'Married At First Sight': Austin's put off by Jessica's questions, fans say the couple is not ready for marriage
The Lifetime channel's 'Married At First Sight' is setting up viewers for an unexpected twist tonight (April 8). Jessica Studer and Austin Hurd have been the no-problem couple of the show. Right from the word go, they have been a great pair, understanding and extremely open and communicative about their feelings for each other.
However, Austin has held back on the 'L' word for the longest time and that has started to impact their marriage, or at least Jessica. It's been quite some time since Jessica said "I love you" to Austin and it bothers her that he didn't say it first and won't even now.
In today's episode, the couple discuss this issue another time. "Look, you wouldn't marry somebody without saying I love you," she said and added that she has been trying to wait for him to say it. They have an awkward laugh about it as Austin responded: "Well, I mean when you're asking...that makes me not wanna."
While it seems the intention was to be on the same page about the topic, but from the looks of it, it may result in a change of minds ahead of decision day (the day when couples are to finally decide if they want to go ahead, stay married or go separate ways). But, from how the two have been with each other, they'll come around.
However, this was just the tip of the iceberg. Austin and Jessica later had a very controlled quarrel about him traveling for work. In the preview clip, she said how she wasn't aware that it would require him to travel every week But Austin said that he never asked about her work and timings, indicating that maybe it was best to let him handle his work.
"Jessica's not being very supportive and conversation about my job is something that just gets repetitive. I mean, it's all about her. So, going into decision day, that's a concerning thing. I'm not going to quit my job just because she's going to, like, miss me a little bit," Austin shared during his confessional.
Meanwhile, fans supported Jessica for questioning Austin about his work travel schedule, with some even saying he should have been more specific about it.
"He needs to be more reassuring about this subject instead of being on the defense," a viewer pointed out, while another shared: "I’m sorry but no one expects you to travel every single week if you say you travel for work. He should have been much clearer about that so I don’t blame her for being upset about that."
"Yeah I guess... I think she’s just shocked by it, & it’s not like he really had a good answer all the other times she brought it up (and yes I am guilty of bringing the same shit up if I don’t get an actual response the first time we talk about it," another wrote.
Interestingly, a user also pointed out how the couple wasn't ready to be married: "These people are all crazy and not ready to be married. I think Austin is being too nonchalant about the job thing. Its your wife! Its normal for her to be concerned about that, especially if she wasn't told about the extensive traveling. But she needs to back off on the I love you thing."
Catch all the new episodes of 'Married At First Sight' on Lifetime every Wednesday.