Who is Johnny? 'Married at First Sight' star plans on getting married only once
Raised by a divorced single mother, Johnny values family above all else
The saying goes – 'First comes love, then comes marriage'. But for the couples of 'Married at First Sight', it is the other way around. For these couples, unlucky in love so far, it is the panel of experts who help them match with people they believe have the potential to be their ideal partner.
In season 12, fans saw a few happy couples walk away into the sunset, while others decided to call it quits. But for those who join the 'MAFS' alumni, there is usually an exciting journey ahead, as they live out their lives as husband and wife and even as parents later on. Season 13 sees a whole new cast from Houston, all looking to find love. And among them is Johnny. Here's what we know about him so far!
Who is Johnny?
35-year-old Johnny was born in Houston, Texas. His parents got divorced when he was young, and he and his sister were raised by a single mother who worked hard to provide for them. Johnny is very particular about the qualities he wants in a partner. He only plans on tying the knot once and hence wants to make sure he gets it right. He has spent the past seven years looking for Mrs Right, but has not had much luck on dating apps when meeting new people and has thus decided it was time for the 'MAFS' experts to intervene and work their magic!
Seeing that his parents separated earlier on has shaped Johnny's expectations for his marriage. He is looking for a loyal partner who is family-oriented and affectionate. Having been matched with Bao might prove to be the right choice, seeing that she too mentioned that she wants a person with strong family values. Interestingly enough, the duo happens to be the first American Asian couple on the show and even have a traditional Vietnamese celebration!
Do Bao and Johnny know each other already?
The whole idea of 'Married at first sight is the fact that you meet a stranger that you've never met before and yet they are deemed your ideal match. But seeing that these couples are from the same city – in this case Houston, it wouldn't be entirely impossible that they haven't crossed paths at some point. Fans of 'MAFS' know season 11's Woody and Amani briefly encountered each other before the show, only to be matched together. It turns out Bao and Johnny do have a prior connection, seeing that they recognise each other immediately as Bao walks down the aisle. Although it's not revealed how they know each other, it will be interesting to see their dynamic play out on screen!
'Married at First Sight' Season 13 premieres with a three-hour episode on July 21 at 8 pm ET/PT on Lifetime.