It’s time to check in on the three arranged marriages and find out who is married, and who decided to file for divorce.
Shelia and Nate
I am really surprised that we are starting with this couple. I was sure we would start with Anthony and Ashley, they seem the likeliest couple to stay together. Maybe it is because they are pregnant? Have any of the couples actually had a baby yet? I am sure they will fill us in during their segment.
We start with Nate alone. He says that his mom probably had the most realistic reaction to his decision to marry a stranger. That doesn’t sound good. When Shelia has her one on one she says they have had some communication setbacks and she thinks they both have some growing up to do. Shelia says each fight chips at the foundation of the relationship.
When they interview together they say there have been some growing pains along the way. They are still married and working through things. They have moved to Shelia’s old place. Shelia turned her dressing room into Tyrek’s room. Nate is looking forward to having kids.
Cody and Danielle
I am zipping through some of this segment because I don’t want to be late for my next recap. And because they are so boring I can’t focus.
EDITED: Apparently, I wasn’t paying quite enough attention to these two. I thought for sure they were having sex and must have just assumed.
They say married life has been hard to balance each others lives as they were before the marriage. They have NOT had sex. They are literally just in the damn friend zone. If that was enough for them, that would be one thing but can you imagine how many times Cody has said he needs to have sex? Apparently, they are still married. And still boring. But not yet “in love.” Sigh.
Anthony and Ashley
This segment began at 8:34. If they don’t bring all the couples in together at the end, then these two have a lot to tell up. Anthony’s slouchy posture is forcing me to sit up straight.
They are still married. They have had their ups and downs but seem really happy. Anthony is getting along well with Ashley’s family. It seems that Anthony is still pampering Ashley, and Ashley’s mostly content with the extent of pampering she is getting.
At the commercial break they leave us hanging over whether or not she is pregnant and I have time to watch a short video on how to peel a mango. As it turns off I don’t have the right kind of peeler. That was very enlightening.
The pregnancy thing was a fake out. They do this a lot. They are not pregnant yet. But it’s definitely in the plan. They have a nice champagne toast at the end of their segment. If they did that in the other segments I missed it.
They do meet with everyone together. It is amazing they are all still together. Danielle and Cody give a slow response to whether they are growing in love. Basically they are, but at a glacial pace. Shelia is really a slick talker. Anthony and Ashley had an instant connection and their families recognized it right away. Danielle and Cody still have the friends vibe to me. Ashley went on a very exciting journey today. Anthony took her to the butcher and she put her hand on meat and everything! Sigh. Such a princess. Cody’s brother and Danielle’s maid of honor are still dating and happy together.
And that’s a wrap for the season!