How are the MAFS candidates doing a year after the yes?

Once again, seven brave couples say ‘yes’ not only to this television adventure, but also to their still unknown love. Blindly, they tie the knot in the hope that their trust in the experts and science will link them to the right one. For some, that dream has indeed come true.

Sonny and Dylan

Sonny and Dylan couldn’t be happier together. They are one of the successful couples of the past season Married at First Sight and after twelve months it is still thick.

After the filming, they want to shout their love from the rooftops, but they have to wait until the series has aired in its entirety. “I thought it was intense that we had to keep our relationship a secret for seven months,” says Sonny in LINDA. “We were really in hiding.”

Still, the couple didn’t just have to hide at home: they could visit family and friends “who had also signed a secrecy.” “But after a while you’ve had that.”

In the video below, the couple – who have been married for one year – tells how things are going.

Sander and Astrid

Despite their promising start, the marriage between Sander and Astrid fizzles out. Nine weeks after the wedding, Sander decides to end their union. Although there is no romantic click, Astrid is initially shocked by the decision.

“The butterflies weren’t there, but I thought, this is just the beginning,” she says. “I was like: now it will only start, after the couples weekend. Then you are in real life.” It is unexpected that Sander does not want to make any more effort for her.

As far as is known, Astrid mainly enjoys herself with her friends and there is no mention of a new love yet. Sander is dating and hopes that the early love between him and a new woman will blossom into something beautiful.

Astleigh and Rowan

From moment one, Astleigh and Rowan are on good terms and it still is. The lovebirds are very fond of each other and have been living together for a while in Astleigh’s house in Zoetermeer. Together they prove that it is possible: find love through an experiment like MAFS.

Joep and Caroline

For every success story, there is a couple that doesn’t make it. Although the spark seems to fly at first, Joep soon makes it clear that he is not interested in Caroline despite the marriage. Something that obviously hurts her enormously. She still blames Joep for not being given a real chance.

It is unknown how they are doing now. The ex-lovers are removing their social accounts after the commotion surrounding their participation.

Antoine and Kim

After their first tumultuous weeks of love, Antoine and Kim put an end to their marriage. Kim has not yet fully processed the death of her ex-boyfriend at that time and the first cracks in their relationship can no longer be repaired.

Once back in the Netherlands, Kim decides to radically change her life again by returning to Tenerife, the island she has called home for years. She is open to love again, but has not yet found the right one. Antoine appears to be single for the time being.

Jan and Birgitte

The total mismatch of the season are Jan and Birgitte. They both hope to find love, but are matched up with a person who doesn’t really suit them. It is therefore not surprising that no romantic feelings arise and that both Jan and Birgitte choose to hand in the wedding ring.

The two are both left with friendships from the adventure, but they are still looking for love.

Maurice and Arjan

Maurice and Arjan may have had the worst experience. Arjan panics at the wedding, after which he throws in the towel before the honeymoon. Since Maurice is not yet finished with the experiment, the experts give him a second chance. He goes on a date with three men before deciding he wants to move on with Dennis.

Unfortunately, that relationship doesn’t last. As far as we know, both Maurice and Arjan are still single. After MAFS Arjan gets to know a new man, but for security reasons they have to end the relationship.

After the shooting of Married at First Sight Maurice and expert Eveline join the RTL Boulevard Reality Podcast to go through the last season. Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Music or Google Podcasts.

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