'Married at First Sight' couple Olajuwon Dickerson and Katina Goode fuel speculation they're back together
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/28/2022
Married at First Sight couple Olajuwon Dickerson and Katina Goode have fueled speculation they're back together with their latest Instagram activity.
Katina and Olajuwon -- who tied the knot on Married at First Sight's fourteenth season, which aired earlier this year -- announced on November 11 they had broken up and were both single again.
But Katina and Olajuwon sparked speculation they had reconciled and were trying to work things out when they took a romantic trip to Tulum, Mexico and stayed at the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya Resort together in early December.
And now, Olajuwon is posting sweet things about his wife on Instagram Stories.
On Tuesday, December 27, Olajuwon uploaded a photo of the supposedly estranged couple standing back to back, writing, "If you knew us yesterday, then you don't know us today because we grow daily."
Olajuwon tagged Katina in his post, and she reposted the image on Instagram Stories.
Olajuwon proceeded to post photos from his wedding, including one funny picture of him giving Katina a lap dance.
"The moment [Katina] knew she was in for a long ride," Olajuwon joked.
Olajuwon also followed that up with a picture of himself kissing Katina on the cheek.
"My favorite," Olajuwon captioned the picture in which Katina was smiling big and hugging her groom.
During the pair's trip to Tulum earlier this month, Olajuwon wrote of Katina on social media, "Never forget [you're] a fearless [woman]! You fight every fear from animal's 'Alpacas' to deep ocean swimming 'snorkeling' and more!" Olajuwon captioned his post.
"Thank you for always having faith in whatever my heart and mind desires in life. Thank you for making sure I have a strong relationship with god. I appreciate everything you have taught me about myself without you even knowing it."
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Olajuwon then gave a shoutout to Married at First Sight for having matched him with Katina, who was a total stranger to him when the experiment began.
"I also want to thank MAFS that I met @__slimmgoodie no matter what life brings to us! God is good in so many ways I get emotional just thinking of my life and how much I have matured as a man," he concluded. "I am truly thankful words can't express it! DICKERSON'S OUT."
The pair had posted photos of themselves looking happy and affectionate with each other only one month after their split announcement.
The stranger spouses had an immediate attraction and learned each other's wants and needs, but Katina had to step it up in the cooking and cleaning department in order to reach her husband's high expectations of his ideal wife.
Olajuwon admitted not having a wife who cooks well would be a huge sacrifice for him because "Katina doesn't have that skill... She can't cook."
And Katina confessed, "I told the experts I didn't want a passive man, but I think I got more than I bargained for."
Despite a couple of bumps in the road, including a big fight over Katina having an old dating app on her phone, Olajuwon and Katina appeared to be falling in love and in a great place heading into Decision Day.
During the April 20 episode of Married at First Sight: Afterparty, Olajuwon said that if he and Katina got a divorce, it would be out of "care for Katina's own personal goals in life."
She wanted to continue nursing school, and Olajuwon wasn't sure if she'd be ready to study, travel and have kids all at the same time.
But Katina determined on Decision Day their different timelines were not a dealbreaker for her, adding, "I want to stay married to you because I feel like our marriage needs more time than just the eight weeks."
In turn, Olajuwon said he loved the chemistry he had with his wife, and he gushed, "I love who you are as a person, I love to be around you, and your effort is what made me overlook all those things... There's no way I could ignore your effort."
Olajuwon therefore opted to remain married as well, saying he had a lot of respect for Katina.
After Decision Day, the pair consummated their marriage, and the reunion special featured Olajuwon sharing how watching himself back on Married at First Sight was a very eye-opening experience and taught him how to become a better man.
Olajuwon proposed marriage to Katina with what appeared to be a diamond ring, and Katina cried tears of joy at the reunion. Olajuwon also thanked his wife for having his back and not leaving him in light of backlash and criticism from show fans, given many viewers thought Olajuwon was controlling and condescending.
On the Married at First Sight: Where Are They Now? special for Season 14, Olajuwon and Katina were finding their new rhythm as spouses. They said they were actually spending too much time together, and so Olajuwon and Katina agreed to spend one night a week with their respective friends or family members.
But Olajuwon gushed about being in love, and Katina was happy Olajuwon had come around to more of a 50/50 partnership.
In late May 2022, Olajuwon posted an Instagram slideshow of photos with Katina and captioned it, "The one who loves you will NEVER leave you, Even if there's hundred reason to give up, They will find one reason to hold on!"
Katina also sweetly wrote to her husband on Instagram around that same time, "I can't wait for what God has in store for us."
"Thank you for growing with me, building with me & loving me. I am so proud of the man you continue to strive to be. Thank you for not giving up on us, and showing up in this marriage every day," she added.