'Married At First Sight: Couples' Cam': Will Jamie Otis's pregnancy outshine storylines of her castmates?
The pandemic has changed life as we know it. The lines between professional and personal are blurred as people continue to work out of their homes. From the looks of it, that's going to be the norm.
Lifetime's 'Married At First Sight: Couples' Cam,' scheduled to release on May 20, captures tidbits of the lives of the couples who have been on the show and are still going strong. Interestingly, this time there will be no production unit following the couples around as they go about their daily lives. Keeping the social distancing rules in mind, the cast members have taped themselves on their phones or cameras.
Jamie Otis and Dough Hehner (Season 1), Anthony D'Amico and Ashley Petta (Season 5), Jephte Pierre and Shawniece Jackson (Season 6), Danielle Bergman and Bobby Dodd (Season 7), AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Sersen (Season 8), Kristine Killingsworth and Keith Dewar (Season 8), Jamie Thompson and Elizabeth Bice (Season 9), Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie (Season 9), and Jessica Studer and Austin Hurd are a part of the reality TV show.
In the preview clip released by People, we get a quick glimpse of what's expected from the show. However, it appears that Jamie may get the most screentime owing to her pregnancy. Will her journey to embracing motherhood for the second time outshine other storylines? Possibly. Here are a few reasons:
Jamie is easily one of the more popular alums of 'MAFS.' Over the years, she has gone on to accrue almost a million followers on social media platforms and achieved an influencer status. And, this is what gives her an edge in terms of the kind of pull she has on viewers.
She and Doug had a baby boy, Hendrix Douglas, last week, and the pregnancy has been documented in the premiere season of 'MAFS: Couples' Cam.' Even though Jamie has been open about her journey, and has shared enough and more on social media, the show will focus more on the everyday experiences an expectant mother goes through. There's a segment, in which she's in a tub, and experiencing an episode of contractions. That's the kind of content that her castmates won't be able to provide, which instantly makes her storyline stronger.
Pregnancy and the pandemic, it's a terrifying combination, and to wade through such uncertain times to bring to the world a life form deserves an applaud. The couple, however, opted for a home birth, which comes with its risks.
In a nutshell, Jamie has quite a few things going for her for the show and there's a good chance she may take over it.
Catch 'Married At First Sight: Couples' Cam' on Lifetime every Wednesday.