Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After stars Danielle Bergman and Bobby Dodd, in this new spinoff reality series following the lives of newlyweds. The show also features Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico, as well as Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre. These three couples said yes on decision day, on earlier Married At First Sight seasons and are trying to make a go of their marriages.
The MAFS alumni are about to become parents for the first time and are letting us tag along as they navigate their journeys. Marriage and parenting are challenging enough, to say the least. Given the fact that these couples were strangers when they married, it makes it that much more difficult.
Relationship experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson, and Dr. Jessica Griffin visit the couples in their hometowns and take them on a special couples retreat. With their help, can the couples overcome any obstacles they are facing and live happily ever after?
MAFS Happily Ever After – Danielle Bergman And Bobby Dodd
On Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After, Danielle Bergman and Bobby Dodd are from Dallas, Texas and have been married for five months. They are three months pregnant and very happily married. Perhaps too happy. The couple has yet to have their first fight or any disagreement for that matter.
Danielle Bergman also reveals that Bobby Dodd has taken on all of the household responsibilities and basically waits on her hand and foot. Pastor Cal wonders if Bobby has a fear of pushing back and worries that he will become overwhelmed. He helps them explore if they are holding back or not acknowledging something deeper is going on.
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Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After – Ashley Petta And Anthony D’Amico
Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After’s Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico are from Chicago, Illinois and they have been married for two years. Anthony and Ashley have different ways of communicating and sometimes petty differences escalate into full blown fights. With Dr. Pepper’s guidance, they hope to improve their communication skills and stop little arguments from turning into something bigger.
Anthony D’Amico has a habit of not telling Ashley anything unless she asks, which she finds annoying. She doesn’t like that he doesn’t share any information with her. He tells Ashley that he doesn’t share anything with her until he has all of the information on the matter. Dr. Pepper feels that is very important to resolve their communication skills before the baby arrives.
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Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After – Shawniece Jackson And Jephte Pierre
On Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After, Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre are from Boston, Massachusetts and have been married for eleven months and are eight months pregnant. Shawniece and Jephte got off to a very rocky and emotional start. For some reason, Jephte didn’t take to Shawniece in the beginning and they had a hard time building a solid foundation.
Jephte Pierre was dealing with a lot of backlash from social media and it sent him into a deep depression. Shawniece was early in the pregnancy and at high risk for miscarriage. Jephte didn’t want to burden her with it but that wound up doing more harm than good. Seeing that Jephte wasn’t happy, Shawniece Jackson took their wedding rings and decided they should separate.
They have since decided work on their marriage but haven’t put their rings back on because they feel they still have a lot of work to do. With the help of Dr. Griffin, they hope to get into a better place in their marriage.
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MAFS Happily Ever After – Couples Retreat – Room For Improvement
The couples were sent on a retreat along with the relationship experts to have some time to get away together and work on their issues. They also have some time to get to know the other couples from the show.
Not many people understand why they got Married at First Sight the way they did. It’s comforting for them to be around people that understand where they’re coming from. It’s also a bonus that all the ladies are pregnant at the same time.
The couples confide in each other about struggles they have had. Ashley and Anthony share with the others that they had a hard time watching the filming of the show once it aired. They said every time they watched it together they got into a fight so they had to stop watching it.
Danielle and Bobby admit that they’ve had it really easy so far, they haven’t had any issues at all. During a group session the Married at First Sight couples are asked to rate their marriage on a scale of one to ten. Danielle and Bobby both rate theirs a ten which doesn’t sit well with the others, especially Ashley Petta. Ashley expresses that no relationship is perfect and there’s always room for improvement.
Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre open up about their separation and Jephte’s social media war that caused his depression. When asked to rate their marriage Jephte left his paper blank. He said he didn’t feel that he can rate their marriage because they’re still working on it and trying to build it. Pastor Cal worries that Jephte may only see Shawniece as the vessel carrying his child and not as his wife.
Be sure to tune in to Lifetime, Tuesdays at 10pm Eastern to see how it all progresses for the newlyweds.
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