All five original couples on The Ultimatum: Queer Love made it to the end of episode 8 in rough shape. Some weren’t over their trial partners, and some were dealing with the fallout of perceived betrayals and hurt feelings. Others, like Aussie Chau and Sam Mark, were questioning if being together was a good idea at all. Aussie came up against some very difficult childhood trauma that surfaced in the middle of a meal. Though this gave Aussie some insight into Aussie’s avoidant tendencies it also made it clear why marriage would be hard. For her part, Sam’s time with Tiff Der gave her a new desire to stand up for herself and not tolerate Aussie’s behaviors. The fans began to realize that both might be better off alone, or at least without each other. Still, we should ask about Are Sam and Aussie Still Together after The Ultimatum: Queer Love?
The Ultimatum: Queer Love: Are Sam And Aussie Still Together? Social Media Absence
When we left off at the end of episode 8, we know that Mal Wright was trying their best to stay with Yoly Rojas. Mal proposed to Yoly, leaving it in her hands. Other cast members, such as Lexi Goldberg and Rae Cheung-Sutton, have had eyebrow-raising comments leak into the public. This suggests that some of the couples had and still have feelings about their relationships. But Sam is posting memes with a bitmoji version of herself dancing on the roof of a car, asking whether she should choose Tiff, Aussie, or being solo. And neither Sam nor Aussie have posted anything with each other. Remember that Sam rebranded her Tarot reading business away from its old name, and barely refers to “Saussie Tarot” anymore. For Aussie’s part, Aussie’s Instagram has way too much focus on rejecting narcissistic behavior, perhaps a jibe at the new, more assertive Sam.
Are Sam And Aussie Still Together? Fan Un-Stans
Entire Reddit threads exist praising Sam and telling her that Aussie needs to take care of Aussie-self. This one in particular wonders why Sam stays. Explanations range from it being “a really toxic / codependent cycle” (@RedOrangeYellow88) to “People can still be great people but be toxic.” (@Otherwise_Car8671). The post even features a comment from someone who is in a relationship with someone similar to Aussie. Even though they talk about the positives of the relationship (feeling needed, knowing their intentions are good) they still say Aussie is “harder to deal with.” It’s fairly one sided when it comes to positive comments for Sam, as well. Should we pick comments from the thread that’s titled “sam is amazing,” or “Sam is the unsung hero“? Learning to set boundaries has only led people to like Sam even more. @Starcraftgurl says, “For me, Sam is the real MVP of this show. I didn’t think we’d ever see such a calm, thoughtful and wholesome person on this show. Sam deserves the world.” We rest our case.
It turns out there is a reason for the lack of content showing a happily married couple. Sam and Aussie are engaged, but have still not told Aussie’s family or made progress towards a wedding. Aussie did offer Sam a heart shaped crystal, then an actual ring in a surprising and cute ceremony. Sam has superhuman patience, but she may have to wait forever for her wedding day. At least we know they are still together which is better than any of the other couples can say.