Married at First Sight pair Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie said yes on Season 9 Decision Day and agreed to stay married. And now, with a new season of MAFS underway, many viewers want to know more about past couples. Things can change once the cameras leave and couples are left to their own devices. How have things panned out for these two? Are they still together?
Married at First Sight: Deonna McNeill Out of Practice – Greg Concerned
Things got off to a slow start for Greg Okotie and new wife Deonna McNeill. Because, Deonna spent many years before her MAFS journey getting her life together and exceeding in other areas of her life. So much so that prior to Greg Okotie, it’d been 10 years since she’d been in a relationship. This was the first hurdle for the pair. And, Greg had to exercise patience with his new wife on Married at First Sight.
Luckily for Deonna McNeill, her husband Greg Okotie is the patient sort. And, he did his best to accommodate his new spouse. But, that patience was definitely tested. Especially early on in the marriage. Deonna had been alone so long that adjusting to married life was a challenge. So, she had issues letting her guard down on Married at First Sight.
MAFS: Deonna Struggles to Open Up to Greg Okotie
Some Married at First Sight couples have blowout fights. But, Greg Okotie and spouse Deonna McNeill kept things on an even keel in their journey on Lifetime. But, that doesn’t mean they didn’t face struggles. Deonna McNeill’s biggest test was opening up to her spouse. She spent 10 years “dating herself”. So, it was a big adjustment to being around someone else on Married at First Sight.
Plus, she didn’t just have a new roommate to contend with. That roomie was also her husband. Deonna McNeill owns a home and has several degrees. She is successful in every area of her life. But, when it comes to love, she wasn’t as lucky before Married at First Sight. Meanwhile, being out of the dating scene so long made it hard to adjust to being in a relationship – let alone a marriage.
Married at First Sight: Greg Okotie & Deonna McNeill – Are They Still Together?
Greg Okotie and bride Deonna McNeill decided to stay together on Decision Day. But, many couples don’t last after the Married at First Sight cameras leave. Deonna letting Greg in emotionally was a big issue for this pair. Especially if they wanted a future as a couple. Some MAFS viewers felt they lacked chemistry. And, because Deonna was a longtime singleton, she also had issues with intimacy as well.
So, even after Married at First Sight Decision Day, there were still big questions for this duo. Deonna McNeill updateed fans recently on her relationship status with Greg Okotie. The 2019 holiday season was their first Christmas as a married couple. And, they look happier than ever. It’s clear they’ve found a way to make their marriage work.
Soon, they’ll celebrate their first anniversary and they said they want to have kids in a year or two. So, it certainly looks like that plan is still on track post-Married at First Sight.
An Example for Other MAFS Couples
With a new installment of Married at First Sight underway, current and future couples could learn a thing or two from this pair. Patience with your partner is a significant component when it comes to making a marriage work. Deonna closed herself off initially. But, Greg Okotie stuck with her and decided not to call it quits.
As a result, she eventually opened up and they’ve been reaping the rewards that come with a successful marriage ever since. In addition, they’re proof that you can have a successful marriage in the end even if you get off to a slow start.
So, the evolution of Greg Okotie and wife Deonna McNeill’s marriage should inspire current and future couples as they hit bumps in the road on MAFS. Catch the brand new season Wednesday nights on the Lifetime network.
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