'Married at First Sight' star Chris Collette: I confronted my friends about their claims I can be "condescending"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/26/2022
Married at First Sight star Chris Collette has revealed he confronted his friends about the conversation they had with Alyssa Ellman in which they claimed he can be "condescending" and a bit argumentative.
Chris, 35, and Alyssa, 30, were matched for matrimony on Season 14 of Married at First Sight by the show's experts Dr. Viviana Coles, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, and Pastor Calvin Roberson.
"Yeah," Chris said. "I mean, yes. I talked to them"
"What I said was, 'Hey, this is what I heard. Somebody said I can be condescending.' And all three of them said, 'I mean, yeah,'" Chris recalled. "And I went, 'Yeah.' And we went, 'Okay.'"
Chris therefore defended his pals by saying they had told Alyssa "a version of the truth."
"But maybe they didn't get the whole picture and maybe see the context and get all of it," Chris said.
Following Alyssa's awkward conversation with Chris' groomsmen, Chris apparently turned his bride off by calling himself "Alyssa's side piece."
Alyssa thought Chris may be a little "immature," and cried to a producer behind closed doors after the wedding about how Chris wasn't her type and he doesn't have one physical characteristic she had asked the experts for in a husband.
Alyssa also complained about not wanting to sleep in the same room as Chris because she would feel really uncomfortable.
Alyssa therefore broke the news to Chris that they would be sleeping apart, and he appeared totally deflated and disappointed.
"I didn't know what to do. I considered going home," Chris confessed on Afterparty.
"And that's when I was like, 'I don't want to be the guy who calls it quits before I know for sure that it is done.'"
Chris said he decided to be patient, "keep pushing through," and try to be a charming, good husband in the hope his marriage could work out.