Things seem to have taken a dark turn for Married at First Sight couple Ryan De Nino and Jessica Castro, who have both called quits on their experimental reality TV marriage just a week after the finale of second season.
For those who are not familiar with the A&E series, four experts – a sexologist, a psychologist, a sociologist and a spiritual adviser – pair up three couples who have never met each other on the basis of their scientific compatibility.
These strangers then agree to say “I do” upon their first meeting and spend the following six weeks on camera, trying to adjust with their new spouse. At the end of the season – which is more like an experiment than anything else – each couple decides if they want to stay together or part ways.
Unfortunately, it was the latter for De Nino and Castro who seemingly worked out most of their troubles during the show, and were one of the only two pairs who decided to stay married.
As if their split wasn’t enough, De Nino also revealed that his short-time wife Castro has since filed a restraining order against him.
He shared the picture of court notices on his Instagram account.
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
“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,” De Nino wrote in his Instagram post. “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.”
The couple married in December after having known each other for not even a day.
Castro got the restraining order against De Nino because he had been reportedly threatening her. He even told her, “I plan on killing you and your family.”
The decision came shortly after Married at First Sight fan forums speculated about De Nino being a drug user. Some fan sites are even claiming that he stormed out of the taping of the show's reunion episode due to these alleged accusations.
Castro, on the other hand, posted this gem on her Instagram account.
Kinetic Content, the production company behind Married at First Sight, released a statement regarding this post-show drama that’s turning out to be more ominous than the show itself.
“We don't know all the details and can't comment on the specifics,” the statement read. “What we can say is that unfortunately, couples on the show can go through real divorces, and divorce can often be difficult.”
It also shed light on the selection process for the contestants.
“The experts on our show have the best of intentions and highest hopes for success for each couple. After undergoing extensive background and psychological checks by third parties, couples agree to be legally married on our show. We document their journey for six weeks after their wedding, but we can't control how they behave, or govern their actions after production,” Kinetic Content added.
The company concluding the statement with: "Our thoughts are with these individuals. As always we have offered each of them significant aftercare resources. We wish them nothing but the best, and hope they have a bright future ahead of them.”
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