Who are Cindy Andrews-Looper and Karla Hudgens? Meet 'Marriage or Mortgage' same-sex couple who chose wedding
Planning a wedding and buying a house are two of the most important decisions that a soon-to-be-married couple with the hope to start a family has to make. Netflix's new show 'Marriage or Mortgage' puts ten Nashville couples in that spot and audiences will be able to see what they choose from both those options. The show has received mixed reviews from people after the trailer dropped. "Meanwhile most people in the U.S. can't even afford a medical emergency, or rent, or food," read a comment under the official trailer video on YouTube poking fun at the concept of the show.
Same-sex couple Cindy Andrews-Looper and Karla Hudgens appear on an episode titled 'A Second Chance'. Both are in their 50s and found love with each other after suffering terrible setbacks in their previous relationships. The two had been engaged for just two months before they started filming the show. Continue reading below to know more about the couple and why they chose a wedding instead of investing their limited savings to buy a house.
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Who are Cindy Andrews-Looper and Karla Hudgens on 'Marriage or Mortgage'?
Cindy Andrews-Looper and Karla Hudgens are your typical southerners -- loud and vivacious. The two of them were much in love and weren't shy to show and celebrate it. Karla was a medical imaging technician. Cindy, a pastor at an LGBTQ church in Nashville, Tennessee, had officiated Karla's wedding with her ex-wife and that's the first time they met each other. Karla was cheated on by her ex-wife and her bond with Cindy started to build when the latter reached out to check how she was doing and the rest is history.
Cindy, short for Cynthia, and Karla's budget for the downpayment of a house and to foot the bill of their wedding was $30,000 and the money they needed to purchase a house was $320,000. Currently, the two had been living in Karla's house that she once shared with her ex. The couple joked about trying to exorcise it. They wanted a house that was more suited to their personalities and needs. For instance, a big kitchen and a screen-in back porch were a necessity and their minimal requirement was a three-bed, two-bath in their future home.
They also wanted a turnkey, someplace that needed renovations or was a work in progress project was a complete no for them. "We are not 'those lesbians,'" they said clarifying they didn't have the construction gene in them. For the wedding, the most important aspect for them was the venue, which they wanted to be as spacious as possible so that they could celebrate their union with the rest of their community. A lot of green on the outside and florals on the inside is what they wanted decor-wise in a venue that had a lot of character.
Why did Cindy and Karla choose a wedding over a home?
Cindy and Karla saw a couple of houses and venues with real estate agent Nichole Holmes and wedding planner Sarah Miller. However, a wedding seemed like a more feasible option for them than a house. Sarah was able to get their favorite band, a very stunning wedding venue, valet service, floral decor, and a night stay at the venue for $30,350 which seemed like a win-win situation for them at that moment.
The couple had to reschedule their wedding a number of times due to COVID-19 restrictions and were finally married on October 17, 2020. The couple continues to live in their house in Gallatin, Tennesee, with their two dogs Bentley and Chloe. You can know about how they are doing on Cynthia's Facebook page.
Stream episodes of 'Marriage or Mortgage' on Netflix.