‘Married at First Sight’: Christina Thinks Henry Wants Her to Look Like a ‘Lying, S*itty Person’
Christina and Henry Rodriguez have struggled in their relationship since the very beginning of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight season 11 in New Orleans. In addition to the major personality differences between them, the couple clashed over everything from sex and money to dishonesty.
Henry accused Christina of staying out all night under suspicious circumstances, while Christina accused Henry of hiding the fact that he was gay (or, at least, having an affair with a man). On the most recent episodes of Married at First Sight, Christina and Henry’s marital issues escalated even further during an awkward retreat with the other couples. Later, as they approached Decision Day, they seemed to be more at odds than ever.
Christina admitted she accused Henry of being gay ‘to get back at him’
On the October 14 episode of Married at First Sight, Christina continued to insist that she had, in fact, gotten a text from a “credible source” who insinuated that her husband was gay. However, the 30-year-old flight attendant did admit that she had ultimately broached the subject “out of anger.”
“I really didn’t think he was gay, and I don’t still,” Christina confessed. “I guess I did bring it up out of anger to get back at him.”
Instead of acting in retaliation, Christina mused, she should have just brought up the alleged text more calmly. Still, she thought Henry’s reaction was unfair – and even that he might be using the confrontation to make her look bad.
“He wants people to think I’m some lying, s*itty person,” Christina cried.
Henry believed Christina was lying about the mysterious text
As for Henry, he believed Christina’s accusation was a complete lie. After he confronted his wife about what he saw as her pattern of dishonesty, he thought she went on the defensive and made up a lie in order to deflect from her own behavior.
“I just think Christina has a habit, when she’s flustered, of throwing anything at the wall and seeing what sticks,” Henry argued.
The Married at First Sight star also speculated that Christina had brought up his sexuality as a way of explaining away his lack of physical attraction to her.
The biggest piece of evidence that Christina didn’t really believe he was gay? Her refusal to show the text from the mysterious accuser. When Henry asked to see it, his wife told him she couldn’t find it anywhere – a story he found completely implausible.
“She miraculously cannot find it, which I find really hard to believe,” Henry said, rolling his eyes.
Instead, Henry insisted, this was just one of her “grandiose stories that she made up.”
Henry said he and his wife ‘lived in different realities’
On the October 21 Married at First Sight episode – now just days away from Decision Day – Henry and Christina continued to struggle. Christina seemed all too ready to pretend nothing was wrong, even claiming she wanted to try to make the marriage work. Meanwhile, Henry remained aloof and distant, refusing to engage with his wife beyond the basics.
What’s more, Henry accused Christina of threatening to release sensitive information about him unless he “played nice” until they were done filming. This left him feeling like he had no choice but to go along with the marriage, at least outwardly, for now.
Despite their ongoing issues, Christina and Henry went out for a final dinner date just two days before Decision Day. While Christina seemed dedicated to making the marriage work – or, at least, trying to – Henry appeared baffled by his wife’s ultra-positive attitude amid all their problems.
When Christina cried after Henry complimented her on her writing ability and spontaneity, Henry even admitted it was “hard not to laugh” at her level of emotion.
“Sometimes it feels like we live in two different realities,” the Married at First Sight star confessed, adding that he couldn’t believe two people could see the same situation so differently.