Married at First Sight's Zack and Michaela Turn Decision Day Into a Guessing Game

In the season finale of Married at First Sight, five couples reveal to the experts whether they plan to stay married or get a divorce.

By Mike Vulpo Nov 11, 2021 3:15 AMTags
Watch: "Married at First Sight": Zack Threatens to Divorce Michaela

Buckle your seat belts, because Married at First Sight's finale turned out to be a very bumpy journey.

On the Nov. 10 episode of Lifetime's reality show, five couples met up with Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Viviana Coles to answer the all-important question: Would you like to stay married or get a divorce?

For eight weeks, the couples participated in the unique social experiment in which strangers who've been matched by the experts wed moments after laying eyes on each other for the first time. So how did the couples do in Houston? Let's just say not everyone got their happy ending.

When Michaela, 30, and Zack, 27, appeared in front of the experts, viewers were expecting the two to quickly call it quits. After all, the pair was part of some of the most explosive fights of the season.

But to the surprise of some, Michaela appeared hopeful that the relationship could work. "I want to stay married," she said. "I want to see what the future looks like for us."

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Zack wasn't quite as decisive. "I want to get a divorce but it's not a bad thing," he shared. "When I say I want to get a divorce, I want to divorce from the last eight weeks we experienced."

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When Michaela (and the unimpressed experts) pushed for a more concrete answer, Zack tried (and failed) to make things clearer.

"I'm not rejecting you," he said. "I'm not going to change my actions towards you. I still want to see where this goes. None of that is changing but I have to say I want a divorce."

Ultimately, Michaela wasn't buying it and made it clear the relationship is over. "I hear that when we get up and walk out of here, you're a man who wants a divorce from his wife," she said. "And I'm a woman who wanted to continue to fight for her marriage."

For hopeless romantics watching, the season finale wasn't all filled with breakups. Two couples agreed to stay married while others chose to call it quits. Keep scrolling to see where everyone stands.

Married at First Sight (produced by Kinetic Content) airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

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

Gregory Okotie & Deonna McNeill

Finale Status: Together 

Current Status: Together and Parents to Baby Boy

Keith Dewar & Kristine Killingsworth

Finale Status: Married

Current Status: Married 

Matthew Gwynne & Amber Bowles

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorcing

Elizabeth Bice & Jamie Thompson

Finale Status: Together 

Current Status: Together

Jasmine McGriff & Will Guess

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorcing 

AJ Vollmoeller & Stephanie Sersen

Finale Status: Married

Current Status: Married 

Keith Manley & Iris Caldwell

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorcing

Taylor Dunklin & Brandon Reid

Finale Status: Separated 

Current Status: Divorcing

Kate Sisk & Luke Cuccurullo

Finale Status: Separated

Current Status: Divorcing

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