Are Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner splitting up? 'MAFS' star says she feels 'completely deflated'
When it comes to the couples of 'Married at First Sight', it's hard not to look at some of the success stories and gush. While a few people have had instant connections, some others have had to put in the time and effort to make their relationship truly work. In the end, the couples that worked towards their happy endings managed to get their own versions of it.
With Season 12 coming to an end, the couples spoke about what it was like to see their journeys play out on screen. While the couples that stayed together had only nice things to say about each other, the same couldn't be said about the other, especially Jacob Harder and Haley Harris — a couple that was relentlessly compared to Season 1's Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner since both the couples had similar issues. However, Otis and Hehner worked through their problems and went on to become the show's most famous success story. But turns out, the Season 1 couple's marriage has been going through some seriously trying times.
Both Otis and Hehner run a podcast called 'Hot Marriage. Cool Parents', where they talk about their relationship, raising a family and more. During the podcast, they got candid about the fact that their relationship is being put to the test. The couple addressed the issues in their marriage with their life coach Dr Gertrude Lyons. Otis explained that she currently finds it extremely hard to believe Hehner, seeing that she's prone to "open up old wounds". She added that she's feeling extreme pressure from her responsibilities of being a mother, a professional and dealing with the pandemic on a whole.
"When you're stressed you don't have the ability to stay calm," she explained. "I'm in a rut here and I'm begging for help in every aspect of my life... I'm angry and sad and hurt and I don't know what to do," she said. "Needless to say, we're obviously working on our marriage. I'm just at a loss. I feel completely deflated." The couples, along with 12 other 'Married at First Sight' alumni are all set to be a part of the 'Married at First Sight: Couples Cam' Season 3. The show sees members of the cast film their own daily lives and Otis and Hehner are seen together happily raising their family.
Out of all the couples to come off the show, Otis and Hehner are arguably the most famous, seeing that Otis had a breakdown on the day of her wedding when she saw Hehner and realized she wasn't attracted to him. However, they managed to make their marriage work and have stayed together for over seven years now, making them the original 'MAFS' success story. However, will there be more anniversaries to come? Looks like only time will tell.
Catch 'Married at First Sight: Couple's Cam' on Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.