In an unfortunate turn of events on the A&E reality show “Married at First Sight,” couple Ryan De Nino and Jessica Castro have decided to divorce following weeks of heated disagreements and a restraining order.
The reality show places nearly 7,000 prospective candidates through an intensive matchmaking process before sending three assigned couples down the aisle to meet on their wedding day.
De Nino and Castro participated in season two of the show and fought through most of the process. At the end of the series, the couple seemed to have worked out their differences as both committed to continue the marriage off-air, according to a report by Fox News.
In a shocking twist, De Nino took to Instagram to announce that the couple had broken up after their six-week stint on the show. The Instagram also shows a restraining order that Castro had filed against her former husband.
“Unfortunately this isn’t something I’d wish on anyone. To hear and read about the forum on Thursday to come home and find this on Friday. Bash me all you want, say whatever it is about me just remember this board don’t break for nada,” De Nino wrote.
Unfortunately this isn't something I'd wish on anyone. To hear and read about the forum on Thursday to come home and find this on Friday. To see the IG on Sat and see the location was enough. They say first 48 for a reason. This is another fact here's the order of protection- which had me in awe and when I read it was disgusted. Bash me all you want, say whatever it is about me just remember this board don't break for nada. Why I posted this will be thoroughly explained when the times right. #CheckMate
His ex-wife, however, tells a different story. In the restraining order, Jessica Castro outlined that De Nino had allegedly told her he was planning to kill her and her family, according to a report by TMZ.
Kinetic Content, the production company managing “Married At First Sight,” released a statement to Entertainment Weekly about the couple’s split.
“What we can say is that unfortunately, couples on the show can go through real divorces, and divorce can often be difficult,” the statement reads. We document their journey for six weeks after their wedding, but we can’t control how they behave, or govern their actions after production.”
Davina Kullar and Sean Varricchio, another couple featured on the second season, have also divorced following the finale episode of the show. Jaclyn Methuen and Ryan Ranellone are still happily married.