Happy New Year and happy new season of Married at First Sight!
Earlier tonight, millions of reality TV fans were glued to the small screen as they met eight brave individuals who trusted the expertise of Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Dr. Jessica Griffin and Pastor Calvin Roberson to find their perfect match.
While we have to wait until next week to see all four couples say "I Do" at the wedding altar, fans and former Married at First Sight stars are already sharing their first impressions of the cast.
"At first glance, it seems like the chosen couples are very committed to the process. Philly is a city of strong personalities so I'm excited to see how this goes," Anthony D'Amico shared with E! News after watching the season eight premiere.
As for season one favorites Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner, they are surprised by the twists and turns from the first episode alone.
"We can't believe one of the couples recognizes each other—or at least one does!" the couple shared with us. "I wonder if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I guess only time will tell. We cannot wait to see how this season unfolds!"
And whether us viewers want to admit it or not, we already have some predictions as for who is going to live happily ever after and who may have a little speed bumps along the way.
"Keep pushing through all the challenges. Just box out the outside world and hold on to each other," Jephte Pierre shared with E! News when giving his advice to the new cast. Ashley Petta added, "Keep an open mind! No relationship is perfect. All marriages take work!"
Without further ado, catch up on the season eight cast here and take a look at what some of your favorite MAFS couples have to say about the new cast in our gallery below. Spoiler alert: They're rooting for everyone.
Do you agree with our favorite alumni's predictions for season eight? Watch for yourself when Married at First Sight (produced by Kinetic Content) airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.