5 Couples That Are Still Together From Married At First Sight (& 5 Couples That Aren’t)
The reality series Married At First Sight is still popular after several years. While these couples are still together, some split up.
It’s been several years since Married At First Sight first premiered and the reality series is still as popular as ever. The Lifetime show has been praised for promoting the idea of true love and family values, as compared to other dating reality TV shows that are mostly about the drama. As testament to the show’s success, a total of eight spin-offs have been developed so far.
Though couples always have an option to end things on the season finale, choosing to stick together doesn’t always mean a happily-ever-after life for those involved. Some still struggle to adopt to a life without cameras and scrutiny. The following are some of the couples that have remained married, and those that opted to end things after the show.
10 Still Married: Jamie Otis And Doug Hehner
The Season 1 lovebirds are still very much married. Doug, a salesman, is actually a former contestant on The Bachelor. Despite not finding love on the popular show, he managed to do so in Married At First Sight.
Jamie and Doug took it easy on the show, preferring to be lowkey, rather than overly active in front of the cameras. On their first anniversary, they renewed their vows. And in in August 2017, they welcomed their first child named Henley Grace. The couple was blessed with their second child in 2020 who they named Hendrix Douglas.
9 Divorced: Derek Sherman And Katie Conrad
Katie had doubts about participating in Season 10 of the show because she was attracted to someone else at the time. But decisions had to be made so she married Derek.
Their relationship was characterized with endless highs and lows. Their disagreements were never justified and their happy moments were adorable. On Decision Day, they chose to remain married but weeks later, they separated and eventually divorced. They cited cheating and lack of communication as reasons for their split.
8 Still Married: Anthony D’Amico and Ashley Petta
The lovebirds from Season 5 have been quiet ever since they left the show but they are is still going strong. Despite their marriage being young, there haven’t been any hints on their social media accounts to suggest that things might go south. They were even blessed with a baby girl in January 2019 who they named Mila Rose.
Writing on her Facebook account, Ashley said: “We have both always dreamed of having a child and we are so happy to finally be making our dreams come true together.” They are now expecting their second child.
7 Divorced: Cortney Hendrix And Jason Carrion
A makeup artist and a fireman seemed liked a good combination. The Season 1 lovebirds were into each other from the start. On Decision Day, they chose to remain married.
Sadly, life got in the way. Events shown in the spin-off Married At First Sight: The First Year revealed that Jason’s mother passed away while Cortney was fired from her workplace. The couple began having constant arguments about money. They tried to stick together but after five years, they called it quits.
6 Still Married: Jephte Pierre And Shawniece Jackson
The fact that the Season 6 couple is still together is surprising given that they didn’t really hit it off at first. Shawniece was more than ready to get into a committed relationship but Jephte struggled to open up to her. He even refused to sleep on the same bed with her and constantly aired out his frustrations.
After the show, Shawniece got pregnant but the couple broke up shortly after. They were planning to get a divorce and Jephte even began seeing other women. Luckily, they managed to reconcile a while later. They now have a daughter named Laura Denise, who was born in August 2018.
5 Divorced: Jaclyn Methuen And Ryan Ranellone
Season 2 couple Jaclyn and Ryan had a rocky start but they learned how to tolerate each other and became one of the fan favorite couples in the series. On Decision Day, they chose to stick together.
Surprisingly, they had already separated by the time the reunion show was airing. After talking it out, they agreed to try and make it work again. However, they ended up separating for good. Ryan admitted that it was all his fault and he never made a serious effort to make things work.
4 Still Married: Danielle Bergman And Bobby Dodd
Viewers could tell the couple was going to last when Bergman spoke highly of Doss on Decision Day, saying: “I’m just completely head over heels in love with you. This is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
The couple who got their first child in 2018 announced in June this year that they were expecting their second child. They had earlier expressed their desire to keep their childrens’ ages close. Bergman works as a software sales account executive while Dodd is a construction project manager.
3 Divorced: Jessica Castro And Ryan DeNino
Jessica and Ryan had a volatile relationship in Season 2, so it was a bit of a surprise when they decided to stay together on Decision Day. They should have just chosen not to because Jessica ended up filing for a restraining order against Nick a short while later, claiming he had threatened to harm her and her family.
It was later revealed that Ryan had used a fake name on the show. Apparently, his real name was Oehl. He also confessed to using drugs.
2 Still Married: Stephanie Sersen And AJ Vollmoeller
Things looked like they might take a turn for the worst for the Season 8 couple because AJ had a tempter. Luckily, they have stuck together. Initially, the two had a hard time communicating properly because Stephanie was reserved while AJ was quite emotional. But their love for each other was stronger than their personalities.
You can now follow them in the spin-off Married At First Sight: Couples Cam. The spin-off follows nine former couples from the original series as they adapt to life during the Covid-19 era.
1 Still Married: Lillian Vilchez And Tom Wilson
Lilian and Tom had a good run in Season 4. At the reunion, their love was still blossoming. They confirmed that they had moved in together and that their sex life was “brilliant.” But 14 months into their marriage, the couple announced they were splitting..
Apparently, Tom was the one who pushed for the divorce. Lily didn’t want it. They cited constant arguments as the reason for their split. Despite Lily being keen on working things out, Tom couldn’t take it anymore. Their divorce was amicable though as they announced on social media that they would remain good friends.