Fans have praised Married at First Sight UK for introducing the franchise’s first lesbian couple. 

On 29 August, the highly anticipated seventh season of the popular dating series premiered on E4. 

Like its international predecessors, the show follows 16 singletons who meet their scientifically matched spouses on their wedding day. 

However, this time around, the series introduced not one but two same-sex marriages, including lesbian couple Zoe and Jenna. 

The groundbreaking move comes a year after season six stars Matt and Dan made history as the franchise’s first same-sex couple. 

During the premiere episode, Jenna and Zoe were welcomed with open arms by the other brides and grooms. 

While attending the show’s obligatory hen-do, Jenna revealed details about her coming journey, stating: “Since I started dating women in my late 20s, I’ve never really come out.” 

Zoe, who joined the group of men during their stag-do, also opened up about her dating past. 

“I’ve never been with someone and thought ‘I want to grow old with you,'” she admitted. 

While their time during the premiere episode was brief, fans still flocked to social media to express their excitement over the duo’s inclusion. 


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One viewer wrote: “Ah now this Zoe seems a bit down to earth. That’s more promising.”

Another fan tweeted: “I like Jenna already #MAFSUK.”

Back in May, a source close to the show revealed that the series’ first-ever lesbian couple would be featured in the forthcoming season. 

“Married at First Sight had a male same-sex couple last year, and now they will have a female same-sex couple. Everyone who works on the show is excited that it’s happening,” a source close to production told Metro.

A month after the aforementioned news was announced, E4 revealed that a same-sex male couple would also join the seventh season. 

“We take the matchmaking process extremely seriously and when it comes to finding and matching our couples, it’s so important to us that we find matches that are authentic and reflect the diversity of the society we live in,” said relationship expert Mel Schilling on 10 June.  

“That’s why I’m so thrilled that this year we’re welcoming not just one, but two same-sex couples into the fold. I’m really looking forward to you meeting them – they are firecrackers and sure to keep you entertained.”

Channel 4 Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor Lee McMurray echoed similar sentiments, stating: “I am delighted to be making MAFS history by featuring two same-sex couples in a show that is committed to and celebrates diversity.” 

You can watch the seventh season of Married at First Sigh UK on E4.