Desire, Drama, and Divorce: Meet the Colorful Cast of Ex-Couples on USA's 'The Big D'

USA Network's reality TV dating series 'The Big D' introduces viewers to twelve hot divorcees hoping to find love in paradise. Meet the cast!

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Jun. 21 2023, Published 3:27 p.m. ET

The cast of 'The Big D' pose on the beach in Costa Rica.
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Popular series like Love Is Blind and Temptation Island have given reality TV shows a major facelift. That said, USA Network’s The Big D takes singles on a journey unlike one we’ve ever seen.

Hosted by husband and wife duo — JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, two ex-Bachelorette stars who know a thing or two about navigating the treacherous waters of love on TV — Season 1 of The Big D debuted in June of 2023.

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The Season 1 premiere introduced viewers to six divorced couples hoping to find love in paradise. The catch? They’ll be dating in the presence of their ex-spouses. While some singles signed up for the show to heal and move on, others want to rekindle an old flame.

Among the line-up of divorcees to join the cast are Gillian and David, Alexis and Devon, Dede and Thakur, and Ally and Mims. Here’s what we know about them …

Dede and Thakur

Thakur Wint and Dede Lewis smile on the beach in front of trees and water.
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Early on, Thakur made it clear that signing up for the show was not his idea. While Dede is eager to date other people, Thakur only has eyes for Dede. He admits that he wants to fight for his marriage — even if that means fighting every man in the house!

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Ariel and Blair

Ariel Lyndsey and Blair Delgado pose together and look disinterested near the beach in Costa Rica.
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Sparks didn’t fly in Ariel and Blair’s relationship initially, but Blair’s sense of humor and hot bod eventually won his dream girl over. After only a couple of months of dating, the two decided to get married.

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They return to Costa Rica, where they had their honeymoon, in Season 1 of The Big D with different desired outcomes. Although Ariel regrets their breakup, the same can’t be said for Blair.

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Gillian and David

Gillian and David’s years-long relationship started in high school. Later, the two tied the knot. Sadly, they didn’t live happily ever after. Although the early years of their marriage were “wonderful,” according to David, when the pandemic hit, things took a turn for the worst.

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Suffocated and overwhelmed by their relationship, David took off. Now, he’s hoping to make things right in Costa Rica. But it won’t be easy to sweep the self-described Disney princess off her feet this time around.

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Alexis and Devon

Alexis Nicole, Devon Wright hold hands on the beach and smile.
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While Alexis and Devon seem to be the only exes who stand a chance at actually getting back together, we’re not so sure they should. Before they split, their relationship was toxic AF.

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Along with breaking dishes, the couple admitted to having some pretty intense arguments. And from the looks of the trailer, their relationship isn’t over just yet …

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Casey and Brooks

Brooks Peters, Casey Costa walk on the beach near the trees on Costa Rica.
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If “over it” was a person, it would be Casey from The Big D. Her ex-husband — Brooks — has made attempts to salvage his marriage. However, Casey is adamant that she has a taste for something new.

Given the circumstances, we vote this couple least likely to make it off the show and remarry.

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Ally and Mims

Ally Lee, David Mims talk on the beach near the ocean and rocks in Costa Rica.
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Last but not least, there’s Ally and Mims. It’s hard to see how these two were ever married, let alone sat in a room together.

The two were married for six years before they decided to call it quits. The two weren’t exactly in love when they got married. They were, however, expecting a child.

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In the premiere episode, Mims said that the two were in “an open marriage” but he was the “last one to find out,” suggesting that infidelity was what caused their split.

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Watch new episodes of The Big D Wednesdays on USA Networks at 10 p.m. EST!

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