Paul C Brunson has become a familiar face in the world of love and dating.
Fronting multiple shows including Married at First Sight UK and Celebs Go Dating, it’s fair to say he’s no stranger when it comes to relationships.
Labelled as the ‘world’s most influential matchmaker’, Paul describes himself as a relationship expert, entrepreneur, and television host.
After returning to our screens on Monday, alongside experts Mel Schilling and Charlene Douglas, he’s back to match up a new crop of married couples.
As we watch the latest batch of married hopefuls fight to make their marriages work, MailOnline takes a look at everything you need to know about Paul.
Star: Paul C Brunson has become a familiar face in the world of love and dating
Who is Married at First Sight UK expert Paul C Brunson?
Paul is a relationship expert, entrepreneur and television host.
Born in America, Paul is now based in London and has become an extremely familiar face within the world of love, romance and TV.
In 2023, it was revealed that Paul would be returning to the popular E4 reality TV show Married At First Sight UK, as a relationship expert alongside Charlene Douglas and Mel Schilling.
On his website, the TV host says he was named as ‘the world’s most influential matchmaker’.
His main passion though is to ‘develop a new generation of servant-leaders with a desire to change the world’, he says.
After earning his business degree, Paul started his career as an analyst at an investment bank before starting his matchmaking firm PCB Agency in 2009.
He has also authored the book It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern Guide to Finding and Keeping Love.
On top of this, he is the Head of Global Insight at Tinder, where he uses his ‘extensive knowledge’ in the field of relationships and dating to ‘provide invaluable insights and guidance’.
Exciting: In 2023, it was revealed that Paul would be returning to the popular E4 show Married At First Sight UK, as a relationship expert alongside Charlene Douglas and Mel Schilling
Pro: Aside from appearing on Married At First Sight UK, Paul has also put his matchmaking skills to the test on the E4 show, Celebs Go Dating with Tom Read Wilson and Anna Williamson
What TV shows has Paul C Brunson appeared on?
Paul rocketed to fame in 2012 when he appeared as a co-host on Oprah Winfrey’s show Lovetown – a reality documentary TV series that worked to make Kingsland, Georgia, build a loving community.
Aside from appearing on Married At First Sight UK, Paul has also put his matchmaking skills to the test on the E4 show, Celebs Go Dating.
Other TV shows Paul has appeared on include, Lorraine, Oprah Winfrey Network, Good Morning America, The Wendy Williams Show and Sunday Brunch.
Is Paul married and does he have children?
It may be no surprise to learn that the relationship expert has been successful in his own love life.
Paul is married to his wife Jill, who he wed in 2000.
The pair met while attending Old Dominion University in Virginia, USA.
Via an Instagram post, Paul said the one thing which made them ‘instantly attracted to each other’ was their mutual ‘transparency’ and ‘no games were played’.
They have two sons together, Liam and Kingston – and Paul often takes to Instagram to share sweet snaps of the family together.
On his website, Paul says that his family’s ‘journey has been the greatest teacher in my life.’ He added: ‘The lessons have come in moments of pain and pleasure.’
Couple: Paul is married to his wife Jill, who he wed in 2000
Family: They have two sons together, Liam and Kingston – and Paul often takes to Instagram to share sweet snaps of the family together
Why did Paul need therapy?
Paul has previously revealed that he seeks extra therapy whilst filming the UK version of Married at First Sight.
While Paul is always there for the contestants, he explained how the process can be equally tough for the experts, and admitted how he seeks therapy to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of his job.
Paul told Metro: ‘I’ve been doing TV for 12 years and I would say that this show is probably the most challenging out of all the shows I’ve ever done.
‘In the last decade I see a therapist once every week but when the show is running, I see my therapist twice.’
He cited the pressure of guiding couples through ‘the biggest commitment that you can make in life’ and dealing with the ‘hypersensitivity’ of the contestants and topics at hand which make it particularly hard.
‘That’s [marriage] the highest commitment that you can make in life, in my opinion, that’s the biggest decision that you can make in life that dictates everything else – happiness, how long you live, etc.
‘So we’re dealing with this hypersensitivity around this very, very important question.
‘And then at the same time, you have this other elements of people who they’re competing with at the same time.’
Married At First Sight UK: Meet the series seven contestants
Occupation: Tennis coach
Why: ‘I’m ready to find the love of my life’
Occupation: Clinic Consultant
Why: ‘This experiment is so much more than just me getting married. I see this as a big deal for someone who has transitioned’
Why: ‘I trust the experts with all my heart that they have matched me well’
Occupation: Sales manager
Why: Hopefully, they’ve found someone who is right for me and I do have faith that everything happens for a reason’
Occupation: Sports Rehabilitator
Why: ‘I said to the Experts that I will give 120%. I trust them and I’m going to trust the process’
Occupation: Finance Manager
Why: ‘I have my fingers firmly crossed for a positive outcome – I don’t want another divorce’
Occupation: Sales executive
Why: ‘I’m really open so I know I can make things work and build, I’m just hoping she has the same attitude’
Occupation: Technology risk partner
Why: ‘I want that lover and someone who can also be my best friend’
Occupation: Events marketing manager
Why: ‘I don’t trust anyone but myself, but I hope they’ve done a good job that’s all I can say’
Occupation: Executive assistant
Why: ‘I’m trying not to think too much about the fact that I’m marrying a total stranger because I’ll probably psych myself out’
Occupation: Account manager
Why: ‘I hope the experts literally hand delivered my best friend and life partner’
Why: ‘I’m excited, but I’m also feeling quite nervous. It doesn’t feel real1’
Occupation: Youth Worker/DJ
Why: ‘I’m looking forward to it and I’m excited. The only bit I’m worried about is whether she’ll like me’
Occupation: Performing arts teacher
Why: ‘My happily ever after would be for him and I to go through the experiment and really try and grow together’
Occupation: Investment communications
Why: ‘I’m excited to meet this person and see what we could do together’
Occupation: Childcare assistant
Why: ‘I have faith in the experts that I could find the love of my life – the Ant to my Dec!’