For eight seasons, the reality series Married at First Sight has done exactly what the title promises: marry complete strangers to see if they can make a lasting union. In the first episode, relationship experts pair three couples who then navigate married life for the remainder of the season. With such a ridiculous premise it's natural to wonder: Is anyone from Married at First Sight still together? If you take a look at the Married at First Sight pairs then and now, you'll discover there are a surprising amount of successful marriages.
The concept of marrying two strangers based on the opinions of relationship experts sounds like a recipe for one of the dumbest reality shows. However, the couples' sincere approach to the unconventional matchmaking technique also renders Married at First Sight one of the most watchable reality shows. In the US, the show initially aired on FYI and A&E before switching to Lifetime. It was so successful that producers launched versions in both the UK and Australia.
Regardless of your opinion on the premise, you're probably still wondering what happened to the couples on Married at First Sight.
Monet Bell And Vaughn Copeland Went Their Separate Ways After One MonthPhoto: A&E
At the end of Season 1, Monet and Vaughn decided it wasn't working out, and they divorced after one month of marriage. Monet told Essence she and Vaughn broke up because there simply wasn't enough time to get to know one another. She explained, "Five weeks wasn't enough time for us to be able to really assess each other especially seeing that we were arguing most of the time. I wonder what would have happened if there were no cameras."
In 2015, Monet went on to star in another reality series, #BlackLove, about five Black women trying to figure out their love lives. Vaughn started dating a woman named Jenny Faber after the split. In September 2016, the couple welcomed a baby boy, Zaire William Copeland.
Jessica Castro And Ryan De Nino's Relationship Ended With A Restraining OrderPhoto: A&E
During Season 2, Jessica and Ryan had some pretty heated arguments, but they ultimately elected to stay married. Not long after choosing to stay together, the couple revealed the relationship was over, and Jessica suggested Ryan was unfaithful.
In the midst of the 2015 divorce, Jessica filed a restraining order against Ryan, which he published on Instagram. He called the court order "disgusting," but admitted to treating Jessica poorly on the show. Jessica's lawyer said the restraining order aimed to protect her from "all threats to her safety and well-being."
Jessica also threatened to sue A&E for pairing her with Ryan, claiming he should have been filtered out through the show's supposedly "rigid" screening methods.
Ashley Petta And Anthony D'Amico Are ExpectingPhoto: Lifetime
Ashley and Anthony got married in Season 5, and the couple is still going strong. Ashley says the key to making the marriage work is their willingness to "see things from the other's perspective. Listen, just don't hear." Anthony added he doesn't see the way they got together as being that odd: "Relationships have been happening like this since way before [the show] was created. Hell, my grandparents were married through arranged marriage."
In August 2018, the couple announced they are expecting their first child. In a joint statement, the couple told People, "We are so excited to finally be able to share this exciting news with everyone. We have both always dreamed of having a child and we are so happy to finally be making our dreams come true together."
Lillian Vilchez And Tom Wilson Split, But They Are Still Best FriendsPhoto: FYI
Lillian and Tom - who famously declared he lives on a bus - elected to stay married at the end of Season 4. The marriage ended 14 months later in May 2017. A source claimed, "Lily didn't want the divorce. It was instigated and pushed through by Tom. He was done fighting to make it work, but she didn't want to give up on it."
The couple released a statement saying they "are best friends" and that they "will always be there for each other."