‘Married at First Sight’: Chris May Be Ready to Walk Away from His Marriage to Alyssa
Chris may be ready to pull the plug on his brief marriage to Alyssa. In a clip from the Feb. 16 episode of Married at First Sight, the Boston groom announces that he’s prepared to make a decision about whether to stick with the relationship or call it quits.
Pastor Cal stages an intervention in the next episode of ‘Married at First Sight’
Chris and Alyssa have clashed repeatedly since their wedding day. Their honeymoon in Puerto Rico was marked by tension and conflict. Alyssa accused her husband of being aggressive; he said she was “gaslighting” him with her repeated criticisms. By the end of the trip, she was flat-out refusing to move in with Chris when they returned to Boston. At the same time, she refused to explicitly say that she was done with the marriage entirely, much to Chris’ frustration.
In a teaser for the next episode of Married at First Sight (via Twitter), one of the show’s experts finally sits down with Chris and Alyssa. Pastor Cal Roberson seems interested in getting to the bottom of what’s going on with the unhappy couple – and finding out if this marriage can be saved.
Chris says Alyssa ‘has no interest in being married to me’
In the clip, Chris voices his concerns about his marriage. He says he feels Alyssa never gave the relationship a fair shot.
“Alyssa, from the wedding night, has no interest in being married to me,” Chris says. “She says that we’re not compatible. She’s used the phrase robbed … And it started the night of the wedding.”
Alyssa admits that she began to question whether getting married at first sight was the right choice as soon as she saw Chris at the altar.
“When I first saw him I was like, OK, I don’t think that that’s, like, my physical type,” she says. “And I think that was, like, when I first started to be like, ‘Oh my God. What did I get myself into?’”
In the clip, Alyssa also mentions that she’s never been comfortable sharing a bed with another person.
“But you did know you were getting married?” Pastor Cal asks.
Chris says he’s reached his Decision Day
In last week’s Married at First Sight, Alyssa suggested that she and Chris split their time in the apartment back in Boston, with each of them living there for a few weeks on their own. She said she still wanted the “experience” of being part of the show as well as the chance to spend time with the other couples. That didn’t fly with Chris or the show’s producers.
“At the end of the day, it is a show about marriage. It’s called Married at First Sight, not Single at First Sight,” one producer told her after she proposed the compromise.
“The notion that we would share this experience like divorced parents deciding which weekend days we were going to spend with our children – our children being the other couples – is absurd,” he said in a confessional interview.
At this point, it seems Chris has accepted that Alyssa’s reasons for wanting to stay on the show have nothing to do with wanting to stay married to him.
“I think there are a lot of reasons to still be here, but I don’t think that marriage is the one that you’re here for,” Chris says in the teaser. That statement immediately puts Alyssa’s hackles up.
“When you say that I’m not here for the right reasons, it triggers me,” she says. Later, she tearfully says that she’s “not a bad person … I’m a good person.”
But Chris may be done.
“For me, this is my Decision Day,” Chris tells Pastor Cal.
New episodes of Married at First Sight Season 14 air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.
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