The beginning years of marriage are often trying for all couples, regardless of how long they were together before swapping "I dos." For the couples on Lifetime's Married at First Sight, the issues in their marriages are also being magnified in front of millions of people.
Season 9 alums Elizabeth "Beth" Bice and Jamie Thompson, who also appeared on the spinoff Couples Cam, often dealt with the fiery passion that both bound them together and threatened to tear them apart.
The on-and-off couple became off for good, though, when Jamie filed for divorce in June 2023. And their split became very messy. So, what's going on with Jamie and Beth?
Where are Beth and Jamie from 'Married at First Sight' now?
After their Charlotte, N.C., nuptials in Season 9, Beth and Jamie relocated to California's Bay Area. Beth was living her best life as a beauty influencer, while Jamie took a job as a tech consultant.
Due to the high rent in the Bay Area, the pair cramped in their small apartment during the coronavirus pandemic, which the two chronicled during the MAFS spinoff Couples Cam in 2020. Their lack of space certainly seemed to make some of their issues worse, though. In one scene, the two fought over the "odd energy" they felt between them.
But, if we're being honest, these two had a sort of odd energy from the start, when they first got paired up on MAFS. They didn't seem to make for a great match at all, as evidenced by their very different personalities and their several explosive fights on the show.
Many MAFS viewers didn't expect the couple to make it to Decision Day, let alone past it. But the pair remained married, even going on to celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary in March 2023. But Jamie filed for divorce that June.
In the months that followed, the exes appeared to go to war with each other. In January 2024, Beth indicated on her Instagram stories that Jamie had stolen her car. But Beth also said she couldn't go into details about her divorce until things were finalized.
However, that same month, Beth commented on fellow MAFS alum Krysten Collins's Instagram post (in which Krysten wrote about not running into her own exes): "Won’t run into mine, he’s too busy spending the money he stole from me. 😂 I’m not going to cry I swear." Beth also wrote in a separate comment that she had "lawyered up real hard" and was "not letting go."
Though it's unclear what's really going on behind the scenes with Jamie and Beth's split, it seems like things are just as explosive as ever between the pair.
Meanwhile, ever since the pair's split made news, many fans online have made their opinions clear when it comes to the estranged exes.
"Jamie and Beth shouldn't have been together past Decision Day so…." one fan tweeted in October 2023.
"Every time I saw them after their season, I was genuinely surprised that they were still together," someone replied.
"It really was surprising they stayed married and lasted as long as they did," replied another viewer.
Another wrote: "They were horrific from day one."