Married at First Sight star Keith Manley has revealed his first impression of his wife, Iris Caldwell, and how her physical appearance set the tone for the rest of their wedding day.

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During a recent appearance on Married at First Sight: Unfiltered hosted by Jamie Otis, Keith, a 27-year-old high school basketball coach from Greensboro, NC, discussed what went through his mind when he saw Iris, a 27-year-old who works for a nonprofit from Raleigh, NC, for the first time.

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When Keith caught a glimpse of Iris walking down the aisle in her wedding dress, Keith admitted on Unfiltered, "It was a big sigh of relief for me."

Keith was pleased to see Iris appeared to be 5'10" or 5'11" and was "tall and slim."

"And she just has a really nice face," Keith added. "Everything I was worried about just kind of came to ease."

Jamie then asked Keith what exactly he was worried about getting married at first sight for Season 9 of the Lifetime reality series.

"I was worried about how she'd look!" Keith confessed with a laugh, adding that he felt an instant connection with Iris, "no question" about it.

"Especially when we both got up to the altar and she's like, 'Oh my God, we're getting married!' And I'm like, 'Yeah, right now!' We were just on the same page."

Keith went on to say, "Both of us kind of felt awkward in that moment, but we just used it to be awkward together, so that was cool."

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Keith also acknowledged it was "pretty funny" when he and Iris exchanged rings and they both attempted to place them on the wrong finger.

"Could you tell I hadn't done this before?" Keith joked. "That was another way I was connecting [with Iris] as well."
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Iris and Keith got off to a strong start, but Keith was surprised to learn later that night his wife was a virgin.

"Honestly, I didn't even -- I wouldn't have expected that [she'd be a virgin], ever. I was pretty mind-blown at that time," Keith said on Unfiltered.

However, Keith intended to be patient with Iris throughout the process and respect her choice to save herself for her husband.

In addition to Keith and Iris, Married at First Sight's currently-airing season also stars Matthew Gwynne and Amber Bowles, Elizabeth Bice and Jamie Thompson, and Gregory Okotie and Deonna McNeill.

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