Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island shows Brandin Brosh in crisis. Her relationship with Jona Bienko isn’t going well. Dr. Jessica Griffin has to call in the cavalry to save the day. Brandin’s mom Susan arrives in St. Lucia to try and help her daughter open up more or risk losing Jona Bienko as a potential partner.
Brandin Brosh breaks down on Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island
Up to this point on Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, things have been awkward between Brandin Brosh and Jona Bienko. The biggest issue thus far has been Brandin Brosh being uncomfortable with physical touch and letting her guard down. Jona admits in this episode that he is very comfortable around his family, and that he still kisses his father on the lips as a way to show affection. At this point, Brandin and Jona haven’t even held hands, let alone kissed. She admits that she doesn’t like PDA whatsoever, and it’s clear that they each have very different ideas when it comes to showing affection via physical contact.
Later in the episode, Brandin Brosh sits down with Dr. Jessica Griffin to address what has become a major hurdle in the journey to build a lasting relationship. Dr. Jessica hits a nerve when she asks Brandin why she is able to take so many risks when it comes to business but not when it comes to matters of the heart. This instantly brings the tears. This is the most vulnerable we’ve seen her so far. It may just be the breakthrough she needs to open up.
Will she be able to take a risk with her heart? ❤️ Take a look at this sneak peek and don't forget to tune in TOMORROW night at 9/8c for a new episode of #MAFSHoneymoonIsland 🏝. pic.twitter.com/79hD57jX0l
— Married At 1st Sight (@MAFSLifetime) November 5, 2018
Brandin Brosh’s mom Susan to the rescue
Dr. Jessica Griffin seems to think that Brandin’s issues on Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island are big enough to call in the cavalry. Her mom makes a surprise appearance on the beach. Brandin Brosh and her mother are nearly identical as a shocked daughter runs up to embrace her mother. Once she sits down with her mother, viewers are treated to a completely different side of her. Brandin feels completely at ease with her mother there. This is a stark contrast to the tearful girl we saw with Dr. Jessica.
After spending some time alone with her mother on Married at First Sight, Brandin invites Jona to meet her. It’s clear within seconds that her mom is not one to be trifled with and not someone to cross. With her mother acting as a buffer, Brandin Brosh seems to finally let her guard down a bit with Jona and the pair share a genuine moment.
We find out in this episode that Brandin Brosh was cheated on in her early 20’s and has not been in a serious relationship since. Her mother coming to her aid on MAFS: Honeymoon Island could be just what she needs to allow herself to connect with Jona in a meaningful way.
— Married At 1st Sight (@MAFSLifetime) October 31, 2018
What’s next for Brandin Brosh and Jona Bienko on Married at First Sight?
Brandin and Jona have had a rocky start throughout their MAFS: Honeymoon Island journey so far. This week may be the turning point in their relationship. She came to St. Lucia with a lot of baggage and a lot of her own issues to work through. Jona isn’t perfect but he has been the more open of the two. It’s clear that she trusts her mother, and Jona and Susan hitting it off could be the missing piece to bridge the gap between this couple.
Catch an all-new episode of Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island Tuesday at 9 PM only on Lifetime.
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