‘Married at First Sight’: Austin Says Jessica Isn’t ‘Supportive’ Of His Career
Austin Hurd and Jessica Studer had the best and most promising marriage, hands down, right away on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight Season 10. Still, the couple hasn’t been without their bumps in the road along the way.
Jessica professed her love to Austin after five weeks of marriage, but he wasn’t ready to return the favor. Meanwhile, Austin’s new career as a network engineer required far more travel than Jessica expected, leading to problems between the two.
In ScreenRant’s exclusive teaser of the upcoming Apr. 8 episode of Married at First Sight, Austin and Jessica are in bed together just before Decision Day—but things don’t look too cozy. Austin is clearly frustrated with Jessica’s continued complaints about his monthly work-related travels, and admits he perceives them as proof that she doesn’t fully support his career.
Austin admits to shutting down at dinner with Jessica just before Decision Day
In the sneak peek, Jessica and Austin reflect on a dinner date gone wrong, mere days before Decision Day.
“I just felt like it seemed a little off tonight,” Jessica tells her husband.
Austin, looking more annoyed than we’ve seen him thus far on Married at First Sight, says flippantly, “I’m just tired of talking about certain things that, I guess, are an issue for some reason for you.”
Looking shocked, Jessica ventures, “You kind of shut down at dinner.”
“Yeah,” Austin admits, looking like he’s done with the conversation entirely.
The network engineer says he doesn’t feel his wife supports his career
Still, Austin elaborates on why he backed off and shut down on their date. The Married at First Sight star explains that he doesn’t feel like Jessica backs him up entirely when it comes to his career.
“I’ve talked about this with you before, where, yeah, it’s my job, and it doesn’t feel…you don’t feel supportive of it, I guess, when I’ve talked about it in the past,” Austin confesses, “how it was such a big thing for me to change careers, and it was an accomplishment in my life and something that took a lot of time and effort.”
Jessica seems offended by Austin’s accusation that she doesn’t fully support him. Getting annoyed herself, the patient care manager exclaims, “When did I ever say that I didn’t think that was a big accomplishment and that I didn’t like your job? Were those words I used?”
Austin admits that his wife has never used those exact words, but her complaints about his traveling make him feel less than supported. “You continually express concern about my job,” he repeats.
But Jessica continues to push back, asking, “Did I actually say those words, that I do not like your job?”
Austin tells his wife that he’s tired of hearing about how his job negatively affects their relationship, especially because he can’t do much to change it. “It’s just becoming an issue that I travel, that my job is always going to be in the way of us, is what you’re saying,” the Married at First Sight star says.
Jessica accuses Austin of trying to ‘belittle her feelings’
But Jessica says Austin’s job isn’t the problem as much as his response to her concerns. The 31-year-old tells her husband that she doesn’t feel like he’s sensitive or empathetic when she expresses her sadness about his constant need to travel for work.
“The problem for me is, I don’t know why you’re trying to belittle my feelings,” Jessica says. “I like you staying home, and I want to continue to get to know you. And so I am saddened that you will be leaving. But I’ve never said that I do not like your job and I do not support your job.”
“No, you have not said it,” Austin agrees. “But you continually bring it up that it’s something that’s a concern. That’s clearly saying that you don’t like my job.”
Jessica’s annoyed facial expression in response indicates that the Married at First Sight couple might be at an impasse as Decision Day approaches.