'Married at First Sight' star Jasmina defends Alyssa after Lindsey slams Alyssa
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/12/2022
Married at First Sight star Jasmina has defended Alyssa after Lindsey slammed Alyssa for blocking her on social media and being "fake."
During last Wednesday's episode of Married at First Sight: Afterparty, Lifetime's new MAFS spinoff talk show hosted by Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lindsey watched back a Season 14 clip of herself appearing to be tipsy at the five brides' bachelorette party in Boston, MA.
"I love 95 percent of the brides I met. I think they're badass and we're going to have friendships for life," Lindsey, 34, said.
"Jasmina f-cking looks like Naomi Campbell. She's just gorgeous. Noi is your wild card. Katina, love it -- she knows what she wants! There's a fifth bride, right? What's her name? I mean, really, she's been missing."
The morning after the big pre-wedding bash, Lindsey said Married at First Sight's Season 14 brides started a group chat, "like, 'Hey let's get together!'"
"Yeah, you know what happened in the morning," Jasmina chimed in with a smirk on Afterparty.
"Oh, when you got blocked?!" Katina asked Lindsey.
"That's right," Lindsey replied to her two co-stars.
Katina pointed out, "You see why she blocked you. They showed it [in that clip]."
But Lindsey apparently didn't think poking fun at Alyssa, 30, warranted being blocked on social media.
"Before we all left, we were like, 'Let's all get to know each other.' And so I was like, 'You know, I didn't get to know Alyssa last night,'" Lindsey recalled.
As Married at First Sight footage showed, Alyssa sat in a booth with several of her closest friends at the bachelorette party, declining drinks and expressing disinterest -- and maybe even disgust -- in the wild party going on around her.
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"I wanted to reach out to her and give her a call and be like, 'Hey, we're about to live with each other next week and so if I said anything that offended you, I want to apologize because I noticed this morning I couldn't find you on social media because you had blocked me,'" Lindsey claimed.
"And [Alyssa] was like, 'Umm, my dog has Lyme disease; I have to go.' And I was like, 'Okay.'"
Jasmina, however, pointed out, "That's not the conversation I heard."
"I do think you are very confused as to why she blocked you," Jasmina told Lindsey.
"At the end of the day, you were talking about her at the bachelorette. And you say you don't remember, but her two friends -- as well as my two friends -- heard the conversation and it got back to Alyssa."
Jasmina added, "That is why she blocked you."
"Even so," Lindsey argued, "we are new [acquaintances] and we are just meeting each other."
Lindsey said the cast members should be open-minded, especially since they had each agreed to marry a stranger.
"If you're willing to shut somebody down on one impression, it's probably not going to work out well for your marriage," Lindsey snapped.
Keshia therefore determined there must have been a big misunderstanding between the two women, and Lindsey confirmed there was definitely "a disconnect" she felt with Alyssa.
"I think she's fake," Lindsey said, adding that Alyssa allegedly wasn't willing to compromise for her husband and so she didn't seem ready for marriage.
"And so when I think somebody's fake, I instantly let them come to me. I'm going to take you in doses and I'm going to watch you from a distance."
Alyssa also clearly wasn't a fan of Lindsey when the girls first met at a restaurant.
As the cast members talked and got to know one another, Alyssa determined that Lindsey -- with her high energy and constant jokes -- was "a lot."
Lindsey especially appeared to rub Alyssa the wrong way when she had said she wouldn't want to marry a man with a dog.
Lindsey had joked she would "big-foot" her husband's dog because she doesn't like animals, and rescuing dogs and cats is apparently Alyssa's main passion in life.
"I feel like I'm the complete opposite of her, like, I'm very quiet and I don't know if I see me and her being best friends," Alyssa noted at the time.
But Lindsey assured Keshia on Afterparty that she's still nice to people whom she doesn't like or get along with.
"I read your energy right when I meet you, and if you're not somebody that I'm for, I'm still going to respect you and be kind to you because I want you to have the very best in life," Lindsey insisted.
"Each person is so unique and beautiful and brings something. You may not come to my Christmas party, but you're a good person!"
Lindsey's wedding to Mark Maher was shown on the debut episode of Married at First Sight's fourteenth season, but Alyssa has yet to meet and marry her match, Chris, on the show.
The other three couples who will marry this season are Jasmina and Michael, Katina and Olajuwon, and Noi and Steve.