How some couples succeed, and many more fail, after getting ‘Married at First Sight’

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They person to conflict the likelihood to instrumentality together.

On “Married astatine First Sight,” which airs its 16th play connected Jan. 4, singles wed implicit strangers — and retired of the 59 couples from the show’s 15 seasons, conscionable 15 are inactive together.

But erstwhile the Lifetime bid was searching for its archetypal batch of contestants successful 2015 successful the Big Apple, the bigger situation was simply keeping the singles astatine the casting call.

“I was successful a country with possibly 50 different men, and arsenic soon arsenic they said, ‘The archetypal clip you’re gonna spot this idiosyncratic volition beryllium astatine the extremity of the altar,’ fractional the country got up and left,” recalled Howell, N.J. autochthonal Doug Hehner.

The stay-at-home dada tied the knot with Jamie Otis, a caregiver from Dryden, N.Y., whom helium called “the emotion of my life.” They are inactive joined and present person 2 children.

Hehner, present 40, had conscionable gotten retired of a narration and moved backmost successful with his parents earlier helium decided to get joined show unseen.

Married astatine  First Sight Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner.“I was successful a country with possibly 50 different men, and arsenic soon arsenic they said, ‘The archetypal clip you’re gonna spot this idiosyncratic volition beryllium astatine the extremity of the altar,’ fractional the country got up and left,” recalled Doug Hehner (right). A+E Networks

But his caller bride exceeded his expectations.

“She was much stunning than I could person ever imagined,” helium gushed.

It wasn’t emotion astatine archetypal show for her, however, but Hehner stayed patient.

MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT - 2014 Season 1 - Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis The stay-at-home dada tied the knot with Jamie Otis, a caregiver from Dryden, N.Y., whom helium called “the emotion of my life.” A+E Networks
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT - 2014 Season 1 - Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis The brace are inactive joined and present person 2 children. A+E Networks

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“I appreciated her honesty. I ne'er took it arsenic a dig,” helium said. On their honeymoon flight, helium noticed her feelings changing, and they shared their archetypal kiss soon after.

Besides his archetypal attraction, Hehner recovered she fulfilled a batch of qualities helium had connected his checklist for a aboriginal partner.

“Someone that valued family, was adventurous, wanted children, truly ambitious, strong, independent, and small things similar the mode that you sleep,” helium said. “I similar spooning, some large and small spoon. Turns retired Jamie does, too.”

Jamie and Doug Hehner, from Season One of world  amusement   Married At First Sight, photographed with their daughter.It wasn’t emotion astatine archetypal show for Otis, however, but Hehner stayed diligent passim the years. Photo by Elizabeth Lippman
 The First Year."Besides his archetypal attraction, Hehner recovered Otis fulfilled a batch of qualities helium had connected his checklist for a aboriginal partner. FYI Copyright 2015

Hehner explained that Otis’ nighttime displacement astatine NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital made them closer: “It gave america clip to recognize that we missed each other.”

Another contestant that play was Cortney Hendrix, present 34, a North Carolina autochthonal who joined Brooklyn EMT, Jason Carrion. The brace fell successful love but split 5 years later.

Hendrix was 25 erstwhile she moved to the Upper East Side successful 2011 to be constitution schoolhouse and recovered Tinder a pugnacious mode to date.

She was pleased with who she met astatine the altar.

A representation   of Cortney Hendrix.Another contestant that play was Cortney Hendrix, a North Carolina autochthonal who joined Brooklyn EMT Jason Carrion.
PICTURED firefighter Jason Carrion.Hendrix and Carrion divided 5 years aft getting married. Paul Martinka

“I thought that the idiosyncratic astatine the extremity of the aisle was attractive,” she said. A batch of radical are like, ‘Oh, looks don’t matter.’ Yes, they do,” she said.

A devout Christian, 1 of her woody breakers was faith. “I wasn’t gonna beryllium successful the successful the concern of converting idiosyncratic to my religion,” she said.

Hendrix, who remarried successful 2020 and has a 14-month-old son, asked that her mate marque 4 times arsenic overmuch arsenic she did.

MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT - 2014 Season 1- Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix.“I thought that the idiosyncratic astatine the extremity of the aisle was attractive,” Hendrix said. A batch of radical are like, ‘Oh, looks don’t matter.’ Yes, they do.” A+E Networks

“I wanted to beryllium a small trophy wife, beryllium astatine location connected my butt,” she said, laughing.

That program backfired erstwhile Carrion became a fireman.

“That mightiness beryllium the past clip that you spot that idiosyncratic … And if you permission the location upset … you mightiness not get the accidental to hole it,” she said.

 The First Year."Hendrix’s program to beryllium a “trophy wife” backfired erstwhile Carrion became a fireman. FYI

Both couples agreed that the concealed to occurrence connected “MAFS” — which was rated the astir fashionable world TV amusement successful New York successful 2022 by Jeffbet.com based connected a Google search — is honesty.

“I was truly brutally honorable with the appraisal … truthful determination was truly nary doubts arsenic to who they were gonna lucifer maine up with,” Hehner said.

Although she has nary regrets astir participating successful the dating show, Hendrix wouldn’t privation her lad to.

“Not a chance. I’m 1 of those mama bears present that’s like, ‘Oh, cipher gonna beryllium bully capable for my baby,'” she said. “He tin wed me.”