Married At First Sight contestant, Gabrielle Bartlett's unexpected decision to "stay" during last night's commitment ceremony left her husband Nasser Sultan and the audience reeling.
Earlier this week, Nasser walked out on his wife during a difficult homestay ultimately, resulting in his vote to "leave" during Sunday night's episode.
"I'm so sorry, Gab. You know I love you as a friend and I'll always love you as a friend but I feel the chemistry is not there and our communication is not connecting. And with great sadness, I want to leave," Nasser revealed.
To which Gabrielle replied: "I know that Nasser is very, very stubborn. I know that and I've been wearing that. But I'm also stubborn." Before revealing her "stay" verdict.
"Let this card remind you of who is sitting next to you. And I'm not a doormat. I can be very selfish when I want to and this is what I want so this is what I'll have," she continued.
Gabrielle says that she received a lot of support from Tracey Jewel leading up to the commitment ceremony.
In case you missed it, trouble between the pair started when Gabrielle, 44, took Nasser, 50, home to her place on the Northern Beaches. The mother-of-one and Nasser failed to compromise over the living arrangements, the couple didn't stay at Gabrielle's place out of respect to her teenage daughter.
Tensions continued to mount over what Nasser described as a "possessed" apartment in the upper-class NSW suburb. Nasser's 'meltdown' left Gabrielle in tears, as he stormed out of the apartment and, seemingly, their relationship.
"I don’t care how this comes across, I don’t want to stay here,” he said before slamming the door and walking away.
Hours later, the 50-year-old returns to the apartment to pack his belongings, while Gabrielle chooses to go her own way for some girl time.