Jessica Castro Files Restraining Order Against Ryan De Nino Days After 'Married at First Sight' Finale

In news that will likely shock no one, Married at First Sight couple Ryan De Nino and Jessica Castro have filed for divorce. They should have taken Queen Elsa's advice to not marry someone they just met, but you know ... things happen on reality TV.


But dang, they didn't even make it a full week after the finale of the show aired! On the June 8 episode, it appeared that they planned to stay together, despite having a somewhat rocky start.

For the uninitiated, Married at First Sight is a social experiment in which three couples are matched by a panel of relationship experts. They marry upon meeting, spend the night in a hotel suite together, and then take a honeymoon. When they get back, they live together for a month, and then decide if they want to stay married or get divorced.

I know, right?

Anyway, even weirder than De Nino and Castro deciding to divorce (because let's face it -- it's not really weird that a couple who got married the day they met is all that weird), is that she actually filed a protection order against him! And then he Instagrammed it! Some people are strange.

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De Nino, 29, posted the photo of the restraining order on the social media site, and added, "This isn't something I'd wish on anyone." He also said he was "disgusted" by the order, and that all will be revealed eventually.

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The producers of the show, Kinetic Content, released the following statement about the split:

We don't know all the details and can't comment on the specifics.  What we can say is that unfortunately, couples on the show can go through real divorces, and divorce can often be difficult.
The experts on our show have the best of intentions and highest hopes for success for each couple.  After undergoing extensive background and psychological checks by third parties, couples agree to be legally married on our show. We document their journey for six weeks after their wedding, but we can't control how they behave, or govern their actions after production.

Our thoughts are with these individuals, and as always we have offered each of them significant aftercare resources.  We wish them nothing but the best, and hope they have a bright future ahead of them.

Paraphrased: On a show about people getting married the day they meet, there's bound to be an occasional wackjob or two that slip through. We covered our legal bases though. Basically.

Anyway, hopefully everyone is safe, and the restraining order is just a precautionary measure. Because even though we may be obsessed with MAFS as entertainment, divorce and court orders are no laughing matter.

Why do you think Castro filed a restraining order?


Image via Jessica Castro/Instagram

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