'Married at First Sight' alum Jaclyn Methuen expecting her second child
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/17/2021
Married at First Sight alum Jaclyn Methuen has announced she is expecting her second child, and she's already revealed if she's having a boy or a girl!
Jaclyn, who starred on Season 2 of Married at First Sight but didn't find her happily-ever-after with her stranger husband Ryan Ranellone, recently took to Instagram to announce her big pregnancy news after a six-month hiatus from social media.
"I took a little purge from social media to spend my downtime watching Supernanny. Apparently now I'll really need it. Lainey seems ecstatic to be a big sister... Mom of two coming soon!!! #february2022 #jesustakethewheel," Jaclyn captioned a slideshow of photos and videos.
In addition to uploading a cute photo of her fiance and daughter Alaina Rose, Jaclyn -- who had been MIA from Instagram since February -- also posted a video of her gender reveal.
In the video, Alaina was filmed breaking apart a little bird cake to reveal pink or blue contents on the inside.
While Jaclyn predicted she has another daughter on the way, the cake filling turned out to be blue!
Jaclyn seemed ecstatic about the fact she's going to have a son, and she also appears to be very happy in her relationship.
Jaclyn got engaged in August 2019 and welcomed Alaina, or "Lainey," in November 2019.
Jaclyn wrote on social media in August 2020, however, that she and her man had made "zero" wedding plans.
Jaclyn, who worked as a New Jersey vodka sales representative during her MAFS stint, did not find Ryan to be attractive on their wedding day. Season 2 of Married at First Sight therefore featured Jaclyn putting her husband in the friendzone.
Jaclyn took a while to warm up to Ryan and even called him "bro" and "dude" all the time.
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But Ryan was smitten with his wife and desperately tried to make the relationship work.
As Jaclyn got to know Ryan better, she found him to be an amazing guy and therefore chose to put her guard down. After they had sex for the first time well into the experiment, Ryan surprisingly took a couple steps back.
Ryan thought his wife's personality was overwhelming and dominant, and he was hesitant to move away from home because he's extremely close to his niece and mother. It seemed as if he let the romance fade due to their long-distance situation and his lack of dedication to Jaclyn.
The couple decided to stay together at the end of the season on "Decision Day," but Jaclyn and Ryan announced six months later in June 2015 they had officially split for good and were getting a divorce.
"I've been single for a while and I have to say, it's going very well," Jaclyn quoted Emily Heller in an Instagram photo at the time. "Like... it's working out. I think I'm the one."
Jaclyn and Ryan revealed on Married at First Sight's reunion special earlier that month that things didn't work out between them.
"I would have made any sacrifice to be with you," Jaclyn told Ryan. "I would have compromised. I would have split the time in Jersey and Long Island. I would have done anything to have made this relationship work."
Ryan admitted, "After the process had ended, obviously it takes effort, and I'm guilty of not making a tremendous effort in trying to make it work."
Ryan told Jaclyn at the reunion taping, "If I could earn your respect back, I'd be a happy man."
Married at First Sight's Season 2 experts convinced Jaclyn and Ryan to go on a dinner date and give their relationship another shot.
While the couple agreed to try again in front of cameras at the reunion, the pair apparently made no progress.
"There's no dinner date here- except with myself! #Single #StillGotMookie #AnyTakers," Jaclyn commented on her own Instagram photo of Emily's quote.
Jaclyn subsequently told her followers, "Don't worry ladies, there's plenty of fish in the sea. Let's hope I catch one that is strong, smart, and appreciates my big personality! #WomenSupportingWomen #GrowingNotChanging #MaybeToningDownMyLaugh."