‘Married at First Sight’: Amber Bowles Claims That Matt Gwynne ‘Doesn’t Believe within the Concept of Love’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Meka Jones, Mindy Shiben, Amber Bowles, and Iris Caldwell

Married at First Sight star Amber Bowles—a 27-year-old trainer residing in Charlotte, North Carolina—had a notoriously tumultuous, and short-lived, marriage with Matt Gwynne, the previous basketball participant she married on season 9 of the Lifetime present.

But whereas Matt and Amber didn’t keep collectively previous Decision Day, she has been open in quite a few interviews about Matt’s alleged refusal to signal the divorce papers. Recently, in a YouTube interview along with her Married at First Sight castmate Elizabeth Bice (married to Jamie Thompson), Amber claimed that she and Matt would lastly be formally divorced in Sept. 2020.

In a Sept. three interview with Alice Cash—the Marketing Manager for Jubilance for PMS, a pure complement—for Jubilance’s weekly YouTube present, Weekly Woman, Amber revealed extra behind-the-scenes particulars in regards to the Married at First Sight casting course of, her marriage to Matt, and the way she thinks of her actuality TV expertise now.  

Meka Jones, Mindy Shiben, Amber Bowles, and Iris Caldwell
Meka Jones, Mindy Shiben, Amber Bowles, and Iris Caldwell | Amber Bowles by way of Instagram

Amber defined the ‘Married at First Sight’ casting course of

After revealing that she was nonetheless working as a trainer in Charlotte—and able to educate in individual, with precautions, amid the COVID-19 disaster—Amber went on to inform Alice what had made her so occupied with showing on Married at First Sight to start with.

After watching a number of seasons of the present, Amber mentioned she “fell in love” with Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico on season 5.

“They had such a love story, and to me, it just looked like both people were putting in an equal amount of effort,” Amber gushed. “So I used to be like, wow, Married at First Sight actually works when every individual is placing in 100%.”

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So, when Amber’s friend recommended that she audition for the present in North Carolina, she couldn’t move up the possibility at love.

But the method was much more troublesome than Amber had anticipated. First, the would-be forged members began with a 61-question questionnaire. If they obtained previous that step, every potential candidate had a Skype interview with one of many producers.

After that, Amber instructed Alice, issues obtained much more concerned. Each potential participant underwent a sequence of workshops, together with psych evaluations, background checks, and a 350-question survey. Potential contestants have been requested about every part from how they felt about intercourse and future youngsters to parenting, relationship dynamics, cash, and health.

According to Amber, Married at First Sight specialists tended to match individuals whose values aligned in eight key areas of their lives. But typically, they went with the “opposites attract” mannequin of pairing {couples} as an alternative.

“In certain areas, they’re trying to find someone to complement you,” Amber instructed Alice, “and in certain areas, they’re trying to find someone to support you.”

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The North Carolina trainer claimed that Matt mentioned he didn’t consider in love

The Lifetime utility was so overwhelming, Amber defined, that she couldn’t consider anybody would bear such an arduous course of with out having fully honest intentions.

“I was like, ‘No guy would waste their time doing this if they didn’t want to get married,’” the Married at First Sight star mentioned. “This show is not for the faint of heart.”

That’s partly why Amber was so shocked when she found that Matt’s coronary heart wasn’t absolutely in it when it got here to their marriage. She was bowled over that anybody would undergo a lot work simply to refuse to present it their greatest shot.

“Why would you waste your own time, much less someone else’s time?” Amber mused.

The North Carolina trainer even claimed that Matt didn’t consider in love as an summary idea, a lot much less as one thing that might really be achieved in eight weeks on a actuality TV present.

“Matt and I ended up having a talk where he basically ended up saying he doesn’t even believe in the concept of love,” Amber instructed the interviewer incredulously. “He doesn’t believe you can love someone.”

Shocked by Amber’s declare, Alice questioned why Matt agreed to seem on Married at First Sight to start with.

“I mean, I think he regrets doing it,” Amber replied, suggesting that Matt most likely ended up not being too certain of the reply to that query himself.

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Matt’s ex considers the present a ‘learning experience’

Despite the truth that her marriage ended up being such a wrestle, Amber mentioned she had finally develop into a stronger and higher individual by way of her expertise on Lifetime. Matt lastly agreed to divorce her, and Amber has since moved on with a brand new man with whom she’s head over heels in love.

“It was truly a learning experience, and I needed that to get to the point where I am now,” Amber mirrored on her time on the present.

The Married at First Sight star even mentioned that, given the possibility, she’d make the identical alternative over again.

“So I think I would do it again even though it was eight weeks of hell,” Amber confessed. “It was eight weeks of hell that truly shaped who I am now, and I like who I am now a lot more than who I was last year.”

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Amber was additionally in a position to join with various individuals who associated to her by way of her expertise on the present. She mentioned that many individuals who “had dated a Matt” of their very own had messaged her over the previous 12 months to let her know that her alternative on Decision Day had “empowered” them to go away their “toxic relationships.”

As for Amber, she had no regrets about how she performed herself in her relationship with Matt—besides, probably, not leaving earlier. The Married at First Sight star instructed Alice that she had identified deep down that the wedding was going to finish about midway by way of the eight-week course of. Still, she hadn’t needed to “regret leaving early.”

“At least I know that I gave it my 100% the whole time,” Amber asserted.

Despite her finally constructive spin on her ill-fated marriage, Amber nonetheless appeared to harbor some resentment towards her ex-husband for losing her time and power.

“He did nothing in the marriage, and he did nothing in the divorce,” Amber concluded of her soon-to-be-officially-ex-husband Matt. “He’s wasted so much of my time,” she lamented.

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