Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for those who aren't caught up on Season 1 of The Ultimatum: Queer Love.
The goal for many contestants on The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On is to leave the partner-swap experience with the same person they entered the show with. While Netflix put five LGBTQ+ couples at the forefront with the spinoff The Ultimatum: Queer Love, the premise remained the same.
The 10-episode season showed each committed partner experiencing marital bliss with someone new while learning more about themselves. As the season continued, some contestants questioned if they wanted to work things out with their original partners or move and start fresh with a new relationship.
Let’s dive into who is still together and who might be back in the dating streets after The Ultimatum: Queer Love Season 1!
Yoly and Mal broke up weeks after filming ‘The Ultimatum: Queer Love.’
Mal and Yoly entered The Ultimatum after three years of dating. While the two are in love, Yoly doubts that Mal is fully committed to putting a ring on it, which is why she calls the ultimatum.
On their first week on the show, Yoly connected with another contestant Xander, and things got pretty hot and heavy between them fast, as they admittedly had a physical relationship during their three-week marriage.
Still, in the season finale, Yoly accepted Mal’s proposal, and they seemed ready to start their lives together. But by the Season 1 reunion, the pair confirmed they were no longer engaged and broke up “two weeks” after the show wrapped filming. Yoly also admitted that she and her “trial wife,” Xander, briefly dated off-camera. Sadly, the couple many of us shipped all season discovered they didn’t have the same chemistry once they weren’t on the show. As for Mal, she said at the reunion that the show changed how she approaches dating now.
Lexi and Rae ended their relationship when the cameras stopped rolling.
Lexi and Rae signed up for The Ultimatum: Queer Love because Lexi wanted them to move forward in their three-year relationship. They each entered trial marriages, with Lexi marrying Mal and Rae marrying Vanessa. Lexi despised Vanessa after the first episode, causing friction between her and Rae after their trial marriages ended.
However, once they reunited, Rae and Lexi proposed to each other in the season finale. Like Mal and Yoly, recent photos of Rae and Lexi showed them wearing matching gold wedding bands on their fingers.
Lexi and Rae said they weren’t married yet but were moving forward with their wedding plans. The end of the reunion showed Lexi and Rae called off their wedding after filming the reunion. Lexi told Today in June 2023 that the split happened because they couldn’t agree on many differences. The influencer also shared she’s dating someone new but still loves her ex.
Mildred and Tiff broke up and agreed their relationship was “unhealthy.”
Mildred and Tiff joined The Ultimatum: Queer Love because Mildred wanted to marry Tiff, but their pairing with another couple, Sam and Aussie, caused drama. Sam didn't like Tiff's dog, and Mildred felt Aussie wasn't taking their marriage seriously. The drama between Aussie and Mildred was so intense that Aussie moved out to avoid the drama.
Mildred and Tiff’s bond was more substantial when they ended their trial marriages. Tiff proposed to Mildred on Ultimatum Day, who excitedly accepted their proposal. Sadly, the pair shared that their old habits followed them when they left the show. Since the special, both Tiff and Mildred appear to be single.
Xander and Vanessa ended their four-year romance.
Vanessa and Xander’s friendship-turned-romance was threatened from their first week on The Ultimatum: Queer Love. Vanessa seemingly had too much fun dating other people, while Xander quickly connected with Yoly and ultimately chose her for the trial marriage.
After spending time apart, Xander and Vanessa mutually end their relationship. Xander states Vanessa deserves more than she can “offer” her at this phase in her life. Vanessa agreed and said her four years with Xander “changed” her, even though they weren't forever.
Sam and Aussie gave us the ONLY ‘The Ultimatum: Queer Love’ happy ending!
Aussie and Sam’s picturesque romance began almost immediately after they met, as they believed the “universe” brought them together. Still, Sam struggled to get Aussie to commit to marriage, and Aussie felt the couple needed to live together for “five years” before getting married. However, Aussie’s tune changed after her tumultuous trial marriage with Mildred.
Although their marriage didn’t even make it to three weeks, the experience with Mildred showed Aussie how much she appreciated Sam’s compassion and patience. Once they reunited, Aussie was certain Sam was the only one for her. Sam felt the same, as she accepted Aussie’s proposal.
In the season finale, Aussie said The Ultimatum helped Aussie “redefine marriage for myself,” Aussie’s version of “marriage” included Sam. After proposing to her love on ultimatum day, Aussie and Sam confirmed at the reunion that they’re still together and are planning their wedding. It’s good to know ONE couple made it through the mess!
The Ultimatum: Queer Love is available to stream on Netflix.