, at the five-star luxury game reserve, Kapama.
During the final Rose Ceremony, Marc had the tough choice of choosing between his final two ladies, Bridget and Marisia. In an interview with Jason, Marc mentioned that he will be basing his final decision on whether he can see himself growing and having a family with the chosen one. Unfortunately for 31-year-old travel agent Bridget, her love journey with Marc had come to an end.
During the intense emotional break-up, Marc reminisced on their journey together and why he fell in love with her before breaking the devastating news, “But, our journey does end here,” he said. Bridget was at a loss for words and held back the tears as she thanked Marc and wished him and Marisia well.
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As Marisia arrived – ambivalent of what was about to happen – Marc knew that he made the right decision. Marc looked into her eyes and confessed his love for her, “Marisia, you know the first thing I noticed is how beautiful you are. And then, you made it so difficult to get to know you, cause you ran away from me. And then we went on our dates together, and every second I spent with you I wanted to spend more time with you, and that date when you came off the horse, it triggered something in me and I realised how much I care for you. I think we make a great couple. And, I don’t want this journey to end with you.” He reached for his pocket and pulled out a gorgeous custom-designed pear-shaped one-carat diamond ring from Jack Friedman and said “I really am falling for you, and I want to ask if you will accept this as a symbol of a relationship that I think is so amazing and I would like it to keep going forward,” to which an emotional Marisia responded, “I will”.
A romantic kiss followed and her confession of love “Okay, so, uhm wow, I don’t have words. I think I came onto this journey, and uhm yoh it’s been tough. But if anything, I’ve really fallen for you. And, I don’t know, there’s just something with you that I have never felt with anyone before, which is good for me. And I know there is this age gap, but it doesn’t really mean anything to me because I think my feelings for you mean so much more. So, I just want to focus on that and focus on us and then hopefully grow together,” and emotional Marisia said before they romanced into the sunset.
The fairy-tale continues for the loveable couple, who have been spending lockdown together, “We both thought it would be a great idea to move in together during lockdown. Because you know, when you’re not seeing each other and it’s the beginning of a relationship, it’s hard to build that trust and to have that trust going without knowing that that person’s there. Because you can imagine, any relationship, in the beginning, you spend as much time together as possible,”. Viewers also got a sneak peek into their lives, as Marc and Marisia shared special video moments of their daily routine and what they have been up to since their dreamy moment in Kapama.