'Married at First Sight' alum Steve Moy releasing a book following Noi Phommasak split
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/28/2022
Married at First Sight alum Steve Moy has announced he is releasing a book about life, love and following your dreams.
Steve, who starred on Married at First Sight's fourteenth season, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that his first book, Dedication: Life, Love, and Following Your Dreams, is currently available for pre-order on Steve's official website.
"I'm excited to announce that the book I've been working on is available for pre-sale on my website! stephenmoy.com/book," Steve captioned a photo of himself proudly holding up the book.
"This has been a goal of mine for quite some time. I've been working on it off and on throughout what's been a challenging year, but I'm happy to have it at the point where I'm ready to put it into the world!"
Steve continued in his post, "Full disclosure, there is still more work to do, but I have some people helping me with the editing process."
Steve revealed he will "most likely" be self-publishing the book.
"I'm handling all of the writing, design, and photography," he noted.
"I came up with this design and branding a little while back, so some of the vision and content has changed over the course of writing. I may change and adjust some of it come official release, but we shall see."
Steve said the price of his book is currently "flexible."
"So you have some control over deciding what you're willing and wanting to pay," the MAFS alum explained. "If you participate in the presale, you'll receive a signed copy straight from me!"
Steve went on to say, "If you're particularly interested in helping in some way, feel free to reach out! You can also Share this post or leave a Comment, as that helps to get the word out further."
Given this is Steve's first time writing a book, he acknowledged, "I'm doing my best to get it right, and learn as I go."
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"I appreciate all of the support and kind words you've given me this year, and hope that when this book is ready, it enhances your life just as you've done for me," he concluded in the Instagram post. "The link is also in my bio. stephenmoy.com/book."
According to Steve's website, the book is a "collection of thoughts, ideas, and advice to help communicate more effectively, make better informed decisions, and provide guidance for the challenges we face as we navigate our unique and individual lives."
"Don't let limiting thoughts and social pressure to stop you from living the life you imagine," the description reads, "or from building relationships that are healthy and fulfilling."
Steve's book is currently priced at $25 plus nearly $4 for shipping, although potential buyers are able to manually change the amount.
Steve, a former sales engineer, married Noi Phommasak on Married at First Sight's fourteenth season, which aired on Lifetime in Spring 2022.
Noi and Steve appeared to be a great match on Married at First Sight, but Steve's decision not to get a part-time or full-time job began presenting problems in their relationship, especially since Steve -- who claimed he was in a good place financially with a lot of savings -- expected Noi to take on some of their household chores while she was working full-time as a talent acquisition coordinator.
Noi, who longs to be a mother, said she never envisioned herself being her family's breadwinner.
Noi sometimes questioned on the show if Steve was enough for her and if she deserved better -- and she'd post about her feelings on social media, which Steve found to be immature and disrespectful to their relationship.
On the Married at First Sight: Where Are They Now? special for Season 14 -- which filmed five months after Decision Day and aired on June 1 -- Noi finally determined that she was going to move in with Steve in a couple of months, and she came around to the idea of having just two children instead of three.
"I have a plan and I have a timetable when me and Noi are going to reconnect and talk about where things stand and if she's happy with where it's at or if she wants me to get a job or if things are going well in the other creative outlets that I'm doing," Steve shared.
Noi admitted that while she wanted Steve to be able to pursue creative outlets, such as his music, she found it "unnerving" he was still technically unemployed.
Back on June 17, Steve hinted at there being trouble in paradise, and he let fans know that he and Noi would essentially be taking a break from social media.
The pair then announced their breakup in separate July 9 statements. Noi announced her split from Steve with a "divorce feels good" Instagram post, and then Steve confirmed the news hours later in a very lengthy Instagram post.
Steve wrote, in part, "We are incompatible in ways that attempts at compromise can't seem to fix or overcome... Noi, I'll always love you. I so wish we were a better fit. I wish we could meet each other's needs."
Steve claimed he and Noi had actually "been apart for a little while" prior to Noi's public split announcement "to the point of moving on" and with "hope pretty much fading for any chance we could recover."
Steve continued, "Although I had made a decision, I was still holding out for the potential for true change... This surprise announcement [on Noi's part] is a signal that it's definitely time to let go."
He added, "I hope that Sushi stays healthy for as long as possible so that you can enjoy your time with him, and he can be there for you through this next chapter... I hope that we can remain cordial, and at some point, we can remain in touch... I've given so much of myself to this marriage."
Noi commented on Steve's breakup statement alleging he had asked for the divorce against her will and didn't care about Sushi or her own well-being.
"You asked for the divorce... I BEGGED you to stay and you said -- you don't OWE me anything. What. You also have never checked in on sushi since he got cancer... you've never offered to help," Noi wrote in the comments.
"And during this time you knew I was vulnerable and my heart was breaking outside of this and this is when you said we should divorce. You are not heartbroken, so stop acting like this for everyone else. You made this choice before involving me in the final decision and you said I was not allowed to talk about it, even though you said you were already seeing other people."
Noi concluded, "Just be honest about your truths and we can both move on peacefully."