Married at First Sight matchup Erik Lake and Virginia Coombs tied the knot on last week’s show, but will it last? Mr. Flying Solo and Ms. Fun-Loving seem both a good match and completely different simultaneously. But we’ve got some new insight on whether they’ll stick it out after Decision Day.
Married at First Sight: Erik Lake & Virginia Coombs – Will They Last?
Lifetime’s matchmakers paired pilot Erik Lake with fun-loving Virginia Coombs. Erik is a divorcee who is ready to settle down with the love of his life. Virginia seems more like a party girl who likes hitting the bar with friends. Erik is a little older than Virginia, and the age gap seems much bigger given their differing personalities. This Married at First Sight couple looks to have lots to overcome if their relationship lasts.
Erik Lake gave his new bride quite a few concerned looks during MAFS episodes as Virginia drank way more than he did. He’s a serious guy, a pilot, and more settled than Virginia appears in the for-TV edit. Certainly, the bits that aired had Virginia tossing back quite a few drinks. It remains to be seen whether that was due to nerves, her true personality, or editing for drama. Looks can certainly be deceiving.
However, each half of the Married at First Sight couple is pleased with the other at their first meeting. Erik thinks Virginia is gorgeous. She likes that Erik is good looking and taller than her. She likes to travel and believes Erik being a pilot can only make that easier. Erik Lake seems to be the calm one, reassuring Virginia Coombs several times that he will be there for her and they will get through this, saying “I promise.”
Married at First Sight: Is Erik Still With His Wife?
Filming is over, but Married at First Sight keeps airing each Wednesday, leaving fans to wonder who made it and who split on D-Day. On social media, Erik Lake is still friends with Virginia Coombs — as well as her father. But would they still be social-friendly if they’d split? Obviously, under the Lifetime NDA (non-disclosure agreement), they shouldn’t give anything away until the season ends.
At the wedding that aired last week on MAFS, it was hard to gauge how receptive Erik’s parents were to Virginia Coombs. Erik’s mother, Donna, looked displeased as she watched Virginia head back to the bar. But again, that could be a clever edit for drama. Now, we spotted a comment on Virginia’s dad’s social that seems to contradict what aired.
It revealed that mama Donna fell in love with her new daughter-in-law, Virginia Coombs. You can see someone close to the family clarified that the Lakes like their new DIL and called her a “precious girl.” Fans of Married at First Sight will have to wait to see the official ending for Erik and his new wife on decision day. But this is a good sign they’ll stay hitched.
Did the Experts Get it Right for Virginia on MAFS?
The social experiment of having strangers marry each other at the aisle has won Lifetime several Critic’s Choice awards. And the drama they stir up keeps fans watching, certainly. With Virginia and hubby Erik, the experts matched them for Married at First Sight with high hopes of marital success.
Now, it remains to be seen if they were right. Some other social comments seem to indicate things are going well for our newlyweds, Erik Lake and his wife Virginia Coombs, but could it be that they simply remained friends after the show? We’ll give you updates as they come out to let you know spoilers on their fate.
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