Married at First Sight duo Amber Bowles and Matt Gwynne had sparks early on in their season of the Lifetime show. Matt was the tall, dark, and handsome husband Amber hoped for. And, there was chemistry right out of the gate for these two. But, things took a turn as the weeks progressed. And, neither of them got the happy ending they hoped for. Where are these two now?
Married at First Sight: Sparks Early for Amber Bowles & Matt Gwynne
Married at First Sight pair Matt Gwynne and wife Amber Bowles were early favorites on their season of the show. They had chemistry right from the jump. And, it seemed like they had all the makings of a successful MAFS couple.
Middle school teacher Amber Bowles was smitten with former basketball player and aspiring musician Matt Gwynne. And on Married at First Sight, it seemed like the attraction Matt had for Amber was mutual.
Amber Bowles said early on that spouse Matt Gwynne is “perfect” and everything she hoped for. But, as with all seasons of Married at First Sight, every couple confronts their share of drama no matter how much chemistry they seem to have early on. And, that certainly turned out to be the case for these two.
MAFS: Did He Cheat on His Wife?
Despite their early sparks, things took a drastic turn for Amber Bowles and love match Matt Gwynne. He felt she was clingy and didn’t seem to enjoy spending time with his wife as much as she enjoyed spending time with him. Meanwhile, how serious Matt was about his marriage was a big question on this season of Married at First Sight. Especially after he ditched his wedding ring and didn’t come home one night.
Amber Bowles forgave her husband for ditching her and was quick to take him back. But, he was in the dog house in the eyes of many Married at First Sight watchers. Matt revealed he felt they were “just friends”. And, as a result, he hung out with other women. He said later that he wasn’t intimate with anyone else. But, the damage was done.
The way Matt Gwynne went about it was shady in the eyes of MAFS viewers. In addition, he had a habit of running away whenever a touchy subject would come up. Rather than stand by his wife Amber and hash out their difficulties, Matt chose to ditch her. And, that quickly made him a villain on Married at First Sight.
Despite their early chemistry, Matt and wife Amber clearly wanted different things in the end. Amber wanted to settle down and have children. Meanwhile, Matt Gwynne was reluctant about putting down roots on Married at First Sight. Amber wanted him home with her but he wanted to be out every night. And, Matt Gwynne’s disappearing act only put more stress on their relationship.
Married at First Sight: Matt Gwynne & Amber Bowles – Where Are They Now?
Since calling it quits on Decision Day, Matt Gwynne revealed that he’s “happy”. A few weeks ago he updated his Instagram with a pic of him on the basketball court. Even on Married at First Sight, he had issues when it came to settling down. He still wanted to live the nomadic lifestyle of a basketball player on the road. And, now that he’s no longer tied to ex-wife Amber Bowles, it looks like he is back to playing the game he loves.
As for Amber Bowles, she certainly got the short end of the stick on her MAFS journey. But, she doesn’t seem to be letting that experience slow her down. She got her own apartment and a dog. And, it looks like she is doing everything she can to continue to be happy. Amber said that she put herself back out there. But, it doesn’t look like she found her next husband yet.
With a new season of Married at First Sight coming up, there are a few takeaways from this couple for future pairs. Sometimes, even if couples check all the boxes on paper, it doesn’t mean things will work out in the end.
Things were still raw for the pair during the reunion show. And, they weren’t sure if they could be cordial with one another after everything that went down. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is walk away and move on. And, it seems like Matt and Amber have both done that.
Catch all-new episodes of Married at First Sight, coming in January to the Lifetime network.
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