Nearly three years have passed since the world was introduced to Married at First Sight‘s season six cast. While only two out of the three couples decided to continue their marriage at the end of the season, it still begs the question: where are they all today?
A lot has changed since we witnessed these six lucky strangers tie the knot, and while some of the couple’s relationship statuses are to be expected, others are downright shocking.
Ryan Buckley and Jaclyn Schwartzberg
On the show, this couple really seemed to hit it off. Sure they had their squabbles here and there, but ultimately, this seemed like a pretty winning match. From the moment they first saw each other at the altar, the two then-strangers knew that they were a good match — needless to say, the physical attraction was there (let us not forget when Ryan brought Jaclyn’s firefighter fantasy to life during one particularly romantic evening). At the end of the season, the reality stars both decided to stay married and appeared to be quite happy in their relationship during the tell-all episode.
Jaclyn Schwartzberg Update: While things looked promising for Jaclyn and Ryan, the two decided to go their separate ways after just 10 months of marriage. However, a source close to the couple revealed in an interview with InTouch that the two “remain friends and are grateful for everything they’ve learned while being married to a stranger.”
Around the time of their split, Jaclyn expressed how she felt about the way Ryan talked about her on the show through her Twitter account.
“It was hurtful for sure to watch. I had no idea that was said,” Jaclyn wrote in April of 2018.
It was hurtful for sure to watch. I had no idea that was said.
— Jaclyn Schwartzberg (@jaq239) April 19, 2018
But these days, things have been looking up for Jaclyn. In May 2019, the reality star took to her Instagram page, @jaclynschwartzberg, to announce her engagement to her boyfriend Daneafter a romantic proposal in Italy.
And on September 27, 2020, Jaclyn shared her wedding photo on social media as she tied the knot with her husband Dane.
She wrote: “No words to express how thankful I am for all the amazing people in my life, I love you all so so much. And all of your sweet messages, so much love my heart can’t handle it! ????????????#justmarried#ido#family.”
Ryan Buckley Update: The firefighter seems to be living a relatively lowkey and simple life these days as most of the images on his social media pages are simply of him playing sports or hanging out with his friends and family.
And while he hasn’t made any major engagement announcements, he did appear to be dating someone by the name of Audrey who made appearances now and then on his Instagram page, @ryan_p_buckley, in 2019. However, his current relationship status is unclear as he hasn’t posted a photo of Audrey since last year.
Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre Update
This fan-favorite couple had a bit of a rocky start on the show, but they both proved that with patience and commitment, things could work out. And at the end of the season, the young couple was adamant about staying married. During the show’s tell-all special, the couple revealed they got matching tattoos of the number eight, a digit that holds many meanings to both Shawniece and Jephte. And in a specially added update after the episode, the couple announced they’d be having a baby together.
Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre Update: Turns out, this was a tried and true match! As many fans already know, the happy couple put their relationship on display for a second time on the MAFS spinoff, Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After.
And while the couple had a lot to get through, given that their marriage was relatively new and they were getting ready to have their first child together, Laura Denise, their love pulled them through.
“Celebrating our two year anniversary is a huge milestone for us,” Shawniece and Jephte said in an interview with Madamenoire. “Two years ago we married as strangers, got pregnant and almost didn’t make it to year one. Now two years later, we stand here with our one-year-old daughter, in our house that we bought together, looking at each other – best friends and life partners.”
When it comes to social media, Jephte recently shared some happy family photos on his Instagram page in August 2020.
“Three years in marriage, three years in learning and growing together, s–t three years in just knowing each other (thank you MAFS) ????????can’t wait for what year 4 has in store for us. Love you [Shawniece],” wrote Jephte.
On October 10, 2020, Shawniece also took to her Instagram page to share a series of cute photos with her hubby.
“When we try to be cute together ????????,” she wrote alongside the pics.
Molly Duff and Jon Francetic
Unlike their costars, Molly Duff and Jonathan Francetic’s relationship seemed to be missing a much-needed spark. While on paper the two complete strangers had a lot in common, they just couldn’t manage to make things work. After a lot of fighting and Molly confessing that she simply wasn’t physically attracted to her new husband, the two both decided to divorce by the end of the season. And during the tell-all special, the two reality stars still seemed to be at odds with each other.
Molly Duff Update: At the end of May 2018, the reality star came back from an eight-week hiatus from social media after claiming she needed to “detox.” Apparently, Molly had been receiving death threats and hateful messages from viewers.
“So sad that people think it’s ok to send me death threats & tell me I deserve to die from what they see from 10 minutes shown out of every 30 hours of filming out of every 168 hours of the week,” the Lifetime star initially wrote on April 6, 2018. “Staying off social media until people stop tagging me in horrible comments.”
So sad that people think it’s ok to send me death threats & tell me I deserve to die from what they see from 10 minutes shown out of every 30 hours of filming out of every 168 hours of the week. Staying off social media until people stop tagging me in horrible comments.
— Molly Elisabeth Duff (@mollyduff92) April 6, 2018
Since then, the commercial insurance adjuster has made her way back to social media and posts regularly on her Instagram account, which consists of lots of pictures of friends and family. In other words, Molly appears to be happily single.
“Hello 2020” Molly wrote alongside a photo of herself hanging out with former costar Jaclyn on her Instagram page @mollyelisabeth92.
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Jonathan Francetic Update: Since the show ended two years ago, Jonathan has become an engaged man! Fans may recognize Jonathan’s fiancé since she was one of the three professionals who would counsel the newlyweds on the show. No, he’s hasn’t fallen in love with Dr. Pepper — Jonathan is getting ready to tie the knot with psychologist Jessica Griffin!
While the couple had been open about their relationship on social media for a while, they officially announced their engagement via Jonathan’s Instagram page @jon_francetic in April of this year.
“I just love how happy she looks,” the 30-year-old reality star wrote alongside a sweet photo of him and his new fiancée. “Oh, and we got engaged at the Grand Canyon yesterday! And now @dr.jessicagriffin is mine foreverrrr #shesmine #nervouswreck.”
A year and a half following their engagement, Jon and Jessica are still going strong. In fact, the lovebirds were supposed to get married on October 2, 2020, but they had to postpone their wedding due to the pandemic.
However, Jon did share a sweet photo to mark what would have been their special day. He wrote: “Going to work today was more annoying than most Friday’s, and everyone knows why. Fortunately, moving the wedding date doesn’t mean we won’t be together in the meantime! Here’s to you jumping on my back, knocking me off balance, and laughing along the way regardless of a pandemic ???? love you boo ????”
When the couple first announced they were dating back in September 2018, fans accused the relationship of being unethical since Jessica had served as Jonathan’s marriage counselor when he was on the show. But Jonathan shut down critics, saying that the couple looked into the “ethical codes” before they started dating to make sure that everything was appropriate.
Jessica no longer works for MAFS and continues to raise her three kids, who seem to be fond of Jonathan.
Jessica recently shared pictures from a fun “family” apple picking trip on her Instagram page, @dr.jessicagriffin, that she and Jonathan took part in on September 13, 2020. She wrote: “Apple picking with my little peeps. Jon’s sister and hubs came to visit too, putting up with all our shenanigans. And, it’s the third year in a row that @jon_francetic have gone apple picking at this orchard. ???? ????????❤️”
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Jules and Cameron - season 6
They were firm fan favourites and made MAFS history when Cam proposed to Jules in the final vow ceremony. Following their time in the experiment they went onto get legally married with a beautiful ceremony in 2019. In 2020, the couple announced the birth of their sweet baby boy Ollie.
Shawniece and Jephte (Season 6)
Fans saw them bring baby Laure Denise Pierre home on Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After.
3) Jephte Pierre and Shawniece Jackson from season 6
The pair was open to reconciliation, so they did not get divorced after the experiment. They have now been happily married for 5 years, and have a daughter named Laura.
Couples get paid daily for participating in the show
According to Nasser, who was partnered with Gabrielle Bartlett on a previous season of the show, the MAFS contract states that the contestants "get a per diem" which means they are not being "paid for work" but are given a daily allowance to cover expenses.
"Tahnee's sister's husband is Ollie's second cousin," a source revealed to Yahoo Lifestyle as the season started airing. "Although they're not blood-related or anything like that, technically they are distant relatives in a weird way.Did Ning and Mark stay together? ›
In the series she 'married' Mark Scrivens, but the match failed to spark love between them and the pair have since moved on. Ning is now dating a man named Kane Micallef and the pair have enjoyed many romantic moments, including picnics on the beach which she has shared on her Instagram.Where is Doug and Jamie now? ›
Although Jamie showed some doubts at first—particularly regarding her attraction to Doug—the couple enjoyed a smooth transition period, and stayed married after Decision Day. Eight years later, Jamie and Doug are still happily married. They have two children: Henley, 4, and Hendrix, who turns two on May 13.What happened to Jason and Courtney from Married at First Sight? ›
Fans were certain that they would say yes on Decision Day. However, instead of being remembered as the most successful Mafs couple, they divorced.What happened to Molly from Married at First Sight? ›
Married at First Sight alum Molly Duff ended up divorced and then began embracing a brand-new career. Here is everything to know about her boutique. On Married at First Sight season six, Molly Duff was known for her tumultuous journey, but she has since moved on and started her own online boutique.Are Keith and Kristine still married? ›
Kristine Killingsworth and Keith Dewar are still married today.
According to Stephanie's Instagram, she and AJ are still together and going stronger than ever, having just enjoyed a very recent date night this past August to celebrate their nearing four-year anniversary.What does Jephte Pierre do for a living? ›
"You get $150 for the day, that's it," Nasser told Now to Love. "But on top of that, you have to pay expenses - your living expenses with the woman that you marry." "It's not $150 clear. You still have to pay rent if you're renting, you've gotta pay your rego and it's 12 hour filming days."How much do Married at First Sight contestants get paid? ›
“You don't have to pay anything. That's about maybe like an average salary, I'd say.” Meanwhile, season five's Nasser Sultan told Now To Love they got “$150 for the day, that's it”. “But on top of that, you have to pay expenses – your living expenses with the woman that you marry,” he said.Do MAFS wear their own clothes? ›
The MAFS contestants pay for their own clothes. In many reality TV shows, the cast are often dressed by the production team. However, on married at First Sight Australia, the participants dress themselves.Are Evelyn and Duncan together? ›
Evelyn was a late addition to the series and was matched with Rupert Bugden, while Duncan married Alyssa Barmonde. But after neither of their relationships made it to the end of the series, they have done the ultimate partner swap and are now together.Are Dan and Sandy still together? ›
Are MAFS' Sandy and Dan still together? That's a hard no. The pair didn't exactly have an easy ride on the show and split up during the fourth commitment ceremony.Who is the youngest couple on MAFS? ›
It has to be true love! There's nothing like young love to warm our cynical hearts, and this years Married At First Sight Australia couple Ollie and Tahnee are making history as the youngest couple to ever join the experiment.Are Heidi and Mike together? ›
Sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but Mike and Heidi have split since filming wrapped. On Thursday night Mike revealed their romance fizzled out, explaining on Instagram: “Heidi and I aren't together… but that's okay! “While Heidi and I may not be together we still talk nearly every day and are the best of friends.Who is Ning dating now? ›
Ning is also now happy with her boyfriend Kane Micallef after meeting him on Tinder.
Ning is happily loved up with 35-year-old Kane Micallef and the pair have been dating since August 2020. She often shares adorable family photos of the pair and her children who all live together in Sydney. Meanwhile, back on MAFS Ning was left heartbroken when Mark decided to end their marriage back in 2019.Did Jamie Otis sell her house? ›
In the candid footage, Otis — who recently announced that she and Hehner, 37, sold their house and are moving into an RV — revealed that she's actually feeling "overwhelmed" by the decision.What happened to Jamie Otis nephew? ›
Married At First Sight's Jamie Otis reveals hospitalized baby nephew has 'broken clavicle' and 'bruises all over his little body' after being rushed from babysitter's place amid seizures. Married At First Sight alum Jamie Otis has disclosed disturbing details amid her baby nephew Jayme's recent hospitalization.Where is Elizabeth and Jamie now? ›
Despite some dramatic blowout arguments, they decided to stay together at the end of filming. After shooting the show in North Carolina, they moved to San Francisco and later relocating to Colorado together.Who is the firefighter on Married at First Sight? ›
It's over between veteran Married at First Sight couple Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion. The 31-year-old make-up artist and 32-year-old FDNY firefighter and wrestler, who met and wed on season one in 2014, have filed for divorce following months of split rumors.Did Jessica and Ryan stay together? ›
Jessica Castro divorced Ryan DeNino after he cheated on her 'multiple times.What is Jason MAFS doing now? ›
Where is Jason Engler now? After the show, Jason went on to date MAFS season seven star KC Osborne, but the pair have now broken up. Judging by his social media accounts, he spends a lot of time hanging out with his friends.Did Dr Jessica and Jon get married? ›
While Molly was known for bullying Jon on Married at First Sight, he and Dr. Jessica appear to have a loving relationship. The pair got engaged in 2019, during a hike at the Grand Canyon. They were married in a beautiful ceremony in late 2022.
The former couple had some of the most explosive fights in the history of 90 Day Fiancé and the tensions eventually caused Molly to get divorced from Luis after just six months of being married.What happened to Molly and Jonathan on season 6 of Married at First Sight? ›
Jessica Griffin have tied the knot. As fans of the show may remember, Jon married and divorced Molly Duff during Season 6 and in August 2018, he confirmed that he and Dr. Jessica were dating, despite the 'MAFS' psychologist being one of the experts who helped match Jon with his ex-wife.
None of the couples are pregnant…
Kristine and Keith explained that even though they were getting busy often, they're using contraception. Kristine wants to wait four more years to have a baby, but Keith is already down to be a dad. AJ and Stephanie still want to travel the world a bit more before starting a family.
They struggled to connect due to Zach's indifference, so it was no surprise to fans when they chose to divorce. They've both ventured out on their paths, and appear to be happy, although Mindy has spoken out many times about her experiences on the show. Mindy and Zach were at odds throughout the entire process.Did Karen and Miles get divorced? ›
Thankfully, the experts anticipated this and matched her with someone as patient as Miles. The couple surprised Lifetime fans by choosing to stay married on Decision Day.What happened to Stephanie and Josh? ›
The two broke up in August 2010 and Stephanie's rep released a statement to People, saying they simply "went their separate ways," but their Twitter feud told a different story. Shortly after the news broke, Josh tweeted, "Another dysfunctional move by Stephanie Pratt.Are Stephanie and Ryan together? ›
Self-proclaimed, “cougar” Stephanie (as per the show) had ended her relationship with Ryan halfway through the season, so she could start dating his married cousin, Harris Flowers.Where are Stephanie and AJ now? ›
AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Sersen
The pair had many ups and downs during season 8, but stayed together and appeared happier than ever during Married at First Sight: Couples Cam, which aired in June 2020. They shared that they are attending marriage counseling to help them grow together.
Brett, 35, was born and raised in Gretna, Louisiana. He recently became AWS Cloud Practitioner certified and excels in his career in IT.Where do Nicky and Pierre live? ›
Nicky Champa and Pierre "Boo" Amaury Crespeau are the kind of people that probably look at least vaguely familiar if you're at all active on social media these days. On TikTok especially, where they have a combined 26.4 million followers and consistently see their videos go viral, the LA-based duo can seem omnipresent.Where do Nicky Champa and Pierre live? ›
Pierre Boo, Nicky Champa Relist Suburban Los Angeles House – DIRT.What do MAFS do during the day? ›
While being on reality TV may sound like a fun ride to social media stardom, the contestants on MAFS have to put in some solid hours in front of the cameras. Former contestant Melissa Lucarelli previously revealed that the majority of the day is spent on shooting, and couples have a curfew to follow.
Who pays for the rings on 'Married at First Sight'? While Mitch didn't reveal to us if he shelled out the cash for his James Allen ring on MAFS, chances are that either the show footed the bill, or James Allen provided the rings to the cast in exchange for exposure on the show.Do Married at First Sight couples get prenups? ›
MAFS makes both the bride and groom sign a prenup. "It's a very short, brief prenup. It basically says what they walk in to [the marriage with], is what they walk out of the marriage with," Coelen told TheWrap.How much does Zach get paid for Married at First Sight? ›
As for what he made as a cast member, they're all paid $1,000 per episode. While it seems Zach has yet to achieve the fame and fortune he may have been seeking in appearing on Married At First Sight, the St. Mary's, Georgia, native is certainly hustling and seems to be doing well for himself.Do Married at First Sight couples get annulment? ›
The answer depends entirely on the state in which the couples reside at the time they seek annulment. If the parties live in North Carolina, then North Carolina annulment law applies. (Note: Season nine of Married at First Sight featured North Carolina couples). There are no federal laws on annulling a marriage.Where do MAFS get their clothes? ›
The MAFS contestants have to source their own clothes – and get approval from producers. When it comes to most reality TV shows, like The Bachelor, the contestants are often dressed by wardrobe teams. But for the MAFS cast, they often need to pull outfits from their own wardrobe.Does Married at First Sight pay for the wedding dress? ›
He explained: "There's [a] budget for things—her wedding dress, a small budget for the suits. "There's some money for hen-do and stag-dos, but it was mainly out of my pocket.Does anyone on MAFS smoke? ›
But one thing is true beyond its borders: Smoking is a taboo. Whenever contestants are caught smoking on-screen or behind the scenes, it's a big deal. Most recently, MAFS Season 15 added to the list of contestants getting caught smoking.Is any of MAFS scripted? ›
Is MAFS Australia scripted? The show is billed as an "unscripted reality series", meaning cast members don't follow a physical script.Who recently got divorced on Married at First Sight? ›
"It is with great heartbreak Miguel and I are announcing our divorce," Lindy says in a statement to PEOPLE. "Sadly, it's impossible to stay married if both people are not equally committed to the success of the marriage. Marrying a stranger on national TV has been a very painful, overwhelming & confusing process."Are Duncan and Evelyn together? ›
Evelyn was a late addition to the series and was matched with Rupert Bugden, while Duncan married Alyssa Barmonde. But after neither of their relationships made it to the end of the series, they have done the ultimate partner swap and are now together.
Of those 59 couples, 12 are still together to this day. Let's see who the lovebirds are!Who is the most successful couple from MAFS? ›
- 5 Danielle and Bobby Dodd (season 7)
- 4 Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre (season 6)
- 3 Briana Myles and Vincent Morales (season 12)
- 2 Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner (season 1)
- 1 Woody Randall and Amani Aliyaa (season 11)
Claire Nomarhas and Jesse Burford: SPLIT
Despite the pair looking cosy at the reunion party, and Claire admitting she was heading over to Perth to see Jesse, it looks like things didn't work out romantically in the end.
The two lacked intimacy, particularly from Karen, but Miles later admitted that he almost said "no" at the time. However, he ultimately changed his mind. While many were convinced Karen and Miles parted ways after staying relatively silent throughout 2021, this couple is still married.Why is Viviana leaving Married at First Sight? ›
Why did Dr Viviana leave Married at First Sight? It seems Dr Viviana left MAFS to focus on her writing career and her private practice. In her departure post, she also said: "I'm excited about the future and I'm looking forward to that."What happened to Karen and Miles? ›
Viewers critiqued Karen's cold treatment of Miles and felt she was too guarded toward her new husband. Thankfully, the experts anticipated this and matched her with someone as patient as Miles. The couple surprised Lifetime fans by choosing to stay married on Decision Day.Who is dating Duncan? ›
Multiple dating rumours concerning Married At First Sight's Evelyn Ellis and Duncan James have been floating around for weeks…and now the pair have confirmed the exciting news!Who is Rupert from MAFS with now? ›
Where is Rupert from MAFS now? Rupert has been hanging out with his MAFS co-stars since the show stopped filming, as he was spotted with Ollie Skelton and Tahnee Cook recently. Rupert joined Ollie and his wife Tahnee as they went on a date during a break from filming in Sydney in October.What does Alyssa from MAFS do for a living? ›
Alyssa Barmonde, a single mother from Sydney's Northern Beaches, was recently let go from the company where she'd worked as an executive assistant for seven years. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Monday, she noted the 'coincidence' of being made redundant just two weeks after the MAFS finale aired.Did Derek and Katie stay married? ›
Katie and Derek, although they finished the season together, they broke up shortly after the season aired in 2020.
Briana Myles and Vincent Morales (Season 12)
In July 2022, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. On January 3, 2023, the MAFS family expanded when the couple's first child, Aury Bella, was born.