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My Imperfect Life
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Christina Izzo

Are Riah and Trey still together from 'The Ultimatum'?

Riah and Trey, The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On. (L to R) Treyvon Brunson, Jeriah Nelson in episode 207 of The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On

Having a connection with both of their trial partners, Riah and Trey went on quite the rollercoaster during The Ultimatum season 2, which aired its final two episodes on Netflix on Wednesday, August 30. 

The reality dating show centers on five couples disagreeing over whether to get married: usually one is ready for marriage, while the other isn't. To solve the dilemma, one partner will issue an ultimatum that lands them on the show. During the season, The Ultimatum season 2 couples switch partners for a three-week trial marriage, before switching back to their original significant other for three more weeks. At the end of their time, they are asked the ultimate question: Do they want to marry their partner or move on?

It was an especially important question for Riah Nelson and Trey Brunson, the latter of whom had a great relationship with his trial wife, Ryann McCracken. On Ultimate Day, Riah did accept Trey's proposal, but did the couple's happiness last after the series? Here's everything we know. 

Why did Riah and Trey go on ‘The Ultimatum’?

Trey and Riah met on a dating app and were initially long-distance until Riah moved into Trey’s apartment.

Two years into their relationship, Trey was ready to fully commit and wanted to get married but Riah was hesitant because she felt Trey was not meeting her standards when it came to date night, standards that Trey felt were heavily affected by social media. Riah also wasn’t ready to settle down just yet as she wanted to move to a big city and go to school, an idea Trey wasn’t really willing to compromise on.

But Trey wanted a relationship like his parents, who have been married for 30 years, so he decided to issue the ultimatum to Riah.

What happened between Riah and Trey during ‘The Ultimatum’?

Trey and Riah had two very different experiences during the experiment.

During the choice ceremony, Trey coupled up with Ryann, whom he picked because he felt she would make a really good wife. Riah, in turn, ended up choosing Ryann’s partner James because he allowed her to open up and not feel judged. James also helped Riah realize that she ultimately did want to get married and have kids.

Trey’s trial marriage with Ryann went so well that at the debrief before he recoupled up with Riah for three weeks, he admitted that he had caught feelings for Ryann. As you can expect Riah was not pleased to hear this.  

Riah’s relationship with James wasn’t as great, as James struggled to commit to the experience after realizing on the first night that Ryann was his forever person. This put his relationship with Riah in the friend zone, which got even worse after he became convinced that Riah wanted to sleep with him after she confronted him in episode four about why he had become less affectionate. When she asked him to hold her hand or give her a hug, James responded: “I think it’s just a time and a place.”

When Trey and Riah got back together, they had a lot of issues to work through including how upset Riah was about Trey catching feelings for Ryann. On Trey’s feelings for Ryann, Riah said:  “It’s just super difficult to move past it.” However, they did work through them, as Riah ended up saying yes to Trey’s proposal.

 Are Riah and Trey still together from 'The Ultimatum'? 

Before the reunion, viewers were convinced the couple were together as they posted Instagram posts recently in the same places. On Riah’s birthday, she posted that she was in Tampa, Florida, and Trey also posted photos in the same city. In Riah’s photos, viewers also spied what looked like an engagement ring.

Viewers turned out to guess right, as at the reunion the couple confirmed they were still together. They even discussed their plans to have a destination wedding in 2024 as Riah still wanted a gold wedding.

Trey also admitted that he hadn’t been in contact with Ryann since the show, even though Ryann admitted that she wanted to reach out.

The Ultimatum season 2 is now streaming on full on Netflix.

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