Time to move on or marry. The Netflix reality series The Ultimatum is returning for a second season — with a twist!
Season 1 introduced audiences to six couples with the same problem — one person in the relationship wanted to get married while the other didn’t.
The couples had to temporarily break up in order for them to test their readiness for marriage. They also had the opportunity to date another member of the group. At the end of the experience, they all had to decide whether to marry their initial partner or move on — either alone or with their new romantic connection.
The social experiment was a success with both happy endings, and sad goodbyes. Madlyn Ballatori Colby KissingerThey were not only engaged in the last episode, but they also exchanged their wedding vows shortly afterwards.
“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 Weekly March 2022. “So I don’t know if we were really surprised by anything [watching it back]. We were surprised at some of the verses that were left out. It was better than we expected, honestly.”
Madlyn and Colby revealed in the reunion episode that they are expecting their first child together.
Shanique Imari Randall GriffinDuring the finale, they also got engaged. They have since ended their engagement, but they are still together.
“Unfortunately, I was very, very anxious [on the proposal day] because from my view, I mean, all I felt and saw was that he was connecting with someone else,” Shanique told Us March 2022. “And obviously, you know, there was a possibility that his mind wouldn’t change at the end of it. I was truly happy and surprised that he proposed. [but] I don’t know. It was just a whirlwind of emotions, honestly, this entire experience.”
Jake CunninghamHe ended his two-year-old girlfriend. April Marieat the end. April has since left real estate broker Cody Cooper. However, Jake and Rae Williams, who were partnered for a trial marriage, didn’t end up going on the trip he proposed during the finale, he still thinks there’s potential for them. He said Us in March 2022 that he feels “like something happen down the road.”
What will the season 2 couple do when presented with an ultimatum. Here’s everything we know about the second season of the Netflix reality series so far.