Married at First Sight couples have encountered both success and failure in their arranged marriages over the years — so which Married at First Sight couples are married and still together, and which MAFS couples have split up and divorced? And where are they all now?
Fifty-four couples appeared on the first fourteen seasons of the American version of Married at First Sight.
Based on a Danish reality show called Gift Ved Forste Blik, Married at First Sight premiered on Lifetime’s FYI 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 spawned numerous spinoffs, including Married at First Sight: The First Year, Married at First Sight: Second Chances, Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After, Married at First Sight: Couples Couch, Married at First Sight: Couples Cam and Married at First Sight: Unmatchables.
Married at First Sight’s first season debuted 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 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-up 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 man 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 for Married at First Sight’s most recent 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 2017, a baby girl, and their second child, a baby boy, in 2020.
Several other Married at First Sight couples have also had children recently — including Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico, and Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre, Danielle Bergman and Bobby Dodd, and Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie!
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.
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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? How 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 what 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?
Which Married at First Sight couples are still together? Where are they now? And which Married at First Sight couples have re-married or are now engaged to someone else?
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About The Author:
Steven Rogers is a senior entertainment reporter for Reality TV World and been covering the reality TV genre for two decades.