Married at First Sight's Paige and Chris Turn Decision Day Upside Down

Five couples revealed if they want to stay married or get a divorce during Married at First Sight’s highly anticipated Decision Day.

By Mike Vulpo May 13, 2021 2:15 AMTags
Watch: "MAFS" Newlyweds Paige & Chris on Spouse's Intriguing Qualities

Well that was a first for Married at First Sight.

During the Wednesday, May 12 episode finale of Lifetime's hit reality show, five couples had to answer the all-important question: Would you like to stay married or would you like to get a divorce?

While this season's Decision Day brought many happy endings—we see you Vincent and Briana and your delicious cheesecake proposal—others kept the drama going until the very end.

When it was time for Paige and Chris to reunite, the experts including Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Viviana Coles expected the pair to confirm their divorce and go their separate ways. After all, when Chris learned he was expecting a child with his ex, the couple decided to split.

Ultimately, he had one more thing to get off his chest. "You were the best thing I never cherished and you embodied everything I ever wanted in a wife and I allowed external circumstances to affect that and I want to say that from the bottom of my heart, I'm legitimately sorry for ruining this," the entrepreneur shared with Paige. "You were what I needed in a wife and I didn't appreciate that."

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Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

After confirming his ex had a miscarriage, Chris walked off the set in tears as Paige followed him. "I'm starting to second guess my decision of getting a divorce because this is the first time Chris has ever affirmed me like this and not just as a woman, but as a wife. I felt it," Paige shared. "I feel that this is the main reason why our marriage didn't work out. Now that it's taken away, it's like, oh wow."

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Once tensions calmed down, the couple returned to their meeting with the experts and Chris explained that he couldn't make a decision on their future. Could we finally have an undecided Decision Day? Not so fast! 

"I'm not OK with this," Dr. Viviana explained. "'I'm being very honest with you. I feel like you're doing this to play with her and now to play with us. She deserves a lot more."

After Paige walked off yet again, she revealed it was time to end the marriage for good. And yes, she had the support of the cast who didn't always have a positive experience with her husband.

"I am happy that she chose herself," Clara shared. "I would have been sad for her if she stayed."

So where do the rest of the couples stand after Decision Day? Keep scrolling for a Married at First Sight status check.

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

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 

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

Danielle Bergman & Bobby Dodd

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Married and Proud Parents

Mia Bally & Tristan Thompson

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced

Amber Martorana & Dave Flaherty

Finale Status: Together

Current Status: Divorced

Keith Dewar & Kristine Killingsworth

Finale Status: Married

Current Status: Married 

Jasmine McGriff & Will Guess

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorcing 

AJ Vollmoeller & Stephanie Sersen

Finale Status: Married

Current Status: Married 

Kate Sisk & Luke Cuccurullo

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorcing

Gregory Okotie & Deonna McNeill

Finale Status: Together 

Current Status: Together and Parents to Baby Boy

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 Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

 

 

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