'Married at First Sight' star Lindy Elloway: I was sooo smitten with Miguel Santiago
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/20/2022
Married at First Sight star Lindy Elloway has revealed that she was immediately head-over-heels for Miguel Santiago when first meeting him on their wedding day.
Lindy, a 29-year-old doctor of physical therapy, was matched to wed Miguel, a 35-year-old associate medical director, on Season 15 of the Lifetime reality series by Married at First Sight experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz and Pastor Calvin Roberson.
During the July 13 episode of Married at First Sight: Afterparty, Lindy watched back a Season 15 clip of her sweet wedding ceremony in San Diego, CA.
"Need to dig a ditch? He's showing up in the inappropriate footwear but ready to do the work," the officiant reads in the footage of what Miguel's family and friends wanted Lindy to know about her groom.
"But don't worry, Miguel is actually a doctor with a PhD in neuroscience."
Married at First Sight star Alexis also joined Lindy on Afterparty and offered her thoughts on the bubbly physical therapist being matched with Miguel.
"I think they are adorable together. I think just from meeting you that you guys will be a perfect balance," Alexis said. "And I really just love your love!"
Lindy -- described as joyful, exuberant, and the "Adventurous Over-Thinker" by the MAFS experts -- was raised in a strict Catholic household and had the tendency to pick emotionally-unavailable men throughout her life.
Miguel, dubbed "The Starry-Eyed Scribe," is a medical writer who said on the show he's a dork, jock, lover, fighter, hopeless romantic, poet, and serial monogamist who loves to escape into the world of fantasy and role play.
Lindy was hoping her husband was going to be handsome, vulnerable and charismatic, and Miguel had optimism his wife would be open-minded, caring and hopefully come to appreciate his quirky interests and hobbies.
Miguel didn't want either of them to feel like they're settling in a marriage.
Lindy and Miguel shared a tight hug when they first met at the altar, and Lindy's family and friends told Miguel how Lindy brings out the best in everyone and sees the beauty in everyone and everything.
Miguel's loved ones told Lindy that her new husband would bring calmness to chaos and beauty to most situations.
Lindy was told Miguel would also invest in her crazy business ideas and makes every bad situation better.
In her vows, Lindy promised to be patient and work on facing problems that arise as a team. She also said she'd support him through this challenging time.
Miguel complimented Lindy's bravery and sense of adventure in his vows and said he couldn't wait to celebrate having found each other and growing in love.
Lindy and Miguel kissed at the altar, and when they finally got to talk to each other, Miguel immediately brought out a stone and mentioned how he likes doing Dungeons & Dragons improv.
Lindy actually thought his nerdy hobby was great and adorable, and then both Miguel and Lindy learned their jobs are flexible and remote.
The couple therefore looked forward to traveling together, and while Lindy didn't want to use the word "perfect," she thought her match with Miguel was pretty darn close.
Married at First Sight currently airs its fifteenth season on Wednesday nights at 8PM ET/PT on Lifetime, and the show also stars Alexis and Justin, Krysten and Mitch, Stacia and Nate, and Morgan and Binh.