'Married at First Sight' star Nate Barnes dishes about his steamy shower with Stacia Karcher
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/03/2022
Married at First Sight star Nate Barnes has dished about that steamy shower scene with Stacia Karcher in Mexico and hinted about what happened next.
Married at First Sight experts Dr. Pepper Schwartz and Pastor Calvin Roberson matched Stacia, a 37-year-old accountant, and Nate, a 34-year-old day trader, who are both from San Diego, CA, to wed on the Lifetime reality series' fifteenth season.
During the July 27 episode of Married at First Sight Afterparty, Nate watched back a Season 15 clip of Stacia pointing out how their hotel shower in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was big enough for two people.
"We can save water," Nate jokes during their honeymoon in the footage.
"He wants to take a shower and save water together. I'm not opposed to it," Stacia tells the cameras. "It's probably not to save water though."
The clip proceeds to show Nate and Stacia making out in the shower together and putting their hands all over each other.
"I am speechless!" added the show's host Keshia Knight Pulliam. "You didn't know the cameras were there?"
Nate replied, "We [were] flowing in the moment, had a couple drinks, and yeah, we just wanted to save some water... and shower together."
Nate proceeded to hint about what happened once the cameras turned off that night.
"I can't really say nothing right now," Nate admitted. "But we definitely got to know each other a little bit more. Uh huh."
Nate, however, confessed that the steamy shower scene "looked way more hot" on TV than it was "in the moment."
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"I was more so, like, we were exploring each other," Nate noted. "We were starting to get more comfortable around each other, and it was just a hot makeout sesh and then it got a little more steamy, of course."
Nate confirmed that the cameras "left" once things really started heating up.
Stacia said on a previous episode of Afterparty how she felt in total "bliss" on her wedding day and she viewed Nate's good looks as being at least a 10 on a scale of 1-10.
When the pair first met at the altar on their wedding day, Nate told Stacia that she's "beautiful," and it quickly became apparent they were attracted to each other.
Stacia learned from Nate's friends and family that Nate is a caring and attentive "deep thinker" who also enjoys hiking, biking and adventure. But they also called him "a freak in the sheets" as well as a "diva."
Stacia's loved ones told Nate that she's an independent and hardworking woman with two school degrees and multiple sources of income. Stacia wanted to be a power couple with her husband and build wealth.
During their first conversation after the ceremony, Nate said he got exactly what he had asked for -- an attractive boss. He said Stacia "embodies everything" he's ever wanted in a wife and so he needed to give this relationship all of his effort.
"I feel like I haven't felt this happy in a really, really long time," Stacia said in a confessional.
Stacia gushed about how she had all the "romantic feels" and "butterflies" for Nate, which was something she hadn't experienced in a long time.
The pair connected immediately, and Nate was confident the "freaky stuff" would come with time, "for sure."
The next morning, Nate and Stacia bonded over growing up mixed race and feeling ostracized and bullied as children. They also agreed having children someday is very important to them.
Once Nate and Stacia arrived at their honeymoon in Mexico, they shared with the other cast members how they were discovering they're so much alike -- to the point where they finished each other's sentences. Stacia thought she was actually Nate in the female form.
Nate was hopeful he and Stacia would consummate their marriage during the honeymoon, but Stacia told Nate that she wanted their sex to "mean something."
Married at First Sight's fifteenth season currently airs on Wednesday nights at 8PM ET/PT on Lifetime and also stars Alexis and Justin, Krysten and Mitch, Morgan and Binh, and Lindy and Miguel.