On the Channel 4 program, Jay (Samantha Howard) married Luke Worley, an Essex salesperson. The show pairs random individuals with marriages arranged by scientific and social criteria.
Luke got into a fight with another co-star, so the pair left the show early. Even though they appeared to be a strong couple when they left the program and had a devoted fan following, the couple disclosed that communication problems were the reason the relationship eventually failed.
On the final episode of the show, Luke said: “We left really strong and we had a nice time together. I met her mum which I was really nervous about.
“For me the turning point was when Jay went back to work.
“She sent me a text saying I wasn’t showing her enough affection.”
Jay said: “I asked him if he saw a future with me and he kept skirting around the question.
“He said it would be best if we were just friends. I put a lot into this.”
In a moving Instagram post, the 31-year-old talked candidly about her time on the show and called her friendship with Luke “one of a kind.”
The experience has taught Jay, a sales manager, to be vulnerable and to “love herself,” she added.
“Emotions were really high, and we both said things in the moment,” she remarked, “but in the end, our path together has been unique.
“I sincerely appreciate the special link we had during the experiment, and I will always be grateful for everything you did for me.
“Thank you Married at First Sight for teaching me the lesson of how to be vulnerable and love myself, I’ll be forever grateful that you gave me the opportunity to find love and have a life changing experience.
“It’s been a wild ride, but I wouldn’t ever have wanted to do it with anybody else… so thank you Luke for being on this journey with me, together as a team!
“To all my Married At First Sight family, what an unbelievably incredible group of individuals – we’ve all been through this experience together and will have this bond for life.