If you’re in need of a new binge-worthy show, look no further than Love After Lockup. Yes, it’s an actual show, and we are more than here for all the drama that’s about to unfold. According to a press release — obtained by In Touch exclusively, the “groundbreaking docuseries [from the producers of 90 Day Fiancé] follows real-life couples who found love despite the odds and prison walls between them… Are these couples prepared to live with a real ball and chain?” TBH, we were sold on that last line.
The season premiere doesn’t air until Friday, Jan. 12, so let’s get to know all the couples, shall we? Warning: You’re in for a wild ride.
Johnna & Garrett — Tampa, FL
A wine-fueled evening of looking for love online led Johnna to Garrett, who was serving a seven-year sentence for burglary, grand theft, and several other counts. While Johnna believes Garrett is committed to her, she’s having trouble convincing her father to meet him… let alone accept him. Johnna knows exactly what she wants… including a ring and wedding soon after Garrett is released. Is Garrett on the same page or will he be easily tempted by his new freedom?
Andrea & Lamar — Lehi, UT
Andrea and Lamar come from very different backgrounds; Andrea is a Mormon and single mother of three kids, while Lamar is a former up and coming rapper who is finishing up an 18-year stint in the big house. Andrea has not shared Lamar’s past with her Mormon community for fear of being scrutinized. Will she be able to introduce Lamar into her strict religious community, while Lamar attempts to pick up his rap career where he left off 18 years ago?
Mary & Dominic — Toronto
Mary and Dominic very briefly knew each other before he was incarcerated. Shortly after meeting, Dominic got into a fight at a nightclub and is now serving six years for aggravated assault. Mary has patiently remained by his side, waiting to pick up where they left off. However, prison has changed the former “bad boy” in ways Mary never imagined… Was Dominic worth the wait?
Alla & James — Chicago, IL
Alla and James struck up a relationship via a prison pen pal service while she was serving five years for selling heroin. The former model’s fresh face, sense of humor, and vivacious personality immediately captured James’ attention. However, James is keeping his relationship a secret as he fears his overbearing family may not approve. Is Alla prepared to resist temptation, stay out of trouble, and do what it takes to win over James’ judgmental family upon her release?
Angela & Tony — Grenada, MS
Angela and Tony fell in love through letter writing and have been in contact for a year. Since the tragic death of her ex, Angela began dating men in federal prison, so Tony is not her first… but claims he will be her last! The hunky convict, 13 years her junior, is currently serving three years for possession of a firearm. Much to her son’s dismay, who is around the same age as the convict, these two lovebirds are engaged and looking forward to Tony’s release so they can begin their new life together.
Scott & Lizzie — Oxnard, CA
Scott and Lizzie met and fell in love through a prison pen pal website called meetaninmate.com. Lizzie is serving eight years for several DUI charges, and although she has admitted to using romantically inclined men to help support her in the past, she insists that Scott is her true love. Scott has sent her about $20,000 over the course of their relationship and friends and family have expressed concern that she may be using him for financial support. Is Scott another one of Lizzie’s tricks or is this love for real?
Love After Lockup premieres Jan. 12 at 10 p.m. EST on WE tv.
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