It's no secret Mindy Shiben's marriage to Zach Justice is barely progressing on Married at First Sight due to his lack of attraction to her, and Meka Jones and Michael Watson are simply trying to develop a friendship after Michael allegedly gave his wife an ultimatum they sleep together during their Panama honeymoon or he'd want out of the relationship.
Given the two couples were clearly unhappy together in Panama, Austin admitted during a Wednesday appearance on Married at First Sight: Unfiltered that he and Jessica didn't feel right being lovey-dovey with each other during gatherings with the struggling couples.
After Mindy explained on Unfiltered she was feeling rejected by Zach on her honeymoon, Austin shared, "Hearing that they're going through difficult times is difficult to hear."
"Jessica and I have this great connection and we're growing pretty quickly, [so] yeah, it's hard to show affection in front of everybody else," he added.
Not only did Jessica and Austin consummate their marriage on their honeymoon, but they got along seamlessly and appeared to enjoy each other's company without having any disagreements or finding any red flags in each other.
"We're very observant of [our affection] and we want to be as nice as we can whenever we hang out with anyone else," Austin explained.
Mindy, clearly feeling a little guilty for how her relationship might've been affecting other people, expressed how Austin's sentiment was sweet -- but she told him, "You don't have to feel like that."
"I'm rooting for you guys really hard," Mindy insisted, "and for all of us, of course."
"I mean, what more can you guys do? That's the thing," Austin said.
Married at First Sight: Unfiltered host Jamie Otis pointed out, however, it was nice of Austin and Jessica to not "flaunt their happy relationship" in front of the other couples, who were having problems.
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"Yeah," Austin replied.
When Austin and Jessica were only five days into their marriage, Jessica gushed about how their romance felt so comfortable and natural.
"[We are] so cute!" Austin joked.
When asked what it was like waking up next to Jessica at that point in the extreme experiment, Austin replied, "Every single day, yes, it feels more and more comfortable."
Jamie noted things never seemed awkward between Jessica and Austin, but Austin joked, "I think it was always awkward."
But he clarified, "That's what made it comfortable sometimes," considering he and Jessica are both quirky individuals who love to crack silly jokes and make light of tense or serious situations.
The latest Married at First Sight episode showed Austin and Jessica moving into a neutral apartment in the Washington, D.C. area.