‘Married at First Sight’ stars then and now: A look at couples who stayed married after the show

‘Married at first sight’: couples who are still together

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‘MAFS’ couples Ashley Pettay and Anthony D’Amico, and Shawnice Jackson and Jephte Pierre (@ashleypettay, essstyles_/Instagram)

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‘Married at First Sight’, which first premiered on FYI (and later, Lifetime) on July 8, 2014, has seen many couples prove that love at first sight can really last. The show features three to five couples, who are matched by relationship experts, who agree to get married on their first meeting. After spending their wedding night in a hotel and going on their honeymoon, the couples return home to live together for the remaining eight weeks, at the end of which they must decide whether to stay in the marriage or not. Over the course of 16 seasons, the show has matched 64 couples. However, more than two-thirds of them have divorced or announced their intention to divorce. Let’s take a look at those couples who are still together.

Jamie Otis and Doug Heiner

Jamie Otis and her husband, Doug Hehner, were one of the first couples to be featured on 'Married at First Sight' (@jamienotis/Instagram)
Jamie Otis and her husband, Doug Hehner, were one of the first couples to be featured on ‘Married at First Sight’ (@jamienotis/Instagram).

Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner, who were part of the inaugural season of ‘Married at First Sight’, are testament to the fact that first impressions aren’t everything. Jamie was initially not attracted to Doug as she walked down the aisle, but their relationship has since blossomed. Today, they are happily married and have two children. Their daughter, Henley Grace, was born in 2017, and their son, Hendrix Douglas, was born in 2020. Jamie has also been the host of the ‘MAFS’ aftershow ‘Unfiltered’ for several seasons. According to Business Insider, the family now lives in Florida. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Otis shared, “If I had listened to everyone else’s criticism and never listened to my heart I would have missed out on growing a love like I never thought possible.❤️”

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Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico

Ashley Petta and Anthony D'Amico from Season 5 of 'Married at First Sight' (@ashleypetta/Instagram)
Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico from Season 5 of ‘Married at First Sight’ (@ashleypetta/Instagram)

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Ashley and Anthony, who said “yes” on decision day, are reportedly happily married until October 2023. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mila, in January 2019, as reported by US Weekly. Their family grew with the birth of their second child, Veda Marie, in February 2021, according to E! news. Over the years, they have shared glimpses of their life on the spinoff show ‘Married at First Sight: Couples Cam,’ giving fans an intimate look into their journey as a couple and parents.

Shawnees Jackson and Jephte Pierre

Shawnees Jackson and Jephte Pierre Season 6 Couple (A+E Networks/@yessstyles_/Instagram)
Shawnees Jackson and Jephte Pierre appear on Season 6 of ‘MAFS’ (A+E Networks/@yessstyles_/Instagram)

Jephte and Shawnice, who were featured on the sixth season of ‘Married at First Sight’, which premiered in Boston in January 2018, decided to remain married on Judgment Day. They welcomed their daughter, Laura, into the world in August 2018, People reports. Today, they are happily married, as evidenced by their respective Instagram accounts. However, they have been candid about dealing with infidelity in their marriage, a topic they have discussed on spinoff shows like ‘Couples Cam.’

AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Serson

AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Serson from Season 8 of 'Married at First Sight' (Lifetime and @stayj_mafs/Instagram)
AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Serson from Season 8 of ‘Married at First Sight’ (Lifetime and @stayj_mafs/Instagram)

Stephanie Serson and AJ Vollmoeller, who were part of the eighth season of ‘Married at First Sight’ which premiered in the Philadelphia area in January 2019, decided to continue their marital journey beyond the show. According to their Instagram account, they are still happily together and share a love of traveling. They reportedly celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in September 2023, which is a testament to their enduring bond. They have also welcomed the ‘Couples Cam’ spinoff show into their lives, giving fans a glimpse of their journey post-show as a married couple.

Christine Killingsworth and Keith Dewar

'Married at First Sight' Season 8's Keith Dewar, 29, and Christine Killingsworth, 28, (Lifetime and @kay_kills/Instagram)
‘Married at First Sight’ Season 8’s Keith Dewar, 29, and Christine Killingsworth, 28, (Lifetime and @kay_kills/Instagram)

It has been reported that Christine Killingsworth and Keith Dewar from season eight of ‘MAFS’ are still happily married. They shared in a six-month follow-up episode that they had bought a house together. Fans are able to continue their journey on the ‘Couples Cam’ spinoff.

Deonna McNeil and Gregory Okotie

Deonna McNeil and Gregory Okotie from Season 9 of 'Married at First Sight' (Lifetime and Deonna and Greg/Facebook)
Deonna McNeil and Gregory Okotie from Season 9 of ‘Married at First Sight’ (Lifetime and Deonna and Greg/Facebook)

Deonna and Greg had a relatively smooth journey on ‘Married at First Sight’, which is why they decided to live together on decision day. They are still happily married and are the parents of a son named Declan, born in February 2021.

Vincent Morales and Brianna Miles

Vincent Morales and Briana Miles from Season 12 of 'Married at First Sight' (@blmyles/Instagram)
Vincent Morales and Briana Miles from Season 12 of ‘Married at First Sight’ (@blmyles/Instagram)

Briana and Vincent’s journey to love was a relatively smooth one, with a few bumps in the road. On decision day, Vincent makes Brianna a surprise proposal with a cheesecake and she agrees to stay married. The couple keeps sharing their life on their Instagram account. In July 2022, they shared the good news that they were expecting their first child. The couple welcomed their daughter Auri Bella into the world in February.

Amani Alia and Woody Randall

Season 11 couple Woody and Amani get Married at First Sight.  (Lifetime and @_easyaaa/Instagram)
‘Married at First Sight’ couple Woody and Amani from Season 11 (Lifetime and @_easyaaa/Instagram)

Woody from season 11 of the show had expressed his love for Amani at the beginning of their journey, to which she soon reciprocated. They reportedly decided to continue their marital journey beyond the show and are currently happily married. The couple welcomed their son, Ryn Randall, into the world on June 3, People reports.

Miguel Santiago and Lindy Alloway

Miguel Santiago and Lindy Alloway from Season 15 of ‘Married at First Sight’ to Divorce in 2023 (Lifetime)

Lindy and Miguel’s journey on ‘Married at First Sight’ was relatively bumpy until the couple’s retreat. There, they disagreed about Miguel’s potentially controlling tendencies and Lindy’s emotional nature. Despite this, they decided to remain in the marriage on the day of the decision and were still together at the reunion, with Lindy even adopting Miguel’s last name. However, on February 13, they reportedly announced their separation through a statement provided by Lindy to People. According to her Instagram, Lindy appears to be single and traveling as of October 2023. Miguel also appears to be single on his Instagram, but his current relationship status has not been confirmed.

Christopher Thielk and Nicole Lilienthal

Christopher Thielk and Nicole Lilienthal from Season 16 of 'Married at First Sight' (@mafslifteim and @nicoley_woley/Instagram)
Christopher Thielk and Nicole Lilienthal from Season 16 of ‘Married at First Sight’ (@mafslifteim and @nicoley_woley/Instagram)

On ‘MAFS’, Nicole Lilienthal and Chris Thielk seemed to be a perfect match on paper in Season 16. Nicole, being more outgoing, was complemented by Chris’s patience and affection, especially when her insecurities were addressed. In return, Nicole was mindful of Chris’s needs and constantly considered his viewpoint on various matters. True to expectations, they decided to remain married even on the day of judgment. Their Instagram accounts confirm that they are still together, showing that expert match-making can actually be successful sometimes.

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