Married at First Sight UK’s Jordan and Chanita SPLIT after show ended
The couple, who renewed their wedding vows in scenes from the series that aired last week, are no longer together after Jordan ‘stopped making an effort with Chanita’ and her ultimate fears for their relationship came true.
Married at First Sight UK star Jordan Emmett-Connelly split from Chanita Stephenson after filming for the E4 show ended – and he cut all contact with her.
‘Their marriage hasn’t lasted’: Married at First Sight UK star Jordan Emmett-Connelly split from Chanita Stephenson after filming for the E4 show ended – and he cut all contact with her
During Monday night’s episode, which will see the cast reunite for a final dinner party, Jordan and Chanita, both 29, arrive separately and their co-stars are shocked to discover that their romance has fizzled out.
‘Chanita tried everything to keep the spark they had in the initial weeks of them meeting alive but a relationship is about two people – and Jordan no longer seemed interested.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Jordan and Chanita’s marriage hasn’t lasted.
In tonight’s penultimate episode of the explosive series, the couples meet for a final dinner party and establish how their relationships have worked away from the cameras and outside of the experiment.
‘Once filming for the series had ended, Jordan took a step back, and stopped messaging her completely – Chanita was heartbroken because she really saw a future for them together.’
End of the road: The couple, who renewed their wedding vows in scenes from the series that aired last week, are no longer together after Jordan ‘stopped making an effort with Chanita’
Jordan and Chanita were the show’s ‘golden couple’ after they faced fewer problems throughout their marriage than the other pairs and admitted to ‘caring deeply’ about each other during their final vows.
During last week’s show, Chanita, who said she had put her ‘heart and soul’ into the process, told Jordan: ‘I love who you are and everything you stand for, and I am so excited to see what the future has in store for us.
‘Jordan took a step back’: During Monday’s episode, which will see the cast reunite for a final dinner party, Jordan and Chanita arrive separately and their co-stars are shocked to discover that their romance has fizzled out
But the bride also voiced her doubts over their relationship, saying during their vow renewals: ‘I fear you may not be ready to allow me fully into your life.
‘I can’t wait to make plans as a couple and do everything I’ve never done with you. You’re my husband and my naughty partner in crime. I love that you are mine and I am yours and whatever comes next, we will face it all together.’
Blossoming romance: Jordan and Chanita were the show’s ‘golden couple’ after they faced fewer problems throughout their marriage than the other pairs
‘I need more reassurance from you to fully feel secure moving forward.’
He said: ‘I’m ready to give you all the reassurance you want and deserve.
Jordan also committed to Chanita, who he wed at first sight, telling his ‘warm and caring’ partner that he was so ‘grateful’ to have met her.
The cast including couples Matt and Whitney, Sophie and Jonathan, and Zoe and Jenna will reunite for tonight’s show and viewers finally discover whether the pairs have managed to make their relationships work outside of the experiment.
‘I think you’re amazing and regardless of all the hardship we’ve faced I wouldn’t waste a single second of any single day with you.’
Matt and Whitney, who married Gemma and Duka, declared their undying love for each other during their vows – two weeks after they first got together on the show.
On the town: Chanita, pictured earlier this month alongside co-star Sophie Brown, committed herself to Jordan during their final commitment ceremony
During an Instagram Q&A, Chanita replied the ‘reunion’ when asked which dinner party was the most intense to film – but said viewers won’t witness the full extent of the drama because it airs on E4 at the earlier time of 8pm ahead of the new series of Made In Chelsea.
Barber Matt had the inscription ‘I appreciate you’ tattooed on his thigh in tribute to Whitney, after the pair betrayed their respective partners and were allowed to remain on the series to explore their blossoming romance.
‘The fact that it’s on 8pm tomorrow before the watershed I feel like you’re not going to see the full extent of it but without a doubt it was the reunion dinner party.’
She explained: ‘The most intense is the reunion dinner party, that blew all the others out the water.
Meet the Married At First Sight UK 2022 contestants
Adrian is a confident and caring northerner with a heart of gold. He’s a creative person who loves expressing himself through fashion and takes time on his appearance.
OCCUPATION: Digital designer
Adrian hasn’t had the best experience with the relationships he’s been in and puts it down to people taking advantage of his nice guy persona.
He loves socialising on a night out, hosting dinner parties and movie nights at home.
He’s looking for an upbeat and positive partner who’ll make him laugh, be up for an adventure and, most importantly, be someone he can trust.
He says he’s been a serial dater for the last three years, but is now ready to settle down.
Adrian, 37, is a digital designer from Manchester who describes himself as a ‘serial dater’ looking for an upbeat and positive partner. Can he find his match?
He explained: ‘I hope that this experiment goes really well, and we end up falling in love.’
OCCUPATION: HR Coordinator
He arrived not speaking a word of English and was bullied because of it. His struggles growing up had a definitive role in shaping the man he’s become; he finds it difficult to let people in and puts up his guard when people start to get close emotionally.
Duka has lived in the UK since he was 10 years old, when his family fled the former Yugoslavia to escape conflict.
He finds that the girls he fancies are often superficial and he gets bored of them easily.
Nowadays Duka’s a man about town. He says women fall at his feet, but they’re never the right girl.
He explained: ‘People see me and think ‘oh he’s a d**k head’…but that’s not the case – people are too quick to judge me.’
Duka loves art and poetry and wants to find an ‘Instagram girl’ that loves looking after herself, but can also have a deep conversation about world issues.
Duka, 31, from Birmingham, is a HR coordinator who came to the UK aged 10 when his family fled the former Yugoslavia to escape conflict
Father-of-four George is generous, loyal and dedicated to his kids. After divorcing from his wife, George has struggled to find that special someone who he can share his life with.
OCCUPATION: Financial Advisor
George is content with everything in his life, but there’s something missing – he hopes the relationship experts can solve this for him.
He loves his life in the countryside and lives with his two eldest children, whilst his two younger daughters live with their mother.
The single father revealed: ‘I might not be good enough for her. ‘
George is a true and old fashioned romantic and was heartbroken when his relationship with his wife broke down. He wants someone who excites him, someone to keep him on his toes and who can be open emotionally.
Financial advisor George, 40, from Worcester, is a father-of-four who is an old-fashioned romantic and wants a partner who can keep him on his toes
Jordan is a fun, outgoing guy with a massive sense of adventure. He’s a spontaneous guy who owns his own home, has a great job, is close to his family and does all his own cooking – by his own admission ‘I’m a great catch!’
OCCUPATION: Account Manager
He wants to find true love and a real connection. In the past it has been known for Jordan to overthink situations, and he is not someone to stick around if he believes someone isn’t right for him.
Jordan’s open about his emotions and feelings. However when it comes to relationships, he is not willing to settle with someone and cruise through life for the sake of being comfortable.
But Jordan said he does ultimately want to settle down, adding: ‘I want to get married and have kids, and the clock is ticking.’
He acknowledges that he’s single because he’s too particular about what he wants and knows he needs to relax and give girls more of a chance.
Jordan, 29, from Darlington, is an account manager who describes himself as a ‘great catch’ who doesn’t wan to settle. Will his bride catch his eye?
Kwame is a confident and sophisticated business owner who exudes charm and style. He says he’s done it all: he’s travelled extensively, established himself in a successful career, got married, had kids and got divorced.
OCCUPATION: Business Consultant
Growing up, Kwame lacked confidence. He puts this down to his appearance, but this changed once he reached college where he bulked up and grew his beard.
He’s a self-professed ladies man who can talk the talk and although he admits he’s a bit cocky, he also says he’s a nice guy and not arrogant.
He added: ‘It’s not just a match… ‘ it’s a wife. ‘
With his newfound confidence he entered and won Mr Ghana in 2000 and has never looked back since. Kwame came from humble beginnings, but his father pushed him towards education and he is now a successful bachelor who wants another chance at finding love.
Kwame, 42, from London, is a business consultant and a self-professed ladies man. This former Mr Ghana 2000 wants to wife not just a match, but a wife
Birmingham boy Pjay wants to find love with someone with whom he can create a peaceful and loving environment.
OCCUPATION: Dancer/ Performer
His ex-partners have struggled with trust, but he’s a firm believer in providing reassurance when he’s off touring and performing for thousands of screaming fans.
Pjay is part of the world famous, Dreamboys. He’s never been short of attention, yet he can’t seem to find the right person that he wants to settle down with and his job has been a barrier to finding the right woman.
Pjay explained: ‘I want to find out who I really am. I’ve got a lot of love to give and I just want to give it 110 per cent’
His best friends are his mum and his sister. He tells him mum everything and his future wife will need her seal of approval!
A a member of the Dreamboys, Pjay is not short of female attention, but is looking to settle down with someone who can create a peaceful and loving environment
Richie worked in the music industry for 23 years, and was constantly on the road, meeting new people, which he credits with keeping him young.
OCCUPATION: Sales Advisor
Richie has also done session work with Sheryl Crow (… but didn’t manage to get her number).
He’s written a song, which appeared on a Russell Watson album, and boasts that he’d be able to get him to perform at his wedding.
He explained: ‘I don’t care what the consequences are or what they uncover – never underestimate a man who has got nothing to lose.’
Richie considers himself to be deep, emotional, a good laugh, clever, and socially and emotionally intelligent.
At 51, sales advisor from Sheffield Richie has been all about his career in the music industry for the past 23 years, and even worked with Sheryl Crow
Thomas is bursting with energy, sarcasm, and bawdy humour and, for as long as he can remember, he’s always loved being the centre of attention.
OCCUPATION: Mental Health Care Assistant
When he enters a room, Thomas is used to having all eyes on him. He’s looking for a partner to help balance him out.
He’s extremely sociable, unapologetically loud, and not one to back down in an argument. Thomas’ worst nightmare would be for someone to describe him as ‘nice’.
Thomas, 31, from Liverpool, is a mental health care assistant bursting with energy, who wants a partner who will help balance his impulsive side out
He explained: ‘I’m really concerned they might not like me. That’s ok, but I don’t want to waste their time or my own time.’
OCCUPATION: Owns a barber shop
Underneath the tattoos though, he has a heart of gold and would do anything for his friends and family.
Matt expresses his individuality through his unconventional look and style, which sometimes means people are quick to form a negative opinion.
His friends describe him as an extrovert with a lot of love to give.
Matt owns a successful barber shop in York, and whilst he has a talent for cutting hair, the most rewarding part of his job is having deep and meaningful conversations with customers, giving them life advice and positivity.
He’s always looking for the next adventure and would like to meet a woman who shares his passion for life and isn’t afraid to try new things.
He adores his two dogs, and when he’s not hiking with them, he can be found in the gym where he could be doing anything from calisthenics to weightlifting.
Underneath the tattoos Matt has a heart of gold and would do anything for his friends and family
Johnathan is a confident, spontaneous adventurer who often jets off by himself to go exploring.
When he is at home, he works as a carpenter and has done since he left school.
He doesn’t conform to the norm and very much sees himself as an outlier doing his own thing.
His longest relationship was two years, towards the end, Johnathan wanted to settle down but unfortunately it came to an end.
With his life very much together, he feels there’s one piece of the puzzle missing.
Johnathan describes himself as a confident, spontaneous adventurer who often jets off by himself to go exploring
He says he’s very much ready to settle down and just needs the right girl – someone with a natural look who is easy going and up for an adventure.
AND THE BRIDES…
April is a dress designer and successful wedding dress designer and former Miss Great Britain. However, she’s not so good at finding the right guy; in fact April’s friends joke about her being ‘always the bridal designer, never the bride’.
OCCUPATION: Dress Designer
April thinks she is the most driven and ambitious person she knows and her friends say she won’t stop until she succeeds in anything she gets involved in.
For April this joke is wearing a bit thin. Determined to change this label, she’s ready to take the plunge and put her love life in the hands of the relationship experts.
April considers herself a positive, bubbly sociable butterfly, with a ‘live everyday like it’s your last’ ethos, and says her personality can be quite silly and jokey, but also sensitive and empathetic towards others.
In her first two Miss GB beauty pageants she came second but, not to be deterred, she came back the next year to win it.
She revealed: ‘The experts have a great success rate, so I feel like I’ve got nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain.’
April wants someone who won’t mind her being independent and who wants to live life to its fullest with her. It’s a dealbreaker if they don’t love cheese.
April, 32, from London, is a dress designer and a former Miss Great Britain, hopes to finally get to design her own wedding dress for once
Chanita is a caring, loyal and protective social worker from Derby. After leaving school, she decided she wanted to spend her life helping young people and has dedicated her life to being a social worker.
OCCUPATION: Social Worker
Having come out of a 10-year relationship two years ago, Chanita feels now is the time for her to meet her future partner.
She makes friends wherever she goes and is always checking in on them to make sure they’re all okay – lots of people think of her as their best friend.
She revealed: ‘It’s so hard to pick out the right people, so I thought why not give the experts a challenge and they can do all the hard work for me.’
Other than helping young people through her work, Chanita’s big ambition is to be happily married with a family and a stable home.
A 29, Derby social worker Chanita has dedicated her life to her work. She just came out of a 10-year relationship two years ago, and feels it’s time to write the next chapter of her love life
Small business-owner Jenna never envisaged herself getting married. She hated the traditional concept of marriage, as it did not sit right with her that traditionally the woman would take the man’s name.
OCCUPATION: Zero Waste Shop Owner
She explained: ‘I don’t like dating apps and I don’t go out anywhere to meet anyone, so this is the only way I’m going to find love… hopefully.’
She wants to find love, commit to someone and build a long life together.
Zero waste shop owner from Blackpool Jenna, 32, wants to find love, and admitted she doesn’t like dating apps, and says the experiment is the only way for her to find love
Jess describes herself as unique, weird, but extremely fun and outgoing. For Jess, the key ingredient to life is laughter and enjoying herself.
OCCUPATION: Dental Hygienist
Equally, Jess says if she has the hump with someone, then they will know about it. Her face often says it all! If she wants to do something, she will do it and does not necessarily think about the consequences, which has hindered her relationships in the past.
She is not afraid to do something that will make her look silly; she will happily get up on a table and start dancing and believes she needs her future partner to match the same energy as her.
She has a habit of moving fast in relationships and tends to skip the ‘dating’ bit.
Jess admits that jumping into something quickly does get her in trouble sometimes and she thinks that this is the main reason why she is still single.
She said: ‘On dating apps, people just want to get their leg over – they don’t want to settle down. I want to settle down!’
A self-proclaimed Harry Potter fan, she will happily force her future partner to watch a Harry Potter marathon with her and wear one of her cloaks, even if they hate it!
Jess, 31, from Cambridgeshire, is a dental hygienist looking to sink her teeth into a new romance. She admitted she tends to fall fast and hard
Kasia left school at 16 to have her first child and says she felt that the odds were stacked against her.
Now that her kids are older, she’s decided to focus on herself and (hopefully) meet a partner that she can settle down with forever.
However, through sheer graft and determination, Kasia has not only managed to raise two children and have a successful career, but she’s also launched her own business, a successful body contouring clinic.
Kasia hasn’t worked a 9-5 since 2015 and loves the freedom it brings. Her appearance is very important to Kasia, she loves makeup and making the best of herself.
She’s a calm, focused, and extremely driven individual who won’t let anything stand in her way until she finds the right guy.
She said: ‘I’m successful in a lot of other areas in my life and I’ve been through a lot, but the one area that I’m not successful in is my love life. ‘
Despite being the boss at work, she’s after a man who can take the lead, but shares the same drive and passion that she does.
At 36, Londoner Kasia, had her first child aged 16 and says she felt the odds were stacked against her. But she is now a successful mother-of-two and businessman, looking for a man who can take her on
Canadian ex dancer Lara has lived an extraordinary life. She’s been married and divorced twice and has led a luxury lifestyle.
Lara’s relationship role models are her parents who have been married for 51 years and are one another’s best friend.
She once flew from Japan to New York for dinner and was used to spending vast sums on clothes. Her life is very different today though.
Although she’s been single for 12 years now, Lara still believes in fairy-tale romance and is forever looking for her prince, to introduce to her two sons.
Lara says they are madly in love all these years later. Lara finds herself trying to force every relationship she has to be like theirs, often letting red flags slide to try and make the relationship work.
At 49, Lara, a waitress from Nottingham originally hails from Canada and is twice married and divorced, having led a life of luxury
She confessed: ‘The experts couldn’t pick any worse than I could pick.’
HOMETOWN: St Albans
After losing her mother, Whitney has had a tough couple of years. Her mum was her best friend, and though she had a strict upbringing, she’s proud it made her the strong and independent woman she now is.
Fun, confident and sexy, Whitney isn’t short of male attention, but in order for her to settle down and commit, a man has got to tick all of her boxes. This has never happened.
She has such high expectations for her potential partner and worries she’ll never actually let anyone in.
Although she has dated lots of men on a superficial level, she’s never found anyone good enough to bring home to her family.
She said: ‘I need to get my s**t together and embrace the situation.’
Now her biggest fear is ending up 50 and single, alone with her dogs! Finally, she feels ready to give someone a chance, and thinks that putting the responsibility of finding her partner into the experts’ hands might be her only solution.
Whitney said she isn’t short of male attention, and has dated a lot of men on a superficial level, but she’s never brought anyone home to her family
HOMETOWN: West Midlands
Zoe is an outgoing, ambitious and successful professional. She works hard and plays even harder. She describes herself as dominant and assertive but is looking for a genuine connection, someone she can share her softer, more intimate side with.
OCCUPATION: Quantity Surveyor
She is bored with the stale repetition of dating and wants to settle down and eventually start a family. Zoe is hoping 2022 will be the year she finally finds true love.
Having recently turned 30, Zoe no longer wants to be known as a serial dater.
At 30, Zoe doesn’t want to be a serial dater, works hard and plays harder, but is looking to settle down and eventually start a family
She said: ‘I’ve never been with someone and thought ‘I want to grow old with you’.’
OCCUPATION: Works in tech
However, she would love to find a soulmate. She’s spent the last seven years working hard in tech, climbing the career ladder to get to where she is now. She owns her own property and appreciates the finer things in life.
Sophie is independent, financially stable and doesn’t need a man to make her happy.
The only successful men who seem to approach her are already in relationships or are never actually available to pursue anything long term. Sophie is looking for someone who can live life to the fullest, both in their lifestyle and career.
Having lived in Manchester for the last five and a half years, she’s struggling to find men on the same trajectory as her, with the same values and goals, who won’t be intimidated by her confidence and success.
Sophie, 26, from Manchester, has spent the last seven years working hard in tech, climbing the career ladder to get to where she is now
She’s a romantic at heart, when the right person comes along, she’s ready to give 100 per cent, let her walls down and work together to find love.
OCCUPATION: Owns a hair salon
Gemma knows who she is, has endless self-confidence and prides herself on always standing up for herself.
30-year-old Gemma describes herself as ‘a bad b****’. She’s fiercely independent, bold and a bit wild. Gemma is outspoken, real, but incredibly loving.
As a proud mother of two and owner of a successful hair salon, Gemma lives life to the fullest and feels she has it all except for one thing.
With her tattooed body and daring red hair, she is not afraid to stand out from the crowd and is never shy of male attention. However, she’s yet to find a man who can add substance to her life.
With her tattooed body and daring red hair, she is not afraid to stand out from the crowd and is never shy of male attention
She says she got close to a fairytale romance a couple of times, but now feels like she’s running out of luck and is desperate to meet a man who can sweep her off her feet and keep up with her antics in the bedroom!