Married at First Sight husband and wife Zach Justice and Mindy Shiben called it quits prior to Decision Day this season. There were issues right from the start for this pair on the Lifetime show. And, things got worse as the season went on. In a lot of ways, Zach is the villain this season among MAFS fans. What did he have to say in an exclusive interview only with Soap Dirt?
Married at First Sight: Zach Justice Reveals What He’d Do Differently
Soap Dirt: Given how things quickly fell apart on Married at First Sight, was there something you would have done differently?
Zach Justice (ZJ): “Absolutely, I tried to keep anything off camera, private and to protect. Unfortunately that approach allowed everything to be placed out of context. I would be much more transparent about the whole situation instead of ‘biting the bullet'”.
One of the biggest issues right out of the gate this season on Married at First Sight is Zach Justice’s lack of attraction to wife Mindy Shiben. And, that threw everything else off as a result. The pair never found their footing as a couple. And, they called it quits early. But, is MAFS editing to blame for how Zach Justice appears on the show?
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MAFS: Was Bad Matchmaking Part of the Blame for Zach Justice & Mindy Shiben?
SD: Do you think you’d have done better if the Married at First Sight experts matched you with someone else?
Zach Justice: “I don’t think it’s a matter of being ‘someone else’, but perhaps a ‘closer match’. In that case, maybe! I don’t think people fully understand how far apart me and Mindy [Shiben] are to each other, in the context of a relationship or marriage”.
Mindy Shiben was more than willing to put in the work this season on Married at First Sight. And, Zach Justice didn’t meet his wife halfway in order to make the marriage work on the show. But, based on what Zach tells SD, are they too “far apart” in terms of compatibility?
Opposites attract in some cases. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case here. Certainly, some of these questions may come up when the Married at First Sight Tell-All airs. So, it’s certainly worth tuning in for that.
What Zach Justice Wants Viewers to Know
Soap Dirt: What do you want the Married at First Sight watchers to know about everything after it all went bad?
Zach: “I would certainly advocate for others to have a global perspective. This observation principle will take you far whether it’s reality TV, religious beliefs, or politics. Context is everything!”
Based on what Zach Justice tells SD, it seems like production left a lot of “context” on the cutting room floor when it comes to how he appears on camera this season. Whether or not MAFS fans get that context, the reality is Mindy and Zach’s marriage doesn’t work out.
Zach comes across as the MAFS villain this season in the eyes of many viewers. But, it’ll be interesting to see what else he has to say when the Married at First Sight reunion show premieres, April 22 at 8:00 pm on Lifetime.
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