Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island shows Brandin Brosh and Jona Bienko have big trouble, because it appears Brandin has a new man. Sixteen singles (along with Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Jessica Griffin) spent three weeks at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay. This resort in Saint Lucia served as the backdrop for this season’s hopefuls to find love. It didn’t take long for the sunshine and serendipity to turn sour for some.
Trouble for Brandin Brosh & Jona Bienko on Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island
While most of the couples were deep in the honeymoon phase in the premiere of Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, things quickly took a turn for Brandin Brosh (28) and Jona Bienko (35). After hitting it off initially, the mood soured once Jona decided he wanted to talk to other people. Those looking for love on MAFS: Honeymoon Island had a very small window to do it. Couples had a day to pair up or be sent home. Jona wanted to talk to other people before choosing Brandin, and that instantly put her on edge.
Brandin Brosh comes across as someone who goes after what she wants. As Jona Bienko quickly found out, though, she’s not someone you want to cross. Jona choosing to talk to other people was essentially the first nail in the coffin, and things went downhill from there. Jona sat alone in front of Pastor Calvin and Dr. Jessica until a reluctant Brandin decided to show up. She rejected his hand as they walked away — another early warning sign of trouble in paradise.
Are Jona Bienko & Brandin Brosh seeing other people?
Jona Bienko posted a picture on Facebook of him and a girl that looks similar to Brandin back in August of 2017. If there’s anything that can be garnered from this, it’s that he definitely has a type.
Meanwhile, Brandin Brosh posted a picture on Facebook back in July with a man that’s clearly not Jona. The pair are all smiles under an umbrella. They both look cozy with one another. Is it just the rain or could there be something more between them? Interestingly, the mystery man with Brandin (Nick Quave) is “in a relationship” but it’s not specified with whom.
Jona Bienko lives in Colorado while mystery man Nick is a local from Biloxi. Could distance have taken its toll on Brandin and Jona? From what we’ve seen so far, the couple had issues within reach of one another at a paradise resort. It’s not hard to imagine that distance put a strain on an already precarious relationship.
When was Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island filmed?
Figuring out when Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island was filmed is paramount in terms of getting the facts straight. Given that Jona Bienko was pictured with the unidentified woman in 2017, we can assume that this was before MAFS: Honeymoon Island was filmed. Brandin being spotted with Nick Quave in July is questionable.
Was Brandin Brosh spotted with Nick before filming began or after filming wrapped? The timing of the snap, the fact that Nick is a local, and the fact that he’s in a relationship are all curious threads to pull. If it turns out that he’s in a relationship with Brandin, it means that we will likely see Brandin and Jona implode as MAFS: Honeymoon Island progresses.
Pastor Calvin and Dr. Jessica leave clues on social media
Added to all of this, filming Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island was an endeavor shrouded in secrecy. Reality TV World notes that Lifetime announced that it ordered episodes of Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island and Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After back in July. The network kept location and filming details close to the vest.
Both Dr. Jessica and Pastor Calvin dropped hints on social media about their “secret project.” Dr. Jessica was certainly the more careful of the two. While Dr. Jessica dropped teasers on Instagram throughout August of this year, Pastor Calvin posted a picture of himself with a honeymooning couple in front of a liquor store at the St. Lucia airport. Busted!
There are a number of interesting storylines to follow heading into the second episode of Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island. While the drama between Brandin Brosh and Jona Bienko is bubbling beneath the surface, it’s not going to be smooth sailing for the other couples, either. It will be interesting to see which couples begin to crack as the season progresses.
Catch the all-new episode of Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island on October 30 at 8PM on Lifetime.
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