'Married at First Sight' star Johnny reveals why he stayed silent and didn't "call out" Bao for telling everyone things that were "not true"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/04/2021
Married at First Sight star Johnny Lam has revealed why he didn't speak his piece or "call out" Bao for allegedly telling their co-stars things that were "not true."
During Wednesday night's episode of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered, Johnny watched back a Season 13 clip of Bao talking about their marriage while out to lunch with their Married at First Sight co-stars about one month into the extreme experiment.
Johnny replied, "Because if I start doing that, we're going to start bickering in front of y'all, and no one wants to see that sh-t."
"I do!" Myrla joked. "No, I'm just kidding."
Johnny then continued, "And so the whole time, I'm just trying to do good by my marriage and I'm just fixated -- the only thing that's in front of me is this rose."
"And I just keep picking apart the petals and every time I want to say something," he added, "I just tear [off a petal]. Every time I want to say something, I tear."
Considering Johnny kept his composure and chose to remain silent at that lunch, despite having a lot to get off his chest, Jamie asked Johnny what he would have liked to say in that moment.
"The way that she says she's initiating everything, I don't think that's true. The way that she said that she's doing all of these little things, yeah, but that's not what I'm asking for!" Johnny shared.
"I'm not asking you to, say, she sews a button for me on my shorts."
Myrla suggested Bao was executing her own love languages -- acts of service and gifts -- but not Johnny's.
"I want to tell her, like, 'Yeah, these are all great, that's how you express love, but this is how I receive love. And it doesn't speak to me,'" Johnny said.
Johnny has said on the show his love language is physical touch and a slow build-up of tension and intimacy before going into the bedroom at night. Johnny has also asked Bao for open communication and to ask him questions before making judgements or assumptions.