Getting Married at First Sight is a decision this couple won't regret.
During season 14 of Lifetime's reality show, viewers watched Katina Goode and Olajuwon Dickerson say "I do" minutes after meeting for the first time. For the next eight weeks, the couple documented their life as newlyweds with Olajuwon reaffirming his commitment during a reunion show proposal.
Now, as season 15 of Married at First Sight kicks off July 6, this pair is reminding fans that happy endings are possible thanks to the unique social experiment.
"The show does really work as long as you both are there for the right reasons and you really truly want to be married," Katina exclusively shared with E! News. "If you are signing up and you have it in your mind that you're going to see it through and that you're going to be committed, it can be successful."
Olajuwon offered additional advice by adding, "Focus on your marriage. Really get to know your person. Don't sit there and pick on their flaws. See what value they bring to your life and that's how you grow."
That's not to say the experience was easy. From dealing with social media critics to rewatching tense scenes, it's easy to understand why some of the show's couples would have some growing pains. But according to Katina and Olajuwon, they continue to follow advice from the MAFS experts and remain committed to their love story.
"Pastor Calvin Roberson expressed how being patient with your partner is important," Katina said. "We use that tool every day in our marriage."
Away from the cameras, the couple has been enjoying romantic trips to tropical locations like Miami and Panama. They expanded their family by rescuing a cat named Tiger. And yes, they have some free time to watch past episodes of their season including that infamous dating app fiasco.
These days, both Katina and Olajuwon are simply thankful they had the chance to appear on a life-changing reality show.
"I'm most grateful that I got the opportunity to meet him," Katina said. "I had the opportunity to find someone that I could fall in love with and build a life with and someone who is on the same page as me with my values."
Olajuwon added, "I got to meet my soulmate, my partner and you know what? When I look back at the show, I have grown so much. I don't think I'd be the man who I am today. I know I wouldn't and I needed help getting to the next chapter of being a better me and I couldn't have reached it without this experience."
Married at First Sight (produced by Kinetic Content) begins a new season July 6 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. As viewers prepare to meet five new couples in San Diego, Calif., keep reading for a look at how other couples from the franchise are doing.