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'MAFS' Season 16 star Mackinley is looking for love amid 'trust issues' from past heartbreak

Mackinley or 'Mack' is is ready to settle down and is looking forward to starting a family
Mackinley “Mack” in 'Married at First Sight' Season 16 said that he had built a wall around himself due to past heartbreak (Lifetime)
Mackinley “Mack” in 'Married at First Sight' Season 16 said that he had built a wall around himself due to past heartbreak (Lifetime)

The upcoming season of ‘Married at First Sight’ promises to be full of drama and nail-biting moments as 10 strangers take a leap of faith in the search for true love. Things are getting even more exciting this season as they will meet their spouse at the altar on their wedding day. Will there be love at first sight? Or will the cameras capture something else? Viewers will get to follow the journey of these strangers as ‘MAFS’ Season 16 premieres on Lifetime.

Season 16 of the hit show brings back renowned professionals Pastor Cal, DeVon Franklin, Dr Pepper, and Dr Pia Holec to help couples on their journey to find their 'forever love'. With Cal's spiritual guidance, DeVon's expertise in relationship advice, Dr Pepper's medical know-how and Dr Holec's experience in sex and couples therapy, the newly-married couples will have the support they need to make the right decisions and find their happily ever after. While there is no certainty as to which of the couples will make it past the series’ “decision day,” it is clear that the oncoming season has piqued everyone’s interest in the cast. So before ‘MAFS’ Season 16 premiere, let’s take the opportunity to learn a little bit more about one of the contestants, Mackinley.


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Who is Mackinley?

Mackinley or “Mack” is one of the soon-to-be grooms on ‘MAFS’ who has signed up to marry a complete stranger he has never even met before. Before his stint on ‘MAFS’, the 34-year-old Nashville native worked as a director of operations. According to the show’s official press release, “Mack recently moved to Nashville to pursue new career opportunities and found himself with the best opportunity of all, finding a wife. He is ready to settle down and looking to start a family. He has always put his career first, but he is now looking to build a life with his forever partner.”

Mackinley “Mack” and Domynique in 'Married at First Sight' Season 16 (Instagram/@mafslifetime)
Mackinley “Mack” and Domynique in 'Married at First Sight' Season 16 (Instagram/@mafslifetime)

According to People, Mack has been feeling the weight of his last relationship, which left him blindsided and with trust issues. This has caused him to build a wall around his emotions, leaving him feeling unable to open up and connect with a potential partner. Ready to put himself out there again, Mack has placed his faith in the ‘Married at First Sight’ experts. He finds comfort in the idea that with their help and guidance, he can finally break down the barrier he's created and find the love he deserves. On the show, he will be marrying 25-year-old associate sales broker Domynique, who the experts have matched him up with. It will surely be in interesting ride for the couple and viewers as the pair get to learn about each other and hopefully fall in love.

Catch the season premiere of 'Married at First Sight' Season 16 on Lifetime on January 4 at 8 pm ET/PT