'Married at First Sight' star Karen: I'm not looking to have kids with Miles anytime soon, maybe even 5-6 years!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/07/2020
Married at First Sightstar Karen Landry has admitted she doesn't want to have children with Miles Williams anytime soon and would be fine with waiting five or six more years to start trying.
Karen, a 30-year-old consultant from New Orleans, LA, and Miles, a 26-year-old who works with youth from Spartanburg, SC, were matched by Married at First Sightexperts Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Dr. Viviana Coles and Pastor Calvin Roberson to marry on Season 11 of the Lifetime reality series.
During Wednesday night's broadcast of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered hosted by Season 1 MAFS star Jamie Otis, Karen was asked to reveal her timeline for starting a family.
When the topic of children was broached, Karen took a deep breath before sharing her stance on becoming a mom.
"I'm not ready for kids anytime soon, really," Karen admitted.
"Miles and I talked about that pretty early, so we both agreed at minimum, like, three years -- but it might be closer to five or six [years]."
Bennett Kirschner joined Karen on Unfiltered and also revealed his thoughts on having a baby with wife Amelia Fatsi down the road.
"Bennett, if things work out with Amelia, what does your timeline look like for starting a family?" Jamie asked.
"It's very malleable," Bennett shared.
"I think going into this, my idea was that if I were to ever have children, I would adopt them. But as I got further and further along in the process, I started to rethink that."
Amelia told Bennett that she would like to have biological children, and the pair discussed onMarried at First Sight how they could envision Bennett being a stay-at-home dad who pursues his music and writing on the side.
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"I think I'm open to any possibility," Bennett added. "Only the future knows what it holds!"
Karen and Miles' relationship got off to a slow start, but they enjoyed each other's company during their honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, and were able to laugh and have fun with each other.
Karen appreciated how Miles behaved like a gentleman and didn't pressure her to be intimate.
"I'm excited to prove to her that I'm the man she needs me to be," Miles said during a recent episode.
But the couple has hit a few bumps in the road since saying "I do."
Karen, for instance, viewed Miles' dating history as a red flag since he had been in 10 serious relationships prior to appearing on the show, and she also learned her husband struggles with depression.
Meanwhile, Miles, a self-declared affectionate person, has had trouble opening Karen up and figuring out where she stands in their marriage. Karen admitted to having trust issues and she refused to even kiss her husband on their honeymoon.
Not only did Miles express his needs and desire for more intimacy -- not necessarily sexual intercourse -- but he also snagged a couple of kisses from Karen, who promised to give Miles more compliments and try to express her feelings more.
"I know I need to step it up. It's something I want to work on. I just hope you see I'm trying to work on it," Karen told her husband.
As for Amelia and Bennett, their relationship has been progressing perfectly and they seem to adore each other's quirks and flaws on the show.
Bennett and Amelia appear to have no doubts they could have a future together, but Bennett isn't entirely sure whether he'd be willing to move for Amelia if her medical residency ends up being in a different state.
Married at First Sight currently airs its eleventh season on Wednesday nights and also stars Olivia and Brett, Woody Randall and Amani, and Christina and Henry Rodriguez.