The reality show has had so many unprecedented moments, but none like this season. The Married At First Sight couples in Denver had quite the rollercoaster ride this season—from runaway brides to sudden divorces. Here’s what you missed on the reality show and what fan accounts are theorizing.

The Lifetime TV show was created on July 2014 on FYI. The premise derives from the Danish TV show Gift Ved Første Blik. The first season took place in New York City and New Jersey and showed off three couples, who like the show describes, are married when they first meet each other.

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The couples then spend time together on their honeymoon and spend eight weeks together living a family lifestyle. After eight weeks, they get to decide whether they want to divorce or stay together on Decision Day. There are several experts on the show that examine the couples’ compatibility with each other. For season 17, experts Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper and are reunited in the host city of Denver, Colorado, along with Dr. Pia, who joins the show as a full-time expert. 

Talking to E! News, Dr. Pepper Schwartz revealed the tedious process of making the couples. Hundreds of people apply to the show and the experts go to churches, bars, dating apps or anywhere that people meet to “make the prospective pool as big as people.” There’s more steps to the vetting process including a meet-and-greet, several interview sessions and psychological and background checks. The final step is a home visit from Dr. Pepper. 

“My hope was that we would be able to support these people and help them grow into better versions of themselves by bringing out skills to the process, by matching them through science and maybe this really could work and it could work even beyond helping these people grow and get more information about themselves, but to give them skills. And to augment what we hoped was already thought was a good match according to our scientific tools. And the more we went on, the more I believed in it because I could see people listen and learn and it was fascinating and wonderful. She continued, “It worked out beyond my wildest fantasies.”

Pastor Cal told the site about his views on marriage on the show. “I’ve learned and tell couples now that marriage doesn’t work—people work. And quite often, we want the marriage to work,” he said. “Sometimes we want to blame the marriage and say the marriage is not working, but it’s you. You’re not working. You’re not doing the things that are necessary. You’re not communicating and not being vulnerable. You got to be kind. You got to be honest. And you’re gonna have to put in the time and don’t give up too quickly.”

According to Married at First Sight Instagram fan account @mafsfans, none of the Married At First Sight Denver couples stay together after Decision Day.

Where are Orion & Lauren from Married At First Sight Denver?

Instagram spoiler account @MAFSfan posted in their story that Lauren and Orion get divorced before Decision Day, and it seemed like it turned out to be a reality.

In a December 13 episode, Orion and Lauren finalized their decision. “Now I’m divorced,” Orion reflects while confiding in a friend over drinks. “It feels strange, But you know… kind of what I have been saying is, you know, losing the romantic interest, I feel like it would be really unfair to continue on being one foot in one foot out.” Orion also shared that his mother and his sister are “more disappointed in the fact that I didn’t get what I wanted out of this process.”

Lauren admitted that “getting a divorce wasn’t really my choice,” though she “definitely supports his decision.”

“I feel like I’ve been through like all the emotions at this point,” she says of how she’s dealt with their split. “You know, my favorite form of defense is humor, so I felt like I definitely attacked it with a lot of humor. And I was angry, I was sad, and then I was mad again. And then I was like, ‘Okay, let me sit in these emotions.’”

Where are Becca & Austin from Married At First Sight Denver now?

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We don’t know where Becca & Austin from Married At First Sight Denver are now, but @mafsfan claimed that they weren’t together anymore. Becca is still active on her Instagram where she posts photos of couples shoots she has taken.

At the beginning of the relationship, the two had a deep conversation with Pastor Cal about their differing relationships. Becca who was raised Jewish brought up her concerns, “Christians just typically think because you haven’t accepted Jesus into your heart that you’re going to hell. And I’ve heard that from close friends. Then it’s hard because I don’t think I’m going to hell,” she explains, gesturing at Austin as she continues, “And so when I found out that I was paired with…” Pastor Cal jumps in, “Yeah, it scared the crap outta you, didn’t it?” 

Pastor Cal points out how much Austin cared for her. “If he did not care deeply for you, he wouldn’t be here comforting you,” Pastor Cal assures her, as Becca smiles and acknowledges, “Yeah, no, he’s a good egg.”

Where are Emily and Brennan now from Married At First Sight Denver?

Are Emily and Brennan still together from Married at First Sight season 17?

According to @mafsfan, Emily and Brennan are not together. It’s hard to tell where they are now as both of them have their Instagrams on private. However, Emily and Brennan still have their location in their bio as Denver.

After their wedding, both decided not to sleep together. “Usually married couples have sex on their wedding night, but I decided, no, I kind of got the impression that he wants to take it slower. I need that because I think I’m jumping the gun there a lot of the time. We truly just need time in order to get there. But I love breaking up next my husband and I think it’s just the first of many and it’s only going to get better from here,” she said.

Meanwhile Brennan’s mom and family predicted that the two being perfectionists could lead to roadblocks. “They’re both so independent and so driven. It seems like they’re both perfectionists in their own way, and perfectionists is a wonderful quality for work. But those intense perfectionist qualities at home between two extremely stubborn individuals is a definite concern of mine,” Brennan’s mom said.

Where are Clare and Cameron now from Married At First Sight Denver?

According to @mafsfan, Clare and Cameron are not together. The two have had quite a rollercoaster of a season highlighted with some conflict. “I think the thing that Clare and I maybe struggled with the most during the honeymoon was trying to build a comfortable space for physical intimacy,” Cameron tells Dr. Pepper in an episode. Clare is currently pursuing her masters in clinical mental health counseling at University of Colorado while working as a therapist, while Cameron runs a bike shop. Claire’s Instagram is private while Cameron doesn’t have an Instagram.

Where’s Michael and Chloe from Married At First Sight Denver now?

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According to fan account @mafsfan says that Michael and Chloe not together anymore. Neither of them are on Instagram. Michael currently works at Lumen Technologies according to his LinkedIn.

According to legal documents viewed by InTouch, Michael and Chloe Brown tied the knot on March 13, 2023, almost six weeks after the original four MAFS season 17 couples were married in late January. She is Michael’s second match, since his original wife left him at the altar.

Married At First Sight airs on Lifetime at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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