Season 9 of Married at First Sight, which was filmed in Charlotte, NC, stars Iris, a 27-year-old who works for a nonprofit from Raleigh, NC, and Keith, a 27-year-old high school basketball coach from Greensboro, NC, as well as Elizabeth, a 30-year-old accounting executive for her dad's company from South Carolina who was raised in Mooresville, NC, and Jamie, a 35-year-old technical consultant from Columbia, SC.
The season also stars Amber Bowles, a 27-year-old eighth grade English teacher currently living in the Charlotte area, and Matthew Gwynne, a 32-year-old professional basketball player from Raleigh, NC, as well as Deonna McNeill, a 30-year-old operations manager currently living in the Charlotte area, and Gregory Okotie, a 32-year-old math learning center owner from Fort Washington, MD.
The Married at First Sight broadcast picked up where last week's episode had left off, with the four couples waking up next to their spouses in bed on the first official day of their honeymoons in Antigua.
Amber admitted "one thing led to another" the previous night and she and Matt had consummated their marriage.
"It felt right, and I hope Matt enjoyed it -- because I did," Amber said in a confessional.
Matt agreed sex happened "naturally" for them and the night was just "perfect."
Meanwhile, Deonna said she was "oddly comfortable" with her husband Greg and things "just felt right." Deonna revealed she liked the outdoors as long as she's in the shade, and Greg looked forward to learning more about her.
Greg liked how Deonna seemed adventurous, ambitious and straight forward. For example, Deonna told Greg to hold back on the compliments a little bit, because while she liked them on occasion, to many can make her feel awkward.
Greg replied, "I get it," and Deonna explained to the cameras she just needed a little more time to be able to accept compliments and embrace them from her husband.
"Just this week. I have to ease my way into it," Deonna told Greg, before he asked her to compliment him more often.
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As for Elizabeth and Jamie, Elizabeth said she loved being married and Jamie had a "pure, organic energy" about him that she really appreciated. Elizabeth wanted to hold on to Jamie, but she was disappointed because she got her period and therefore wasn't able to have sex on her honeymoon.
Over a nice breakfast, Jamie wondered if he and Elizabeth had passed each other on the street at one point or another, but Elizabeth was convinced she would have remembered him.
Jamie gushed to the cameras about how Elizabeth was "vibrant, animated and exuberant." She could also make him laugh, so Jamie felt they were very well matched and the experts had done a great job.
Iris and Keith were then shown walking the beach, and Keith admitted it was fun to see a different side of Iris the previous night because they had a lot to drink.
Iris could envision herself developing strong feelings for Keith, but she wanted to wait until she could get to know his "true intentions" before diving in heart first.
"I want to make sure that he is here for the right reasons, because at the end of the day, this is the man I may possibly lose my virginity to. So I want to make sure he really wants to be in this," Iris said in a confessional.
Iris therefore asked Keith why he had signed up for this experiment, and he explained he had dated a lot before but struggled to find a woman with whom he could see himself lasting long-term. He therefore took "a leap of faith" and hoped the experts could find him the right person.
Keith also insisted he wanted longevity out of the experiment and didn't consider the process to just be a fun adventure. Those were all things Iris was hoping to hear.
"I hope I was able to give her a little bit more reassurance. I wouldn't be here if my intentions weren't pure," Keith told the cameras, before telling his wife, "I'm hoping that this is the end all, be all."
The four couples then gathered together and played a game of volleyball. The girls got away for a quick conversation, and Amber gushed about how her husband was "perfect."
Deonna also said she was so impressed by how nice and gentlemanly Greg seemed to be. Elizabeth could tell Greg had "a sweet soul" and respected his wife.
Elizabeth then shared how she and Jamie wanted to get matching tattoos of each other's lips on their butts. The girls laughed because the couple could have easily chosen their wedding date or each other's initials instead.
Elizabeth also yelled about how she wanted to jump Jamie's bones but mother nature had come calling.
Amber then shared how she did have sex with Matt because their chemistry was booming.
Meanwhile, Matt said his relationship was "effortless" and Jamie expressed how his dynamic with Elizabeth just worked. Greg also said he and Deonna were working towards "forever" and so he didn't need to have sex any time soon.
Keith then shared his wife was a virgin and he was taking that super seriously. Keith explained he didn't want to put any pressure on Iris, and Matt admitted he was relieved he wasn't in Keith's shoes.
In addition, Greg shared there were some concerns about the fact Deonna hadn't been in a relationship for 10 years. He wondered if she had trust issues or was going to be able to leave her totally-independent lifestyle in the past.
The guys agreed being married was going to be a huge adjustment for Deonna.
After Elizabeth met with the girls, she decided to go back to her hotel room, shower and have lunch with Jamie. However, Jamie was gone for about two hours and she was disappointed.
"I have no idea where my husband f-cking is," Elizabeth said.
Elizabeth was upset Jamie hadn't joined her for lunch because that's what all the other couples did.
"Oh, my bad," Jamie said.
"Do you think I want to go eat lunch on my honeymoon by myself?" Elizabeth asked.
"I'm not a mind reader," Jamie replied.
But Elizabeth wondered why Jamie wasn't looking for her or looking out for her.
The pair got into a little bit of a heated argument, and Elizabeth could be heard saying, "Am I in hell right now?"
Jamie explained that when Elizabeth left to shower, he assumed they were doing their own thing for lunch. Elizabeth said instead of just assuming she didn't want to be around him, Jamie should have found her and asked what she wanted to do.
Elizabeth told the camera Jamie's behavior was "f-cked up," but Jamie disagreed with her perspective and shut down because he didn't want to fight.
Elizabeth's feelings were hurt because she felt like Jamie was inconsiderate and didn't care about her or her whereabouts, but Jamie had the same issue and didn't feel prioritized since Elizabeth just seemed to ditch the volleyball game and disappear.
After a back and forth exchange, Jamie and Elizabeth apologized to each other, and it was clearly just a misunderstanding. Jamie and Elizabeth determined they needed to communicate better going forward.
Iris was then shown saying she and Keith complemented each other well and their relationship was not surface-level.
Iris, however, complained Keith was on his phone for long periods of time, and then Keith admitted he's not a morning person and needed some time to wake up in the morning before immediately engaging in a conversation.
Iris acknowledged compromise was going to be necessary in their marriage and they were off to a strong start.
Afterward, Deonna and Greg discussed their concerns with one another. While Deonna didn't have any, Greg was still worried about her lack of dating history.
"Ten years is a very long time, and my concern is if she can be able to handle compromising, communicating and adapting to marriage. I'm wondering if that will come right away or come a much longer time than normal," Greg told the cameras.
Greg told Deonna that patience was going to be required in their relationship, and she agreed. Deonna also said she needed to remain open with him and not clam up.
Deonna noted she was building trust with Greg.
On Day 4 of marriage -- the couples' second day on their honeymoon -- Amber and Matt exercised together, while Iris and Keith got some sun on the beach.
Amber said his time with Amber was getting better and better and he really enjoyed her company. Their was an ease to their romance, and Amber told the cameras they were absolutely vibing.
"He checks every box. It's a relief, and I could easily kiss my husband all day," Amber gushed.
Keith planned an excursion for later that day and the couple went swimming with stingrays. Iris had done this activity before, but she was so happy to share the experience with her husband.
Meanwhile, Amber and Matt did some sightseeing and caught their memories on a camera Amber had given her husband as a wedding present. She felt so blessed to be in Antigua with Matt and called him "my forever."
As for Greg and Deonna, they went ziplining together, but Greg was a bit nervous and fearful. He claimed to have an adventurous side, but he wasn't exactly thrilled about this activity.
Greg trusted God and let go, and Deonna succeeded in pushing her husband out of his comfort zone.
That night, Keith found out Iris is a very expressive person, and he liked the fact she was unapologetically herself. He hoped they could become best friends as well as spouses one day, just like his parents' marriage.
Amber later called her honeymoon "magical" and said life with her husband was like a sexy fantasy. And Matt added their emotional intimacy was there right away and their connection was unbelievable.
"I didn't know having a husband would be this easy, and I hope it stays this easy," Amber said after dancing on the beach at sunset with Matt.
Footage then showed Greg and Deonna popping some champagne on the beach, and he gave her a nice massage. Greg was hoping to knock Deonna's walls down, but he was prepared to be patient and understanding.
Elizabeth and Jamie then discussed how they were excited to move in together after their honeymoon. Elizabeth said she'd have dinner ready for Jamie when he gets home, and she figured their lives would combine and mesh well.
Elizabeth and Jamie agreed, however, they'd split the cooking, but it sounded like Elizabeth was going to do more cleaning because she likes things done a certain way.
Elizabeth then asked Jamie if he'd like kids -- yay or nay -- and he replied, "I think I'm leaning towards nay."
"Me too," Elizabeth replied.
The pair agreed they'd revisit the conversation in a few years because neither of them were in a rush.
It was ironic, however, because both Elizabeth and Jamie told the experts they definitely wanted kids at some point because they thought it was the right thing to say.
Afterward, Iris opened up to Keith about how sexual intercourse was what she cherished and had saved for her husband.
"So you've done other things?" Keith asked.
"I mean..." Iris replied with a smile.
Keith was glad Iris had cleared things up with him, and he said she didn't need to put a timeline on their intimacy. The most important thing to Keith was that Iris was comfortable, and he said his job was to put her at ease.
"We're getting there slowly but surely," Iris noted.
Before going to bed, Elizabeth set up a romantic bubble bath for Jamie complete with champagne and rose petals. Jamie was glad his wife wanted to do nice things for him, and the couple hopped in the bath together.
Elizabeth said she found Jamie very sexy and he gave her butterflies.
"I can't stop touching him and I can't stop looking at him," Elizabeth said.
Jamie could picture falling in love with Elizabeth, and his sexual desires were also intense for his wife.