• Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews,  Season 9

    Married at First Sight’s Keith Manley and Iris Caldwell Talk About Eye-Opening Moments in this [Exclusive] Interview

    When you say, “I do,” to a stranger on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, you know you’re in for a wild ride. Participants who sign up for this radical social experiment (produced by Kinetic Content) anticipate the unknown. What surprised Keith Manley and Iris Caldwell the most during the “honeymoon” phase of marriage? They share their thoughts in this exclusive interview. For Keith, the most unexpected thing he learned about Iris was on their wedding day. “Finding out that my new wife was a virgin was pretty shocking, to say the least,” he said. When Keith’s mom spilled the tea, there was a collective gasp on social media. Fans could…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews,  Season 9

    Despite Their Instant Attraction, Married at First Sight’s Amber Bowles Reveals She Has Concerns About Matt Gwynne

    Amber Bowles and Matt Gwynne took a leap of faith and tied the knot in Season 9 of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight. When you marry a stranger, it’s important to learn as much about them as you can. Family can shed critical light on that in the early days of marriage. For Amber, the absence of Matt’s family at their wedding made that a challenge. I asked if that brought up any concerns for her. “With family being so important to me, I was concerned about the fact that Matt didn’t invite his family to the wedding. I was curious as to the reason behind that decision, as well,”…

  • Married at First Sight,  Reality TV Star Interviews,  Season 9

    Married at First Sight ~ Iris Caldwell Shares Communication Challenges With Keith Manley [Exclusive]

    On Married at First Sight Season 9, Keith and Iris are working on developing a foundation to go the distance. For them, the beginning of that foundation is communication. While Keith is more reserved about saying what he’s thinking, Iris is totally open with sharing her thoughts. Keith states on film how much he appreciates that quality in Iris. “It’s comforting to know my wife is so expressive. She will tell you exactly how she feels. She’s just somebody that I can express anything I’m feeling with, so she’s made things a whole lot easier [for me],” he says. Although things appear to be going well for them, there are…

  • Married at First Sight,  Season 9

    Married at First Sight Season 9 ~ Greg Bridges Deonna’s 10-Year Relationship Gap

    Deonna, a 30-year old operations manager is a go-getter, with two degrees and a home. She is looking for a man that is God-fearing, smart and shows a passion for something in life. Deonna hasn’t dated since her last relationship ended 10 years ago. (Gasp.) Instead, she has focused on her education, healing her heart, letting her guard down and allowing people in. At 32, Greg is a successful entrepreneur, owning a Math Learning Center. Religion is important to him so he wanted to be matched with a woman that has the same desire to grow her faith. This man has it together. When Greg and Deonna first met at…

  • Married at First Sight,  Season 9,  Uncategorized

    Married at First Sight Season 9~Amber’s Exuberant Affection vs. Matt’s Quiet Reserve

    Amber is a 27-year-old 8th grade English teacher who considers herself a tomboy. When her mother left her at the age of seven, she developed a fear of rejection. Now she’s ready to put her trust in the experts and is committed to making her marriage work. Amber is honest and open about her instant attraction to Matt. She’s so thrilled with her match, she can’t stop kissing him. Matt is a 31-year-old professional basketball player. After spending many years traveling for his career, he’s ready to focus on settling down and planting roots in Charlotte. Matt is introspective and low-key, contrasting with Amber’s energetic and upbeat personality. At first…

  • Married at First Sight,  Season 8

    Married at First Sight Season 8 ~ Will and Jasmine’s Conflict on Gender Roles

    At first glance on Married at First Sight Season 8, it looked like Will and Jasmine just might be the perfect match. They were both physically attracted to one another and they had an initial easy banter between them. It wasn’t long before they realized that physical attraction is only one component of compatibility.  When the couple started having deeper conversations about finances and household tasks, they realized they are not on the same page with gender roles. Jasmine is looking for what she calls a “traditional” relationship, where the man takes care of the bills. Will is looking for a partnership with a 50/50 split.  In order for them to come…

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    Married at First Sight Season Season 8 Episodes 1 & 2 ~ Initial Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    Married At First Sight is back on Lifetime and I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year! Each season, production company Kinetic Content gives us a new little twist. With Season 8 in Philly, that extra something comes with the addition of a couple and an extra 30 minutes of airtime! Here are my initial thoughts on the not three, but four couples this season. Jasmine, 30, is putting it all on the line to find love. She owns her own home, has a successful career and knows what it’s like to be in a long-term relationship.  Will, 37, has great role models in both a father…

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    Married at First Sight ~ Flying High, Holding on Tight and Hitting Rock Bottom

    As season six of Married at First Sight comes to the halfway point, couples take viewers on a trapeze ride that leaves us breathless. Seriously. I can’t breathe. I could hear a collective gasp as Pastor Cal talked about being “submissive” to your spouse. So what does that mean? In essence, it’s putting your partner’s wants and needs above your own. It’s being selfless. When both partners are willing to do this, they develop a strong foundation based on compromise. Okay…exhale.  Jephte and Shawniece are flying high right now. When Jephte refused to swap phones and walked out on Shawniece, it could have been the end of their relationship. Instead, he used a…

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    Married at First Sight ~ Chemistry Is Great But Real Beauty Lies Much Deeper

    I LOVE the Married at First Sight weddings! This season had major good vibes with all three couples having instant physical chemistry. Of course, chemistry isn’t everything, but it sure does help if you are attracted to the stranger you marry! While all three couples had physical attraction, Jackie and Ryan were the most comfortable couple. Ryan’s charisma put Jackie at ease right from their introduction at the altar. Throughout the wedding and reception, he continued to compliment Jackie and express how happy he was. It’s clear that Ryan’s love language is words of affirmation and physical touch. Jackie will NEVER have to wonder what he is thinking or feeling.…

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    Married at First Sight ~ Boston Marriage Marathon

    In Season 6 of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, 50,000 singles from the Boston area applied for the radical social experiment, with the ultimate goal of marrying a stranger. These singles put complete trust in a panel of show experts that use science and research to match them with their potential soulmate. Here is a first look at the six singles chosen to marry a stranger.  Jaclyn Schwartzberg, a 29 year old sales representative, has suffered the life-changing tragedy of losing a mate. Knowing what a healthy relationship is, she’s willing to risk it all to have a second chance at love.As a fire fighter, construction worker and landlord, 29 year old Ryan…