Married at First Sight bride Jamie Otis and groom Doug Hehner recently welcomed their second Lifetime baby. And, just like this couple from the first season of the show, other happily married pairs welcomed children as well. Which other couples have had MAFS babies?
Married at First Sight: #1 Jamie Otis & Doug Hehner
Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner started it all. They were the first Married at First Sight success story. In addition, they were also the first pair to have a MAFS baby. The couple welcomed Henley Grace back in 2017.
Meanwhile, Jamie Otis gave birth to a baby boy, Hayes Douglas, in May 2020. There was added stress for Doug Hehner and his wife due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown. But, rather than deliver at a hospital, she opted for a home birth in New Jersey. So, this couple has not one, but two Married at First Sight babies.
In addition to being the original MAFS success story, Jamie and Doug recently bought their first home in Florida. The couple put down roots to raise their growing family. And, what they do next is certainly something to keep an eye on.
On top of being very active online with Married at First Sight fans, Jamie Otis also hosts the after show, Unfiltered. Moreover, both Doug Hehner and his bride react to new couples on current seasons. So, they’re still very much a part of the MAFS world six years after the debut season.
#2 Jephte Pierre & Shawniece Jackson
This Married at First Sight pair almost didn’t make it. At one point in their marriage, Jephte Pierre and wife Shawniece Jackson separated. Meanwhile, there were concerns Jephte wasn’t in love with his wife even though she was already pregnant with their child.
But, this fan-favorite Married at First Sight duo really turned things around since filming their season of the show and the Happily Ever After spinoff. Shawniece Jackson gave birth to Laura Denise in August 2018. And, having their baby girl really brought them closer as a couple.
Shawniece Jackson and spouse Jephte Pierre told Soap Dirt exclusively that baby Laura and the love she brings is “a gift” neither of them expected.
#3 Bobby Dodd & Danielle Bergman
A baby on the way put a lot of stress on Danielle Bergman and spouse Bobby Dodd while filming Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After. Danielle wanted to move to a bigger house. And, the pending arrival of their baby only added to the tension in their young marriage.
Danielle Bergman gave birth to daughter, Olivia Nicole, in February 2019. And, they’ve been a happy family ever since. Married at First Sight watchers even see baby Olivia on the currently-airing limited series Couples’ Cam.
So, despite their relationship struggles on the seventh season of the Lifetime show and the Happily Ever After spinoff, the pair find ways to make it work a few years in. And, they show no signs of slowing down.
#4 Ashley Petta & Anthony D’Amico
There was a lot of drama on Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After even before Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico’s baby arrived. Anthony didn’t want to know the gender. But, Ashley revealed they’re having a girl prematurely. And, he wasn’t thrilled about it.
But, Anthony D’Amico welcomed his daughter with open arms when Ashley delivered in January 2019. Since Mila Rose was born, the couple really stepped up as parents.
Ashley questioned Anthony’s maturity level and whether he was ready to be a father. Since then, he really took the reins and put those worries to rest. And, the couple seem much happier since the Married at First Sight cameras left.
Which Married at First Sight Couple is Next?
After 10 Married at First Sight seasons, nine couples are still going strong. And, with four couples having kids in tow, watchers wonder which of the remaining couples will join the parent club next.
As viewers see on a recent episode of Couples’ Cam, Deonna McNeill makes hubby Greg Okotie carry around a baby doll when he runs errands. And, she certainly seems ready for the real thing. So, it may only be a matter of time before they become MAFS parents, too.
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