First Look: MTV’s Couples Retreat With Apollo Nida & Sherien Almufti, Yung Joc & Kendra Robinson And More!

MTV announced a new “Tuesday Night Takeover” featuring several series coming to the flagship brand including Love & Hip: AtlantaMTV Couples Retreat (f.k.a. VH1 Couples Retreat), Caught in the Act: Unfaithful and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta “Run It Back.”

Kicking things off is Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta “Run it Back” premiering on Tuesday, May 2ND at 7pm ET/PT followed by a brand new season of MTV Couples Retreat at 9pm ET/PT. “Run it Back” is an outrageous clip-show where fan favorites across the Love & Hip Hop: Franchise rewatch jaw-dropping moments from the first season of Atlanta and share the inside scoop and behind the scenes insight from some of the most notable moments. MTV Couples Retreat takes a gamble on love as six celebrity couples get active this season with themed events that illustrate how a bit of risk, sacrifice, and compromise can yield great rewards in a committed relationship.

See the new cast inside…

Falynn Pina was a “friend of” on the show until her then-husband, Simon Guobadia, left her for Porsha Williams. Now, re-entering the reality television world, Pina is now engaged to Jaylan Pina, a successful club promoter who used to be her assistant. After celebrating their one year engagement anniversary, and almost a year since they had their baby, the two are coming to the retreat to work on their premarital issues before ever thinking of walking down that aisle.

Shamari was a full-time Housewife on Atlanta, though only for one season, where she made quite the impact on the ladies. Formerly of the R&B girl group Blaque, Shamari has been married to R&B royalty in Ronnie DeVoe, of New Edition and Bel Biv DeVoe fame, for 16 years. This is the second season of Couples Retreat for the DeVoes, who are dealing with Ronnie’s hectic touring schedule this time around.

Yung Joc is a multi-platinum hip-hop artist, radio DJ, and entrepreneur, alongside his successful criminal law attorney and real estate broker wife, Kendra Robinson. The couple’s first year of marriage was rocked by rumors of infidelity and the revelation of a secret baby with another woman! Kendra is unsure if she can ever trust her husband again, but they both hope that having a relationship coach and other couples holding them accountable will bring them back together.

The first LGBTQ couple on Couples Retreat, Bre-Z is a rapper and actress best known for her roles on Empire and All-American and Chris Amore is a celebrity makeup artist. Bre-Z wants to spend this much-needed professional hiatus getting to enjoy and go deeper into her relationship with her fiancée.

MTV Couples Retreat Premieres Tuesday, May 2nd on MTV at 9pm ET/PT 

  • The couples attending the retreat are putting all of their chips on the table in Vegas, and they will be forced out of their comfort zones to rediscover each other with the help of unconventional, high-octane guest experts. 
  • From ziplining through the Vegas Strip, survivalist training in the wilderness with an expert ninja survivalist, trapezing with former Cirque du Soleil performers, to herding cattle and untamed bulls, the activities will challenge the couple on a different level.


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