Taylor admitted she had a long list of cons when weighing the pros and cons of staying married to Brandon on "Decision Day," but she said the idea of leaving Married at First Sight single broke her heart because she wanted, more than anything, to be married with a loving husband.
"With Taylor's situation, her desire is the best case scenario, because what she wants is what we want our singles to want coming into this, which is why we chose her," Pastor Cal said on Unfiltered.
Pastor Cal had matched Brandon and Taylor to wed as total strangers along with the other Married at First Sightexperts, Dr. Pepper Schwartz and Dr. Viviana Coles.
Pastor Cal then looked at Taylor and said, "I just want you to know I believe you're going to find [love] because you keep that desire."
"Keep looking for it," he added. "It's there. It's there. And now a lot of folks know it, okay?!"
Taylor and Brandon's relationship seemed destined for happiness and longevity in the first week of their arranged marriage on Married at First Sight's tenth season, but Brandon lashed out at production and Taylor at the end of their honeymoon in Panama, and the couple could seemingly never recover.
Taylor said she felt disrespected on a daily basis by Brandon's lack of effort and desire to spend time with her, but Brandon believed Taylor wasn't really ready or willing to be a wife.
Brandon also claimed Taylor's priorities were off and she cared more about hanging out with her friends and using her phone than making a relationship work with him.
As the process continued, Brandon became increasingly more paranoid and frustrated in regards to the documentation part of the process, which bled into his relationship with Taylor when he began believing Taylor had only signed up to marry at first sight to gain social-media followers and become a reality TV star.
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The pair had their fair share of arguments, but tension heightened during the couples' retreat when Brandon essentially quit the show and insisted he was done with Taylor and their relationship after she spent the night in a hotel with friends.
Not only did Brandon yell and swear at Taylor -- which Pastor Cal called "infantile" behavior on Unfiltered -- but he also had a showdown with a producer named Leif.
After smugly removing his microphone to make a statement that the show's producers couldn't control him, Brandon taunted and berated Leif.
Brandon chose to leave the couples' retreat early and never return, but Taylor later informed viewers she and her husband reconciled and tried to get their relationship back on track once they returned home.
Taylor agreed to spend time with Brandon off-camera and work through their issues privately.
While Taylor maintained "hope" her marriage would continue after "Decision Day" and she and Brandon would choose to stay together, she wasn't even sure if Brandon was going to show up to the final meeting with the show experts.