AJ’s wisdom and relationship advice seemed to do the trick last season, so six new couples have come forward once again to test their relationship out on MTV’s Couples Retreat, a dating show that exposes any inconsistencies present in a relationship by making the couple go through various tasks.
The concept behind the series is nothing new, and a similar show was seen on VH1, but MTV has been the producer behind the series since 2022. Despite still being new on the platform, the reality series has managed to create a fan base that appreciates the way AJ tries to bring the couples closer and puts out advice that can be helpful for the viewers as well. The last season had about eight episodes, and this season will likely have the same number of episodes seeing the current pacing of episodes.
The 2023 season is set to take place in Las Vegas, and as fun as the retreat sounds, this series is infamous for bringing out the vulnerabilities of its participants, which could either help their relationship or break it apart. This year’s couples are going to be Joc and Kendra, Fatboy and Tiana, Falynn and Jaylan, Apollo and Sherien, Chris and Bre-Z, and finally, Ronnie and Shamari. Bre-Z is a well-known actor who has appeared in All American, a sports drama.
MTV Couples Retreat 2023 Episode 1: Recap
In the season premiere of Couples Retreat, we are taken back to Las Vegas, where AJ reveals the next set of couples that had reached out for her help. A total of six different couples arrive in the city in hopes of rekindling the spark in their relationships. This time, the participants of the retreat were well-known celebs who had made headlines in the past for their broken dating lives.
The couples settle into their new home for the retreat and prepare to face an eventful evening where they’ll have to confess the problems of their respective relationships. AJ finally comes in and informs the couples that their time on the show would be revealing any kind of incompatibilities that they have been unaware of previously. The show has previously caused a couple to break up by the end of the season. She starts the premiere by taking the couples to a Chapel.
Once they were called, the pair would have to talk about broken vows or necessities that they felt their relationship lacked. The first ones to come up are Joc and Kendra, where Kendra reveals that Joc takes the public opinion of himself way too seriously, and this ends up affecting their relationship. Joc disagrees with the broken vow Kendra had come up with and explains that he has always been accountable and honest. Bre-Z and Chris are next, and they feel no vow’s been broken between them.
Apollo comes next and explains that he feels his words are not honored by Sherien. When it’s Tiana’s and Fatboy’s turn, Tiana reveals that the vow that was broken in their relationship was trusted since Fatboy had cheated on her, and she ended up doing the same. Falynn feels that Jaylan is very distant and never thinks of her as a girlfriend. Other issues that the remaining couples feel are communication problems and trust issues.
AJ then lets them know that they’ll have to come up with new vows and write them in their notebooks so that by the end of the nine days, they’ll have a whole list of agreements that the couple would have to follow. Later that day, they have another activity to make things better between them.
MTV Couples Retreat 2023 Episode 2: Release Date
MTV Couples Retreat 2023 Episode 2 will be released on May 9th, 2023. New episodes of MTV Couples Retreat will be aired on Tuesdays, with each episode usually lasting for around 60-65 minutes.
MTV Couples Retreat 2023 Episode 2: Where To Watch?
New episodes of MTV Couples Retreat 2023 will be available to watch on MTV at 9:00 pm ET & 8:00 pm CT. Viewers can also stream the relationship series on MTV’s website and Philo. The first episode of the show is available to watch for free on MTV. The timing of the release of episodes in other countries will be:
- United Kingdom: 2:00 am, Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.
- Australia: 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.
- India: 6:30 am, Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.
- Germany: 3:00 am, Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.
- Philippines: 9:00 am, Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.
- Canada: 9:00 pm, Tuesday, May 9th, 2023.
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