Most love stories end in a happy marriage, but Married at First Sight completely flips the script. The reality show features strangers from across the country brought together by experts. On their first day of the social experiment, they are married off to their partner of choice. After the wedding, the show follows the development of the new relationships. Many couples have broken up on the dating reality show, but things have worked out beautifully for some.
One such happy couple was Season 10’s Jessica Studer and Austin Hurd, who stayed married until the end of the season. Her sweet journey melted many hearts with her almost modern fairy tale. Did the magic of their marriage survive outside of the reality show? Let’s find out together!
Jessica Studer and Austin Hurd’s Married at First Sight trip
Jessica Studer is a Washington DC nurse who was looking for a relationship similar to her loving parents in the tenth season of Married at First Sight. She was paired with Austin Hurd, a network engineer from Maryland. As per the format of the show, the couple married in a televised wedding in August 2019 in the presence of family and friends.
The pair had a sweet and stable journey on the show. But like any relationship, there were a few stumbling blocks along the way. Jessica wasn’t happy about the fact that Austin’s job involved a lot of travel. She wasn’t sure that such a separation would be healthy for her marriage and an eventual family. On the other hand, Austin was quite reluctant to return Jessica’s declarations of affection. The new wife also had a strict bedtime policy that Austin took some getting used to. At the time, Austin’s salary was quite low compared to Jessica’s, which presented further obstacles.
However, on the day of the decision, the couple decided to stay married and continue their relationship in the real world. After Jessica agreed to remain married to Austin, he responded with the long-awaited three words and more. Jess, it means a lot to me and I see that you love me. “I feel the commitment and I see that you have my back, and that lets me know I love you,” Austin admitted to his wife, much to her delight. The pair have been fan-favorites throughout Season 10 of Married at First Sight, and this romantic ending to their magical journey has garnered the pair even more followers. But did the couple survive life away from the spotlight? Here’s everything you need to know.
Are Jessica Studer and Austin Hurd still married?
Jessica Studer and Austin Hurd are still happily married and happy. They are the only couple from the tenth episode of Married at First Sight who stayed together. On the reunion show, Jessica and Austin opened up about how happy they are with each other and that they had no intention of breaking up. Austin got on his knees and proposed to Jessica, which the bride hadn’t gotten sooner given the premise of the show.
Jessica also admitted that she’s made peace with Austin’s constant travels. Obviously distance really makes the heart grow. After their stint on the reality show, the couple has reached many milestones in their lives. Austin changed jobs, Jessica moved upstairs in her apartment, and they got a new dog named Rex as the first addition to their new family. They moved into two apartments one after the other before buying their own house in autumn 2020.
In July 2021, the couple announced that their family would soon be enriched by a lively baby. In October, they announced the baby’s gender and expressed their excitement at welcoming their little man into the world! As luck would have it, Jessica and her twin sister Jennifer were pregnant at the same time, just four weeks apart.
Jessica and Austin gave birth to their first child on November 3, 2021. The couple named their firstborn Westin Paul Hurd, and the little bundle of joy has had many swarming thanks to pictures the happy parents shared on social media. The small family lives happily and looks forward to the next steps in their lives. The new parents love their little boy and are keeping their fans updated on the progress the youngest Hurd is making. We wish them both more happiness in their lives and hope their relationship stays as strong.