Neil Bowlus | Biography

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  • Full Name Neil Bowlus
  • Occupation Television Personality
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Birth Date May 15, 1984
  • Age 40 Years, 2 Months
Television Personality of 'Married at First Sight'

Neil Bowlus | Biography

Also a Compliance Specialist

Bowlus appeared in the third season of 'Married At First Sight', where he was paired and married to bank manager Samantha Role. The third season of the show premiered on 1 December 2015.

Neil Bowlus is an actor known for appearing in the reality TV series Married at First Sight in the third season.

Who is Neil Bowlus?

Neil Bowlus is an American TV personality born in 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia. His birthday falls on 15 May. He earned his bachelor's in science and master's degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Bowlus is widely recognized for his appearance in the reality TV series Married at First Sight. He appeared in 13 episodes from 2015 to 2016. Moreover, he was also featured in the show's sequel Married at First Sight: Unfiltered, for five episodes, in 2016.


Bowlus appeared in the third season of Married At First Sight, where he was paired and married to bank manager Samantha Role. 

The third season of the show premiered on 1 December 2015. He was 31 years old and worked as a compliance specialist when he joined the show. 

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Unfortunately, Bowlus and Role had trouble getting on the same page, and his introverted personality and eccentricities initially put her off.

However, he worked hard throughout their marriage to have chemistry with Role, but it took time for the former couple to see common ground. When Bowlus tried to be charming, he was rarely successful, and Role even removed him from her home after a joke he intended to make misconstrued as an insult. 

Role later admitted that she missed him when he wasn't living with her, and she developed romantic feelings for him as she became more familiar with his sense of humor. 


Bowlus asked for a divorce from Samantha Role on Decision Day of Married At First Sight. However, Role expressed her desire to continue her marriage with him.

In an interview with The Knot in 2016, Bowlus mentioned he didn't choose divorce for one specific reason. Instead, he explained, "It was a cumulative experience that influenced my decision. During Decision Day, I explained to the experts as follows: Sam and I had fundamentally different experiences; her attraction grew over time whereas mine waned. What ultimately drove me to decide on a divorce was what would make me ultimately happy. It was not an easy decision by any means, but it is one I felt confident and strong about."

Neil Bowlus with Samantha Role Formerly Married
Neil Bowlus with Samantha Role in 2017 (Photo: Instagram)

In another interview with Us Magazine in 2016, Role said that his decision was unexpected. She stated that he had always shown that he was committed to the marriage and the relationship, but he had never told her he was losing interest in their marriage or her.

However, during the former pair's appearance on Married At First Sight: Where Are They Now? in April 2020, the two revealed that their friendship is still strong.

In the same interview with The Knot in 2016, he said, "I am thankful for Sam, without her, I would not have learned as much as I have about myself and relationships. We have been supportive of each other."


Bowlus announced in Married At First Sight: Where Are They Now? in April 2020 that he is dating and has a girlfriend. However, the identity of his significant other is unknown.

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