Which 'Newlyweds: The First Year' Couples Are Still Together? Not All The Pairs Have Found Marital Success
The cast of Bravo's Newlyweds: The First Year changes every season, as the couples demonstrate their trials and tribulations in the first 365 days of marriage. So every year, the fates of the previous season's couples remain up in the air — unless, unfortunately, the marriage dissolves while the season's still running. So how many Newlyweds couples are still together after the season ends is pretty high. Of course, there can't be a perfect success rate for a reality TV series, especially one about a stressful year.
However, most of the couples are still together. The remainder of the couples usually go off at the end of the season having learned something from their experiences during the first year of marriage. But they also resolve to work on their central issues, be it spending more time together, dividing responsibilities, or not annoying one another so much — and for some, the stresses of being married become too much, or they can't ever get over one of their biggest disagreements. So let the fates of the eight pairs in the first two seasons of the show warn the brand new Season 3 couples what they have to do in order to make their marriage last beyond just the Newlywed stage.
Kimberly V. Cherebin & Alaska Gedeon
These two argued constantly about where they would live and the rest of their living situation. With Alaska's constant trips back and forth between New York and Los Angeles, and their tiny apartment in New York City caused lots of fights between them. While they don't have much social media activity, according to Kim's stylist website, she and Alaska are still working together and splitting their time between New York and Los Angeles.
Prognosis: Still wedded.
Jeff Pederson & Blair Late
Unfortunately, these two did not make it. Their wildly differing sex drives and their opinions about what they should do about that drove them to seek a divorce before the end of the season. They even talked about the reasons behind their split at the Newlyweds post-season Where Are They Now special.
Prognosis: Sadly split.
Tina Sugandh & Tarz Ludwigsen
Even though Tina and Tarz bickered constantly throughout the season, by the end, they wound up with one of the strongest marriages because they were able to put up with — I mean, accept — one another. Now, they just welcomed their second child, a daughter named Song, in September 2015, and at least judging from her Instagram photo ranting about pictures with Santa, Mama Tina is just as high-strung as Newlywed Tina was.
Prognosis: Wedded bliss.
Kathryn Bougadis & John Lagoudes
These two had (in my opinion) one of the most stressful first years together. They got married within six months of knowing one another, then immediately after the wedding, Kathryn got pregnant with their son. But not only are these two still together, they've also opened a business together, Glow Tanning, a tanning salon in Long Island.
Prognosis: Still partners in sickness and in health.
Laura Leigh Abby & Samantha Abby
If these two ever break up, poor Laura Leigh will lose her best example of her business, Two Brides. But so far, their relationship is doing beautifully, as is Laura's business.
Prognosis: The two brides are still wives.
Erik Courtney & Nadine Jolie Courtney
These two are still a couple and also now have a young daughter. They are a couple of peas in a pod, with their trips to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere and their Game of Thrones Halloween costumes, blending Erik's nerdiness and Nadine's makeup artist skills. Season 2 of Newlyweds has some very successful pairs!
Prognosis: Match made in heaven.
Kirk Knight & Laura Knight
Kirk & Laura's marriage was strong throughout Newlyweds Season 2, but they suffered some tragic news — while attempting to get pregnant, Laura had a miscarriage that deeply hurt their family. But now, the couple has a very cute baby son, Jackson. It's nice to see that things worked out for them.
Prognosis: New parents!
Rouvan Walker & Toi Troutman-Walker
These two have been serious about their marriage, telling The Grio that they want to stand up for "traditional" marriage values, which includes Toi saying that she lets Rouvan "wear the pants" in their relationship. Whatever works for them. But whether there's trouble in paradise or not, these two don't seem likely to get a divorce because of their conservative values.
Prognosis: Man & wife.
Hopefully, the Newlyweds Season 3 couples can look to these past couples when they need some tips on what it takes to build a strong marriage.
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