'Married at First Sight' star Meka reveals the ex Michael emotionally cheated on signed him up for the show!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/02/2020
Married at First Sight star Meka Jones has revealed the ex-girlfriend Michael Watson "emotionally cheated" on is the person who nominated him to be on the show's tenth season and he continued to have a relationship with her after he married Meka.
During Wednesday night's Married at First Sight: Unfiltered episode, Meka watched back a Season 10 clip of Michael admitting to his new wife's family after the wedding he had emotionally cheated on a woman before.
When asked about Michael's personal disclosure, Meka said on Unfiltered, "I think for me, it just makes me proceed with caution."
"Because I have been cheated on, so when I hear somebody has cheated, I automatically think to put my guard up just because whether it's emotional or not, it's all still cheating," Meka shared.
"So I think for me, I'm just a little more guarded than I would have been."
Unfiltered host Jamie Otis asked how the topic of emotional cheating came up within the first 24 hours of Meka and Michael being married.
"You know obviously the question comes up of, 'Why did you do this [show]?' [Michael] said, 'Oh, well my ex nominated me.' And I'm like, 'Okayyy,'" Meka revealed.
"What?!" Jamie exclaimed in disbelief.
"[I thought], 'You're in a situation where she's filling out a questionnaire for you to be married at first sight? So what is the nature of that relationship? So that I know for myself,'" Meka recalled.
Meka said that topic organically transitioned into how Michael had emotionally cheated on a woman in the past.
"We talked about trust issues and it was a deep conversation about past relationships and what our marriage would look like," Meka said.
"It was the ex that he had cheated on? The ex that had then signed him up for the show? Jessica questioned.
"Yeah," Meka responded.
"Or like emotionally cheated?" Jessica asked.
"Mhmm, Meka replied.
Mindy didn't like what she was hearing, suggesting she wouldn't want to be in Meka's shoes.
"If he's still close to [his ex], that's like leaving himself open for more emotional cheating," Mindy noted.
"Yeah, that's what I'm thinking!" Jessica said.
"He kind of needs to push that somewhere else and focus on his marriage," Mindy insisted.
"[That should] come to an end," Jamie agreed, as Meka laughed.
Meka and Michael's marriage has been struggling on Season 10 ofMarried at First Sight, which premiered on January 1. Things fell apart shortly after their wedding, which was a dream come true for both spouses.
"I'm pissed because on the plane, we had a conversation and Michael literally gave me an ultimatum and said if we don't have sex on our honeymoon then he won't want to be in this marriage," Meka told the cameras.
Michael didn't confirm or deny what he had said to Meka on the plane, but he argued he was just trying to gauge Meka's expectations for intimacy while laying his out there in a direct manner in order to avoid future confusion or problems.
The pair didn't reach a resolution, and so their tense conversation resulted in the partners sleeping in different hotel rooms during the first night of their honeymoon.