Married at First Sight cast member Mindy Shiben recently dished on estranged husband Zach Justice. In addition, she talked about some of the things that went on behind the scenes on her season of the Lifetime show.
Married at First Sight Update: Mindy Shiben Talks Life in Quarantine
Mindy Shiben is a fan-favorite Married at First Sight celeb. She gained a lot of sympathy from watchers after everything she went through with hubby, Zach Justice. Mindy comes across as very genuine in the eyes of many viewers. And, because of that, she has a lot of support.
The Married at First Sight alum Mindy Shiben, recently talked about what life has been like in quarantine for her. Zach’s wife said the whole ordeal has been “rough”. And, as someone that likes to travel, she had a lot of travel plans already in the works that she cancelled once the pandemic hit.
MAFS: Mindy’s Expectations of the Lifetime Show
Mindy Shiben recently spoke with The Johnversations Podcast. And, said she wasn’t a fan of Married at First Sight before applying. And, she didn’t even think she had a chance to get on it with how many people apply every season. Mindy added that she went into the process ready to deal with “negative things” on her end – at least as far as what she could control.
But, she said she didn’t account for things going “the other way”. An example being the issues Zach Justice had on his end when it came to his new wife. Mindy said she was “discouraged” by the dating scene prior to Married at First Sight. So, she put all her eggs in one basket when she found out she had a match. And, she said it felt like “winning the lottery”.
Married at First Sight: Angry Mindy Lets Zach Justice Have It
A sticking point in Mindy Shiben’s storyline with Zach Justice was him not finding his wife attractive. And, Mindy added that things hit the fan on that even before the honeymoon. She said the pair met with producers in the few days following the weddings – before the Married at First Sight honeymoon. And, according to her, Zach said then and there that he felt “forced to build an attraction”.
Meanwhile, Mindy Shiben said that even now, she still “doesn’t understand his communication style”. Zach has a way of talking in circles. And, Mindy believes he is a “confused person” when it comes to knowing what he wants. She questioned why he would even take part in Married at First Sight. But, she also said he made no secret of wanting to “build his brand”. So, it’s certainly possible he did the show purely for exposure.
When it came to finally calling it quits with Zach Justice on Married at First Sight, Mindy Shiben said she wanted to make sure she was “100 percent done” before pulling the plug. And, once she got to that point, it was over. She wanted to make sure there was “no chance in hell” of a reconciliation. And, as a result, she felt “great” to be free of that “toxic relationship” by Decision Day.
What’s Next for Lifetime MAFS Star?
Following her ordeal on Married at First Sight with Zach Justice, most viewers want to know what Mindy plans to do next. She said that she’d like to continue traveling as soon as the pandemic is over. Mindy added that she uses this time to “get back in touch” with herself – along with continuing to teach skating.
Interestingly, she said she’d be open to finding love on television again with a show like Married at First Sight: Second Chances. Meanwhile, she said she would tweak her approach slightly if ever she is on another show. She wouldn’t do things the same way she did with Zach Justice. Mainly, she would make sure she doesn’t do anything to compromise herself or her beliefs. Mindy said from the very beginning that she’s an “open book”. And, that’s certainly something viewers love about her.
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