Who are Danielle Bergman and Bobby Dodd? How 'Married At First Sight' star nearly died during childbirth
When it comes to 'Married At First Sight', people might not always get the spouse of their dreams. But sometimes, having a little faith in the experts panel can go a long way. It's not always about what you want, after all. Sometimes it's about what you need.
If you're curious to know what past MAFS couples have been up to, then get ready for Season 2 'Married at First Sight Couples Cam'. A self-shot series 'Couples' Cam' gives us a look at the 'MAFS' couples lives from dealing with a pandemic to working on their relationship and in some cases, taking care of their growing families. This season features Danielle and Bobby Dodd, the couple who had a rocky start but made it through. Here's a look into the couple's lives so far.
Danielle and Bobby Dodd both have ties in Texas
Danielle grew up in Washington and has quite a bit of travel adventures to her name, seeing that she backpacked through Europe after college. She eventually settled down in Texas and worked as an account executive before embarking on her 'MAFS' quest for love. Bobby, on the other hand, grew in a small town outside Dallas. Both the couples' parents have been married for 40 years and 34 years, which resulted in them knowing one thing for sure, they were in this for the long haul.
The couple had a rough start
Regardless of how smooth the wedding ceremony goes, the moment the couples start talking, there is always a chance of red flags popping up. For Bobby, there were multiple, seeing that Danielle didn't even come close to checking off the requirements on his list. For starters, he wanted someone younger than him at the time and while he was 27 back then, his new wife was 30. He also wanted a stay-at-home wife, to take care of his future kids. Danielle, who enjoys traveling, didn't quite fit this list of demands. She, on the other hand, struggled with openly expressing emotions, seeing that it wasn't something that was done often in her home. Four years later, the couple seems to have gotten past their difference and their Instagram is proof that they're rather happy together.
Danielle nearly lost her life during childbirth
While Danielle's pregnancy on a whole was normal, the delivery of their daughter had the young parents terrified, seeing that both their daughter and her life was potentially in danger. Around the time she was due, Danielle began throwing up violently and the couple rushed to the hospital. On arrival, they found out that she had HELLP syndrome, a rare disease that affects less than 1 per cent pregnancies in the USA.
HELLP results in the breakdown of red blood cells, elevated liver enzymes and function and a drop in platelets. If untreated, it can threaten the life of both, the mother and child and lead to fluid buildup in the lungs, lung failure and even hemorrhaging. Luckily, Danielle received the right medical treatment that saved both her and her daughter's life. The couple welcomed a second child, their son Robert Elvin Dodd in 2019. Although the HELLP syndrome set in again, the couple was well prepared the second time around and were fully equipped to handle the situation.
'Married at First Sight: Couples' Cam' Season 2 premieres on Lifetime on February 4, Thursday at 8/7c.