• 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…

  • Interviews with Former Contestants,  Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    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…

  • #BlackLove,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Monet Bell Talks Life After Married At First Sight and New Series #BlackLove

    Viewers watched in despair as Monet Bell and Vaughn Copeland struggled on season 1 of FYI’s Married at First Sight, ultimately, deciding to divorce. Although a year has passed, the transition from married to single life has not been an easy one. Tonight, Monet will appear again on our screens in the new FYI hit series, #BlackLove.What has Monet’s life been like and what can we expect from #BlackLove? I’ve got the scoop. What was your life like after your split with Vaughn Copeland on Married at First Sight? It was difficult from the standpoint of dealing with the TV exposure. I made the decision to share my romantic life with the world. It’s not…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews

    Cortney Hendrix – Transformed on Married At First Sight – The First Year

    It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since I first interviewed Cortney Hendrix from FYI‘s Married at First Sight. What a journey it’s been. We’ve seen her go from the sweet, joyous wonder of falling in love with Jason, to the inner struggle to find happiness in the first season of Married At First Sight -The First Year, to the strong and confident woman who is a rock in their marriage today. The transformation she’s made right before our eyes, is nothing less than remarkable. What caused Cortney to go from pure bliss to the path of despair? How did she overcome her struggle to find happiness? What has made…

  • Reality TV Star Interviews

    Real Talk With Jamie Otis from Married At First Sight – The First Year

    One thing we know for certain is that Married At First Sight viewers are a close-knit family. Many have followed the Cinderella story of Season 1 couple Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner since the show first aired, the Fall of 2014.  When it appeared almost overnight that Jamie and Doug went from being over the moon in love at their vow renewal to having a pretty significant disconnect, fans were shocked and lines were drawn in the sand.  What led to the disconnect that viewers were so disheartened to see? According to Jamie, it was, “lack of communication and lack of respect, primarily.” Each week as I combed through hundreds of #MAFSFirstYear tweets…