Married at First Sight fans are feeling the pressure as we approach the March 1 season finale. Ashley Doherty’s decision to divorce David Norton on part 1 of the Decision Day episode left viewers reeling following a tumultuous third season of the FYI show.
As we await decisions from Neil Bowlus and Sam Role, as well as Tres Russell and Vanessa Nelson, we can’t help but reflect on the past Married at First Sight seasons’ couples. Let’s take a look at the participants then and now as we count down to the season 3 finale.
Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis: When Doug, a small business sales consultant, first laid eyes on his Married at First Sight match on their wedding day, he felt an immediate attraction. Jamie, however, was less than enthused with the man waiting for her at the altar. Over the weeks, their relationship grew into more than an initial friendship. On Decision Day, they both chose to stay together. To the delight of viewers, the couple agreed to share more of their blossoming marriage on Married at First Sight: The First Year.
To celebrate their first year mark, the couple renewed their wedding vows. “This time I see love in her eyes,” Doug said as his wife walked toward him during their beachside vow renewal.
It seems Doug and Jamie are ready to start their family, as they’ve been posting plans on social media. Jamie, a registered nurse, may not be pregnant, but Doug has finished his #prebabybucketlist, so we’re hoping for baby news soon! This duo is proof that attraction and love can grow after a rocky beginning.
Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix: After mutual attraction brought this young Married at First Sight match together on their wedding day, they were anxious to begin a life together. “It feels natural,” Cortney told viewers when the newlyweds moved in together.
What appeared to be smooth sailing for this couple in the beginning proved to be short-lived. Although Decision Day brought a unanimous verdict of staying together, the first year would have its problems.
Cortney, a makeup artist, lost her job, and Jason’s mother passed away, but the couple faced all of it together. They’re still going strong, and Cortney couldn’t be more proud to be a “firefighterwifey.” Viewers enjoyed watching this couple together on Married at First Sight: The First Year.
Vaughn Copeland and Monet Bell: Although sexual chemistry was apparent between this Married at First Sight match from the very beginning, it didn’t take long for the newlyweds to begin resenting one another. Vaughn, a field service technician, had difficulty adjusting to life on camera, and he explained to viewers that his wife wasn’t the “bubbly” individual he had asked to be matched with. During one particularly heated argument, he described Monet as “cold.” It was not a shock when the couple came to the conclusion on Decision Day to call it quits.
Vaughn was ready to move on quickly; he asked single women living in his general vicinity to reach out to him on social media. According to Instagram, he’s “still looking for her.” We wish him all the best.
Monet, on the other hand, is living the high life on her very own show, #BlackLove. She may still be looking for Mr. Right, but she’s living the single life in style!
Ryan Di Nino and Jessica Castro: After being smitten with each other from the moment their eyes met on their wedding day, it didn’t take viewers long to see trouble was on the horizon.
Following a series of arguments, Married at First Sight fans were sure the couple would choose to divorce on Decision Day. The newlyweds chose to stay together, but ultimately their marriage didn’t last. Jessica filed a restraining order against her husband after he allegedly threatened to take her life.
Ryan, a business owner, seems to have found a new love. He posted a selfie with his “Valentine” on Instagram earlier in February.
Jessica, an entrepreneur at heart, has launched her own brand, “Team Castro,” selling embroidered beanies. On her website, she explains, “I hope to help women, especially Latinas, to realize that they are indeed Queens that should never settle for less in relationships.”
Sean Varricchio and Davina Kullar: When Sean and Davina met on their wedding day, they were happy with their matches. Davina appreciated her husband’s warm and welcoming parents, because her unsupportive family did not attend the wedding.
Despite their positive first impressions, Sean’s anxiety held him back from pursuing an intimate relationship with his wife. The newlyweds attempted taking a more “positive approach,” but it was too late. On Decision Day, they announced they were divorcing.
Sean, a trauma nurse, has kept to himself for the most part since filming ended. Davina, a biopharmaceutical sales rep, appears to be living it up in New York City.
Ryan Ranellone and Jaclyn Methuen: Jaclyn was not impressed when she first met Ryan at the altar, but their connection grew during their reception when they had a chance to talk.
Although the newlyweds gave it a shot, they both held back from giving the relationship their all. During the Decision Day episode, the couple chose to not put a 6-week time limit on their marriage. They were both ready to move forward together off-camera, but their union eventually ended in divorce.
Jaclyn, a sales representative for a vodka brand, appears to be enjoying being single once again, according to recent social media posts. Ryan continues career success working as a real estate agent.
With Decision Day just around the corner, all bets are on as to who will stay married and who will head to divorce court. Tune into part two of the Married at First Sight season 3 finale airing Tuesday, March 1 at 9 p.m. EST on FYI.