Oh no! Fan-favorite Married at First Sight couple Jaclyn Schwartzberg and Ryan Buckley reportedly broke up after being together for 10 months. “Jaclyn and Ryan have divorced as of this month,” a source close to the former spouses said. “They remain friends and are grateful for everything they’ve learned while being married to a stranger.”
Fans are shocked, especially after the couple had decided to stay together on the show's finale. At the time, Jaclyn was worried about the future because she and Ryan were still fighting quite a bit. Although Ryan agreed that their arguments were still an issue, he explained how much he had learned about fighting with a spouse during the past several weeks, and was confident he could do better moving forward. Keep scrolling below to find out more about Jaclyn and Ryan!
Who are Jaclyn and Ryan?
Jaclyn and Ryan are both 29 years old and they both are from the Boston area where Season 6 was filmed, so they already started out with two things in common. Just like the rest of their cast members, Jaclyn and Ryan were matched by the show's experts and they met for the very first time at the altar on their wedding day.
Wedding and now getting to know each other’s families tonight 🤗💕 married advice 👌 and details on this man #MarriedAtFirstSight #mafs @lifetimetv 8/9C unfiltered half hour before! @Ryan_P_Buckley pic.twitter.com/U4UGfxG8qd
— Jaclyn Schwartzberg (@jaq239) January 16, 2018
Jaclyn and Ryan were both ready to settle down from the start, with Ryan looking to his own parents' marriage as the inspiration for the kind of relationship he hoped to have with his wife. However, Jaclyn was still mourning the death of her former boyfriend, and the couple needed to learn how to communicate and open up to each other in order to get over the obstacle.
Did they consummate their marriage?
Yes! Jaclyn and Ryan were the only ones out of the three couples that felt comfortable enough to have sex with each other on their wedding night — even though Ryan admitted he didn't disclose that information with the other castmates while on the beach during their group honeymoon. Apparently their immediate attraction didn't grow into a lasting love, though.
— Married At 1st Sight (@MAFSLifetime) January 29, 2018
Why did Jaclyn think Ryan was fake?
Ryan did so well during the first six days of the couple's honeymoon, but he definitely rubbed his wife the wrong way after he decided to awkwardly recite his wedding vows to her again during a romantic one-on-one dinner date. Jaclyn admitted that the gesture was a little extra and she doubted whether Ryan was being sincere. Perhaps that's what permenantly tainted their relationship!