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Is Johnny's dad against his marriage? Fans say 'MAFS' star is a 'control freak' because of dad

Johnny, who has been single for seven years, feels he is more than ready to get married
UPDATED JUL 22, 2021
Johnny in 'Married on First Sight' (Lifetime)
Johnny in 'Married on First Sight' (Lifetime)

The pressure is on the participants of 'Married at First Sight', seeing that their journey now begins from strangers to husband and wife. With the season premiere finally here, fans watched as each contestant broke the news to their families and friends.

Most of the participant's inner circles were rather supportive and encouraging of their decisions, although there was a sense of apprehension. But ultimately, they all wanted the best for them. However, there was one particular conversation that took a toll for the worse.


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Johnny, who has been single for seven years, feels he is more than ready to get married. Having been raised by a single mother, Johnny is big on community and family, seeing that he has a strong sense of community. His friends seemed rather supportive of his choice. However, Johnny still had one person to break the news to -- his father. He was afraid his father would disapprove of his decision to marry a stranger, but he was hopeful that he would respond positively, which might help mend their relationship. 

Johnny, as seen on 'Married on First Sight' (Lifetime)

Unfortunately for Johnny, his father repeatedly referred to the situation as dangerous and made it clear he does not approve. He also refused to be a part of filming and didn't want to have anything to do with his son's wedding. The phone call itself wasn't aired, which was an indicator of just how against this union he was. Johnny was utterly heartbroken over his development.

Fans couldn't help but feel sorry for the groom to be, seeing that he broke down on the screen. "Johnny's dad sucks! His own marriage didn't work so what does he know about what's wrong or wrong? #MAFS" tweeted a fan. "A man that left you and ya mama. Forget him Johnny. #mafs #MarriedAtFirstSight" added another.

"I feel so bad for Johnny. His father seems very traditional and I do understand that he wants his father approval but Johnny, you are grown sometimes you don't need your parents' approval. #mafsHouston #MarriedAtFirstSight #MAFS" explained a fan. "It's sad to see Johnny retreat to a childlike way when talking to his father & not getting his fathers approval. I'm really sad for him because I identify. #MAFS #MarriedAtFirstSight" pointed a fan.

"Poor Johnny don't cry! He needs a hug....... somebody give him a hug! #MAFS #MarriedAtFirstSight" sympathized a fan. "He will never get his father's approval…. His father will never approve of his decisions. Now i see why Johnny is a control freak. #MAFS" pointed out another. "Ooooh Johnny. He's seeking his father's acceptance. And it goes a lot deeper than this decision. Get some therapy Johnny, stat. #mafs #MarriedAtFirstSight @MAFSLifetime" suggested another.









It was definitely hard to watch, seeing that Johnny was hoping the call would go well but it went the worst way possible. Fans weren't too pleased with the editing, seeing just how emotionally distressed Johnny was after the phone call. "Fam. Johnny started this scene so joyful and hopeful....and ended this scene crying. They couldn't even AIR the sh*t this man said to his son. He is broken. #MAFS #MAFShouston" said a fan. "Johnny: I don't want to tell me#y dad, he's going to try to talk me out of it and that will stress me out Producers:" agreed another. 



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Catch 'Married at First Sight' Season 13 on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on Lifetime.