The hit Lifetime series (produced by Kinetic Content), on which spouses are matched by a group of experts, is heading to Atlanta

By Natalie Stone and Melody Chiu
November 25, 2020 09:00 AM
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Chris and Paige
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The return of Married at First Sight is less than a month away.

The hit Lifetime series, on which spouses are matched by a group of experts, is heading south for season 12.

In this week's issue, PEOPLE exclusively reveals the 10 Atlanta-based singles ready to say "I do" to a complete stranger when the show returns on Jan. 13.

The series (produced by Kinetic Content) follows each couple's journey as they go from nuptials to honeymoon to moving in together — all while chronicling the daily struggles of working on their marriage. Finally, after several weeks together, they must make a life-changing decision: stay married or get divorced.

Meet the five new couples below.

Jacob (38) and Haley (28)

Haley and Jacob
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Haley, an account executive, is working to overcome trust issues, while Jacob, a senior IT analyst, wants to have kids soon.

Chris (27) and Paige (25)

Chris and Paige
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Accountant Paige tries to break her family's "divorce curse" with entrepreneur and finance manager Chris.

Vincent (27) and Briana (28)

Briana and Vincent
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Auto broker Vincent hopes Briana — an engineer who goes on three dates a week — will embrace his Dominican roots.

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Ryan (29) and Clara (27)

Clara and Ryan
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Ryan, a project manager, is ready to start a family — but is flight attendant Clara?

Erik (34) and Virginia (26)

Virginia and Erik
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Divorced pilot Erik wants to find love again with account coordinator Virginia.

Season 12 of Married at First Sight premieres Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.