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How did Bao and Johnny meet? 'MAFS' fans love couple's 'meet-cute' story

Bao and Johnny are sure to restore your faith in love and fate!
UPDATED JUL 22, 2021
Bao and Johnny on their wedding day, as seen on 'Married at First Sight' (Lifetime)
Bao and Johnny on their wedding day, as seen on 'Married at First Sight' (Lifetime)

For couples about to tie the knot, the wedding day is filled with tension and butterflies, seeing that it is a massive step in their relationship. For the participants of 'Married at First Sight' that feeling is an amplified one, seeing that they are not only getting married but to a stranger no less.

The premiere episode saw Johnny have a bit of a rough time -- his father was opposed to his wedding and even refused to be a part of his big day. This had him off to a bad start. It didn't help that his future wife hated his sports-themed gifts -- Bao was having second thoughts about walking down the aisle.


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While she almost considered calling off the wedding, she decided to go through with it. As the two of them came face to face, Bao instantly recognized her future husband, who was supposed to be a stranger. It turns out, they know each other! After a few awkward laughs and beautiful vows, the couple finally sat down together and revealed just how they knew each other. Bao and Johnny met 10 years ago, back when they were both in college.

They were both the president of the Vietnamese Student Associations in their respective colleges and crossed paths at a president meeting. Johnny found Bao cute and lively back then, but nothing came of it. As the two spoke, Johnny asked her if she was on any dating apps, to which she admitted being on a few. His follow-up question was if she ever swiped left on him. Bao answered, saying that for her, Johnny was always a maybe. While she knew he was a playboy back in the day, she understands why they were matched -- both of them believe they are rather compatible. 


And now, it felt like fate for them to meet all these years later as husband and wife! Naturally, fans couldn't help but root for the couple. "Bao and Johnny seem happy with their match. They are a good fit, and they look so happy. I hope they can make this work! #MAFS," tweeted a hopeful fan. "I'm liking the way Johnny and Bao are looking at each other. #MarriedAtFirstSight #MAFS" added another. "Not Bao and Jonny warming up the icebox where my heart used to be #MAFS", said a fan.

"i am 100% rooting for Bao and johnny, and i truly need them to get their acts together and make this happen. and dueling club presidents? this is practically a meet-cute romcom #MAFS," pointed out a fan. "It could just be the show's editing, but the fact that she remembered is name after years says something #MAFS" stated another, pointing out just how serendipitous their meeting was. "She's the one that would have made sense all along." My heart #MAFS," tweeted a fan, quoting Johnny. 







After the wedding ceremony, Johnny also asked Bao if she would be OK with having a traditional tea ceremony, seeing that it was a custom carried out in his family. Bao agreed only to reply that a tea ceremony was on her list of absolute musts at her wedding, which was further proof that they really are a well-matched pair.

Fans were thrilled at the idea of seeing traditional customs carried out on screen. "I'm crying they both wanted a tea ceremony, this is soooo perfect I'm in love!!!!! #MAFS" tweeted a fan. "I think this is first season that people have actually done cultural traditions #MAFS #mafshouston" pointed out another. "Aww they both wanted a traditional tea ceremony. I think I will be disappointed if they don't work. #Mafs #MarriedAtFirstSight #mafsHouston #mafs13" added a fan.




What do you think? Will Bao and Johnny be able to make it work and have a unique love story? Here's hoping we have another Woody and Amani-esque happily-ever-after! 

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