Cody Knapek in season 5 "Married at First Sight"

Danielle and Cody Stun Experts, Sexless Marriage With Hope: ‘Married At First Sight’ Season 5 Reunion

The “Married At First Sight” season 5 couples reunion show was a network and production company dream. All couples remained married and committed to their unions, including the one without sex. No one could have anticipated it. It was one thing to get past the hurdle of the first eight weeks, but months later? It was a shocker, to be sure.

The experts, Pastor Roberson, Dr. Pepper Schwartz and Rachel DeAlto got to slug three servings of bubbly to celebrate. Their happiness for the six people on stage with them was mixed with admiration for their courage to keep at it. For once, the analysis had been right. People were matched on their potential for happiness, but there is no way to know if their will to make it work was there.

Danielle and Cody oozed sweetness as they explained taking pleasure in things that made them a couple. We counted only one “it’s hard” from Cody when describing the work he and Danielle were doing. Gotta’ hand it to them. Did you notice the stunned looks on the experts faces and the slight gasp when the lack of sex was revealed?

There was a sigh of relief when Nate and Sheila gave them the good news. Anthony and Ashley’s news was cheered and there was hope for a pregnancy announcement. Looks like Ashley’s gotten with Anthony’s program of waiting a little bit to have a baby.

There has been a multi-season losing streak attached to “Married At First Sight”‘ and this one gave it a new lease on life. Not only did that turn around for every couple, but the Cody/Danielle union defies the odds. The warmth and happiness that came over the experts when the couple announced their status was mixed with relief.¬†How many of us would be able to do what Cody and Danielle have chosen to do?

“Married At First Sight” aired its season 5 reunion show, Thursday night August 4 on Lifetime. Image credit: Lifetime, used with permission

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