During Wednesday night's episode of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered, which is hosted by former Season 1 MAFS participant Jamie, Matt watched back a clip of Amber crying to expert Dr. Viviana Coles about how she wanted her marriage to work out so badly because she desired a partner willing to commit to her forever.
"[I'm] a little bit surprised, like, wow it was hurting her that bad? I had no idea," Matt admitted on Unfiltered.
Iris then explained to Matt where she thought Amber's emotions were coming from given they all starred on Season 9 of Married at First Sight together and she had become friends with Amber.
"Amber definitely likes to downplay things and act so much stronger than she truly is when it comes to talking to you because she doesn't want to seem weak," Iris reasoned.
"Like, her true feelings when talking to me and some of the other girls, [she] literally broke down because she felt like she had to build herself up because in this marriage, she felt like she's the only one holding it up right now."
The conversation grew increasingly more serious and intense when Jamie asked Matt to put himself in Amber's shoes for a second.
"Imagine that you're really into someone, right? And they up and leave and don't text and don't call. All they say is, 'I just need my space.' Would you stay with that person?" Jamie asked, referencing how Matt chose not to return to his apartment with Amber for several nights and communicate his whereabouts.
"Ugh no, that's actually happened to me before and it sucks when you really like somebody and you don't feel like it's reciprocated," Matt replied.
"We've done things that made us both feel uncomfortable and we both talked about things and experienced things together that we are close," the former pro basketball player explained of his relationship with Amber.
"So I think that's worth trying to continue to move forward."
"Matt, you said just a few weeks ago you would never do this again. What happened?" Jamie asked Matt after the show aired a clip showing Amber bawling to the cameras at nearly 2AM about how Matt didn't return home again.
"I needed space," Matt replied on Unfiltered.
"Is marriage something that you're taking seriously?" Jamie asked.
"Umm," Matt said before hesitating. "Marriage is something I'm not very happy in right now, and I'm not really feeling like I want to spend much time with Amber at this time."
Jaime then asked Matt what it was about Amber that he just couldn't stand or handle.
"I think it's just her personality at times. It just aggravates me," Matt replied.