At least one of the five Maryland and Washington D.C. area-based couples featured on the current season of “Married at First Sight,” the Lifetime reality television series that follows total strangers who agree to marry upon first meeting, didn’t last.
Brandon Reid filed for “Annulment or in the Alternative, Absolute Divorce” from Taylor Dunklin in Anne Arundel County circuit court on Jan. 2, according to records in Maryland’s public court case database.
The revelation spoils the ultimate outcome of Dunklin and Reid’s televised relationship before the series’ 10th season, which a press release from parent company A+E Networks said premiered Jan. 1, concludes. The same release noted that the series follows these couples, initially matched by a trio of relationship experts, over several weeks until they decide whether or not to ultimately stay together.
A fan Instagram account with the handle @mafsfan appeared to break the news in a series of story posts on Tuesday. The stories included a screenshot of the court records, which The Sun confirmed through its own search of the state database.
The couple appear in the first scenes of a trailer that Lifetime published last week.
When reached at her workplace, Dunklin declined to comment, citing the show’s non-disclosure agreement. Neither Omid Akhavan Azari, the lawyer that court documents said represented Reid, nor a spokesperson for A+E Networks immediately returned a request for comment. Direct messages to the affiliated Twitter account for @mafsfan, which has the same handle, were not answered on the record.
"As with any union, some end up happily ever after, and others don’t,” Lifetime said in a statement to People. “Continue to watch ‘MAFS’ to see what happens with Taylor and Brandon.”