This summer, on June 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on USA Network, things get a whole lot sexier when “Temptation Island” returns for season five. The following day, Peacock will offer episodes for streaming.
On “Temptation Island,” Mark L. Walberg returns as the host. The reality show is a part of the USA’s Wednesday night Hump Day schedule.
Four new couples, including the first-ever engaged couple, travel to Kona, Hawaii, to put their love to the test. Passion, drama, and an emotional roller coaster follow. The pressure mounts as 16 sexy single men and women join them, joining the couples just as they are reaching a turning point in their relationships.
Each couple must choose whether to dedicate their lives to one another or whether they will eventually succumb to the pressure from singles looking for “the one.”
This season begins with a new mixer in which the couples mingle with the singles who will be dating their partners, creating intrigue and tension as they each assess the potential competition. In addition, as a dramatic new twist this season, a temptation light has been added to the houses, and when it glows, it indicates that someone in a relationship has succumbed to temptation, but the couples will not know whether it is their partner or someone else in the house.
Meet the Four Couples
Kaitlin Tufts & Hall Toledano
CITY: Charleston, SC
OCCUPATION: Kaitlin: Fitness Studio Owner/ Hall: Leather Sales
AGE: Kaitlin, 31 / Hall, 35
Kaitlin and Hall have been dating for eight years and while Hall put a ring on her finger, Kaitlin refuses to set a wedding date. She is hesitant because three years into the relationship Hall broke things off because he was feeling terrified of commitment. Since then, they have made major strides and along with the engagement, they have purchased a house together. However, they seem to be in two different stages of their lives and the baggage of their past keeps coming back to haunt them. Hall is ready to settle down and have kids, while Kaitlin wants to start a business and acclimate to life in Charleston. On the island, Kaitlin and Hall are looking to find clarity on how to move forward. Kaitlin hopes to understand where the disconnect lies while Hall thinks the experience will motivate Kaitlin to finalize their commitment and walk down the aisle.
Vanessa Valente and Roberto Mal
CITY: Los Angeles, CA
OCCUPATION: Vanessa: Procurement Manager /Roberto: Nursing Student
AGE: Vanessa, 34 / Roberto, 24
Vanessa and Roberto met overseas in Qatar and what they both thought was a one-night stand, ended up turning into a long-term committed relationship. With a 10-year age gap between them, Vanessa is done wasting her time. She was previously married and is now looking for someone to be the father of her children. She worries that Roberto is not ready to step up to the plate and Temptation Island is the perfect way to test his loyalty and commitment. Roberto on the other hand is doing all he can to show her that he is mature and committed for the long haul. While they have moved in together and built their lives around each other, they’re hoping their time on the island will allow them to find a clear path to get past their conflicts and spend the rest of their lives together.
Marisela Figueroa and Christopher Wells
CITY: Atlanta, GA
OCCUPATION: Marisela: Hospital Interpreter/ Christopher: Fitness Instructor
AGE: Marisela, 24 / Christopher, 30
Marisela and Christopher have been together for two years. Christopher is a sensitive over communicator while Marisela is a careless free spirit. While they both come from broken homes and have a history of being unfaithful with past partners, Christopher has entered his thirties and ready for marriage and believes Marisela is the one for him. On the other hand, Marisela is indecisive to the idea of marriage even though she believes he is her soulmate. She has also tried to move past Christopher’s infidelity but holds on to some resentment still. These underlying frustrations have created a standstill in their relationship and they hope their time on island will bring them closer together.
Leonila “Paris” Pedro and Nzubechukwu “Great” Ezihie
CITY: Newark, NJ
OCCUPATION: Paris: Influencer / Great: Engineer
AGE: Paris, 23 / Great, 25
Paris and Great first met on social media after Paris dm’ed him to get his attention. They have been dating for almost two years but struggle to trust one another after a history of cheating. While they are willing to do whatever it takes to make things work between them, they are not yet on the same page. Paris would like to take their relationship to the next level and get engaged soon. It’s customary in her Angolan culture to get married young and start a family. Although this is similar to Great’s Nigerian culture, he wants to take things a little slower and move in together first. They are optimistic that spending time on the island will help align their timelines.
Meet the Singles
Check out a sneak peek of TEMPTATION ISLAND season 5, here.