Married at First Sight featured Brandon Reid appearing to end his marriage to Taylor Dunklin, and Meka Jones and Michael Watson’s relationship unraveling Michael’s continued dishonesty during Wednesday night’s Season 10 episode on Lifetime.
An unprecedented five pairs of strangers were matched by returning Married at First Sight experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson, and Dr. Viviana Coles to marry on Season 10 of the Lifetime reality series.
Brandon, a 34-year-old sales manager originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands who was raised in Washington, D.C., wed Taylor, a 27-year-old research scientist from Pittsburgh, PA.
Michael, a 31-year-old education director from Washington, D.C., was shown marrying Meka, a 25-year-old category analyst from Baltimore, MD.
Katie Conrad, a 26-year-old mental health professional from Woodbridge, VA, married Derek Sherman, a 26-year-old cyber security engineer from Maryland.
Zach Justice, a 32-year-old fitness professional from St. Mary’s, GA, wed Mindy Shiben, a 34-year-old figure skating coach from Frederick, MD.
And Jessica Studer, a 31-year-old nurse manager from Oak Harbor, OH, walked down the aisle to Austin Hurd, a 31-year-old network technician from Maryland.
Married at First Sight, Episode 10
The Married at First Sight broadcast began on Day 24 of marriage, with about a month to go in the extreme experiment.
The experts were encouraging each couple to build trust and develop intimacy to strengthen their relationships for the long term.
But Mindy was feeling confused because she and Zach had a great night together in their apartment and she finally thought he was going to spend the night with her — but he chose not to and went home.
“Midnight came and off he went like Cinderella. I didn’t want to ruin a good night, but I was a little disappointed that my own husband doesn’t want to stay over in what’s supposed to be our home,” Mindy told the cameras.
“And this morning, I’m starting to wonder if my parents were right and this was just a bad idea.”
Meanwhile, Katie was beginning to get out of her head and stop focusing on the possibility she could get her heart broken.
Katie said she and Derek were getting along great and splitting up household duties well.
While she did the laundry and cleaned, Derek took the trash out. However, both individuals admitted they weren’t good at cooking, and Derek even set the fire alarm off while trying to cook omelettes.
“This is one of those moments where in my head I’m thinking, ‘Thank God he’s so cute.’ I would say it’s definitely good we’re going to a cooking class tonight because we need it. And by ‘we’ I mean Derek,” Katie joked in a confessional.
Meka and Michael try and talk things out
As for Meka and Michael, they had a good time getting pedicures together, and Meka said they enjoyed each other’s company and exchanged laughs. But Meka said things took a turn for the worse once they got home.
“Michael told me that he’s not getting what he needs from me, and honestly, I don’t even know what that means,” Meka told the cameras.
“And when I tried to ask him about it, he just got frustrated. I don’t even know what to do anymore. When I think things are getting better, something else happens, and it’s exhausting.”
Meka was hoping to clear the air the next day and just move forward. Meka asked Michael if he’d like to join the other couples for a cooking class and he quietly said sure.
Meka, however, didn’t want to go out with the group if things were going to remain awkward and weird between them. Meka asked Michael what he needed from her, and he told her to be more vulnerable. She therefore asked him to give her specific answers.
Michael said she needed to communicate better and essentially not give him attitude when having general conversations. Michael said her response was “anger” and that wasn’t ideal for anyone.