Married at First Sight pair Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico had some rocky moments throughout their relationship on the Lifetime show. And, even though the duo agreed to stay married on Decision Day, some questions followed them on Happily Ever After. Whether MAFS couples make it for the long haul is always a roll of the dice. Where are Anthony and Ashley now?
Married at First Sight: Hard Times for Ashley Petta & Anthony D’Amico
Just because couples say yes on Decision Day, it doesn’t mean their troubles are over. In fact, that’s when a lot of the real work begins. For Anthony D’Amico and new bride Ashley Petta, that was certainly the case. Ashley is very assertive and knows what she wants. Meanwhile, Anthony was more timid in front of the Lifetime cameras. And, this led to an imbalance in their relationship on Married at First Sight.
On Married at First Sight, Ashley Petta wanted to move to a bigger place. And, Ashley had clear ideas about what she wanted for her future. Along with that, Anthony D’Amico seemed to struggle when it came to speaking up for himself and voicing the things he wanted. The experts encouraged Ashley to let go of the reins a bit. In addition, they advised Anthony to step up to the plate and be an equal part of the relationship.
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MAFS: Baby Mila Rose Is Born
Making a MAFS marriage work is stressful enough. But, that stress is amplified when you have a baby on the way. This was the case for Ashley Petta and husband Anthony D’Amico. Ashley’s controlling impulses were on full display on Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After leading up to a baby arrival, Mila Rose D’Amico. Ashley wanted things a certain way and it was up to Anthony D’Amico to step up.
Meanwhile, the couple bickered over the baby’s gender reveal. Ashley Petta really wanted to know if it was a boy or girl right away. But, Anthony D’Amico was adamant about not knowing the gender until birth. Ashley decided to take matters into her own hands and revealed it was a girl. And, Anthony wasn’t happy about it. In addition, many Married at First Sight viewers railed against her for going against his wishes.
Married at First Sight: Anthony D’Amico and Ashley Petta – Are They Still Together?
Whether or not Anthony and Ashley would last was a question many Married at First Sight watchers wanted answered. There was a lot of work to do. And, whether or not they’d be able to keep the momentum they built without the experts around is something they had to decide for themselves. It turns out they put in the work. And, as a result, they are one of a select few when it comes to successful MAFS pairs.
The Married at First Sight duo celebrated their third wedding anniversary in 2019. And, it looks like they’re still going strong. Interestingly, Anthony D’Amico answered fan questions recently and said he and Ashley Petta want at least one more child. Anthony said he wants a boy to even out the household.
He added that they fight like any other married couple. But, it doesn’t seem to be anything serious. Meanwhile, it seems date nights help them reconnect. And, they shoot for them as often as they can.
Married at First Sight returns with new episodes in January. And, these new couples will have to face some of the same challenges Ashley Petta and hubby Anthony D’Amico did. But, this couple prove that you can get off to a rocky start and still find a way to make it work three years in. They’re definitely a couple worth emulating for any new marriage hopefuls.
Don’t forget to watch the brand new season of Married at First Sight, coming in January.
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