Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for Married at First Sight Season 13.
Building trust in a relationship is hard. Doing that with someone you married a month after meeting for the first time at the altar takes the difficulty to a whole new level. Just ask José and Rachel, who continue to hit roadblocks on Married at First Sight.
In an exclusive clip obtained by Distractify ahead of the Oct. 27, 2021 episode, they hit yet another snag.
Rachel admits to sleeping over at her ex's house the night José locked her out of their apartment. And, try as they may to stay levelheaded as they go back and forth, it might be time for these newlyweds to throw in the towel. So, are Rachel and José still together after MAFS Season 13? Read on to find out!
Rachel admits to sleeping over her ex's house on 'MAFS.'
In a September 2021 episode of MAFS, Rachel accidentally calls José by the name of one of her exes and he doesn't take it well. He storms off the rooftop, where they're arguing, and locks her out of their apartment. Later, he insists he only locked the door because he didn't believe she planned to come home.
Rachel eventually reveals where she went the night she was locked out, telling José she went to her ex's house since she couldn't get a hold of anyone else.
And, to be fair, she was locked out with nowhere to go.
"Saying that you stayed at an ex's house, [to be clear], it was not something I wanted to hear," José says on the show.
He then says in an interview with the producers that "trust has always been a non-negotiable" for him. And even though Rachel is being honest about it now, it's after the fact. So in a way, the damage might already be done.
"I knew I had to tell you, I just didn't know when the right time would be," Rachel tells José. "I wanted to make sure I wasn't telling you to make you jealous or to make you mad. I don't want either of us to be blindsided by anything."
They both say at different points in the clip that they see unfaithfulness as the cause of breakups. But it doesn't sound like Rachel cheated, even if she did sleep at her ex's house.
Are Rachel and José still together on 'MAFS'?
In the MAFS Season 13 finale, Rachel and José tell the experts their biggest issue is their rooftop argument and the turmoil that followed. But they both agree that trust is a problem they both have outside of the marriage too and they're willing to work on it together.
Surprisingly, Rachel and José opt to stay together on Decision Day.
It's hard to say for sure if Rachel and José are still together now that filming for Season 13 is over. However, there are a couple of signs that point to them at least making it past the reunion. At the start of the season, the official MAFS Instagram account shared a photo featuring some of the cast.
In it, Rachel appears to be wearing a wedding band on her finger. Granted, she's not positioned next to José. But her ring could mean that they last beyond D-Day. Plus, Rachel and José also have a fair amount of chemistry. Outside of their issues regarding money and what appears to be José's need for control in their relationship, they keep making an effort to make things work.
Does this mean they'll be together forever? Maybe not. But you can't say Rachel and José aren't willing to give it the old college try after the cameras stop rolling.