Ending the experiment for good? Lower than one yr after tying the knot on Married at First Sight, Erik Lake and Virginia Coombs are getting a divorce, Us Weekly confirms.
The pair, who appeared on season 12 of the Lifetime hit collection and married on August 31, 2020, have been living apart since April, in line with courtroom paperwork filed in June.
Over the previous couple of months, Erik, 35, and Virginia, 26, have been absent from one another’s social media accounts, inflicting some followers to wonder if they’d separated. On Thursday, July 15, they advised E! News that they’ve been “collectively and making an attempt to make our marriage work since Choice Day.”
The pair added, “Whereas we’ve got determined to break up, we aren’t closing the doorways on a doable future collectively.”
Shortly after the season wrapped, Virginia shared an replace by way of her Instagram Story, writing, “Social media could be very poisonous. And for that motive, [Erik] and I made a decision just a few weeks again to take our relationship off social media. We did a really public experiment and admire all of the help however are at present having fun with some privateness. Please be respectful of that and keep in mind to all the time be variety.”
On June 28, she additionally responded to followers who claimed they have been solely staying collectively for the present. “We’d by no means pretend or do something for present,” Virginia responded by way of Instagram. “I promise we will focus on extra sooner or later… however for now, please give up being hateful and respect that we’re actual individuals.”
All through season 15, the couple hit just a few bumps within the highway, particularly when Erik turned jealous of Virginia’s celebration life-style. During the May reunion, nevertheless, they shared that she nonetheless lives in his condominium along with her canine, regardless of that additionally being some extent of rivalry.
The duo are the second couple from season 12 to get divorced this summer season, as Ryan Oubre and Clara Berghaus announced their split on Monday, July 12.
“After taking a while away from cameras, we’ve got reached that time in our marriage the place we all know it’s higher to go our separate methods,” Ryan, 29, shared by way of his Instagram Story on the time. “It’s not a simple choice to make it, nor we can we take these subsequent steps flippantly. Grateful to all who stood by us, and proceed to face by us as we make this very troublesome choice. It goes with out saying, we stay associates and hope for nothing however the very best for one another.”