'Married at First Sight' star Alexis: There aren't many acceptable reasons for Justin to be celibate
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/20/2022
Married at First Sight star Alexis feels there aren't many acceptable reasons for her husband Justin being celibate.
Married at First Sight experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz and Pastor Calvin Roberson matched Alexis, a 29-year-old logistics specialist, and Justin, a 33-year-old digital marketing specialist, for matrimony on Season 15 based in San Diego, CA.
Alexis, however, said that if Justin needed "space and time," she'd definitely be willing to give him that.
"At this point, you're my husband. I'll wait for you," Alexis noted.
But Alexis admitted that she immediately "thought the extreme" in that maybe "there was something wrong" with Justin, like "a medical reason."
Alexis acknowledged there wasn't much Justin could say to put her mind at ease in the moment. She apparently thought the odds of Justin giving her a good reason for his decision were slim to none.
"The list [of reasonable explanations] is short," Alexis confessed. "I'm telling you, the list is very short of reasons why it would be acceptable."
Alexis explained, "I just don't understand because it's like if it was the long-term 'I'm waiting until marriage' or 'I've never had sex,' that's one thing. But a year-and-a-half as a timeframe, why?"
Married at First Sight star Lindy, who also appeared on Afterparty, grew up in a conservative and religious Christian household, and she admitted that she'd also be curious and want to know why, if she had been in Alexis' shoes.
And Stacia agreed, "I mean, I would also want to know why."
"But I don't think the answer would throw me," Stacia added, "unless it was, 'I was addicted to sex and I needed to take a break.' Or a medical reason would be like, 'Oh, okay.'"
Stacia said it would totally make sense if her husband said he was waiting for a connection to have sex again or had been waiting for marriage.
"So after this, when you went and talked to your girls, tell me about this conversation," Keshia asked Alexis.
Alexis giggled and replied, "My best friend, she asked me, 'Are you worried that because he's so tall that he might be tall in other areas?'"
Alexis said that possibility did not occur to her until her friends brought it up.
"I don't look at people and say, 'Hmm, I bet he's packing!' That's not something that crosses my mind, personally," Alexis shared. "I never thought about it, I didn't."
Since Justin previously said women used to look at him "like a piece of meat," Alexis joked, "Who are these women?! I would like to meet them!"
She joked, "There's a lot of meat talk for a vegan!"
Alexis also confessed on the Afterparty broadcast that Justin's early prediction at their wedding that he was going to fall in love with her actually rubbed her the wrong way.
"So, I used to be a mental health counselor, and for me, it's just, like, a red flag to me," Alexis told Keshia.
"I just think the concept of us just meeting, we are strangers still, so it just seems superficial a little... You don't know enough about me to fall in love with me."
Alexis, dubbed the "Passionate Powerhouse," had been proposed to three times but never got engaged before being set up with a stranger on Married at First Sight. She said she's transparent, direct, and a badass dog mom who was afraid of failing at marriage following her parents' divorce.
Justin, titled the "The Towering Teddy Bear," is a 6'8" man who was previously engaged to a woman who wanted a much older man.
Justin said after that romance ended, he became very cautious and paid attention to red flags when dating different women. Justin, who had been single for five years prior to his wedding, said he was tired of being looked at "as a snack" and wanted the real thing.
Justin called Alexis "stunning" when they met at the top of the aisle, and the couple shared a nice kiss after saying, "I do."
But after the wedding, Alexis expressed how 6'8" is uncomfortably tall for her partner, adding, "Physically, he's not awful, but he's not my type by looking at him. But as far as his banter, he makes me feel comfortable."
Justin, on the other hand, called Alexis the "perfect wife" looks-wise with "a personality out of this world." The pair also agreed they want children.
"Gosh, how did I get this lucky? Everything about her is perfect. We're only 15 minutes into this marriage and we have so much more to learn, but I am committed and in this forever. I am stuck and I want to be stuck!" Justin gushed in a confessional.
Alexis thought her husband was amazing after their first conversation, and the pair agreed marrying each other was "worth the wait." The pair had chemistry while taking wedding photos, and they didn't appear to feel like strangers for long.