Vanessa-Nelson
Vanessa Nelson | Biography

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  • Full Name Vanessa Nelson
  • Occupation Television Personality & Businesswoman
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Southern California, USA
  • Birth Date Jul 09, 1988
  • Age 34 Years, 2 Months
Television Personality from Season 3 'Married At First Sight'

Vanessa Nelson | Biography

Formerly worked as a Corporate Manager at a Event Organizing Company

Besides TV reality shows, she is the founder of a candle business named Soul Wick. Alongside selling scented candles, the organization is focused on boosting the confidence of its members. Moreover, it provides women of all colors and margins with a secure working environment.


Vanessa Nelson is an entrepreneur and reality TV personality. She first gained media limelight as the cast of Married At First Sight season 3 (2015-2016).

Who is Vanessa Nelson?

Vanessa Nelson is a reality TV personality, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. After FYI Network hired her for their reality show, Married At First Sight, she rose to TV fame. Before that, she worked with a private event organizer as their corporate manager.

Nelson first appeared on the reality series Married At First Sight in season 3, which began airing on 1 December 2015. 

The series follows a pattern where stranger men and women meet for the first time on matchmaking day and right away get married.

Later, the personality also appeared on the show's spin-off series Married At First Sight: Unfiltered in 2016 and Married At First Sight: Second Chances in 2017.

Besides TV reality shows, she is the founder of a candle business named Soul Wick. Alongside selling scented candles, the organization is focused on boosting the confidence of its members. Moreover, it provides women of all colors and margins with a secure working environment.

With her stints on reality television, she has amassed approximately 20k followers on her Instagram handle @vanessanelson_mafs. There she regularly updates her fans about her life.

Age and Birthday

Vanessa Nelson was born in Southern California on 9 July 1988. On her 30th birthday, she shared several pictures of herself from her tour to Capri, Itali on her Instagram handle. She hashtagged most pictures as #30thBirthday and #30thSummer.

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Although born in South California, she later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, and called it her home. She also received her higher education at Clark Atlanta University, from where she graduated with a Master's Degree in Communications.

Is Vanessa Nelson Married?

Nelson took her first wedding vows in Married At First Sight season 3. The experts in the show matched her alongside a Luxury Car Salesman Tres Russell. 

Initially, the pair's romance bloomed beautifully and appeared like a perfect match. However, the conflict of personalities between them soon started a rift that they could not solve.

On the Decision Day episode, the pair decided on giving their relationship one more chance and opted to stay married. But again, after only around six months, i.e., in mid-2016, the pair confirmed their separation through their appearance on Married At First Sight: Six Months Later.

'Married At First Sight: Second Chances'

Although Nelson had a terrible first experience marrying a stranger, she did not back out from taking a second go at it. She decided to give her love life a second chance and appeared on the 2017 reality show, Married At First Sight: Second Chances.

Vanessa Nelson and Andre Forbes Formerly Married
Vanessa Nelson And Her Ex-Husband Andre Forbes in 2017 (Photo: Instagram)

This time around, she matched with a young computer engineer Andre Forbes. The pair dated for around four months and finally got engaged and married.

On 28 July 2017, Andre also shared pictures with Nelson on his Instagram handle @dreforbes. Unfortunately, however, her second marriage again met the same consequences as the previous one.

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