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Reality series have put new spins on many traditional processes, ranging from interviewing for jobs to finding a fiancee. A&E's Married at First Sight features couples who agree to marry without getting to know each other first, based on recommendations from a team of experts. As you might expect, not all couples decide to remain married at the end of their time on the show. One exception was the union between Sonia Granados and Nick Pendergrast, who ended Season 4 willing to give marriage in the real world a go. Unfortunately for fans, their romance has come to an end. Granados and Pendergrast are getting divorced.
Confirmation of the divorce came via Sonia Granados herself, who posted a statement on Twitter. She and Nick Pendergrast have decided to separate and move toward divorce. They were married for nearly a year. Granados doesn't seem to regret their unconventional marriage, however; apparently, she still considers their time together a love story.
Nick Pendergrast posted the same statement on his Twitter account, although he's keeping much more mum about the entire situation. Sonia Granados is answering fan questions and even retweeting posts about the divorce; Pendergrast has been silent on social media about the divorce apart from sharing the statement. Hopefully he is as amiable about the end of the relationship as Granados seems to be.
Of course, the marriage as seen on Season 4 of Married at First Sight wasn't without its issues, so not everybody will probably be shocked at news of their impending split. Sonia Granados and Nick Pendergrast had some pretty ugly fights on camera, and Granados went so far as to move out of their shared home at one point. She also revealed in a chat with The Knot (via ET Online) not so long ago that she had trouble adjusting to the fact that her new husband isn't the most physically affectionate person.
All things considered, it seems that the experts who matched Sonia Granados and Nick Pendergrast weren't entirely on point when it came to their compatibility. Still, kudos to the couple for sticking it out for almost a year. Other Married at First Sight couples over the four seasons so far gave up as soon as filming came to an end; at least these two felt up to giving their marriage a try.
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