These Are the Couples Who Will Be on ‘Married at First Sight’ Season 8

Married at First Sight is coming back for Season 8, with four brave new couples who’ve agreed to say “I do” to a person they’ve never met. The new season premieres January 1.

This season’s couples are from Philadelphia, and they’ve been paired together by three experts: psychologist Dr. Jessica Griffin, sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz, and marriage counselor Pastor Calvin Roberson. The team paired the couples using “scientific matchmaking” techniques, according to Lifetime, and will be on hand to provide counseling and support through their first weeks together. (And if they’re anything like past seasons, those early days of marriage are going to be pretty rocky, at least for some.)

Meet the eight Philly singles who will take a chance at finding love on Married at First Sight, Season 8.

AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Sersen

AJ Vollmoeller is 37-year-old New York native. He’s the CEO of a Future Force Talent Connection, which he describes on his Instagram profile as “A white glove treatment staffing firm for small/medium businesses that gives a more finessed approach to recruiting.” Although he’s built a successful career, he still hasn’t found the right person to share his life with.

AJ has been matched with travel-loving Stephanie Sersen. At 35, Stephanie wants to get married and start a family. She’s looking for a guy like her father.

Keith Dewar and Kristine Killingsworth

Twenty-nine-year-old Keith Dewar works in health care as a patient care technician who specializes in kidney dialysis. He was raised by his grandmother.

Kristine Killingsworth is a 29-year-old real estate agent who gets excited by “helping people meet their real estate needs.” Her parents have been married for more than three decades and she’s looking for a partner with whom she can have a long-lasting relationship.

Luke Cuccurullo and Kate Sisk

Thirty-year-old Luke Cuccurullo’s parents are divorced and he’s had a difficult relationship with his father. According to LinkedIn, it also looks like he’s the owner of Unplugged Dating, a speed dating service in Philadelphia.

Kate Sisk is 27 and is looking for “the one,” even though her parents’ recent divorce has left her pessimistic about finding true love.

Will Guess and Jasmine McGriff

At 37, Will Guess finally believes he’s in the right place financially and emotionally to get married. He’s ready to give up his spot as the only single guy in his group of friends. He’ll marry Jasmine McGriff, a 29-year-old Philly native who is searching for “her Barack Obama” – though she doesn’t want to give up her independence either.

How to get your Married at First Sight fix before the premiere

If you’re suffering from Married at First Sight withdrawal, you can tune in to Lifetime’s two MAFS spinoff shows. Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island follows 16 unmatched candidates from previous seasons as they spend time on an exotic island and work on falling in love. It airs Tuesdays at 9/8c.

Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After? checks in with three couples from past seasons to see how their marriages are faring. The show features Shawniece and Jephte from Season 6, Season 5’s Ashley and Anthony, and Season 7’s Danielle and Bobby. It’s on Tuesday at 10/9c.

The Married at First Sight: Matchmaking Special airs Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 8/7c on Lifetime, followed by the 2-hour season premiere.

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