SEASON 16 of Married at First Sight premiered on January 4, 2023, on Lifetime.
The hit TV show has fans wondering if everything they see on their screens is rooted in reality.
LifetimeAirris and Jasmine from Married at First Sight season 16[/caption]
Who is in the cast of Married at First Sight season 16?
Married at First Sight’s season 16 cast includes:
Airris, 39, and Jasmine, 31Christopher, 36, and Nicole, 32Clint, 40, and Gina, 36Mackinley, 33, and Domynique, 25Shaquille, 31 and Kirsten, 32
All five couples place their hearts in the experts’ hands as they walk down the altar to begin their MAFs journeys.
Is Married at First Sight real or fake?
As reported by In Touch Weekly, viewers have questioned if the couples are matched due to high compatibility, or if incompatible pairs are made to cause drama for the show.
However, MAFS relationship expert Pastor Cal has expressed that he truly cares about the couples’ success.
In July 2022, Pastor Cal spoke to In Touch Weekly about the MAFs selection procedure.
He said: “I know it’s a TV docuseries, but I’m more concerned about whether they can make it for the long haul.”
When discussing romantic connections, he later said: “A great number of people allow desperation to make their decisions for them. Just because you are desperate to be married, it doesn’t mean you’re ready to be married.”
The publication also discussed accusations that MAFS is scripted.
On November 9, 2022, a Twitter user tweeted: “the #MAFS seasons have become progressively worse, the formula has changed into pure so-called reality tv scripted drama, it’s no longer about couples finding love.”
She continued: “i doubt we’ll ever see another Armani and Woody love story again @MAFSLifetime#MarriedAtFirstSight#RIPMAFS.”
People have also wondered if the MAFS weddings are legally binding.
LifetimeChristopher and Nicole from Married at First Sight season 16[/caption]
The outlet states: “In fact, all the marriages in the show are legally binding, with a marriage license. The ceremony, however, is a civil one, in order to avoid criticism from traditional religious groups.”
Where is Married at First Sight filmed?
The filming location for MAFS varies from season to season.
Season 16 takes place in Nashville, Tennessee.
The other MAFs filming locations include:
Seasons one and two — New York City, New YorkSeason three — Atlanta, GeorgiaSeason four — Miami, FloridaSeason five — Chicago, IllinoisSeason six — Boston, MassachusettsSeason seven — Dallas, TexasSeason eight — Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSeason nine — Charlotte, North CarolinaSeason ten — Washington, DCSeason 11 — New Orleans, LouisianaSeason 12 — Atlanta, GeorgiaSeason 13 — Houston, TexasSeason 14 — Boston, MassachusettsSeason 15 — San Diego, California