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No Shame! JoJo Siwa Wants a ‘Cuddle Buddy’ After Kylie Prew Split

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Getting back out there! Following her recent breakup from Kylie Prew, JoJo Siwa knows exactly what she wants from her search for someone special.

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“Listen, I want a cuddle buddy bad. I’m not ashamed to admit it,” JoJo, 18, exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday, November 23, during a joint interview with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, while promoting their show Siwas Dance Pop Revolution.

Although the Dancing With the Stars alum is open to dating again, she’s enforcing her own set of rules.

“I want a movie night. I don’t want to do anything that 18-year-olds aren’t supposed to do. I don’t like to do things that 18-year-olds aren’t supposed to do. I’m against drinking. I’m against everything [illegal],” she noted. “I think it’s something that you wait until later in life for and there’s age limits for a reason and there’s morals for a reason.”

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As she continues to get over her split from Prew, the reality star is “not looking for a relationship actively” — but she’s down to keep things simple if someone sparks her interest.

“Cuddling is great. Movies are nice. Kisses are great. … I’m not opposed to [dating], if there’s somebody that enters my life tomorrow that I think is awesome and treats me wonderful[ly],” JoJo told Us. “Would I take things very slow because of the position that I’m in? Absolutely. But would a cuddle date hurt anybody? No.”

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The Nebraska native went publish with Prew while celebrating their one-month anniversary in February. Us confirmed eight months later that the duo had called it quits, which the “Boomerang” singer chalked up to being a case of finding “right person” at the wrong time.

“I’m really lucky that I didn’t lose her completely because, you know, even though relationships end, friendships don’t have to end. I was very happy that it can be [that way], because that’s all I wanted,” JoJo said during an appearance on Paris Hilton‘s “This Is Paris” podcast on November 2. “We’re both so young, she’s 17, I’m 18, and we are literally best friends. And I would take a bullet for her, and I know she would do the same for me.”

The former Nickelodeon star, who ended season 30 of DWTS in second place with partner Jenna Johnson, later explained that losing her “first love” would have been much harder without the help of her ballroom family.

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“I would have handled it so much differently [if I wasn’t on the show]. I just want[ed] time to be sad,” JoJo told Us earlier this month. “And then I got that [time to be sad] and I was like, ‘I’ve been very lucky that I don’t have much of that right now.’ And I realized what was making me sad is I felt like I couldn’t be friends with Ky anymore. And then I was like, ‘This is dumb.’ We started being friends by Snapchatting every day. We’re going to go back to being friends.”

JoJo Siwa Through the Years: From ‘Dance Moms’ and Beyond

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The Dance Moms alum also thanked her loved ones for their support, noting how “easy” it was to always have her mother in her corner.

Jessalynn, 46, for her part, told Us on Tuesday that her mama bear instincts were always out in full force, saying, “I’m sharing her with so many people and I love that and they have to love her back. If they don’t, then they have to deal with me.”

The mother-daughter duo also reflected on how they grew closer while working together on their new series.

“I think for me to get to work with her, it was probably better than for her to get to work with me. But I think I’m lucky, I get to spend time with my teenage daughter doing something that we love,” Jessalynn gushed to Us. “It’s the little things, like, having lunch together every day, working with the kids, collaborating, picking out music, listening to each other and laughing and tricking each other.”

Siwas Dance Pop Revolution is available to stream on Peacock.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

Bachelor Nation Couples Who Got Together Outside the Show

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What happens on The Bachelor, doesn’t always stay on The Bachelor! While many couples have found — or lost — love on the reality TV dating franchise over the years, others have met their match within Bachelor Nation after their season ended.

From Kaitlyn Bristowe moving on with Jason Tartick after her broken engagement to Shawn Booth, to Elizabeth Kitt and Ty Brown welcoming their first child together in April 2018, Us Weekly is taking a look back at the couples who got together outside of the show.

Scroll down to see which former reality stars have found love with other past contestants from the hit ABC series.

Emotional Exits! Michelle Young Picks Her Final 4 on ‘The Bachelorette’

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Meet the final four! Michelle Young said some difficult goodbyes during the Tuesday, November 23, episode of The Bachelorette.

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Michelle and her remaining eight suitors were still in Minnesota, so she tasked some of her students with planning her dates for the week. Clayton impressed the kids by building a fort, so they selected him for the first one-on-one. Going into the date, Michelle wanted to find out whether her feelings for Clayton could develop enough to justify meeting his family on a hometown date, while he felt that she could be The One. However, Michelle sensed that something was missing with Clayton, so she sent him home.

Clayton confessed that although Michelle helped him open up, he wanted to retreat into his shell again after their split. The next day, two of Michelle’s students wrote farewell letters to Clayton, assuring him that he would find his person eventually. He broke down in tears and shared that he wanted to begin the next chapter of his life by falling in love and starting a family. (During the blooper shown at the end of the episode, one student predicted that Clayton would be the next Bachelor — something Us Weekly confirmed in September.)

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Michelle then went on a group date to a farm. At the afterparty, Nayte told her that he was falling for her, and she replied that she was “tumbling down a hill so fast falling for” him. Michelle believed that her remaining men were genuine, but Olu warned her about Martin after he claimed she was “immature” for not yet working through the childhood trauma she wrote about in a poem weeks earlier. Martin also told fellow contestants that he questioned what Michelle stood for and whether she had been paying attention to him when they spoke.

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Michelle confronted Martin, but he denied saying she was immature. He attempted to talk his way out of the situation by repeatedly interrupting her and, as she put it, telling her how she should feel. Michelle informed Martin that she did not trust him anymore, so she had to eliminate him. She was upset that he saw her vulnerability as a flaw, while Martin said that he felt “sad” for Michelle and wouldn’t even give her a shot anymore. “A woman like that does not deserve my time,” he added. After Martin’s exit, Nayte received the group date rose.

Brandon landed the second one-on-one date as Michelle introduced him to some of her favorite Minnesota spots, including her childhood home. Michelle felt like Brandon could be her best friend and she believed he held his own while meeting her parents. He even spoke with her mom and dad privately so that he could ask for their blessing to marry her. They agreed that they would support Michelle’s decision if she believed he was her person.

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At dinner, Brandon gifted Michelle with a bracelet that his mother told him to give her if she was The One. He also shared that he was falling in love with her. Michelle offered Brandon a rose and noted that her feelings grew stronger after seeing new sides of him during their date.

Michelle later canceled the cocktail party before sending home Rick and Olu during the rose ceremony. Nayte, Brandon, Joe and Rodney made it to the final four.

The Bachelorette airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

From Hello to Goodbye! Relive Hannah and Jed’s Rocky ‘Bachelorette’ Journey

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So much for their happy ending. Jed Wyatt and Hannah Brown went on quite the journey after meeting on season 15 of The Bachelorette.

During the May 2019 premiere, Wyatt became the third man to meet Brown — and he wooed her almost immediately. The singer-songwriter played guitar for her when they first got time alone on night one, and the pair’s romance took off from there.

It appeared to be smooth sailing for the lovestruck duo from then on, until Wyatt met Brown’s parents. Wyatt figured out that they weren’t buying that he was on the show for the right reasons — and were skeptical that his songwriting career would be enough to provide for their daughter.

“It seems like they were mainly concerned with the financial aspect of our relationship,” Wyatt said during part one of the July 2019 finale. “They don’t think I’m adequate or something.”

Still, when the Nashville singer got down on one knee during the second part of the finale, the former pageant queen said yes!

However, the moment she returned home, Brown found out about Haley Stevens, Wyatt’s ex who has spoken out multiple times during the season with claims that they were in a relationship all along — and that he was just going on the show to further his music career.

With that, the Alabama native called it all off once she and Wyatt returned home to the U.S. after their Greece trip.

One year after Wyatt proposed to Brown, the Bachelor alum opened up about the moment, noting how hard it was to overcome the heartbreak she experienced shortly after the happy moment took place.

“If I could go back and tell [my May 2019 self] something, I would whisper, ‘It’s going to be OK,’” Brown wrote via Instagram in May 2020, alongside a photo of herself in Greece just before Wyatt asked for her hand.

She explained she would tell herself in that moment, “You’re right, this ain’t it, but it‘s the direction. So open up your hands, and let go of the control. Trust this process, it’s going to be worth it. Also, nice butt!”

Wyatt, for his part, spoke about his time with Brown during an October 2021 appearance on the “Reality Life With Kate Casey,” saying he doesn’t blame his ex-fiancée for how things ended.

“Hannah and I had similar southern upbringings. And that was something different than anyone else on the show. … I guess [she] and I just [had] that kind of connection, and it felt comfortable,” he said on the podcast. “But on top of that, you know, when you have a lot of people in your ear … I can see that I was definitely pushed in that direction, I’m sure she was too. And it’s like, really hard to, like, listen to your gut.”

In November 2021, Brown released her memoir, God Bless This Mess, in which she again spoke about the failed engagement, revealing she almost said no to the proposal.

“I was caught up in the magic and the fantasy of it all when all of a sudden he got down on one knee and pulled out a ring, and I thought … No. I can’t. This isn’t what it is supposed to be like,” she wrote. “I said yes anyway. It’s hard to explain how conflicted I felt. Jed hadn’t done anything wrong. I cared about him. And the engagement itself was dreamy — but it wasn’t necessarily my dream.”

Scroll down for a full breakdown of Wyatt and Brown’s ups and downs over the years:

Royal Family Slams ‘Overblown’ and ‘Unfounded’ Claims in New Documentary

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Putting on a united front. The British royal family voiced their concerns over BBC Two’s new documentary, The Princes and the Press, and how it represented Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship with the media.

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Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace — which represent Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and wife Duchess Camilla, and William and wife Duchess Kate, respectively — released a joint statement on the matter, which was featured at the end of the program on Monday, November 22, according to the Evening Standard.

“A free, responsible and open press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy,” the statement read. “However, too often it is overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources that are presented as facts and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility.”

The program, which is a two-part documentary, examines the dynamic between William, 39, Harry, 37, and the press throughout their lives.

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The first episode, focused on the tensions that formed between the royal siblings and the media as they tried to navigate the positives and negatives of life in the public eye — specifically during the timeframe following the queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee.

Throughout the “New Generation” episode, different journalists and commentators were interviewed about alleged leaks or rumored phone hacking, with some claiming there were unofficial briefings that helped fuel stories.

The three royal households appeared to be unhappy with the documentary’s claims that some of the pieces published about William and Harry during their youth were based on information from people connected with them.

The BBC, however, fired back at the royal statement telling BBC News the special is “about how royal journalism is done and features a range of journalists from broadcast and the newspaper industry”.

BBC Two’s program description further explains that the documentary’s intension is to “chart the years leading up to and including the engagement and marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

The network continued: “Providing context for the princes’ relationship with the media, the film examines some of the illegal activities engaged in by some newspapers in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including hacking and ‘blagging,’ and how these techniques were used to target members of the royal family and their associates.”

The second episode is set to air on Monday, November 29, and will focus on the lives of the men and their loved ones from 2018 to 2021. Topics will include the birth of Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie, as well as the “circumstances” surrounding the couple’s decision to step back as senior royals in 2020.

“[BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan] considers the impact Princess Diana‘s experiences with the press and broadcasters had on her sons,” the description stated.

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While Harry and Meghan, 40, haven’t released a public statement on the two-part TV event, a lawyer for the couple did appear on the show, according to the Evening Standard.

Attorney Jenny Afia responded to the allegations made against Meghan in March in a story published by The Times. At the time, the outlet reported that the pair’s former communications secretary, Jason Knauf, sent an email in 2018 that allegedly was forwarded to HR claiming that the “Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year” and was “seeking to undermine” another employee’s confidence.

An investigation was launched and a spokesperson for The Bench author denied the allegations in a statement to The Times. As the story resurfaced as a part of the BBC Two documentary, Meghan and Harry’s attorney is again denying any wrongdoing on the philanthropist’s part.

“Those stories were false,” Afia told the show’s presenter, Rajan. “This narrative that no one can work for the Duchess of Sussex, she was too difficult and demanding as a boss and everyone had to leave, it’s just not true.”

Colton! Jed! Tyler! Peter! Biggest ‘Bachelor’ Revelations in Hannah’s Book

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Bachelor Nation viewers looking for answers should look no further than Hannah Brown’s new book, God Bless This Mess: Learning to Live and Love Through Life’s Best (and Worst) Moments.

“My life has been shared very openly [and] vulnerably through a lens of a television show. It’s always been for entertainment,” the 27-year-old former Miss Alabama exclusively told Us Weekly ahead of the book’s Tuesday, November 23, release. “And while a lot of that was my real life, there’s a lot of parts that fall through the cracks [and] that are filtered out. Instead of it being told through a funnel of other people, I really wanted to take the time and be able to share my story my way and the most authentic way.”

ABC viewers met Brown when she competed for Colton Underwood’s affections on season 23 of The Bachelor, which aired in 2019. She was later named the season 15 Bachelorette and got engaged to Jed Wyatt during the finale. While the show was airing, however, the country singer’s former flame Haley Stevens came forward and alleged they were dating when he left to film the series. Wyatt downplayed his relationship with Stevens (who is now dating the former Bachelorette’s brother, Patrick Brown) at the time. The author nearly got back together with runner-up Tyler Cameron and third-place finalist Peter Weber after the quick engagement.

“I didn’t trust myself enough to make a decision. And I think that is what you see kind of as a pattern in the book,” Brown told Us of navigating all her post-show feelings. “If you don’t really trust yourself [and] know yourself, then it’s really hard to make decisions about love and relationships, especially in an intense amount of time.”

In the book, Brown wrote a lot about her childhood trauma and pre-Bachelorette relationships. (For a complete breakdown of those chapters, click here.) When it comes to her time in Bachelor Nation, she notes that she felt like she went 15 years’ worth of life in three years, beginning with filming season 23 of The Bachelor in 2018.

“The relationship/Bachelor stuff was hard to write too because I was processing it all and there was so much that happened that one time in my life,” she told Us. “So trying to really, like, dig through the weeds, go back into that time, was definitely hard. This book was a challenge, for sure. I’m so happy and proud of myself for writing a book, but when you’re writing about the most painful times of your life, it has been emotionally exhausting too.”

Brown concluded that the book is an “opportunity to publicly shed the past,” telling Us: “I’m glad that I can just celebrate it being done … and step into the newness and fullness of my life.”

Scroll through for the biggest Bachelor bombshells from God Bless This Mess:

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale: Who Won the Season 30 Mirrorball?

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Only one star could win the mirrorball trophy! After the remaining Dancing With the Stars pairs performed two dances each on the Monday, November 22, season 30 finale, the winner was crowned.

Each pair first performed a fusion, taking two dance styles and combining them into one routine. Amanda Kloots and pro Alan Bersten were the first to hit the ballroom and “found the balance perfectly,” guest judge Julianne Hough said afterward. Bruno Tonioli complimented the pair’s “scolding” passion.

“A couple weeks ago, it all just clicked — the magic of this journey all of the work we’ve put in together,” the Talk cohost said. “It has literally changed my life, being on this show. It really has.” Though they didn’t get a perfect score for their first number, they did earn a 40/40 for their powerful and uplifting freestyle.

Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke combined a paso doble and cha cha, and while the judges agreed that they’d come a long way after their tough start during the season, they were given four nines. They made up for that during a wild freestyle, which earned them a perfect 40.

Meanwhile, both JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson and Iman Shumpert and pro Daniella Karagach earned perfect scores for both dances — and left the judges in awe.

The Dance Moms alum opened up about how much she’d gone through during the show, while her partner couldn’t help but praise her. “I always knew that this person was inside of you but I’m so happy she arrived,” Jenna told her.

“You’ve just proved it doesn’t matter if it’s two girls dancing together, two guys. If it’s good dancing magic happens,” Len Goodman told the pair before JoJo explained what taking home the season 30 trophy would mean to her. “Winning the mirrorball isn’t just for me or for us,” she said. “It’s winning it for so many people around the world who are maybe afraid to be themselves.”

Their freestyle, set to Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way,” was meant to be a celebration — and that’s exactly what it was. For their background dancers, pro men danced with men and women with women, and the judges were all moved by the meaningful performance.

Last — but certainly not least — Iman and Daniella’s fusion really impressed the judges.

“Sometimes underdogs bite back and that’s what you’ve done tonight,” Len said of the first NBA player to make it to the DWTS finals. “There was no confusion in the fusion. It was really right on.” Julianne noted that since she’d been watching from home, she “never thought” of Iman as an underdog. Bruno later called him “the king of the ballroom.”

The duo took it to another level for a very high-energy freestyle, which left everyone in shock. “I will go on record right now, that was my favorite freestyle I’ve ever seen in 30 seasons of Dancing With the Stars,” Julianne said before nearly crawling on the table. Carrie Ann Inaba also commended them for also giving Daniella the “chance to shine” as well during their routine.

In the end, only one pair could win … and the mirrorball trophy went to Iman and Daniella. JoJo and Jenna came in second place, followed by Cody and Cheryl in third and Amanda and Alan in fourth.

Scroll down for a breakdown of all the scores:

Bitcoin in flessione, ecco le previsioni su quando entrare long

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Il prezzo del Bitcoin ha tentato un recupero sopra la zona di resistenza dei 58.500 dollari, con BTC che ha avuto un picco sopra i 60.000 dollari, prima di correggere quello che solo agli inizi sembrava essere un vero slancio rialzista.

Di conseguenza, il prezzo ha iniziato un nuovo declino sotto il livello di 59.200 dollari. Il valore ha dunque scambiato sotto la zona di supporto di 58.500 dollari e la media mobile semplice a 100 ore. Inoltre, c’è stata una rottura sotto una linea di tendenza rialzista chiave con supporto vicino a 59.200 dollari sul grafico orario della coppia BTC/USD.

Ora BTC è scambiato sotto i 58.500 dollari e la media mobile semplice a 100 ore.

Un supporto immediato è vicino al livello di 57.350 dollari. Il primo supporto principale si sta formando vicino al livello di 56.500 dollari. Una rottura al ribasso al di sotto del livello di 56.500 dollari potrebbe provocare ulteriori perdite. Il supporto principale è vicino ai livelli di 55.500 e 55.000 dollari: un’ulteriore discesa forse stabilire il passo per un movimento verso la zona di supporto di 52.000 dollari nel breve termine.

Naturalmente, se Bitcoin riuscisse a rimanere sopra il supporto di 56.500 dollari, potrebbe iniziare un nuovo aumento. Al rialzo, una resistenza iniziale è vicina al livello 58.000 dollari.

La prima resistenza chiave è tuttavia quella vicina al livello di 58.500 dollari e alla media mobile semplice a 100 ore. La resistenza principale successiva è invece al livello di 59.200 dollari, sopra il quale il prezzo potrebbe salire verso il livello di 60.000 dollari. Qualsiasi altro guadagno potrebbe portare il prezzo verso il livello di 61.200 dollari.

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Odell Beckham Jr.’s GF Lauren Wood Is Pregnant With Their 1st Child: Pics

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Football player turned father! Odell Beckham Jr.’s girlfriend, Lauren Wood, is pregnant with their first baby.

“Ilyilyily,” the Texas native, 28, captioned a Sunday, November 21, Instagram slideshow of maternity shoot pics.

In the black-and-white social media upload, the professional football player, 29, cradled his partner’s bare bump. The Louisiana native wore a suit, while the expectant star rocked black lingerie.

“CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!” L.A.’s Finest star Gabrielle Union commented on the Instagram post, and Victoria’s Secret’s Chanel Iman wrote, “OMG CONGRATS. So happy for you guys.” Jason Derulo’s ex Jena Frumes added, “Can’t wait,” while model Winnie Harlow commented heart-eye emojis.

As for the NFL player’s dad, Odell Beckham Sr., he wrote, “LOVE IT‼ WHHHAAAA.”

The athlete has yet to make an announcement on his own account.

He and the pregnant star went public with their relationship in November 2019, posting PDA pics via Instagram for the wide receiver’s 27th birthday.

“Happy birthday @obj,” Wood captioned the slideshow at the time. “Your soul is pure gold . U know I can write lot about you, but I rather keep passing these love letters. Ceasar home. PS this blurry will always be my fave pic of us bc wtf is going on lol yumiii af.”

The athlete posted a touching tribute for the Wild ’N Out alum in March of the following year, writing via Instagram: “Thru thick and thin everyday wit u has been a blessing. I know that God has placed you in my life for a special reason, and excited about that adventure to find out why. My favorite thing about us is US and no one or anything in this world can come between that. Happy glow day to my hipbone! I love u YUMI! Time to elevate!! Ps … ur getting old asf.”

The couple subsequently quarantined together amid the coronavirus pandemic.

For the Louisiana State University grad’s 29th birthday earlier this month, Wood called him “29 and fine as hell.” She gushed, “Happy birthday @obj. You continue to make this experience here on Earth, incredible. 29 years of greatness and many more. Love you.”

Prior to dating Wood, Odell was previously linked to model Amber Rose, rapper Iggy Azalea and Bella Hadid.

The NFL player began his NFL career with the New York Giants, playing with the team from 2014 to 2018 before joining the Cleveland Browns in 2021. Earlier this month, he started playing with the Los Angeles Rams.

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Back in Boston! Meet the Cast of ‘Married at First Sight’ Season 14

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Back for more! The Married at First Sight experts have helped plenty of hopeful couples find love over the years — and they’re ready to work their magic again.

Season 14 of the Lifetime hit is set to debut in January 2022 and will feature five Boston-based pairs on their journeys to finding The One. The series was previously shot in Boston for season 6 in 2018, with contestants Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre successfully tying the knot and welcoming a child in August 2018.

The upcoming season promises to be “romantic, surprising and wickedly entertaining as 10 brave singles meet their stranger spouses at the altar and enter into a marriage without ever meeting before,” per a press release. “With experts Pastor Cal, Dr. Pepper and Dr. Viviana Coles at the helm of this dynamic social experiment, the couples will have access to professional guidance, as well as the support of one another along the way — even if the support they are given, comes in the form of some tough love.”

Each two-hour episode will follow the whirlwind journey “from wedding to honeymoon, to early nesting and navigating the daily struggles that come with a new marriage.” Ahead of the premiere, Lifetime will air a two-night event beginning with the season 14 Matchmaking Special on December 29. The following night, the network will host a panel of experts during the Kickoff Special, offering fans a closer look at the five couples looking for love next season.

The new cast was confirmed on Monday, November 22, shortly after part one of the season 13 reunion updated viewers on where the pairs stand now. Fan favorites Myrla and Gil revealed that they broke up after choosing to stay married during the finale and move in together.

“Unfortunately, since Decision Day, we have not been together,” Gil revealed at the reunion. “14 days after Decision Day, Myrla decided she didn’t want to be with me anymore.”

According to Myrla, there were “a variety of things” that prompted their split. “For me, the initial attraction and chemistry was not there from the beginning and I realized I was not happy,” she explained. “I think there was attraction that came, but for me, there has to be more. … When you don’t have that chemistry, that fire, you can’t force someone to have that. He’s an amazing person. He’s handsome, everything but we are just not for each other.”

The MAFS experiment didn’t work for Gil and Myrla — and they weren’t alone. Other couples revealed during the Wednesday, November 17, reunion that they’d called it quits, including Ryan and Brett, who decided to remain friends despite their breakup.

Season 14’s Matchmaking Special airs on Lifetime December 29 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Kickoff Special on December 30. New episodes of MAFS are set to begin on January 5, 2022.

Scroll down to meet the five couples searching for their happy endings: