• Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Married at First Sight Season 5 – Getting to Know Three More Singles!

    The premiere of “Married at First Sight” Season 5 was tonight on Lifetime and it could not have been more compelling. While we wait for next week’s episode, let’s take a look at three singles and get a sneak peek behind the wedding veil…or tux.  Anthony D’Amico Anthony is a 33-year old sales executive living in Chicago, IL. He is looking for a woman who is outgoing, funny, intelligent and generous. He’s ready to trust the experts to find a wife that he can learn to love and have a family with. Inside 5! Favorite sport to watch: Football Current TV series addiction: Can I have multiple addictions here? “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Master…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Married at First Sight Season 4: Why Derek Schwartz Chose to Stay Married

    Derek Schwartz and Heather Seidel of the FYI hit, “Married at First Sight” were a good match on paper with similar likes and ideas. But despite that fact, Seidel chose to end their marriage after just 10 short days. While fans were disappointed, no one felt the sting of rejection more than Schwartz. I had an opportunity to catch up with him and learn about his journey.Schwartz admitted the concept of marrying a stranger was unexpected. “I was totally surprised when I was first contacted to do the show. I got a message on a social media site saying they’d like to talk on the phone.”Although initially reluctant, the idea eventually took…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Married at First Sight – Rachel DeAlto: ‘Being vulnerable means sharing your story.’

    Season 4 of FYI‘s radical social experiment, “Married at First Sight”, has two new experts joining sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz. The addition of pastor Calvin Roberson and relationship expert, Rachel DeAlto brings fresh ideas and opportunities for growth…for both couples and the viewing audience.  As an equity/social justice advocate, one of my guiding principles is building relationships through the sharing of stories. I recently had the privilege of connecting with Rachel and learning she shares that philosophy. Here is a glimpse of her story, as it relates to Married at First Sight: Tell us about your professional career. As a life coach and hypnotherapist, I work with people to find…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Married at First Sight – Pastor Calvin Roberson: ‘At our core, we want to be understood with empathy…loved without restriction.’

    Season 4 of the FYI groundbreaking hit, “Married at First Sight” brings 2 new experts to the location of Miami. Joining returning sociologist, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, are communication and relationship expert, Rachel DeAlto and marriage counselor and pastor, Calvin Roberson. Why did they change it up for this season? A spokesperson from production company Kinetic Content shared: “Our plan is to rotate our panel of experts to keep a fresh perspective. We absolutely love Pastor Cal and Rachel and feel so lucky to have them join Dr. Pepper on the panel. They each bring new insight and elements to the matchmaking process, enhancing the overall experience of our participants.” So the…

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    Sam Role’s Personal Transformation on Married at First Sight Season 3

    Sam Role did not remain married to Neil Bowlus on Season 3 of Married at First Sight, but the personal transformation she made, right in front of our eyes, was nothing short of amazing. To what does she attribute these life changes? I had the chance to dig deep and find out. First, let’s start with the social experiment. Sam shared that for her, every part of it was authentic. “This is an accelerated process. I feel like we needed some direction on how to move forward in the marriage, and quickly. Neither one of us had been married before and we didn’t know each other,” she said. That direction was provided by the…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Honest Talk with Sam Role on Married at First Sight Season 3

    Sam Role had everything going for her in life…a great family, friends and a fantastic career. The one thing she didn’t have was someone to love. While Sam dated regularly in college, it became more of a challenge after graduation. “It’s hard to meet men out at events, I don’t go out to bars much and I definitely don’t believe in dating men I work with,” she admitted. Like many other singles, she also tried the online dating scene for a period of time, to no avail. Sam openly shared about a man she met through her best friend Sammie, “My last boyfriend was a guy I dated a few years ago. He was…

  • #BlackLove,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    The Women of #BlackLove S:1 E:6 Pack Your Bags

    We all have baggage that we don’t want to let go of. This week on #BlackLove, the experts dig deep to find the pieces of the past that are stopping the girls from moving on in their relationships. Certified dating coach, Damona Hoffman asks them to have the courage to fight through their fear so they can let it go and move on. JaeJae is still holding on to fear…fear of commitment, fear of having her heart broken again, fear of the unknown. Damona says she needs to get honest with herself and understand she is allowing her past to write her future.  It’s not only past relationships that have caused fear. Jae gets real with…

  • #BlackLove,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    The Women of #BlackLove S:1 E:5 Miss Independent

    Being a strong, independent woman can present challenges when looking for a partner. This week the women of #BlackLove talk about those challenges.One of the issues the girls discuss is that as strong, independent women, they have trust issues and difficulty letting go of control. Monet   Jack Daniels dishes out some tough love with Monet in one of the most compelling relationship conversations I’ve heard.Monet admits that she tries to make it work with men that aren’t a good fit. She gives her heart to men when they aren’t worthy of it.Jack tells Monet, “Men are instinctive. For us, the instinct is to smell things that basically help us survive”. He goes…

  • #BlackLove,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    The Women of #Black Love – Getting Out of Their Own Way S:1 E:2

    FYI’s groundbreaking TV series, #BlackLove follows five women through 10 weeks of workshops with psychotherapist, Jack Daniels and certified dating coach, Damona Hoffman. The task last week was for the five women to focus on exactly what they were looking for in a man. Points to consider; deal breakers and separating wants from needs. A deal breaker for Monet Bell, is a man who seeks happiness in someone else. “For me, I need you to be whole on your own before we get together.” This week they need to consider how they may be getting in their own way of finding love. The convo goes deep and examines how confident, strong, women of color are stereotyped in…

  • #BlackLove,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    The Women of #BlackLove – Hopes, Reflections of S:1 E:1

    Production company Kinetic Content and FYI network nail it once again with groundbreaking and authentic programming. Their newest docu-series, #BlackLove, follows five women, through ten weeks of relationship therapy. It’s a journey of self-discovery, friendship and finding love.    This is a journey that millions of single people can relate to. Love is universal. Finding acceptance and inner happiness are key to building a lasting relationship. But it takes brutal honesty. That’s where the experts come in.      Jack Daniels   Jack is a psychotherapist, best selling author and known as the “king of breakthroughs”. With a focus on emotional growth and the development of relationships, his goal is to teach these women…