"Although we've decided to go our separate ways, we continue to love and support one another and still share a common goal to remain friends."
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The New York firefighter concluded, "I think the best way I could summarize how I feel is through a quote that has stayed with me for some time by Joseph Campell, 'We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.'"
Cortney had said in her divorce announcement she and Jason want to "move on in different paths" but the makeup artist still has love for her ex and will always have "a special place in [her] heart" for him.
After choosing to stay together on "Decision Day" at the end of Married at First Sight's inaugural season, Jason and Cortney later starred onMarried at First Sight: The First Year, along with fellow Season 1 lovebirds Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner, who are still happily married with a child.
Several other arranged marriages from Married at First Sight have survived and flourished, and Season 8 will air its finale next Tuesday night on Lifetime.