‘Married at First Sight’ Season 5 Couple Danielle DeGroot & Cody Knapek Announce They’re Divorcing

“Yeah…we’re over it…”

Another Married at First Sight marriage bites the dust!

Cody Knapek and Danielle DeGroot, who met and married during the show’s fifth season, announced today that they are getting divorced.

“After a year of marriage, and much thought and consideration, we are deeply saddened to announce that we’ve decided to go our separate ways,” they told People in a statement.

“We remain the closest of friends, and have enjoyed sharing our lives with our ‘Married at First Sight’ family. We want to thank the experts for their guidance and love throughout all of this. This process has only strengthened our belief that true love does exist!”

Cody and Danielle got married in August 2016 and, although they fought a lot during Season 5 (particularly about sex), they opted to stay married at the end of the season. It appears, though, that they wasted no time in filing for divorce as soon as their show contracts allowed!

Danielle went into a bit more detail in a post to her Instagram account on Tuesday.

“It hasn’t been an easy year, but it has been one of a lot of personal growth and of meeting some amazing people, including the one I got to marry,” she wrote. “We value and respect marriage, but life is short and we also value happiness. While this was a difficult decision and divorce is not something either of us hoped for, we decided we will be happiest separating. Still got nothin’ but love for @codyknapek ! Thank you to everyone who supported us on our journey! We hope you will be respectful and understanding of our decision. I went into #MAFS trusting that this was God’s or some greater power’s plan and I stand by that now. Still a big believer in love and looking forward to the future.”

This is just another failure for the reality show. While the other two Season 5 couples are still married (for now, anyway), there have only been two other successful marriages to come out of ‘Married at First Sight.’ Season 1’s Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix are still married, as are Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner (who actually just welcomed their first baby today!)

All of the couples from Season 2, 3 and 4 have divorced. We’ll have to wait and see when if the other Season 5 couples choose to get divorced.

(Photo: Instagram)


13 Responses

  1. There is absolutely no way I would have stayed married to that manipulative game whore that put that super nice, (& incredible STUPID ASS) guy through pure torture.

  2. The reason that season one was more successful was because the show was new and the contestants didn’t know how popular it would be. Seems like the other seasons after season one did it just to get the fame that it would offer them.

  3. I’m happy for him that he’s finally free of her. He’s a very honest and nice guy. I hope he finds someone who is worth the effort he’s willing to put in. Hopefully, he also realizes that if it’s THAT much work, the person is not right for him.

  4. I knew this was gonna happen. They seemed mismatched from the beginning. Ithink Nate and Sheila will stay together long term. I don’t see Ashley and her husband (I forget his name lol) staying together long term but we’ll see.

  5. I’m shocked! ? A sexless marriage. What did she expect? They were an awful match from the start. She always looked greasy. And he deserved better. There was no spark.

  6. I bet you anything he’s gay, no way he’s straight! A lot of the men they had on the show are gay, look at Sean the nurse from New York, it came after the fact that he was gay…there were others too. I don’t think the other 2 couples will stay married either. Ashley is way too insecure, always made, and same with Sheila

  7. This was pretty predictable. It was obvious they were never going to get to the next level with each other, there just wasn’t a spark there. Too forced.

  8. These two seemed like a mismatch from the start, I had no idea why they were paired up together. No spark between them, It seemed very forced.

  9. Marrying for “reality television” doesn’t work out? Well, I’m sure all the Teen Moms, Bachlor/Bachloreetes, 90 Day Fiance, etc are SHOCKED

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