Did Any of the ‘Married at First Sight’ Season 4 Couples Stay Together?
After four seasons of Married at First Sight, the show has only two surviving couples to hold as the gold standard: Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner and Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion.
But that might’ve all changed in the episode airing October 25, in which we learned which of the remaining two pairs — after Heather Seidel and Derek Schwartz split a few weeks ago — were staying together, and which wanted a divorce.
As always, the FYI series kept us on our toes until the end, but it’s safe to say at least two people may have walked away happy...
Derek & Heather
We knew this one already, but let’s recap. Over a month before the rest of the couples made their decision, these two called it quits. Though Derek wanted to try to make it work, Heather ultimately ended things.
“I'm sorry that I can't move forward with you,” she said at the time. “I cannot be married to you, and I hope that you understand that.”
But it was more complicated than that.
The real reason we hear it didn’t work out? Their reported disagreement over weed — namely, his love for smoking it and her disapproval.
Final Decision: Divorce, Womp.
Luckily, not all of the married pairs had a similar ending.
Lillian & Tom
At least one duo seemed to have the staying power to make it — but it wasn’t all smooth sailing before the final decision.
After making vision boards and exchanging gifts — for her, a clock symbolizing “time well spent together,” for him, “her heart” — Lillian said she’d made up her mind about whether or not to divorce.
Sitting down with Rachel DeAlto and Pastor Calvin Roberson, the two first went over their biggest point of contention: his attachment to living on his bus.
Was that a deal breaker though? She started, "I care for you so much. I want to look at the positives in our marriage and the good we've been through.”
She concluded, “I would like for us to give ourselves the opportunity to grow in love. But I have decided that I would like to stay married to you.”
Yay! However, we still have to hear from Tom.
"Lily, I've thought all night and all morning and still couldn't make up my mind about exactly what would be good for you and I,” he began, before concluding, “I feel like the hardest thing about this is that you are such a great person, and … I have decided that I want to stay married.”
Sweet fake out, buddy. Oh well, congrats you two!
Final Decision: Together!
And finally, it was time for this season’s biggest rollercoaster romance: Nick and Sonia.
Nick & Sonia
Boy, have these two put us through the ringer in Season 4. The biggest issue seems to have been Nick’s lack of attraction to his new wife, though in this week’s episode, he insisted to his friends it was growing — though they remained skeptical.
Sonia herself wasn’t sold on the idea of forever with her new man, as she said her “gut tells me to run.”
Yet, they still exchanged final gifts — she got a book of photos and necklace, he a funny tee.
Then, it was time for them to sit down with Dr. Pepper Schwartz and Rachel DeAlto, with Nick starting first on his final choice.
He noted the two were "in a good place and moving forward in the right direction,” so he wanted to stay together.
Then it was her turn.
“We've had a lot of ups and downs,” she explained. “There's just a lot of things that led me not to trust you… And I feel like I want to stay married to you.”
Whoa, we didn’t see that one coming! Just not so fast, as the trailer for next week’s reunion special hints it might not have lasted much longer. Time will tell!
Final Decision: Together — for now.
Married at First Sight’s reunion special airs Tuesday, November 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FYI.