‘Married at First Sight’ Recap: What Happened On ‘How Do You Know if You’re in Love?’

One couple broke up – maybe – and others worried about their compatibility on the Feb. 24 episode of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, “How Do You Know if You’re in Love?” Here’s our latest Married at First Sight recap about the newest episode, filmed back in Atlanta just after the five Married at First Sight Season 12 couples’ eventful honeymoon in Las Vegas.

Briana Morris in her wedding gown looking out the hotel window on 'Married at First Sight'
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Haley and Jacob spent time apart after their fight

When we last saw Haley Harris and Jacob Harder, they were arguing about Haley’s visit down to the bar for a “girls’ night.” When Jacob showed up unexpectedly, he realized that Haley was actually hanging out with several of the husbands as well.

Feeling rejected, Jacob went so far as to accuse his wife of “having a boyfriend back home.” Jacob and Haley were so at odds that they spent time apart after their honeymoon. Still, the Married at First Sight couple apologized to each other for their respective roles in the fight – but their trust issues were still readily apparent.

When Haley and Jacob met with Pastor Cal Roberson, he urged them to keep at it and try to “meet each other halfway.” The Married at First Sight expert also urged Haley not to focus so much on what she didn’t like about Jacob’s quirks, like his intense nostalgia for the ‘80s.

Clara and Ryan moved in together and talked about their sex life

Clara Fergus and Ryan Oubre were excited about moving in together after their honeymoon. Still, when they visited each other’s apartments, Clara was a little worried about the amount of clutter stuffed into Ryan’s drawers and shelves.

During their meeting with Pastor Cal, Clara and Ryan said things had been going well so far. They revealed that they hadn’t had sex yet – mostly because Ryan wanted to take things slow – but both Ryan and Clara said they had an intense physical attraction to each other.

Things got a little awkward when Pastor Cal questioned Ryan, who says he’s never been in love, about whether he loved Clara. The Married at First Sight newlywed didn’t think he was in love with his wife just yet, but he assured her that he was committed to the process and their marriage.

Erik and Virginia worried about their compatibility

Erik Lake and Virginia Coombs hit a few bumps in the road on the latest episode of Married at First Sight. Erik was worried about sharing a living space with Virginia’s cat due to his allergies. Meanwhile, Virginia wasn’t too impressed by Erik’s spacious but rather cold, empty “bachelor pad.”

Virginia and Erik revealed that they’d had sex already during their sit-down session with Pastor Cal. Things seemed to be going well in that department.

In other parts of their marriage, though, Erik and Virginia both had a few concerns. Virginia argued that Erik could be controlling at times, what with wanting her to ask for “permission” to go out and text him as soon as she arrived somewhere. Meanwhile, Erik thought Virginia’s no-big-deal attitude about passing out at a guy friend’s house after a night of partying was an inappropriate attitude to take into a marriage.

Briana and Vincent had a blow-up over her sarcasm

Briana Morris and Vincent Morales told Pastor Cal they were both happy in their marriages so far. Still, Vincent seemed to hint at trouble in paradise when he admitted he was afraid of saying the “wrong thing” if his wife got too bossy with him.

Indeed, things quickly heated up between Briana and Vincent on their first night in their new apartment. Vincent seemed increasingly irritated by Briana’s sarcastic comments. After popping some champagne to celebrate their new life together, Briana joked that it was “very Vincent of him” to spill some on his shirt.

Vincent and Briana argued in bed together later, with Vincent accusing his wife of trying to “belittle” him. The Married at First Sight star was so put off by Briana’s comments that he decided to spend the night in his own apartment instead of with his new bride.


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Chris and Paige broke up – kind of

While the other couples moved in together, Chris Williams and Paige Banks separated just after their honeymoon. Chris flew to Chicago to visit his pregnant ex, only to reveal to Paige (off-camera) that he was still in love with his baby’s mother and wanted a divorce.

Paige sat down with Pastor Cal by herself and told him everything that had gone down between them – from Chris’ admission that he wasn’t attracted to her, despite sleeping with her twice, to the revelation that he was still in love with his ex. Chris made a

Pastor Cal encouraged Chris and Paige to break things off and end the marriage for their mutual good. At first, they agreed. But Chris threw a wrench in those plans when, out of earshot of Pastor Cal, he whispered that he was scared he might fall in love with Paige.

The Married at First Sight couple’s fate was still open-ended at the end of the dramatic episode. Next week, with Chris’ ex in the mix, things are sure to be even more eventful.