'Married at First Sight' star Jasmina: I came real close to being a runaway bride!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/15/2022
Married at First Sight star Jasmina has revealed she came really close to running away from her wedding ceremony and not marrying her match, Michael Morency.
During a Wednesday appearance on Married at First Sight: Afterparty, host Keshia Knight Pulliam how Jasmina seemed cool as a cucumber when picking out her wedding dress and celebrating at her bachelorette party -- until her actual wedding day.
Jasmina then watched back a Season 14 clip of herself sitting in her hotel room minutes before she was set to walk down the aisle and meet the man whom Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Dr. Viviana Coles and Pastor Calvin Roberson had selected for her.
"I think I'm about to throw up," Jasmina laments in the footage.
"I just, like, have a knot in my throat. I'm so nervous; I'm so scared -- literally every single emotion just hit me at once."
Jasmina then mocked herself for bragging about how she had been feeling "good" in the days leading up to her wedding.
"I'm not good," she confirmed.
On Afterparty, Jasmina shared how she was "literally fine every day leading up until the wedding."
"As soon as I put the dress on, that's when it felt real," Jasmina said. "It was an emotional day."
Keshia complimented Jasmina for looking pretty even when she cried rather than doing "the ugly cry."
"It was the cutest cry-face ever!" Jasmina's co-star Katina agreed.
Given she had an emotional breakdown, Keshia asked Jasmina, "How close were you to being a runaway bride?"
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"I was real close," Jasmina admitted.
"Are you serious?" Keshia asked.
"I was," Jasmina noted. "Having to wait and wait and wait [for the wedding ceremony] just made it even worse, and I was just like, 'I'm out of here!'"
But Jasmina said once she finally saw Michael at the other end of the aisle, she was "fine."
"I was definitely emotional still walking down the aisle... but I was fine once I saw him," Jasmina explained. "I could also see he was kind of feeling the same emotions as I was."
Going into her wedding day, Jasmina hoped to be matched with a man who was tired of playing games in relationships and wanted to be married for the right reasons.
"I hope with this marriage, we're communicating and talking things out and being honest with our feelings, like adults," Jasmina shared.
"In my past relationships, I felt like a test dummy. I'm just tired of being that person that gets men ready for their next relationship -- the person men have to go through in order to get it right."
When Michael saw his wife for the first time, he called her "drop-dead gorgeous" and "perfect," like "Black-Barbie beautiful."
In their self-written vows, Jasmina promised to make Michael feel wanted, valued and heard, and she vowed to remember he's human -- just like she is -- and they're "in this together" for the rest of their lives.
Michael said he's always wanted to be married and he anticipated they would overcome battles together. He promised to be supportive, vulnerable, humble, and reveal himself in all aspects -- the good, the bad and the ugly -- as well as appreciate Jasmina in all her forms.
Jasmina said after the ceremony she felt "a little spark" with her husband, but there was clearly a lot of room to grow in that area.
"It's not like [an explosion]," Jasmina noted.
"Right now, I feel like it's real little because we're still getting to know each other and we haven't had that much time to talk. We'll see how it goes."
In addition to Jasmina and Michael, the other Season 14 Married at First Sight couples are Katina and Olajuwon, Lindsey and Mark, Noi and Steve, and Alyssa and Chris.
Alyssa and Chris' wedding has yet to air on the Lifetime series that currently airs on Wednesday nights at 8PM ET/PT.