Don't get me wrong — I've loved watching the journeys of all of the couples on Married at First Sight (and then creepily stalking them on Instagram after the fact, of course) for better and for worse, but my favorite husband and wife team to come out of the show is Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis, by far. Maybe it's because their awkward, disastrous first meeting is so opposite from how their actual marriage turned out, or because it was so much fun to watch them slowly fall in love with each other. Either way, they're my fave, and I'm so glad that Doug and Jamie are still together today.
And the best news: We get more of them very soon. On Tuesday, Season 2 of Married at First Sight: The First Year finally premieres, which means Doug and Jamie will be back to being #RelationshipGoals every week — and with a very real touch. The first few years of being married are no joke for most people, even the people who have known their spouses forever, so I can't wait to see how these two manage to tackle the inevitable ups and downs that come with sharing a life with someone you love.
But, what have they been up to in the meantime? Fortunately, they've never been shy about keeping us updated on Instagram.
1. They've Had Some Struggles
Basically all couples go through a rough patch (or three) at some point in their relationship, and Jamie has admitted that she and Doug have been experiencing one of those recently — and honestly, it's surprising it hasn't happened sooner. It looks like they've managed to come out the other side stronger than ever, though. Way to go, guys!
2. Jamie Is Still A Nurse
And, being adorable about it, too. Scrubs selfies are a normal thing for Jamie to share on Instagram during her workday, and it's obvious she loves her job. On the side, she's been working with an app called Star Shop to catch up with celebs on the red carpet, and it couldn't be a more perfect fit for her.
3. They're Still Obsessed With Lady
Although with a dog this cute, who wouldn't be? Fingers crossed she'll be making plenty of appearances on Season 2!
4. And They're As Adorable As Ever
What did I tell you? #RelationshipGoals.
I can't wait to see what Jamie and Doug tackle in the upcoming season, even the difficult stuff. If anyone can make it work, it's these two.
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