Katie Conrad and Derek Sherman had a robust begin to their marriage on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight Season 10. But as quickly because the younger couple, each 26, returned from their honeymoon in Panama, their relationship went downhill quick.
Derek admitted he wouldn’t be capable of fall in love with Katie for at the very least six months to a yr. Meanwhile, Katie was anxious that Derek wasn’t prepared for the intense dedication of marriage, particularly as a result of he’d by no means been in love earlier than. She additionally believed his desires for the long run have been unrealistic, main her to suspect he wasn’t mature sufficient for a long-term relationship and youngsters.
On the Mar. 25 episode of Married at First Sight, “Secrets and Lies,” Katie and Derek struggled but once more after they headed over to Derek’s storage to look via a few of his childhood belongings. Derek hoped the exercise would assist his spouse really feel extra bonded to him, however jealousy reared its ugly head as a substitute.
Katie learn Derek’s previous love poetry throughout a ‘blast from the past’ date
At first, Katie and Derek’s dig via his previous belongings was light-hearted and enjoyable. But issues took a flip after Katie found a love poem Derek wrote as a younger teen.
“Did you write this?” she gasped excitedly as she pulled out
a multi-page poem.
“That was my first poem,” Derek informed his spouse. “I wrote this
freshman, sophomore yr in highschool.”
The Married at First Sight star learn his verses aloud
as Katie appeared on in shock. The angsty-teen poem included traces like, “There
was a time/after I knew all the pieces can be positive/as a result of I knew you’d be
mine/and I’d be yours/however now all the pieces’s modified/like my entire life story/has
simply been torn/aside from one web page.”
Notably, the poem additionally included the phrases “I love you,” which made Katie elevate an eyebrow.
The ‘Married at First Sight’ star puzzled if Derek had actually by no means been in love
When Derek completed studying the poem, Katie exclaimed in
shock, “What the f***? You sound like somebody who’s been in intense love
earlier than. I’m shocked proper now.”
The 26-year-old admitted she felt insecure after listening to her
husband’s poetry, as he’d by no means expressed such intense sentiments to her. “The
poem might be the deepest I’ve seen Derek be,” Katie informed Lifetime
producers. “I don’t even know methods to really feel about it. I’m a little bit bit uncomfortable.
You say you’ve by no means been in love, however I really feel like you want to really feel this a
little bit to be able to write about it.”
The Married at First Sight star puzzled how Derek may write such heart-wrenching poetry with out ever having been in love himself. “I don’t even know what to say about you right now. That’s unreal,” she informed Derek. “You’ve never been in love, and you were a freshman when you wrote that.”
But Derek mentioned it was all fantasy and hope. “I’m a dreamer,”
he informed Katie. “I’m a hopeless romantic.”
“How did you do that?” Katie puzzled.
“You visualize what could be,” Derek informed his spouse. “I really feel
like I do know what love ought to really feel like, so I simply used that.”
Derek informed Lifetime producers that Katie typically underestimated how deeply he may really feel about issues. “I wasn’t surprised that Katie was surprised,” he confessed. “Because I know she sometimes feels that, since I haven’t felt these things, how can I relate to it? But that wasn’t about any particular person, and I don’t think I’ve been in love before. I think I would know.”
Derek’s description of a faculty date additionally upset his spouse
The Married at First Sight couple’s journey down reminiscence lane acquired much more uncomfortable when Katie found a frat cooler designed by Derek’s school fling.
“Nice frat cooler. What girl made you this?” Katie puzzled.
“Her name was Monica,” Derek admitted.
“Oh. Thanks, Monica. Nice frat cooler, Monica,” Katie sassed
again sarcastically, clearly a bit jealous. “Take that to the beach.”
When Katie found Derek’s bucket checklist from school, she found
one other point out of a lady from his previous. “Throw a big beach party, banger,”
she learn from the checklist. “Touch an elephant. Take a sizzling date to formal. So there’s
a verify subsequent to it. I’m guessing she was the new date.”
Derek admitted that Monica was the date in query. “And
then we snuck into the circus after hours and pet the elephants as nicely,” the Married
at First Sight star revealed.
“That’s what you do on your dates? You sneak into the circus to pet elephants on your dates?” Katie puzzled, shocked by her husband but once more.
Katie admitted she had ‘doubts’ due to what she discovered throughout her look into Derek’s previous
The psychological well being skilled informed Lifetime producers that Derek hadn’t finished something so adventurous together with her, making her really feel a little bit not noted of his life.
“I don’t know if it’s jealousy or if it’s annoyance that I’m seeing these things in him that I haven’t seen from him in our relationship,” she lamented. “It’s making me have more doubts when I really wanted to be having less doubts at this point. I don’t know how to feel about it.”
Clearly uncomfortable, Katie admitted that she hadn’t fairly
loved getting a glimpse of Derek’s previous. “I’m kinda speechless,” she mentioned.
“I used to be gonna pull up the elephant picture, however we are able to let it
be,” Derek replied.
“Yeah, we can just skip over the hot date with Monica,”
Katie joked bitterly. “It sounds pretty amazing.”
Derek admitted that he was dissatisfied in Katie’s response. While he was attempting to indicate her that he might be the person she needed him to be, he didn’t really feel like he may fully be himself together with his spouse but.
“I think Katie was first startled, and I think near the end of it, she got jealous that I went on a date like that and haven’t really done one with her,” he informed Married at First Sight producers. “Kind of a hard position to be in, because I’m trying to make things good. I’m trying to show her that I can do these things. She wants me to be in love, but she seems upset that I can visualize what love is.”