'Married at First Sight' couples slam Taylor for not apologizing to Brandon for Instagram video and and owning mistake
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/11/2020
Married at First Sight's prior couples have slammed Taylor Dunklin for not apologizing to Brandon Reid for her Instagram Stories video in which she claimed to be a single woman and detailed what she wanted in a man after a fight with her husband.
Former Married at First Sight couples gave Taylor a piece of their minds while watching expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz meet with Taylor and Brandon to discuss their failing marriage on the March 6 broadcast of Married at First Sight: Couples Couch, which features commentary on encore broadcasts of Married at First Sight's Season 10 episodes.
"Girl, you know this isn't no easy conversation," Kristine said. "After you get your IG pokes?!"
"She threw hella shade!" Keith agreed.
Taylor and Brandon were shown meeting for the first time after Brandon had moved out of their shared apartment in Washington, D.C. because of the video Brandon had deemed "disrespectful" and "disgusting."
But Taylor told Pepper she didn't know what she had done to upset Brandon so much because he refused to share his feelings with her.
Elizabeth's mouth dropped wide open when listening to Taylor talk.
"Are you kidding?!" Elizabeth yelled.
After Taylor was shown venting to Pepper, "[Brandon] is the one who moved out," Keith joked, "Yeah, because you pushed him!"
"Don't be petty about what you've all got going on. Be honest," Kristine urged.
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Footage then flashed to Elizabeth saying, "I'm sorry, I'm still trying to pick my jaw up."
Taylor finally acknowledged there was a video she had posted on social media that probably pissed Brandon off.
Jamie mocked Taylor for downplaying the significance of the video in which she claimed she was single and looking for the right guy who actually meets her requirements, like being 6'3" or taller.
At this point, Anthony sneezed while saying "bullsh-t."
Taylor claimed the video was not directed at Brandon and she can post whatever she wants, but Brandon said it hurt because she filmed the video right outside of their apartment while he was waiting inside for her to return home from a night out with her friends.
"It was directed towards him!" Elizabeth shouted.
"She won't own it. That's the problem," Jamie pointed out.
"If you want to publish it to everyone and you want to put it out there, just own your sh-t! If you're going to be a b-tch, own it," Elizabeth insisted. "I mean, duh!"
AJ was then shown reading Taylor's list of requirements off her Instagram Stories video shown on the TV screen, which included a man who's "fine as hell" with "no record."
"'Can be any race as long as the [eggplant] right?'" AJ read from Taylor's video. "Damn!"
Taylor also said in the video "not a soul" meets the criteria she wants in a man.
"That was the problem. 'I have minimum requirements for finding a man and not a soul meets them.' You are literally singling out your husband," Anthony observed.
Pepper explained that if Brandon posted a video about wanting a taller and thinner woman who's good in bed, Taylor would have probably taken that personally and been embarrassed.
Taylor threw her hands up in the air and shrugged her shoulders, prompting Anthony to say, "She doesn't see it."
"She does see it; she just won't admit it," Ashley countered.
Pepper then asked Taylor why she had posted the video to begin with. While Taylor initially told Dr. Viviana Coles she innocently shared the video with her friends to discuss her struggles, she told Pepper that she had run out of patience in her relationship with Brandon.
"Oh, so now she's saying she did it on purpose. Before, she said she didn't do it on purpose," AJ explained. "Now she's saying it's malicious."
"She was like, 'I did it but I didn't mean it,' and now she's like, 'I did it because...' Like, you just contradicted exactly what your defense was," AJ reasoned.
"Fine, I get it. She knows the video was wrong; everyone knows the video was wrong. But it was also caused by stuff he was doing wrong," Stephanie shared. "The answer is: the both of them are wrong."
Taylor went on to say she felt disrespected and ignored every day after their honeymoon in Panama and so she realized she was "done" and that's why she posted the video.
"See! You're done and that's why you posted the video. You're contradicting yourself!" Anthony acknowledged, later adding, "You're not trying to get past [it]. You just said you made the video because [you were done]."
Brandon said no one in a relationship would think that what Taylor did was okay because it was "about as bad as it gets," with the exception of cheating, "which we don't know."
Brandon told Pepper that Taylor didn't seem genuine and had so many opportunities to apologize but chose not to.
"She hasn't apologized," Anthony observed.
"I do think that she should apologize," Ashley said.
Keith advised the fighting couple to "reset the button," and Kristine agreed Taylor and Brandon should listen to Pepper because she knows what she's doing.
Taylor said if Brandon had a problem with her, he needed to voice those things so she could change her behavior. But Pepper argued Brandon had already expressed his hurt and concerns.
"My mouth is wide open, Taylor!" Anthony said. "Just f-cking apologize!"
"I don't understand how you don't think you're wrong!" Ashley griped.
"Apologize!" Anthony demanded.
"That's so bad! She knows. She's just so far in I don't think she can take it back," Ashley reasoned.
Taylor admitted she simply wasn't sure if she was sorry for the video and didn't want to apologize unless she meant it.
"Well, here you go," Keith said.
"Taylor, you f-cked up! Apologize!" Kristine yelled.
"That's what I'm saying!" Keith echoed.
"You bluntly did something mean to someone. Say you're sorry," Elizabeth said.
"Just say you're sorry, yeah," Jamie agreed.
"Just say you're sorry!" Elizabeth insisted. "It's okay. It's okay to be sorry. It's okay to be wrong. It is so okay to be wrong, girl!"
Kristine, however, pointed out Brandon had "messed up before too."
"You messed up. You bad! Bad," Kristine said, referring to Brandon's outburst over production in Panama in which he had cursed out his wife in front of their fellow cast members. "Give her a chance."
"Here's the difference," Anthony began. "[Brandon] has apologized like 20 times over and over about his actions. [Taylor] can't apologize once for what she did. That is the problem."
Brandon also called Taylor out for having random guys call her phone in the early morning hours.
When Brandon removed his microphone and walked out on his conversation with Taylor and Pepper, Elizabeth admitted, "I am speechless."
Taylor was then shown crying to Pepper about how she hadn't given up on her marriage despite the awful things Brandon had said to her before. She couldn't believe Brandon could just walk away like that and say he's "done."
"The only thing you didn't do is apologize!" Anthony and Ashley yelled simultaneously.
"That's the one thing I can't [understand]. Why didn't you apologize to him?" Ashley asked.
As Taylor cried to Pepper about how she tried so hard in her relationship, Anthony countered, "You really tried so hard? You couldn't even apologize."
"I'm sorry, my jaw is still hanging [open]," Elizabeth said.
Taylor had a meltdown once Brandon left, but Kristine acknowledged, "You definitely can't post stuff saying that you need the bare minimum. If there were any buttons to push, that was f-cking it! You meant to hurt him and you knew he was already on edge."
Once some time had passed, Taylor confessed she still had feelings for Brandon, so she planned to invite him to a friend's party. Taylor said she was willing to do whatever it takes for her marriage not to end in divorce.