'Married at First Sight' star Justin explains how Alexis knew him before they met on their wedding day
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/22/2022
Married at First Sight star Justin has explained in more detail how Alexis knew him before they met face to face on their wedding day.
Married at First Sight experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz and Pastor Calvin Roberson matched Alexis, a 29-year-old logistics specialist, and Justin, a 33-year-old digital marketing specialist, for matrimony on Season 15 based in San Diego, CA.
Justin appeared on Wednesday night's episode of Married at First Sight: Afterparty and watched back a Season 15 clip of his first evening with Alexis when they were cuddling in bed after their wedding.
"How'd you react when you saw me?" Justin asks.
"I was like, 'Oh crap. Oh crap! Definitely saw him on Hinge, on a dating app, for sure.' I was like, 'Oh, I've definitely seen his face before,'" Alexis explains.
"How long ago?" Justin, appearing surprised, questions.
"Like four months," Alexis replies.
Justin proceeds to ask, "Are you sure it's me? I've got that look, let me tell you."
"Baby, you do not have 'that look.' Nobody else is walking around San Diego seven-foot tall," Alexis says.
"Man, you're right," Justin responds with a smile.
"Exactly," Alexis notes.
Afterparty host Keshia Knight Pulliam jokingly asked Justin what he was doing on a dating app four months prior to getting married.
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"So when I moved to San Diego, I gave [dating apps] a try and I didn't have any luck. I went on maybe two or three dates, and it just wasn't popping," Justin explained.
"I had swiped [yes, showing interest] on Alexis a while ago. And so when I saw her profile, I asked for her social media. She gave me her IG and we added each other. But we didn't converse at all."
Justin revealed how that changed after he "waited" and "they both waited."
"So then I sent her a DM, and I was like, 'Yo, it's Justin from Hinge.' And she was like, 'I know.' And I was like, 'Oh, okay. That's it? You ain't interested? Alright, cool.'"
He added, "And so, we just left it at that."
Justin shared how his "next interaction" with Alexis was "at the altar."
Surprisingly, Justin admitted that he did not recognize Alexis "at all."
"I didn't recognize her until after we were sitting down," Justin claimed. "Actually, I think we were in bed, and she was like, 'You DMed me.' And I was like, 'I did?' And then when I looked at her profile, I was like, 'Oh snap!'"
"I'm not saying this is Justin. I'm just saying what I have come to realize is guys typically use Instagram because Instagram has the girl's name and photo so they can remember all the women they're DMing," Krysten said.
Keshia pointed out how men can then put the number with the face and the conversation.
"Exactly," Krysten noted. "I'm not saying that's you, [Justin]."
Justin didn't confirm or deny Krysten's assessment of the situation. Instead, he just sat there smiling.
When Alexis walked down the aisle and saw Justin, she told the cameras, "Physically, he's not awful, but he's not my type by looking at him."
But when she got to talk to him, she said their flirtatious and fun banter made her feel comfortable.
As the night progressed, Alexis loved her conversations with Justin, and the pair agreed marrying a stranger had been "worth the wait" and seemed to be the right decision. Their chemistry also grew as they spent more time together.
During their wedding reception, Alexis was pretty giddy and proudly called Justin "my man."
"When I was walking down the aisle, it wasn't so clear. It was not obvious that this was going to be the man of my dreams," Alexis told the cameras, "but after getting to know him, the superficialness of me walking down the aisle and not being immediately attracted to him seems silly."
And Justin said Alexis was 100 percent his type and he "couldn't have asked for a better wife."
Justin said he was going to do everything possible to keep Alexis and make her happy. He said he wanted a mental connection before having sex but it was going to be hard for him to remain celibate after watching his wife take her wedding dress off in their hotel room.
Alexis said she felt comfortable with Justin and wasn't going to pressure him. However, she wasn't against things getting steamy and potentially happening in the middle of the night.
The couple then got under the covers and began sensually kissing each other, and Justin joked, "We're married -- we're in this!"
Alexis playfully and flirtatiously told her husband, "Sir, keep your celibate hands to yourself."
And Justin replied with a smile, "Unless you tell me not to."
Married at First Sight's currently-airing season on Lifetime also stars Krysten and Mitch, Stacia and Nate, Morgan and Binh, and Lindy and Miguel.