'Married at First Sight' expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz reveals the experts' biggest worry
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/03/2021
Married at First Sight expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz has revealed the experts' biggest worry when matching couples for any given season of the show.
Pepper and her fellow Married at First Sight experts Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Viviana Coles matched five Atlanta-based couples -- including Vincent Morales and Briana Miles as well as Ryan Oubre and Clara Fergus -- to wed on the Lifetime reality series' twelfth season.
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Vincent also said "for some reason," kissing his wife simply "felt right."
"It didn't feel forced, so I think it's just, again, the energy and the vibe was there for both of us," Vincent reiterated.
Pepper was then asked to share her thoughts on Vincent and Briana as a match so far.
"Well, I helped put them together, so obviously I'm very supportive!" Pepper said with a laugh.
"I'm so glad that there's the chemistry there. You know, that's the thing we often worry about the most. We try for chemistry but we can't predict it," Pepper explained.
Pepper therefore said she felt "huge relief" when "that part of the foundation" was there for both Vincent and Briana as well as Ryan and Clara.
Given the experts spent months matching the Married at First Sight couples for Season 12, Jamie asked Pepper how it felt to watch the five couples finally come together and tie the knot.
"It's a mixture of relief and pride and excitement. We're very invested in these matches," Pepper said, speaking on behalf of Pastor Cal and Viviana. "And so when they start out so well, we are thrilled! We are really happy!"
Pepper later got emotional again when watching back a Season 12 clip of Vincent and Briana dancing for the first time as husband and wife. Vincent said in the clip he felt like he had already known Briana for years.
"It gets to me! It's so sweet!" Pepper said all teary-eyed. "Each of these couples is connecting, and just seeing that connection is just heart-filling."
When asked to reveal her favorite part of the weddings, Pepper shared it's the self-written vows.
"What I really want to see is what the vows are. I want to see how well somebody expresses what they hope for and who they are. And whenever it's heartfelt, I tear up! It's just so great. So I really like that," Pepper shared.
Vincent and Briana also had instant chemistry when they met at the altar, and Vincent said he was convinced their personalities complemented one another once he got to talk to Briana and get to know her better.
On the show's latest episode that aired last week, Clara said laying in bed with her husband after their wedding felt good and she figured sparks and chemistry would come easy and naturally for the both of them.
"If sex happens, it happens. But maybe we'll keep that to ourselves -- we'll see!" Clara told the cameras with a laugh.