Did Any of the ‘Married at First Sight’ Season 5 Couples Stay Together? (UPDATE)
UPDATE (8/22/2017 at 4 p.m. ET):
Just over two weeks after Married at First Sight Season 5's final episode, one of the couples is already calling it quits.
Cody Knapek and Danielle DeGroot are the first pair to file for divorce, after initially choosing to stay together and "work" on their intimacy.
“After a year of marriage, and much thought and consideration, we are deeply saddened to announce that we’ve decided to go our separate ways,” the reality stars tell People exclusively in a statement.
“We remain the closest of friends, and have enjoyed sharing our lives with our Married at First Sight family.”
“We want to thank the experts for their guidance and love throughout all of this. This process has only strengthened our belief that true love does exist!” the statement concludes.
We're sorry to see these spouses reach the end of the road — we really hoped they'd work it out!
Click through for more on the Season 5 duos, including those who are still together.
Original story (8/4/2017 at 1 p.m. ET):
When all three couples on Married at First Sight Season 5 chose to stay married at the end of the experiment, we were hopeful.
However, as history has shown, things can change quickly post-filming. Of all the previous seasons, only Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner and Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion have made it thus far.
So last night’s (August 3) six-month check-in episode with the latest couples had a lot riding on it.
In Thursday’s ep, the three sets of spouses sat down with the experts to recap all that had gone down in their relationships after the cameras stopped rolling.
On a positive note, it seems like the couples had done some major work on their marriages since we last saw them, and they were happy to share those bright moments.
Then again, there were some more obstacles along the way. So were they all still together? Click through to find out!
Nate & Sheila
First up were Nate and Sheila, who we’d argue had the most ups and downs during their on-screen journey.
The good news? They revealed their off-camera time has been a major improvement on what we saw six months prior.
That’s likely been helped by Nate’s skeptical mother finally accepting his marriage to Sheila, which has strengthened the new bride’s connection to her in-laws.
In fact, Sheila’s since given up her dressing room at her house — where they now call home — so Nate’s brother Tyrique could have his own room.
Not everything is always hunky dory, they admit. Nate calls marriage “work” — but it’s work they’re ready to do.
“We are still married,” the 25-year-old shared happily.
Sheila added, “We want our marriage to win, even if our egos don’t.”
And yes, that does mean they’ve figured out how to argue without blowing things out of proportion. Congrats, guys!
Status: Still married and growing closer
Cody & Danielle
Still struggling a bit — at least on the intimacy front — are Cody and Danielle, who admit that half a year later, they still haven’t consummated their marriage.
This news even shocked relationship expert Rachel DeAlto, who encouraged Danielle to be more physically affectionate with her husband.
That being said, she is “working” on being more sexually attracted to Cody, which surprisingly didn’t seem to bother him at all.
He didn’t appear too stressed about them eventually having sex, instead focusing on Pastor Calvin Roberson’s suggestion to define what “commitment” meant to them.
Status: Still married — and working on intimacy
Ashley & Anthony
Of the three pairs, Ashley and Anthony seemed the most well-matched and the least conflicted during the season.
That’s remained mostly consistent, though in their catch-up, Ashley still bemoaned Anthony’s procrastination. In turn, he expressed his frustration with her high-stress work environment.
As you might guess, these two are definitely still married and Ash gushes that they “balance each other out very well.”
So, what about babies? After all, the topic of having kids was a big one for this couple.
Ashley shared, “It’s in the future. It’s going to happen, but not yet.”
Status: Still married with a baby in the future!