'Married at First Sight' star Lindsey: Mark isn't my type and kissing him was like kissing my grandma
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/12/2022
Married at First Sight star Lindsey has revealed her "guido" husband Mark was not her type at first glance and their first kiss was simply under par.
During the matchmaking process for Season 14, Lindsey claims she did not ask the Married at First Sight experts for any specifics when it came to her future groom's physical appearance other than not wanting a man with "a belly and baby teeth."
Once she saw her match, Mark, waiting for her at the top of the aisle on their wedding day, she immediately noticed he had nice white teeth -- but that's apparently all he had going for him at the time, in Lindsey's mind.
"That's all you're going to give me?! Really?" Keshia playfully asked.
"I was like, 'Alright, tan, hair gel, kind of looks like a guido,'" Lindsey said. "Never have I dated a guido -- not my type."
Lindsey -- who also stated she felt her Season 14 co-star Alyssa was "fake" and not ready for marriage earlier in her Afterparty appearance -- said she only kissed Mark after saying "I do" because she felt it was the appropriate way to conclude a wedding ceremony.
"I was just like, 'I'm going to kiss him because we've got to kiss him. I'm going to kiss him.' It was just, you know, like kissing my grandmother -- nothing really special," Lindsey said.
When co-star Jasmina joked about how kissing her grandmother is special, Lindsey said with a laugh, "Okay, well, it was less love than that then. Yeah."
"It was just a kiss, like, a peck!" Lindsey explained.
Keshia, however, pointed out how it had seemed Lindsey was into her husband on Married at First Sight's Season 14 premiere.
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"I liked his personality a lot," Lindsey confirmed.
Keshia suggested Lindsey may not have had the best judgement on her wedding day because she appeared pretty tipsy going into the ceremony.
Not only did Lindsey burp very loudly -- and on-camera -- before walking down the aisle, but she also flashed production and had to run to the bathroom.
"Girl we had some champagne that morning!" Lindsey said, adding, "I'm a classy broad!... I burp all the time! I did that all night, girl!"
Lindsey insisted she had no regrets about drinking that much and was "just being funny" that day by being loud and repeatedly dropping her dress.
Jasmina and Katina, who also joined Lindsey on Afterparty, then gave their opinion on how Lindsey and Mark seemed to mesh on their wedding day.
"I think that they're super cute," Jasmina noted. "They just get each other and they're super bubbly. He could've been like, 'Oh my God,' you know, right off the bat, but he was just joking with her too."
Jasmina also noticed how Lindsey and Mark's conversation "seemed to flow."
"So I think they were pretty cute together," Jasmina concluded.
And Katina added, "Yeah, it was really natural, and do you know when they say like, when you date people, sometimes you start looking like them? That's what it looked like."
Katina said Lindsey and Mark's connection appeared to be written in the stars, and then Lindsey finally complimented her groom.
"I thought he had beautiful eyes," Lindsey said. "And I like great teeth. So I was like, 'Okay, we've got a good base package here. Let's see what details are in this package!'"
Jasmina noted how Mark is "very handsome," which prompted Lindsey to joke, "And you know what? If it doesn't work out for love, next time I'm going for money. Hit me up, fellahs!"
Lindsey may have found her happily ever after on Married at First Sight after nearly being dumped at the altar once before.
"I've been ready to be married for a long time. And a year ago, I was planning my wedding to somebody I was in a long-term relationship with. Five days before the wedding, he called it off," Lindsey revealed on the show's debut broadcast.
"It was devastating to me, but I really want a family and future. I think I deserve it and I'm worthy of it... I'm a needle in a haystack. I am a catch!"
And Mark told the cameras before his wedding that he couldn't wait to fall in love with his wife.
"I've been waiting 37 years to meet you!" Mark gushed. "I'm so excited for the future... If my marriage ends in divorce, I'll be brokenhearted."
Lindsey's father and brother feared Lindsey would chew up her husband and spit him out, but Mark seemed like he could handle Lindsey's big personality after meeting her.
Mark noticed Lindsey's high energy level right off the bat and seemed a little overwhelmed by it, but they also quickly found out they had a lot in common -- including a love of cats and a similar perspective on gender roles -- and Mark called his bride "beautiful."