The Bachelor SA wrapped up its second season as Marc Buckner’s search for love came to an end.
The special 60-minute lockdown finale combined the last day at the Kapama Resort with Zoom calls during which some of the women shared their thoughts about life in the mansion, Marc and the journeys of Marisia and Bridget.
In last night’s (Thursday 28 May) special season finale of M-Net’s popular reality dating series Bachelor Marc (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 in front of a spectacular African sunset, at the five-star luxury game reserve, Kapama.
For the final Rose Ceremony, Marc had the tough choice of choosing between his final two ladies, Bridget and Marisia. 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 about their journey together and why he had fallen 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.
As Marisia arrived – ambivalent about what was about to happen – The 36-year-old knew he had made the right decision. Marc looked into the shy 24-year-old’s eyes and confessed his love for her and said “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,” Marc laughed, as he held Marisia’s hands in his. He went on to say “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 said as Marisia struggled to hold back her tears.
Marc and Marisia are still together and self isolating at Marc’s place during lockdown.
The couple appeared together on screen at the end of the finale where they revealed they went on a secret trip to Thailand after Kapama and got to know each other a bit better without the cameras around, Marc’s been doing much of the cooking during lockdown, while Marisia’s been getting closer to Marc’s beloved furry friend, Luna.
They also shared further details about the ring Marc selected specifically for Marisia, revealing it has a secret inscription on the inside that reads: “Stronger together, forever, baby girl.”