Did Virginia Coombs and Erik Lake split? 'MAFS' stars open up about divorce
When it comes to taking on something new, it also helps to have a few words of wisdom from people who've taken on the same challenge before. But for the cast of 'Married at First Sight' Season 13, they might want to steer clear from what season 12 has to say about their experience.
At the end of Season 12, a drama-infused season, fans saw three couples walk into the sunset. Briana Myles and Vincent Morales, Ryan Oubre and Clara Berghaus and Erik Lake and Virginia Coombs decided they found the one. But it looks like Erik Lake and Virginia Coombs have had a change of heart, seeing that the couple has gone ahead and filed for divorce. Of course, they aren't the only ones -- Ryan Oubre and Clara Berghaus have also split, making Briana Myles and Vincent Morales the only happy couples from Season 12.
Erik Lake and Virginia Coombs took fans by surprise when they decided to stay together, seeing that they had a lot of issues while on the show. Erik's overbearing nature did not bode well with Virginia's free spirit. He disapproved of her having majority male friends and spending time with them while she didn't feel the need to keep reporting her every move to him.
The pair also fought endlessly over Rocky, Virginia's dog, which Erik believed needy better training. Combined with Virginia's partying ways and Erik putting in pressure about wanting to have a child, the couple seemed to be at odds, even though they had chemistry and were physically attracted to each other. It turns out, the attraction wasn't enough to save their marriage, as the couple has now decided that it would be best if they part ways.
"We've made best efforts to keep some parts of our relationship out of the public eye. This entire process has been difficult as is without the constant chatter of public opinion," Erik and Virginia said, in a conversation with E! Online. "Contrary to popular belief, we've been together and trying to make our marriage work since Decision Day. While we have decided to get a divorce, we aren't closing the doors on a possible future together." they explained. "We love each other and will continue to navigate our new reality post show." they added.
While they have gone their separate ways, Virginia seems to be connecting with her 'MAFS' ladies. She recently posted a photo by the pool, where a fan commented, "Better watch out Haley is out there waiting in the wings for the pilot," referring to Virginia's now ex-husband, Erik.
Virginia swooped in to defend Haley Harris, her castmate, saying "I can guarantee that would never happen 🤣 @haleyharris_ hahahaha". Haley Harris, who was a part of season 12 as well and was married to Jacob Harder also chimed in, replying, " LOL can confirm this as well". Looks like a relationship wasn't on the agenda for Virginia, but she has come out of the show with some strong friendships.
'Married at First Sight' Season 13 premieres with a three-hour episode on July 21 at 8 pm ET/PT on Lifetime.