ABC reveals 'Here Come the Newlyweds' second-season couples
By Christopher Rocchio, 05/11/2009
ABC has revealed the identities of the nine couples who will be competing on Here Come the Newlyweds' second season, which will premiere Monday, May 25 at 10PM ET/PT.
Here Come the Newlyweds' second installment will continue to follow a similar format to last year's first season and feature recently married couples competing in a series of challenges that will test their affection for one another and also earn money for the competition's "nest egg" prize.
At the end of each episode, the couple who receives the most votes from the other remaining couples will be eliminated from the competition. The final couple left standing at the end of the competition will receive the "nest egg" prize.
After dating off and on in college, both went their separate ways, only to once again cross paths and fall in love.
- Ashley & Matt Cox from Smyrna, TN
This outdoors-loving couple have known each other since the fifth grade, when they met on the school bus. They know everything about each other, which can sometimes lead to knowing what buttons to push and harmless bickering.
- Sarin & Jed Hinkins from Cedar City, UT
Virgins when they got married, this couple's honeymoon was the very first time they were together. Their honeymoon hotel turned out to be a "clothing optional" resort - which was incredibly awkward for them.
- Brendan & Bridget Huffman from Philadelphia, PA
In high school, Brendan and Bridget ran with the same crowd. Years later, Brendan bumped into Bridget at a rock concert -- she was on a date with another guy. Sparks flew, Bridget ditched her date and the two have been together ever since.
- Michele & Sonarak Ieng from Fairfax, VA
Sonarak met Michele at a date auction where he was the emcee and she was up for auction. He bid on her and the next day Michele contacted him. The outgoing couple have been together ever since.
- Makayla & Kenny McMorris from Omaha, NE
This fun-loving and goal-oriented couple met at their church, but started dating after seeing each other at a club. When it comes to examples of happily married couples, they say that they are each other's best role models.
- Audra & Rich Newbery from San Francisco, CA
It was love at first sight for Rich when he saw Audra dancing at a club with her friends. Audra says that it was Rich's British accent that won her over.
- Katie & Nick Oskowski from Mentor, OH
This couple is addicted to fitness. She teaches aerobics and he is a personal trainer. If that weren't enough, they enjoy spending time together working out at the gym.
- Andrea & Matt Smith from Cottonwood Heights, UT
Although Andrea and Matt fell in love at first sight, it was five months before they shared their first kiss, and they dated for two years before getting married.
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