Married at First Sight husband and wife AJ Vollmoeller and Stephanie Sersen say new couples don’t respect the MAFS process. Meanwhile, they recently dished on filming and married life during quarantine.
AJ and Stephanie are only one of a handful of successful Lifetime couples. And, they had a lot to say. What did they reveal?
Married at First Sight: AJ Vollmoeller & Stephanie Sersen Dish on Filming
Both AJ Vollmoeller and wife Stephanie Sersen offered their take on this season’s Married at First Sight couples. AJ said there are a lot of “wows” this season. And, he and Stephanie both agree that there’s a level of “disrespect” they haven’t seen when it comes to the overall “process”.
Zach Justice not moving in with Mindy Shiben doesn’t sit well with Stephanie Sersen or her husband. Meanwhile, things like Zach exchanging numbers with Mindy’s best friend is also out of bounds for them. For Stephanie Sersen, it’s all about putting your “spouse first”. And, she feels Zach didn’t do that when he went behind his wife’s back.
MAFS: AJ Talks Editing and the Stress of Filming
On his season of Married at First Sight, most viewers feel AJ Vollmoeller came across as loud and obnoxious at times. He has a big personality. And, that seemed to rub certain cast members the wrong way. He said people either love him or hate him. And, that there’s “no in between”.
Meanwhile, AJ Vollmoeller addressed the drama surrounding Brandon Reid getting into it with production. AJ is no stranger to the stress of Married at First Sight cameras getting to him. He had a meltdown on his season. And, Stephanie chimed in that filming for television can make you do “strange things”. AJ said you have to “expect the unexpected” when you sign up for the show. Because, you never know how things will turn out.
But, AJ Vollmoeller is happy with his portrayal on Married at First Sight. He would’ve liked production to show more of his “lighter side”. But, he said what viewers see is a “relatively accurate” portrayal.
Stephanie added that how production edits the final product “doesn’t really matter”. At the end of the day, it’s up to individual couples to make their Married at First Sight marriage work. For Stephanie Sersen and her husband, it’s all about “really good communication”. And, she said editing “can’t change the end result”.
What’s Next for the Married at First Sight Duo?
Stephanie Sersen and groom AJ appear on the upcoming series Couples’ Cam. It’s a self-shot series filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers a more intimate look at some fan-favorite Married at First Sight pairs.
Despite what viewers may think of him, AJ Vollmoeller said he loves the camera. And, Married at First Sight fans can expect a lot of “dad jokes” and “non-stop cornball AJ” during their segments.
AJ Vollmoeller and bride Stephane Sersen love to travel. And, they frequently traverse the globe together. That’s on hold with the current pandemic. Interestingly, AJ said they took six vacations in their first year together – including Australia and South Africa.
AJ even got his scuba diving certification to explore underwater with his wife. And, because they both talk over each other a lot, AJ joked that scuba diving with Stephanie Sersen is the only time they can’t talk to each other.
So, despite some ups and downs early on in their marriage, it’s clear the pair are still going strong. And, they certainly find ways to succeed more than a year into their union. Be sure to catch them on the limited series Couples’ Cam, May 20 only on Lifetime.
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