'Married at First Sight' star Miles: Karen isn't my slowest relationship ever, I dated a girl for two years and was never intimate
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/15/2020
Married at First Sight star Miles Williams has revealed his relationship with Karen Landry wasn't the slowest relationship he's ever been in, as he once dated a girl for two years and never was intimate with her.
Miles, a 26-year-old who works with youth from Spartanburg, SC, and Karen, a 30-year-old consultant from New Orleans, LA, were matched by Married at First Sight experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Dr. Viviana Coles and Pastor Calvin Roberson to marry on Season 11 of the Lifetime reality series.
During the September 9 episode of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered, Miles watched back a Season 11 clip in which he essentially begged his wife Karen for a kiss on the lips after two weeks of marriage and moving in together in New Orleans.
Miles joked in the footage he'd be willing to prep his lips for his wife, but then he clarified, "I'm not going to pressure you. I know it's hard for you. But just know, these lips are always available."
Unfiltered host Jamie Otis, who starred on Season 1 of Married at First Sight, asked Miles what he thought about the fact he and Karen hadn't kissed yet after two weeks of being married and honeymooning together.
"For me, I'm used to moving a little bit faster than this," Miles admitted.
"But I want Karen to feel comfortable, and so whatever it means for her to feel comfortable -- whatever pace we need to move at is what we're going to do."
Jamie then asked Miles to compare his physical intimacy with Karen to his past relationships.
"Is this the slowest pace you've ever moved at?" Jamie asked.
"No," Miles revealed. "No, not necessarily. My ex, um, we didn't have sex for two years."
Jamie appeared shocked and so Miles responded with, "Right?! I know, Jamie! I know."
"That's a long time!" Jamie pointed out.
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"And so, like, to be able to be in a place where we are right now, like, I'm not stressing that," he explained. "It's all going to come in due time, and when it comes, it's going to be great."
Miles' best friend Woody Randall joined him on Unfiltered and could be seen making an anxious and worried face for Miles, probably because he and wife Amani had slept together by the end of their honeymoon.
Jamie then asked Miles for clarification on the fact he supposedly didn't sleep with a woman for two years while they dated.
"We actually broke up before we had sex," Miles admitted. "So we never had sex."
"Wow!" Jamie replied. "Well that's a different story for another day."
Married at First Sight star Henry Rodriguez also appeared on the Unfiltered broadcast, and the topic of conversation resulted in Jamie probing into Henry's physical intimacy -- or lack thereof -- with his wife Christina.
After all, Karen's serious ex-boyfriend had welcomed a child with another woman while they were still together, and so Karen had trouble trusting men.
Miles, a self-declared affectionate person, had trouble opening Karen up and figuring out where she stood in their marriage. Karen didn't seem comfortable hugging or snuggling with her husband, and she only gave him a kiss on his cheek during their honeymoon.
However, after Miles expressed his needs and desire for more intimacy -- not necessarily sexual intercourse -- he managed to snag 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.
In the latest episode of Married at First Sight's eleventh season, Miles won some brownie points by having a professional chef come over his apartment to prepare Karen a restaurant-quality meal. Karen gushed about how she wouldn't mind her husband spoiling her like that on occasion.
Karen, however, said she didn't want Miles to feel like he had to be Superman in their relationship and then slowly get burnt out. She could tell Miles had the tendency to please people, and a part of Karen worried Miles was too good to be true.
"For me, it's hard to transition from being single to overnight having someone constantly asking me what I need and what they can do," Karen told the cameras.
"I don't want him to get too caught up on just trying to show up as this perfect husband. I don't need perfection. I need to know someone is there for me, but it doesn't mean you have to coddle me either."
When Miles asked for specifics on when Karen would feel ready for intimacy, Karen explained it would just happen naturally and she wasn't going to schedule it.
Miles then jokingly wrote "sex with my wife" on their calendar, and Karen complained to the cameras it was "a stupid, childish moment" that made her feel "disrespected" in her own home.
"He crossed a boundary," Karen told the cameras, before telling Miles to schedule himself a handjob.