‘MAFS’: Season 13 Cast Member Wants Seven Children and Views Them as a Business Incentive

Season 12 of Married at First Sight is premiering on Jan. 12 on Lifetime. This year, the experts are matching couples in Atlanta, Georgia. While the show has not yet begun airing, the identities and backgrounds of the hopeful singles have already been made public. One participant of MAFS that’s already generating a ton of fan reactions is Chris Williams. Williams’ desire for seven children and his views on how children are a business incentive has garnered much criticism on social media. 

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A little bit about Chris Williams

Williams is a 27-year-old minister turned finance manager. Per Madame Noire, ministry is in his blood, as several family members of Williams are in leadership positions in the church. 

As for why Williams’ former life as an ordained minister is no longer, Williams admits he did not earn much money from ministry. He revealed that he received a message from God that ministry was not necessarily his calling.

Despite struggling to transition into the workforce, including a brief stint with homelessness, he now makes six figures as a finance manager. Williams also owns a Subway franchise.

He decided to apply for MAFS after a few failed relationships. Williams admits to two previous engagements. In fact, Soap Dirt alleges one of his engagements ended just three months prior to filming for MAFS began. The woman he was engaged to reportedly continued wearing the ring late into 2020. 

Chris Williams’ ideal wife is submissive and will have seven children; Williams views children as a business incentive

Williams has a list of qualities he wants his potential wife to possess. In his confessional introduction, he tells producers, “I want a woman that is not after me for my money. She is intelligent, submissive, sexy, good in bed, and a freak…and that seems like finding a needle in a haystack.”

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In addition, Williams says he wants a huge family, and is hoping to have seven children. His reasoning for wanting more than just a few children has much to do with his stance on business.

“I want a max of seven kids,” he said. “Your last name is your brand, your last name is your business. Your goal as an owner of a business is to train up individuals who are up under you, so if you have kids, your job is to train them to replicate yourself.”

Chris Williams’ match shares similar belief systems 

Luckily for Williams, the experts match him with a woman who shares similar values. Williams’ match, Paige Banks, is a 25-year-old entrepreneur who hopes to break her family’s “divorce curse.” In other words, she’s looking to find her forever partner. 

Per Soap Dirt, Banks is a trained dancer who attended both Syracuse University and Georgia State University. She’s currently working toward her master’s degree in accounting, which matches Williams’ career in finance.

While Banks is doing well for herself professionally, her dream is to marry and have a family. Like Williams, she wants a large family and is also grounded in her religious faith. 

Married at First Sight airs every Wednesday on Lifetime at 8 pm EST.