Eight Ultimatums later! The first season of The UltimatumThe show made waves when it first premiered. But did the bold premise work?
The Netflix series followed eight couples on the verge of getting engaged. After one person in the relationship issues an ultimatum, they start a trial marriage. They live with one of their costars for three weeks and then move in with a new partner. They move in with their original partner after three weeks and must decide whether or not to get engaged.
Madlyn Ballatori Colby KissingerThey were the only couple to give the Ultimatum. Fans were stunned when the couple got engaged in April 2022’s finale and tied the knot just moments later.
“At the end of filming, we talked everything out. I mean, every single detail we’re, like, ‘We are married, there can be no secrets,’” Madlyn told Us WeeklyIn March 2022. “So I don’t know if we were really surprised by anything [watching it back]. We were probably more surprised at the choices made to leave out verses. It was better than we expected, honestly.”
Colby said UsHe knew that Madlyn would be able to marry him as soon as he proposed, and that she would accept if he did.
“Once I knew I was committed in [the]Engagement was the moment I knew I was ready for marriage. Why not take advantage of the opportunity?” he said to Us. “And I figure since she said yes to the engagement, why not say yes to the marriage.”
Madlyn added that she didn’t have any hesitations.
“I knew that going into it, if I was gonna say yes to the proposal, I’ve gotta be ready to fully give it all,” she explained. “I think you saw I was kind of, like, ‘What the heck, let’s do it.’ I never wanted a big wedding anyways.”
The duo haven’t wasted any time taking the next step, either. Madlyn and her husband confirmed via social media that they had welcomed a baby girl in May 2022.
Season 1 The UltimatumIt is available on Netflix. Scroll down to see the latest cast news: