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Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / Lifetime/Kinetic Content

It was just back in October that the couples from Married at First Sight Season 11 in New Orleans made their decisions on whether to stay together or to get divorced (and it was a successful three out of five pairs who stayed married in Nola), and already we’re on the heels of another season of the hit series. At the end of December, Season 12 of MAFS will begin airing, and this time, the cast is based out of Atlanta.

Five couples are taking the plunge in a season of firsts. There are, as producers shared with us, two interracial couples this time around. If you’ll recall, Pastor Cal told us in a previous interview that the matchmakers (himself, Dr. Pepper and Dr. Viviana) didn’t do interracial couples because most prospective cast members weren’t actually interested in marrying outside of their race.

Sounds like they were finally successful.

A few other firsts, one of the cast members is a divorcee and a prospective groom is pushing 40 years old. All that being said, Hotlanta will bring a season like no other. The season’s matchmaking special takes place December 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime, and there’s a kickoff special with behind-the-scenes footage airing on January 6 at 8 p.m. The premiere, which will be a three-hour episode that we hope will display all five weddings for once, will air on January 13, 2021 at 8 p.m. Now that you know what is to come, hit the flip to meet the singles, their stranger husbands and wives, and to learn more about the couples you’ll either be rooting for or placing your bets on to call it quits on Decision Day.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

Briana, 28

This beauty, Briana, says she’s tired of the dating scene and ready to move on to Mrs. status. She’s is looking forward to starting a new chapter in her life with her handpicked husband. She’s looking for a partner she can build an empire with, a soulmate she can have experiences with and give her all to, as well as to the experiment as a whole. She isn’t nervous about how the experts go about matching candidates, because she appreciates that they try to choose couples who may not only be compatible but share the same types of values. Based on this stunning photo of her in her wedding gown, we can expect more fierce fashions from this newlywed.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

Vincent, 27

Briana’s husband is Vincent, proudly Dominican. (A producer we spoke with classified he and Briana as an interracial couple. There is another a few slides down.) According to his bio, he was ready to walk down the aisle in a previous relationship, but his partner on the other hand, was not. After getting over the pain of that relationship ending, Vincent is ready once again to be married and find his happily ever after. Vincent, similar to Miles from Season 11 in NOLA, is in touch with his feelings and doesn’t mind sharing them. He’s looking forward to sharing his culture with his chosen partner, among other things.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

As previously stated, Briana and Vincent are said to be one of two interracial couples tying the knot in the new season. Pastor Cal said if he could find people looking to wed outside their race, the experts would certainly match them.

“It just doesn’t happen a lot,” he told us in 2018 about finding candidates who want an interracial marriage. “And one thing I don’t want is when we’re matching couples, I don’t want people to tell me, ‘Well, I’m open to all races.’ I don’t want to know if you’re open to dating all races. This is marriage, this is not dating. I don’t want to be open to marrying someone. It has to be a situation where, this is who I want, this is who I’ve always dated, this is who I feel attracted to. And if that’s the case, if we can find two people that are like that, then yeah, let’s rock and roll with it.”

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

Paige, 25

This is Paige, and though she may be a bit too young to some to seek out the help of the experts on Married at First Sight, she says that she’s ready for love and marriage. She has shown her maturity and readiness for other major milestones in life already, including when she bought her first home at the age of 22. She also has done well in her work, which is great, but now she wants to do well in her romantic life and say “I do.” She wants to be the first in her family to actually be in a successful marriage, and she believes that with the experts matching her, that can happen.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

Chris, 27

Her husband will be Chris. The 27-year-old is serious about marriage, as he was raised by pastors and is very strong in his faith. He has prayed about it and is confident that God has put the experts in his life to help him find the right woman in his wife. He wants to not only have a loving bond with his partner, but he wants them to be successful in business. He is hopeful that they can be “co-CEOs” and provide a great life and legacy for the many kids he wants to bring into the world.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

Chris and Paige look good together don’t they? Let’s hope that not only do they look good, but they have a happy, harmonious marriage, too. We have high hopes for them, as they both sound ready for what comes with this leap, seem serious about getting married and staying that way, and have a lot of confidence in the process and the experts. Hopefully, as a pastor’s kid, there won’t be any conversations gone left about submission and that despite her professional accomplishments on her own, Paige can share her success with Chris. We’ll have to wait and see if that happens.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

Ryan, 29

Ryan believes that he’s ready to be a husband after watching the marriage of his parents, which has been going strong for more than 30 years now. Ryan’s dad has been a great example of what it means to be a supportive, loving husband and a great father, and now he wants to take what he’s learned from his father into a lasting marriage of his own. He has hope in the experts and believes they can find him a wife to start a family with. He’s been waiting, and says his parents have been waiting for the chance to become grandparents.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

Clara, 27

His wife is Clara (here is interracial couple number two!). She is coming out of relationship that has left her back at square one trying to figure out what her future will be. After that experience of heartbreak, she is no longer interested in the dating scene in Atlanta and wants to jump straight into marriage to become a committed wife. She believes that everything happens for a reason, and being on MAFS is fate for her. She’s excited for this next chapter in her life and ready to give all that she to the process that is being married at first sight.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

As for this interracial couple, it’s a very special one considering that Pastor Cal told us that white women who participate in the show don’t mind dating outside of their race, but tend to only want to marry white.

“I would love to see an interracial couple. We tried every season to do that. It’s very difficult because when it comes to Black men and white women, we can find Black men who want white women. We can’t find as many white women who want Black men,” he told us. “We have all these guys, I mean I’ve heard guys and I think you’ve seen them on previous seasons, guys who said, hey, you know, ‘I prefer white women.’ Then my thing is, white women don’t prefer you. And so that’s a problem with the Black man-white woman scenario. I’m not saying that across the board. Just in the cases that I’ve seen, that may be it.”

As for our last two couples, we have Hayley (28) and Jacob (38). That’s one of the biggest age differences we’ve seen on this show.

She’s a successful homeowner and dog lover looking to overcome trust issues to have a happy and healthy marriage. As for Jacob, at two years shy of 40, he’s sick and tired of the dating scene and is ready to settle down and have kids. They both believe that the experts matching them and then aiding them in getting through those eight weeks of marriage will help them to make it last for the long haul.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

And lastly there’s Virginia (26) and Erik (34). Virginia admits she’s struggled with self-sabotaging relationships as she hasn’t been in some of the best ones, but she believes that she’s grown up enough to succeed in a marriage. As for Erik, he’s not interested in dating. He’s been married before and after that experience, knows what he wants and needs in a second wife. After success in just about every other aspect of life, he is ready to settle down.

Married at First Sight Season 12 Cast

Source: LaJoy Cox of LaJoy Photography; The First Look Photography / lifetime

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