‘Married at First Sight’: Katie Tells Her Dad That Derek Is a ‘Boy,’ Not a Man

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Katie Conrad and Derek Sherman have definitely had their share of arguments on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight Season 10. Katie insisted that Derek was too immature to be married, whereas Derek appeared postpone by Katie’s volatility and jealousy. 

On the Apr. eight episode of Married at First Sight, “Forever or Never,” Katie sat down for dinner together with her dad and stepmom to debate her relationship with Derek simply earlier than Decision Day. She revealed that issues weren’t going as nicely together with her husband as she’d hoped. But her dad inspired her to attempt to make issues work. 

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Katie informed her dad and stepmother that her relationship with Derek was ‘bumpy’

Just a couple of days earlier than Decision Day, Katie headed out to dinner together with her stepmother, Kim, and her dad, Dante. The 26-year-old psychological well being skilled opened up about her troubled relationship with Derek on the tense assembly.

“I’m kind of at a place right now with Derek where I’m not feeling very fulfilled, so I’m hoping that talking with my family will help me,” the Married at First Sight star informed Lifetime producers. “But I’m just overall very confused.”

“So, how’s everything been going?” Kim puzzled. 

Katie paused for a very long time earlier than she lastly admitted, “How do I put this? It’s been pretty bumpy. At the couple’s retreat, the first night was really, really bad.”

The younger bride went on to explain Derek’s friendliness along with his castmate, Taylor Dunklin, on the retreat. “He and Taylor were sitting next to each other, across from me. They were kind of joking around,” she defined.

But then issues went too far in Katie’s guide. “Then she says, ‘Your husband’s so great. You’re so lucky,’” Katie mentioned of Taylor. “It was like, if only you knew. He seems like he’s so great, but it’s like, I don’t feel special at all.”

As her dad and stepmom regarded on dubiously, Katie defined that Derek simply wasn’t fulfilling her wants to date. “I’m not expecting the ‘I love yous’ and all that to be there, but there’s a giant emotional disconnect,” she lamented. “As soon as I think I’m closing the gap, it shoots way open again. And I’m like, I don’t feel connected to you at all.” 

The ‘Married at First Sight’ star referred to as Derek a ‘boy’ with a ‘baby personality’ 

Dante puzzled if Derek put forth effort in making issues work when he and Katie had disagreements. “What does he say?” Katie’s dad wished to know. “When you say that you need some things, some connection from him?”

The Married at First Sight star mentioned sadly, “I don’t think he knows how. I don’t think he knows how to fix that issue.” 

Surprisingly, Katie’s dad appeared to take Derek’s facet. “Some guys take a little bit longer to mature,” he mentioned, defending the youthful man. 

That’s what set Katie off. In reality, she informed her dad she had anticipated an older man as her groom. “He’s a boy, Dad,” the Married at First Sight star declared. “And that’s exactly what I didn’t want. I was expecting a 30-year-old. I thought I was going to be walking down the aisle, and it was going to be a 30-year-old. Maybe a couple of gray hairs in there. That’s what I thought.”

Katie even added harshly, “And nope, I got fresh, baby-faced Derek, with a baby personality to match.”

Katie’s dad fearful that his daughter is perhaps scaring Derek off and pushing him away together with her detrimental perspective. “Are you this amped up all the time? Do you chill a little?” Dante requested his daughter. 

He went on to warn her about getting in Derek’s face an excessive amount of, as a result of she would possibly destroy one thing worthwhile: “Because you would scare me if I was Derek. You’d be scaring me. You’re a little amped all the time…Of course it’s a big thing. But there’s also a thing about totally scaring the guy away.”

Katie’s dad hoped the connection between Katie and Derek would nonetheless work out 

Katie’s dad informed Lifetime producers that he was greater than somewhat upset to listen to in regards to the issues between Katie and Derek. 

“Coming here tonight, Kim and I were thinking that this was going to work,” Dante informed Married at First Sight producers. “This is that core value, family guy that I was hoping for for my daughter. But just hearing some of her comments tonight, I’m a little concerned.” 

Dante added that Katie could possibly be hard-headed and cussed, and that he hoped she was keen to be versatile sufficient to make the connection work. “I know there’s been ups and downs, but she’s gotta understand that it takes some bending on her side,” Katie’s dad mentioned. “I just would hate for her to give up, because I think there’s a lot there.” 

Katie’s dad inspired his daughter to consider Derek’s constructive traits, not simply what she didn’t recognize about him. “Let’s try to focus on some good things,” he implored her. “What are some good things that he’s done?” 

The Married at First Sight star gave a considerably half-hearted reply. “Whenever we do get into a fight, he’s pretty quick to apologize and try to resolve it,” Katie admitted. “He’s a genuinely just good person. I think maybe he just doesn’t really know the way to love me the way I need or want to be loved. And maybe he has to figure that out or that’s something we just have to learn as we go.” 

But Katie’s dad insisted that Derek far surpassed any of her earlier boyfriend. “He seems like, at his core, he’s a better guy than anybody that I’ve seen you date,” Dante exclaimed. 

Katie agreed, however nonetheless didn’t appear enthusiastic about her husband. “I would say he’s a better guy in that he doesn’t have malicious intentions,” she confessed. Still, she informed her dad and stepmom that she didn’t know if she noticed sufficient potential within the relationship to say “yes” on Decision Day. 

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