'Married at First Sight' star Jose: I'm not worried Rachel is interested in Johnny, I blew things out of proportion
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/29/2021
Married at First Sight star Jose San Miguel says he was never worried his new wife Rachel Gordillo was interested in fellow MAFS co-star Johnny Lam and he totally blew his wife accidently calling him "Johnny" out of proportion.
As shown on last week's Season 13 episode of Married at First Sight, Jose lost his temper and cussed out Rachel after she accidentally called him the wrong name.
When Rachel -- who had apologized for the slip -- told her husband that he's not allowed to speak to her in such a disrespectful manner, Jose essentially kicked her out of their apartment and subsequently locked the door's deadbolt so she couldn't return later that evening.
Jose's actions resulted in Rachel threatening divorce and falling out of love with Jose.
During the September 22 episode of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered, Jose, Ryan and Zack watched back a Season 13 clip of Jose discussing the fight he had with Rachel while out golfing with the other MAFS grooms, including Johnny and Gil Cuero.
Jose explains in the clip he wouldn't be able to trust Rachel again, prompting Ryan to blurt out, "I gotta say -- it's going to come out. She called you 'Johnny.'"
Ryan's announcement to the group made everyone laugh at the driving range.
"I don't know how you take that to such [an extent] like, 'Maybe she's sleeping around.' She called you 'Johnny,' man!" Ryan points out.
"And we're always talking about each other and are always with each other," Zack adds, referencing how the cast frequently gets together to receive advice and talk about their similar experiences.
On Unfiltered, Jose acknowledged, "I appreciated Ryan doing that... [I] of course overreacted, right? I overreacted."
Since Johnny had clearly been on Rachel's mind when speaking to Jose, Unfiltered host Jamie Otis -- who starred on Season 1 of Married at First Sight and is still married to her match, Doug Hehner -- tried to clear up the situation.
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"Jose, do you have any concern that maybe Rachel is into Johnny and Johnny is into Rachel?" Jamie asked.
"No, no. Not at all," Jose confirmed. "Not at all."
"Like I said, it's just me blowing it out of proportion there," Jose added.
When asked how he and Rachel could move past this altercation, Jose said, "I think for us, how we get past it is just to be open and honest with each other and talk about, 'Hey, if this... is not what I like, I'm going to address it right then and there. Let's nip it in the bud and move forward.'"
"I remember my mother gave me some very helpful and insightful information, which I forgot, which was to not let that happen!" Jose shared.
Jose also insisted on Unfiltered he's not usually "a hot-headed individual" and is "super remorseful and very apologetic" about his behavior on the show and how he had treated Rachel.
Jose claimed locking Rachel out of their apartment was an accident, as he always secures the apartment before going to sleep, but Zack called him out on lying about that.
While Jose opened up to the guys about the issue, Rachel also confided in the Married at First Sight ladies -- Myrla, Brett and Bao. (Michaela missed the gathering because she said she wasn't feeling well).
Rachel expressed to the other women how it seemed like Jose didn't care about her at all.
Rachel said she and Jose were "technically but not emotionally" married anymore, and she accused Jose of being "vindictive" and "unresponsive," adding that he had allegedly deflected blame onto her and exhibited passive aggressive body language.
After Ryan and Zack mentioned how Rachel saying "Johnny" was probably an honest mistake, Jose said he still loved Rachel and missed her a lot.
However, Rachel was on a totally different page by that point.
"I do not love him anymore... Now I'm in totally unmarked territory," Rachel confessed. "Could I regain trust? Can I love again, the same person? I have no idea."