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When Married at First Sight returns for its fifteenth season on Lifetime on July 6, 2022, one familiar expert will not be there. Dr. Viviana Coles has confirmed she will not return to the show.
It had been rumored for weeks that one of the experts would be fired. People guessed it would be Dr. Viviana. She has left, but there is no evidence that she was fired. When she confirmed her departure on Instagram, she stated that she has been busy with meaningful projects in her professional and personal life. Therefore, she has decided to focus more energy on new exciting opportunities to help others with their intimate relationships. She concluded her message by saying how grateful she has been while working with the reality series for over seven seasons and working with the Kinetic Content production company.
Dr. Viviana took the opportunity to leave details on Instagram about her private practice, her book, and all the programs she has online.
Many people on social media said they will miss Dr. Viviana because she was the only expert who didn't hold back on telling the couples what they needed to hear. She did not beat around the bush or sugarcoat her conversations with them. Also, fans said they will miss seeing her fashion choices.
Since Married at First Sight premiered on July 8, 2014, the relationship experts have been replaced several times. Two new experts will join Pastor Calvin Roberson who has been with the reality show since Season 4, and Dr. Pepper Schwartz, the only original expert and now the only Caucasian on the team.
- Dr. Logan Levkoff: Seasons 1, 2, and 3
- Rachel DeAlto: Seasons 4 and 5
- Dr. Jessica Griffin: Seasons 6 and 7
- Dr. Viviana Coles: Seasons 8 through 14
- Dr. Pia Holec: New in Season 15
- DeVon Franklin: New in Season 15
Viewers are wondering why the relationship experts don't stay long on the reality show. Dr. Viviana stayed longer than any of the others. Let's see how long the two new experts will last.
New Expert: Dr. Pia Holec
Dr. Pia Holec, a renowned psychotherapist specializing in sex and couples’ therapy, is joining the experts on Married at First Sight during Season15 which premieres on July 6, 2022.
The Chicago native will work along with DeVon Franklin to help ten newlyweds adjust to married life after they meet for the first time at the altar and marry the stranger standing before them.
New Expert: DeVon Franklin
DeVon Franklin is a 44-year-old Hollywood producer, bestselling author, and a relationship advisor. Franklin is also a Seventh-day Adventist minister. Some people are wondering why he was asked to be a relationship expert following his recent divorce from actress Meagan Good especially after they co-wrote the relationship book, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love.
Franklin and Good were married from June 2012 to September 2021. Franklin is the one who filed for divorce after nine years of marriage
Franklin explained in detail why he will be a relationship expert after his recent divorce. He revealed that he was asked to be an expert before his divorce. After his divorce, he told the producers that he decided not to become a relationship on the show because of his divorce. The producers told him that it didn't matter. In fact, they told him that he would be equipped to tell the newlyweds what not to do based on his recent experience. That convinced Franklin to share the responsibility with Dr. Pia Holec, another new relationship expert.
Being divorced hasn't stopped Dr. Pepper Schwartz from being an expert on Married at First Sight. Viewers learned during Season 14 that she has been married three times and divorced twice. She and her current husband live in separate houses. Dr. Pepper shared that information with Noi when Noi was determined not to move in with Steve, her new husband.
Timeline for Season 15
Keep these dates and times in mind for the new season of Married at First Sight that was filmed in San Diego, the first time in a West Coast city.
- Wednesday, June 22 at 8 pm: Married at First Sight: Matchmaking Special
- Wednesday, June 29 at 8 pm: Married at First Sight: Kick-Off Special hosted by Kevin Frazier
- Wednesday, July 6 at 8 pm: Premiere of Season 15 in a three-hour episode
- Wednesdays after July 6 at 8 pm: Married at First Sight will continue to air two-hour episodes
- Wednesdays after July 6 at 11 pm: Afterparty hosted by Keshia Knight Pulliam after each new episode.
Season 15 Couples
The experts have matched strangers based on their core values, compatibility, goals, hobbies, marital views, religion, political views, gender roles, and other characteristics.
Lindy and Miguel
29-year-old doctor of physical theraphy
35-year-old associate medical director
Krysten and Mitch
32-year-old sales representative
41-year-old environmental policy advocate
Alexis and Justin
29-year-old logistics specialist
33-year-old digital marketing specialist
Stacia and Nate
34-year-old day trader
Morgan and Binh
27-year-old registered nurse
- 'Married at First Sight' Former Expert Engaged to an Ex-Husband Who Was on Season 6
One of the experts ended up becoming engaged to one of the husbands who decided to divorce the wife he was matched with. The expert fell in love with the husband while she was counseling the couple about their marriage.