It’s officially a wrap for Nate Duhon and Sheila Downs!
The Married at First Sight couple are now divorced, after a cheating scandal pumped the brakes on their speedy nuptials.
Nate, 26, took to Twitter on November 19, to announce that the couple, who met and married on season 5 of the Lifetime show, had split but claimed it was not due to cheating.
“Prior to any statements made about me, we were no longer living together and I already filed for divorce,” he wrote in response to Down’s November 5 tweet regarding his unfaithfulness. This was known by both parties, my lawyer, and the lawyer for the show. The reason that led me to file for divorce from Ms. Downs was thoroughly understood by all parties as well. Infidelity was not a reason, nor did I ever admit such a thing. Thank you to those of you who have shown support throughout this tough time.”
However, Sheila, 31, said that Nate copped to all the cheating accusations in private. In November, Sheila exposed that a woman called her to say she was sleeping with her husband throughout their entire marriage, and that it was the same woman Nate had called during their honeymoon. Sheila spilled all the tea in an explosive Instagram post — read below.
Sheila says Nate rushed to file for divorce after he discovered she was already planing to file.
The duo finalized their divorce on December 14, in Chicago.
Sheila and Nate are the second couple from the Chicago season to get divorced. In August, Cody Knapek and Danielle DeGroot called it quits on their marriage.
Married at First Sight airs Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, on Lifetime and don’t miss our recaps on All About the Tea!