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Married at First Sight's Keith and Kristine Share Heartfelt Relationship Update

Before a new season kicks off, E! News checks in with Keith and Kristine who prove Married at First Sight can be more than successful.

By Mike Vulpo Jul 15, 2020 10:00 AMTags
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Kristine Killingsworth and Keith Dewar remember their wedding day like it was yesterday.

Sure, the ceremony was being filmed for Lifetime's hit reality show Married at First Sight. And yes, the nuptials were the first time both parties would meet their spouses for the very first time. But the celebration also served as a brand-new chapter for two complete strangers.

"I didn't think I was going to get picked to be honest. I didn't think I was a real candidate but I got picked," Keith shared with E! News exclusively. "It gives me goose bumps to think of the day before and the day of my wedding. I couldn't sleep the night before."

Kristine added, "I was so scared. I remember being scared. But I made the commitment and I didn't want to run.  I still get butterflies thinking about it. It felt like everything was going wrong that day."

Between rainy skies, a wedding dress sized a bit too big and a garter out of place, there were plenty of signs that this couldn't be a happily ever after. But three seasons later and this couple is proof that Married at First Sight really works.

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"You just have to work it. You can't be the same old you and try to have a new life with someone new," Keith explained to us ahead of tonight's season premiere on Lifetime. Kristine added, "Because the same old you was not working out for yourself."

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During their season, the Philadelphia couple put their trust in Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Jessica Griffin. And when cameras went away, the pair still followed their advice. 

Kristine and Keith praise Pastor Cal for reminding the pair to "always attack the problem and not each other" when having issues. 

"It's helped us cut through issues a lot better," Kristine shared. Keith continued, "We're definitely two opposite people. We both have an understanding to try to understand the other person as best as we can. That's how our marriage works."

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And while no relationship is perfect, both parties are grateful to have signed up for a show that provided so much more than a husband or wife.

"I had confidence issues and of course Kristine is Kristine and that will draw stuff out of me that would have never come out of me if I didn't meet her or get married to her or have to live with her. It brings out something that you're meant to be for better or for worse. It definitely made me stronger," Keith shared. "I appreciate that because I was a good person. I was always a nice person but I got taken advantage of so with more confidence, I appreciate Married at First Sight for that."

Kristine added, "I got a best friend and a partner out of this experience. I got to see issues of my own come to the forefront and be able to confront those and just push myself beyond what I felt like was my personal boundaries and limits."

Get excited for a brand new season featuring five new couples by checking in with more of your favorites below.

Jason Carrion & Cortney Hendrix

Finale Status: Together 

Current Status: Divorced after five years

Doug Hehner & Jamie Otis

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Married and proud parents to two kids

Monet Bell & Vaughn Copland

Finale Status: Separated 

Current Status: Divorced

Jaclyn Methuen & Ryan Ranellone

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced

Davina Kullar & Sean Varricchio

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorced 

Ryan De Nino & Jessica Castro

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced 

Ashley Doherty & David Norton

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorced

Samantha Role & Neil Bowlus

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorced

Vanessa Nelson & Tres Russell

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced 

Lillian Vilchez & Tom Wilson

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced after 14 months of marriage 

Heather Seidel & Derek Schwartz

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorced

Sonia Granados & Nick Pendergrast

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced; Nick now father of twins with girlfriend Heather Yerrid 

Cody Knapek & Danielle DeGroot

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced

Sheila Downs & Nate Duhon

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced

Ashley Petta & Anthony D'Amico

Finale Status: Together 

Current Status: Together and proud parents to a baby girl

Molly Duff & Jonathan Francetic

Finale Status: Not Together

Current Status: Divorced. And in April 2019, he got engaged to the show's former marriage counselor, Dr. Jessica Griffin.

Jaclyn Schwartzberg & Ryan Buckley

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced after 10 months of marriage

Shawniece Jackson & Jephte Pierre

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Married and proud parents to baby girl 

Danielle Bergman & Bobby Dodd

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Married and expecting baby No. 2

Mia Bally & Tristan Thompson

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced

Amber Martorana & Dave Flaherty

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorcing

Keith Dewar & Kristine Killingsworth

Finale Status: Married

Current Status: Married 

Jasmine McGriff & Will Guess

Finale Status: Divorcing

Current Status: Divorcing 

AJ Vollmoeller & Stephanie Sersen

Finale Status: Married

Current Status: Married 

Kate Sisk & Luke Cuccurullo

Finale Status: Divorcing

Current Status: Divorcing

Gregory Okotie & Deonna McNeill

Finale Status: Together 

Current Status: Together

Matthew Gwynne & Amber Bowles

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorcing

Elizabeth Bice & Jamie Thompson

Finale Status: Together 

Current Status: Together

Keith Manley & Iris Caldwell

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorcing

Taylor Dunklin & Brandon Reid

Finale Status: Separated 

Current Status: Divorcing

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Married at First Sight (produced by Kinetic Content) airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. And follow Keith and Kristine's love story when Married at First Sight: Couples Cam returns July 23 at 8 p.m.