Married At First Sight has established itself as one of the most unique and dramatic reality shows over the past eight years, with plenty of castmates becoming quite popular on social media. With season 15 of the series, featuring ten brand new singles, set to premiere on July 6th, a new group of singles will look to not only find love but possibly parlay their newfound exposure into some social media clout.
With over one hundred cast members having appeared on the first fourteen seasons, varying levels of success in growing an online fanbase have occurred. As the most popular social media outlet for reality contestants, Instagram followers are a good way to measure exactly how popular a cast member has become since their initial appearance on Married At First Sight. Some have certainly found more success on the site than others.
10 Jessica Hurd – 203K
Originally Jessica Studer, the season 10 contestant ended up marrying her match, Austin Hurd, and the two remain married to this day. Having recently just surpassed the two hundred thousand follower mark, many viewers are still involved in keeping up with her and her family.
The follower growth can be partially attributed to her influx of baby photos. The new mother recently celebrated her first Mother’s Day with her son Westin. Almost every single one of her recent posts featured Westin, so her account is absolutely a must-follow for those who love cute babies.
9 Iris Caldwell – 206K
The majority of cast members who have large audiences on Instagram remain married to their Married At First Sight spouse, but not all of them. Iris is an outlier, as the season 9 alum ended up divorcing Keith, her match from the show. Her aesthetically pleasing Instagram and her enjoyable personality on the show have led her to sustained success on the Internet.
She is very into fashion, beauty, and travel, as evidenced by both her bio and photos she has uploaded. She has Instagram story highlights dedicated to showcasing these, including ones featuring makeup looks and techniques, travels to places like Miami and Los Angeles, and the latest fashion trends she’s experimented with.
8 Gregory Okotie – 217K
Another name coming from the ninth season of the show, Gregory makes up half of one of the two couples who remain together to this day. The math learning center owner gained the respect of fans for how he treated his new wife Deonna, and has continued to be an upstanding husband.
The two remain visible as reality stars with their steady stream of posts, and a recent Instagram post even shows that the two held a meet and mix event in North Carolina to kick off the summer. Greg also shares photos of their baby, which also definitely helps attract followers.
7 Woody Randall – 243K
Going by the much more official sounding name of Woodrow on his Instagram account, season 11’s Woody Randall has an account that is a must-see for fans of the show. He was already beloved on his season for being such a good partner to Amani, but his social media presence has been impeccable too.
His keen fashion sense is on full display, as he is always sharing his fresh outfits. As part of one of the two remaining MAFS couples still together from season 11, the photos he shares with his wife and their kid are also appreciated by fans looking to keep up with their favorite reality couples.
6 Elizabeth Bice – 255k
Elizabeth remains married to her season 9 pairing Jamie, but she may be more remembered for other things. She was always outspoken and over the top on the show, as her personality was seemingly tailor-made for reality television. Her continued relationship with Jamie also has kept fans invested in her.
While she does post plenty of pictures alongside her husband, she primarily uses her Instagram account to promote products. She has story highlights and plenty of posts dedicated to makeup, skincare, and other beauty products and routines.
5 Doug Hehner – 276k
Hailing from season 1, Doug was a pioneer of Married At First Sight. The show used a risky format of two strangers immediately getting married, but Doug and his match Jamie proved it could work. They are the first couple to last long term from the show and remain together to this day.
As one-half of one of the best Married At First Sight couples, Doug has continued to give fans the content they want. He shares photos of him, Jamie, and their two children often, giving followers an inside look at what they have been up to these last eight years.
4 Ashley Petta – 284k
Season 5 is regarded as one of the best seasons of Married At First Sight due to strong pairings that all worked for the duration of the season. Only one marriage is still intact though, between Ashley and Anthony. Both have remained popular on social media, but Ashley has a slight edge in followers.
Still living in Chicago with her husband, the two lovebirds have since had two beautiful children, Mila and Vaeda. Ashley was noted for her realness in front of the camera, and it seems like it was not an act, as her presence on Instagram with her family is about the same.
3 Amani Smith – 294K
Appearing on season 11, New Orleans-based Amani Smith quickly became a fan favorite. MAFS cast member. Her romance with Woody tugged on viewers’ heartstrings, as they truly seemed like a match made in heaven. Fortunately, the two remain together to this day and even welcomed their first child.
The adorable photos she’s shared of her newborn son, named Reign, will surely continue to bolster her following count. The romantic pics she shares with Woody do not hurt either, as the true love they showed on the show has proven to be real.
2 Deonna McNeill Okotie – 368k
A common theme linking the most popular cast members is either having a loving relationship with another cast member or sharing sweet photos of children. Deonna has both of those themes in her favor, as she not only remains married to her season 9 pairing, Gregory, but also has a son with him.
Their child, named Declan, recently turned one year old, and Deonna made sure to share this with her followers. Aside from Greg and Declan, she is also extremely close to other members of her family and has plenty of photos with them as well.
1 Jamie Otis Hehner 859k
The original queen of Married At First Sight, Jamie Otis Hehner remains the most popular cast member on social media. Despite appearing all the way back on season 1, the North Eastern Nurse continues to keep a strong presence online and continue to grow her fanbase.
After originally appearing on The BachelorJamie was matched with Doug on Married At First Sight. The lovers are the only pair remaining from the inaugural season, and fans have followed them with interest ever since. Her Instagram, much like Doug’s, is filled with photos of her beautiful family.
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