‘Married at First Sight’: Jessica Tells Austin She Loves Him—But He Doesn’t Reciprocate

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Jessica Studer and Austin Hurd appeared just like the closest couple on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight Season 10 proper from the start. They hit it off on their honeymoon and appeared completely in sync about every thing from intercourse to faith and their shared future.

But on the Mar. 25 episode of Married at First Sight, “Secrets and Lies,” the couple struggled a bit for the primary time all season. After their first-ever argument—about Austin’s work schedule, which required extra journey than Jessica anticipated—the couple sat down for a counseling session with one of many present’s specialists, Dr. Viviana Coles.

During the session, Jessica revealed that she was already in love with Austin after simply 5 weeks of marriage. But he wasn’t able to reciprocate her emotions fully.

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Jessica and Austin opened up about their first struggle

Dr. Viviana requested Austin and Jessica about how their marriage was going. Austin replied that, general, issues had been going properly between them. “We’re looking to a future, looking past the process, so that’s pretty exciting for the two of us,” he raved.

But Jessica mentioned not every thing was sunshine and rainbows in
their marriage. “I simply came upon that he’s gonna be touring for work much more
than I believed,” the Married at First Sight star mentioned. “And my preliminary
response was not supportive. There could have been some all-caps letters in
texting forwards and backwards, perhaps a curse phrase that I used to be identical to, ‘Is this a

“That might be, I guess, our first actual fight,” Austin confessed. “I was angry as well, though.”

But Jessica took accountability for her position within the argument. “I think I started it, though, because I shouldn’t have reacted the way I did,” the affected person care supervisor admitted. Later, she added, “I do have this unfiltered side, and it’s not something I was proud of.”

Dr. Coles introduced up the phrase ‘love’ throughout the couple’s counseling session

But Jessica and Austin’s points had been somewhat extra difficult than a single argument. The couple’s counselor broached one other delicate subject because the session continued. “Do you think you’ll worry that he’ll love you less if that’s a side of you that you show?” Dr. Viviana requested Jessica.

“No, I don’t think so,” the 31-year-old answered. “I actually
need Austin to know who I’m, the great and the dangerous.”

That’s when the “L” phrase got here into the image but once more. “So, I just threw out the word ‘love,’ but I don’t know that that’s what’s going on here, so sorry if I overstepped,” Dr. Viviana mentioned. “So what is going on here?”

Austin responded kindly, however reasonably noncommittally. “We’re very close to each other, and both of us see us getting to that point,” he mentioned.

Jessica professed her like to Austin, however he mentioned he wanted extra time

But Jessica didn’t appear to be she agreed together with her husband. “Yeah,
a few of us could already be there,” she admitted, smiling to herself as Austin

“What does that mean?” the therapist questioned.

“It’s just something I want to grow into, is all,” Austin
defined as to why he wasn’t able to profess his like to his spouse but. “I don’t
need to put a time stamp on that phrase or something like that.”

“It looks like there’s a whole lot of energy utilizing or not utilizing the
L phrase,” Dr. Viviana probed. “It’s like, there’s some pressure and awkwardness

Seeming a bit embarrassed, Jessica tried to evade the
therapist’s feedback. “I mean, I think we’re both on the same page,” she

But Dr. Viviana pushed again, “It doesn’t appear to be you’re on
the identical web page.”

Jessica lastly admitted she was in love with Austin. “I feel like I am at that point, but I don’t want to say it if he’s not,” the Married at First Sight star defined. “Because I don’t know if I’d feel rejected.”

Dr. Viviana questioned if Jessica didn’t need to say she beloved
her husband as a result of she was afraid of feeling uncovered or overly emotional. “How
concerning the V phrase, ‘vulnerable?’” she requested.

“That’s probably right,” Jessica admitted nervously. “I really feel
like I’m there…I do love you, Austin.”

While Austin agreed that he and Jessica shared one thing
particular, he mentioned he wasn’t fairly able to take the subsequent step. “I imply, I’ve
by no means felt this manner about somebody this shortly, however for me to say that phrase, I
simply want somewhat bit extra time. I hope you perceive that,” he advised Jessica.

Jessica seemed disillusioned and harm, however she advised Lifetime producers that she hoped he would profess his like to her ultimately. “It is frustrating that he won’t say the words,” she mentioned. “I guess he’s gonna be stubborn about this and take more time to say them.”

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