Things are getting messy between Married at First Sight contestants Ryan De Nino and Jessica Castro. The two met on A&E’s Married at First Sight’s second season, and married shortly after, following the pretty straight-forward protocol of the reality show.
Now we’re learning that Jessica Castro and Ryan De Nino ended things very quickly after they said “I do.” That part is typical, as many who try to find love on reality shows crash and burn, but here’s where it gets interesting.
Instead of finding her prince charming, Castro found out that Ryan is actually very violent. According to reports, Ryan De Nino has thrown death threats at Jessica and her family. Who did the background search for this show, again?
Back in March, the Staten Island business owner threatened to kill the Queens receptionist and her family. The papers filed in Queens Family Court for a restraining order state that De Nino said, “I will break you into f**king pieces. I will break your dad into pieces. I will make your whole family disappear — and your f***ing dog-ass sister’s boyfriend.”
So what prompted these threats? Well, according to the New York Post, Jessica Castro, who had went on the show to get over her cheating boyfriend, caught De Nino cheating on her on Valentine’s Day. She decided to end things then and there, and that’s when the threats from Ryan started to happen.
Even more threats took place six months after the couple got hitched. Ryan De Nino was mic’d up for the reunion special for Married at First Sight, when he was heard saying, “She’s f**king dead. When I get back to Brooklyn, she’s f**king dead, this girl.” Following the taping, Married at First Sight made sure to provide Castro with security.
Aside from the safety of Jessica Castro, this makes Married at First Sight look incredibly bad. Due to this, the production company released a statement about the matter to Us Weekly.
“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.”
As for Ryan, he might be charged with stalking, menacing, and harassment charges, which won’t be decided until the July 13 court date.
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