Here’s everything we know about whether or not the cast is paid to appear on the show.
Are Married at First Sight contestants paid for appearing on the show?
While contestants on Married at First Sight do receive payment for their participation on the show, it’s not much compared to other reality television series.
“They receive a stipend – essentially a per diem since we often film 50 to 60 hours a week with them,” a source told Women’s Health in 2020.
Another source – someone claiming to be a production assistant – said couples are paid $1.5K per episode.
Nasser Sultan, who appeared in season five of Married at First Sight: Australia, revealed how much he got paid.
He told nowtolove.com: “You get $150 for the day, that’s it.
“But on top of that, you have to pay expenses – your living expenses with the woman that you marry.”
He added: “It’s not $150 clear. You still have to pay rent if you’re renting, you’ve gotta pay your rego and it’s 12 hour filming days.”
Another previous MAFS contestant, Clark Sherwood, spoke out about the money situation, stating: “There’s no financial gain from going on the show.”
There is no prize and no one is crowned a winner on MAFS.
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Do Married at First Sight couples sign prenups?
Prenups cannot be issued when taking part in MAFS.
This is because each couple’s marriage isn’t technically real.
They say vows and exchange rings, but they aren’t really married.
If they decide to “stay married” they will then enter into a full-time relationship.
The couple can then decide if they want to get married, by standards of law.
Who is on season 14 of Married at First Sight?
This season’s couples were introduced in December of 2021, during the Matchmaking Special.
The couples include: Alyssa and Chris, Noi and Steve, Jasmina and Michael, Katina and Olajuwon, and Lindsey and Mark.
How can I watch Married at First Sight?
Season 14 of the show begins on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
The series will premiere on Lifetime at 8pm ET, with a three-hour-long episode special.