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Jamie Otis announces departure from MAFS Unfiltered, says she ‘found out unexpectedly’

Jamie Otis announces departure from Married at First Sight Unfiltered
Jamie Otis is leaving Married at First Sight Unfiltered. Pic credit: Lifetime

Married at First Sight alum Jamie Otis just shared some unexpected news about her role as host of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered. Going forward, there will be a new host as Jamie just announced her departure from the show which features participants from the current season opening up about each episode.

It’s not clear why the network decided to end their relationship with Jamie but she shared the news on social media hours ago and admitted that she found out unexpectedly. However, the mom-of-two is taking it all in stride and says she will use the time to focus more on her family.

Jamie Otis dropped as Married at First Sight: Unfiltered host

The Married at First Sight alum is very open with her fans and she shared the news with her Instagram followers a few hours ago.

“I wanted you to hear this from me first bc I myself found out unexpectedly,” said Jamie. “I won’t be hosting MAFS: Unfiltered this season🥲 Please read my whole statement before making assumptions…”

She shared, “Hosting MAFS was my absolute dream job💯⁣ I began hosting that amazing show 10 seasons ago… I was on set shooting in Florida when I began losing my first son (I bledddd through pad after pad while interviewing cast members) but I didn’t stop working bc I knew if the host left, the show obviously couldn’t go on.⁣”

“I hosted while SUPER pregnant [with] my rainbow baby,” she continued.

Jamie Otis gets support from husband Doug Hehner

The Married at First Sight alum continued to reminisce about her time as host of the spinoff show and later thanked the network for giving her the opportunity.

⁣”I hosted this show immediately (literally a few weeks) after giving birth to my son. We set up studio in my living room during quarantine ⁣. I have given my ALL to married at first sight bc in a lot of ways it has given its ALL to me,” wrote Jamie.

“That show, the network, and the production team *deserved* all I had to give. If it hadn’t been for them I wouldn’t have my hubby or our beautiful children AND lil ‘ole trailer park girl-ME!-hosting a national television show on an incredible network like lifetime?”

Before ending her post Jamie thanked the network and crew and later added, ⁣”Sometimes it takes the rug being ripped out from under ya to MOVE into good changes!”

After sharing her post Jamie got lots of support from her followers and husband Doug Hehner.

“Your dream was to be a TV host, and you achieved that…So proud of my wife, her hustle, and how she has time to be a great wife and mother on top of everything else she does is beyond inspiring,” commented Doug.

Doug Hehner supports Jamie Otis following departure from MAFS Unfiltered
Pic credit: jamienotis/Instagram

Will you miss Jamie Otis as host of Married At First Sight: Unfiltered, or is it time for a change?

Married at First Sight airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Lifetime.

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  1. I’ll miss you, sweet lady. You are real, unpretentious and yet, so adorable! I can’t imagine you not being the host. But, Jamie…you are tenacious and I feel certain that TV hasn’t seen the last of Jamie Ottis!

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    • I will def. miss her as the host! She is a staple of the show! Please don’t replace her! I aprreciate her realness and she’s been through all the same things as the cast and can relate so there is no better person as host. We’ve followed her journey from the beginning and will be sad to see her go. :(

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  2. I hate when people are let go of their jobs out of the blue. Jamie does a fantastic job. She’s very likable and down to earth. I am always a loyal person so will no longer be watching if they replace her.

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  3. Jamie Ottis did a great job of keeping things real, no fancy clothing just a mom doing her job and pulling a few things from her closet to wear. No designer outfits with her boobs hanging out.. It’s a shame they are removing a real mom and wife…

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    • Jamie Otis was a breath of fresh air and led a great discussion of the contestants! She will be missed and I wish her the best in finding a new spot in her career! She is a dear, honest person who represented the show well!

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  4. Jamie, was a breath of fresh air, a great interviewer, and I enjoyed her ability to
    bring out the best in people ! Jamie, hope you reach further into the stars, because
    you have all it takes to be greater star ! I am very disappointed, In Marriage at First Sight, Jamie was the reason I watched the show.

    Lynne King

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  5. That sucks! She has been great all these seasons why change now? If it ain’t broke….
    Dont blame the awful cast members of season 13 on her. Bring her back!

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  6. Noooo! I was so afraid you would be leaving because of your recent RV move but not because they let you go!! Shame on them!!! I don’t see anyone else filling your OGMAFSQUEEN shoes! I’m truly sad to hear this news!

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  7. She is the OGQUEEN of mafs! She was nothing but honest, transparent to say the least! Shared VERY raw emotions and births on tv!!! Funny, and I thought as a host she was awesome! Shame on whoever thought this was a good decision!

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  8. I find it incredible that she was released. She has been a fabulous host! Always professional and always neutral even when a side could be taken. I’m going to miss her. I have watched MAFS since the beginning. May have to find a new favorite show. Thanks Jamie for being so real. You qill be missed.

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  9. I must be psychic. I was thinking the other day how it’s time for a host change on MAFS Unfiltered. Jamie’s been there long enough; time for a fresh face and new perspective. The only problem is: With the terrible track record the “experts” have at making matches that last, who are they going to find to replace her that is still married?

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  10. I’m so sad to hear this! Jamie was such a important anf fun part of MAFS this past season was such a bore it was nice to have her fun and excitement there to lighten it up I guess now all we’ll have is boring!!

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  11. So sad to hear that Jamie has left the show hosting I have been watching married at first sight from the very beginning I was used to watching her on unfiltered good luck Jamie great job

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  12. I am sad to see her go. I don’t think you should mess with success she was always sincere. I have a feeling things will now be scripted to the nth degree when and if they continue this show.

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  13. I think Gil has taken her job and Myrla was not having it. It felt like he was interviewing for some MAFS position all season. Foul for the to drop her with no warning. Best of luck supermom!

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  14. I think Jami is amazing and they made a big mistake. I also feel they might have made their decision bc she was a role model and they probably didn’t like her recent instagram posts. Jami is real, and down to earth but I feel when you’re in the public eye and a role model you can’t tell ppl you’re having marital problems and depressed. Best of luck, you have a beautiful family and amazing husband.

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  15. I have been thinking that Beth wants the position for some time now. It’s just obvious by the way she has acted on these shows. I wouldn’t put it past her to have lobbied for it and got it.

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  16. You will surely be missed by me!!! I have watched since the beginning!! Best of luck in your next endeavor!! Live, live and enjoy your beautiful family! The best is yet to come!!

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  17. I have been watching
    MMAFS since the beginning. I have watched unfiltered, the reunion shows, couples cam, etc., and have yet to see anyone else I think is relatable enough to watch. I guess all good things must come to an end.

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  18. She was amazing and they should have let her know they were not having her back. She is a great interviewer and should be cast as such on another show. I’m sure several old cast members would also do a good job but she is the best of the best.

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  19. Jamie I have admired your work for quite some time! You are an amazing interviewer, and you tend ask the hard questions that “everyday” people are wondering about during your interviews with the couples. I will miss your beautiful smile so much! Thank you for sharing your personal life with your family with the audience through its many stages. May God bless you in all of your future endeavors and your beautiful family.
    MUCH LOVE!!!

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  20. Yes we will miss her. Watch her every week. I hate to think they just screwed them because I like the show. No one can replace her as she was always so nice and looked caring about them all. Shame on lifetime.

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  21. I will not be watching after party. I watched every episode with Jaime and looked forward to it. Not anymore! Some things should just be left alone. She was great, so no need for a change.

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  22. Just watched the first after party w/out Jamie & it just isn’t the same ! The new host is ok but doesn’t have the bubbly personality Jamie has! I’m really not interested in watching it anymore. Sometimes it’s better to leave well enough alone! This is one of those times. My husband & I don’t care to watch it anymore. Bring Jamie back!

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  23. I really enjoyed Jamie. Because she met her husband on the show she was able to identify with the participants and was a great host! Bring her back.

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  24. I tried to watch the new host, thinking she was a temp while Jaime was on vacation or something. But I could not stand her. She’s the typical annoying person with strong opinions who speaks over others no thanks! I can barely watch MAFS even… It’s sitting in my DVR… The show lost its luster.

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  25. I was shocked not to see Jamie on the first MAFS this season! Had to find out what the hell happened. I am so broken hearted to hear the news! OMG!

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  26. Just cancelled all future recordings of the MAFS After Show. I will no longer watch or support it and am disgusted by the network for dropping Jamie. No offense to Keisha, I like her too, and it has nothing to do with her, but rather the network and the principles behind what was done. Jamie is an OG of the show and has lived through the experience. As a fan of MAFS, for me, she cannot be replaced. Much love and blessings, Jamie! Better things await!❤️ Even if just spending time with your precious fam, that’s far better than the Hollywood BS anyway. Never forget that. Xo

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  27. Why do you people think it was a great idea to get rid of Jamie? Hmmm, obvious! Bad mistake, I will never watch anymore.

    Ratings will plummet!

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  28. We will all miss Jamien O’tis. It’s just terrible what MAFS did to her. Just letting her go like that. She didn’t deserve that. It’s very obvious to me why. The Afterparty host always brings race into conversations. It has no place there.
    I have no desire to watch the “Afterparty show” anymore

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  29. Letting Jamie go was & is a big mistake! I won’t be watching the show or after party anymore, interesting the person that replaced her! Are we playing the race card again! It sure looks like it.

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