‘Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love’: Meet the Couples on Lifetime’s Newest Reality Show
Lifetime might just be home to your newest reality TV obsession.
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love makes its debut on the network. The second season of the show — the first aired on FYI Network — features three couples who are deeply in love. But each also faces serious pushback from their disapproving friends and family. With the help of Married at First Sight’s Pastor Cal Roberson they’ll have to either overcome their differences or decide to go their separate ways.
Though seemingly committed to each other, these Atlanda couples face differences of race, religion, and age that have those closest to them wondering if the relationship will succeed. Each will take part in a four-week experiment to discover the objections to their relationship and help them find support and acceptance. Pastor Cal will “help them navigate through their emotional uncertainties, and find their untapped tenacity to push thru and succeed,” he explained in an Instagram post.
Willi and Cameron
Willi and Cameron are struggling to overcome differences of both religion and belief in their relationship. Willi is Jewish, while Cameron is Christian. Willi’s family wants Cameron to convert before the two marry.
In the trailer for the upcoming season, Cameron tells Willi’s dad that he wants to marry his daughter. “I want my grandchildren to be raised Jewish,” his prospective father-in-law replies. “If not, then hit the pavement.” Willi also seems to want her boyfriend to convert, though he pushes back, saying “it’s never going to happen.”
Blair and Chris
Blair and Chris are a mixed-race couple, which doesn’t sit well with everyone they know. Specifically, Blair’s mother doesn’t approve of Chris’s mixed North Korean heritage. Nor is she a fan of his tattoos and bad boy image.
“I have a problem with Chris being part Asian,” says Blair’s mother in the trailer. “It’s a Communist country.”
Kiandria and Kareem
For Kiandria and Kareem the problem is a difference in ages. Both of their families think there’s a maturity gap with this couple, especially when it comes to the much younger Kareem’s ability to be a parent to Kiandria’s six-year-old son. But it might not just be an age difference that their loved ones object to.
“I do not like his personality,” one of Kiandria’s relatives bluntly declares.
Pastor Cal Roberson says ‘Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love’ has lessons for anyone in a relationship
Relationship expert Roberson says that Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love (which is based on Australian show with the same concept) has lessons to teach anyone in a relationship.
“If you’ve ever been in a relationship, or plan on getting into one, watching this show will definitely be beneficial to you,” he wrote on Instagram. “Whether you’re trying to reroute or resolve conflict, the advice to these couples is pretty solid and transcending… it deals with the core of who we are as individuals, so tune in.”
Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love premieres Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10/9c on Lifetime.
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