Lifetime’s latest offering ‘Marrying Millions’ follows the lives of six couples who are deeply in love and hoping to marry but come from completely different worlds. What happens when a millionaire falls in love with a regular person, is it all rainbows and unicorns or does the couple have their share of woes? ‘Marrying Millions’ takes us deeper into the lives of these interesting couples, where friends, family, and the audience try to understand the true motives of the couples - are they really together for love, or just for the money and lavish lifestyle?
One of the couples from the show - Megan Thomas and Sean Lourdes sat down with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) for an exclusive interview and shared their love story, their views on wedding, and why they chose to be on the show.
Sean is heir to publishing company Auge Media, with a personal net worth of $30 million. Megan, 25, grew up in inland Southern California, and her parents worked as a firefighter and elementary school teacher. A son together and five years later, the couple is ready to walk down the aisle, but many still question their relationship. We ask the lovely couple to tell us how they first met. Megan said, “I met Sean when I was going to UCLA. My family has always been into helping others. I saw an open position at Sean’s Lourdes Foundation and applied for it, and that was the first time we were supposed to meet but he didn't make it. And then he pursued me for about a year-and-a-half after that and we finally met. There was like an immediate connection. I just felt like he was really warm and compassionate. I ended up moving in with him like the day after I met him and we have been together since then.”
The couple’s love story won many fans on the show. On the show, we see Sean and Megan trying to address the obstacles in the way to their wedding. Sean elaborates in the interview, “My dad is the problem. He's just very money-oriented. I (Sean’s father) want my son to focus on making money right now. I don't want him (Sean) to be wasting time with girls and it's like Megan isn't just any girl. I mean she's like the love of my life.”
Sean’s father wants Megan to sign a prenup so that in case the marriage doesn’t work their family wealth is protected. But Megan isn’t keen about the prenup. Sean is trying to bring them both together to reach an understanding so that everybody is happy. Sean considers them married because they have a son. He says, “I honestly think we're married already because of our son, we have a three-and-a-half-year-old son so I kind of see that as you know, we're married with the universe, like we don't need a certificate to be married and Megan wants to be married because that's very important to her since she was a little girl to get to go down the aisle and have her dad.”
But why would a couple choose to put themselves out there in front of the world inviting trolls and criticism? The couple shared that they chose to be on the show to have a “unique experience”. They also want to use the platform to create awareness about their foundation - Lourdes Foundation. The foundation works on youth empowerment and education.
So, do they ever have any arguments? The couple immediately responded that they argue over their spending. Megan revealed that she’s more of a saver while Sean can be a little too extravagant. The couple hopes to have a beautiful wedding, where Megan is looking forward to feeling like a princess for the day, and Sean wants to enjoy some delicious chocolate cake. We will just have to wait and watch to see if Sean’s father will come around and the couple gets the wedding they have dreamt of.
You can tune in to ‘Marrying Millions’ on Wednesdays at 10 pm ET/PT on Lifetime.