Love After Lockup and Love During Lockup Casting
Love is tricky enough when you’re not in prison. WE tv’s hit reality show Love After Lockup and its spin-off, Love During Lockup, follow couples in the early stages of their relationships as one partner is incarcerated. The show proves that it’s possible to find and maintain long-distance romance despite the walls of jail or prison, but also that it can be even more challenging to build trust and stay together during tough times.
The new season of the series premieres Friday, July 21 on WE tv. The 2023 cast includes civilians and inmates trying to navigate their relationships with the help of their partners behind bars.
Cast members must undergo an extensive interview process in order to be a part of the show. Applicants are asked to answer questions about their relationship with an inmate and are required to upload a photo of themselves with their significant other. This helps producers ensure that the couples on the show have genuine feelings for each other and are not just looking to exploit their situation for money or fame.
Applicants are also asked about their criminal records, which weeds out anyone who is not eligible to be on the show. If they’re found to be a good fit, the producers will contact the prisoner to see if they’re interested in being featured on the show.
If the prisoner agrees, the couple will film for the duration of the season. The series follows the pair as they meet each other in person and have video and phone dates, but also struggle with a variety of issues including distance, communication issues, money concerns, and family and friend issues.
The series has seen its fair share of controversy. In the past, some of the couples have struggled to make their relationships work while others have been forced to end their relationships due to a lack of communication or trust. In the end, it’s up to viewers to decide whether they want to watch the show or not, and they can weigh the pros and cons of each couple’s story.
While the exact pay for Love During Lockup cast members is not officially disclosed, it’s likely that they earn $1,000-$3,000 per episode filmed. In addition, the cast can make additional money through paid appearances at clubs and events.
Unfortunately, the show lost a cast member in 2023 when Asonta Gholston passed away in a car accident. While it’s difficult to lose a loved one, the cast members of Love During Lockup have found a way to keep moving forward in the face of tragedy and continue to put their best foot forward. This is a lesson that all of us can learn from. Hopefully, the show can continue to inspire people around the country who are in similar situations. If you’re interested in watching the show, it’s available for streaming on Philo and fuboTV.