Married at First Sight couples have experienced success and failure in their arranged marriages during the show’s ten seasons — so what Married at First Sight couples are still together and married, and which MAFS couples have split and divorced? And where are they now?
Twenty-nine couples appeared on the first nine American seasons of Married at First Sight, and five more MAFS couples are appearing on the tenth season which premiered on Lifetime earlier this month.
Based on a Danish reality show called Gift Ved Forste Blik, Married at First Sight’s first season premiered on FYI, Lifetime’s sister network, in 2014 and became such a huge hit for the smaller network that Lifetime grabbed the series for itself starting with Season 5.
In fact, Married at First Sight has become so popular with viewers that the series has even spawned several spinoffs over the years, including Married at First Sight: The First Year, Married at First Sight: Second Chances, Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, and Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After.
In addition, Lifetime has also expanded Married at First Sight’s format for Season 10 and the new season is featuring five couples and two-hour episodes.
Married at First Sight’s first season premiered in July 2014 and featured three couples — Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner, Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion, and Monet Bell and Vaughn Copeland — and concluded with two of the three Married at First Sight couples opting to stay together at the end of the arranged marriage experiment, setting a pretty high bar for future Married at First Sight seasons.
Married at First Sight’s second season then premiered a year later in October 2015 and continued with the same concept of having relationship experts match complete strangers who have agreed to get married when they met for the first time at their wedding ceremony.
Afterward, the Married at First Sight couples typically enjoy their first night together in a hotel — with some couples deciding to consummate their marriage immediately — and then embark on a honeymoon, move in together, and simply attempt to deal with the struggles of daily life as husband and wife as TV cameras document it all.
Then, after four to eight weeks, (the duration period has varied from season to season, with it being eight weeks in the case of Married at First Sight’s most recent ninth and tenth seasons) the extreme marriage experiment ends and each couple must decide whether they’d like to stay married or get a divorce on “Decision Day.”
While many Married at First Sight couples have decided to stay together and continue their new married life on “Decision Day,” the real world seems to hit them hard after filming ends, resulting in the couple splitting up only a few months later.
The splits prompt the obvious question of whether the Married at First Sight couples saw a different side of their spouses after the cameras left, or did the romances just naturally fizzle out over time?
But some Married at First Sight couples are still together to this day and are extremely happy. Jamie and Doug from Season 1, for example, welcomed their first child together in August 2017, a baby girl they named Henley, and are also currently expecting their second child.
Several other Married at First Sight couples have also had children — including Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico, and Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre, and Danielle Bergman and Bobby Dodd!
However, there are also some Married at First Sight couples that have ended badly. Jessica Castro from Season 2, for instance, accused her ex-husband Ryan De Nino of alleged death threats, and she went on to file a restraining order and lawsuit against him.
Some Married at First Sight couples have also never even made it to “Decision Day” and ended their marriage prematurely, including Season 4 couple Heather Seidel and Derek Schwartz, and Season 6 couple Molly Duff and Jonathan Francetic.
Are the remaining Married at First Sight couples still lovers, or have they now “just friends” or even enemies? What about other early season couples like Jaclyn Methuen and Ryan Ranellone, Vanessa Nelson and Tres Russell, Sonia Granados and Nick Pendergrast, and Lillian Vilchez and Tom Wilson?
And how about more recent Married at First Sight couples like Jaclyn Schwartzberg and Ryan Buckley, Dave Flaherty and Amber Martorana, and Tristan Thompson and Mia Bally, Keith Dewar and Kristine Killingsworth, AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Sersen, Iris Caldwell and Keith Manley, and Elizabeth Bice and Jamie Thompson?
What Married at First Sight couples are still together? Where are they now? And which former Married at First Sight couples have re-married or are dating someone new?
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