“Married at First Sight” fans had to watch another shocking reunion episode on Tuesday. Only one Season 3 couple, Tres Russell and Vanessa Nelson, stayed together at the end of the six week filming period. In the FYI reality show’s reunion special, which took place six months later, the couple revealed that they were getting divorced. However, the episode ended with the two at dinner, reminiscing about the good times. It may have made some fans hopeful that the couple might get back together, but it seems Vanessa has moved on from that idea.
“It took me a few months to stop hoping we would reconcile,” she admitted to Us Weekly.
The reunion special revealed that the breaking point was when Tres came home at 5 a.m., and during an argument, he said that he didn’t actually have feelings for his wife. Vanessa was hoping to work on their relationship, but apparently, Tres made it clear that they wouldn’t reunite.
“I was the only one who tried to reconcile our marriage for several months,” she added. “Some things cannot be repaired, and some things you should just let go. Marriage is a strong concept that makes you want to keep trying and stay dedicated. Tres made it clear that he was not interested in reconciling, and I am fine with that.”
On Wednesday morning, after the “Married at First Sight” Season 3 reunion aired, Russell went on Instagram to explain the situation to fans who were disappointed. He said that he wanted their marriage to work despite his feelings, which is why they opted to stay married on Decision Day.
“My thoughts were that once the cameras left and it was just us, the feelings would come back and we could build a bond that would last a lifetime,” Russell said. “Sadly, it didn’t go as planned. I couldn’t get out of my own head and the feelings just didn’t grow back for me.” See his entire message below:
The divorce news reminded fans of last year’s similar outcome. Two couples stayed together on Decision Day in Season 2, but both broke up by the reunion episode six months later.
The first season of “Married at First Sight” remains the only season with successful marriages. Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner as well as Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion are still married. Fans can follow their relationships by watching “Married at First Sight: The First Year” Season 2, which premieres Tuesday, March 15, at 8 p.m. EST on FYI.