EXCLUSIVE: Get to Know Bravo’s ‘Newlyweds’ Documenting Their First Year of Marriage

by Stacy Lambe 6:55 AM PDT, March 10, 2015
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What’s the first year of marriage truly like? Four couples -- Samantha and Laura Leigh Abby, Erik and Nadine Jolie Courtney, Kirk and Laura Knight, and Rouvaun Walker and Toi Troutman-Walker – will show viewers the ups and downs of life after saying “I do” in the new season of Newlyweds: The First Year.

The hit Bravo series is back for a second season, which premieres Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 10 p.m., and at the center of it all is the love of four young marriages. And while fans may have watched the super teaser -- which premiered exclusively here – it’s time to get to know the couples a little bit better.

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ETonline has the exclusive first look at the stories that led to the walk down the aisle. From a third date in Japan to a Facebook re-connection, these couples’ journeys are as unique as each pairing.

Erik Courtney and Nadine Jolie Courtney

The couple first met on an online dating site and became engaged four months later. While seemingly two different people on the outside -- she’s a glamour-loving travel blogger and he’s a Comic-Con tech nerd -- Erik is Nadine’s Prince Charming. The only thing that might come in the way is the pair’s two very different religious and family backgrounds.

Kirk Knight and Laura Knight

Hailing from Washington D.C., Kirk and Laura are a true power couple. While each has a highly successful professional life, both look at marriage as the ultimate achievement. The biggest challenge is blending their family, which includes Kirk’s two teenage sons and Laura’s hope for a new baby.

Rouvaun Walker and Toi Troutman-Walker

Though the couple went on their first date in 1996, it wasn’t until 15 years later that the two rekindled their relationship over Facebook and ultimately walked down the aisle. With so much initial distance from each other -- Toi gave up her life in Los Angeles to be with Rouvaun in Northern California -- the couple is learning how to live together while maintaining their established lives.

Samantha Abby and Laura Leigh Abby 

Sorority sweethearts, Sam and Laura have been dating for seven years. Suddenly, these two are faced with real-life adult challenges, such as managing Sam’s estate and exploring options to have a child as a same-sex couple.