'Married at First Sight' stars reveal what went wrong in Morgan and Binh's marriage
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/05/2022
Married at First Sight stars Krysten and Miguel Santiago have revealed why they feel Morgan and Binh's relationship didn't work out.
Krysten married Mitch and Miguel tied the knot with Lindy Elloway on Married at First Sight's fifteenth season, and while their marriages are still going on the show, Morgan and Binh decided to call it quits and end their marriage prematurely in the process.
Morgan, a 27-year-old registered nurse, and Binh, a 29-year-old engineer, agreed to get a divorce with just under two weeks to go until Decision Day.
During the September 28 episode of Married at First Sight: Afterparty, Krysten and Miguel watched back a Season 15 clip of Morgan and Binh having a sitdown chat with MAFS expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz, when the couple revealed Decision Day was going to come early for them.
"I do want the divorce. It wasn't meant to be. It wasn't meant to work out," Morgan tells Binh and Dr. Pepper.
"So, Binh, do you want a divorce?" Dr. Pepper asks for confirmation.
"Yeah, I want a divorce as well, for different circumstances," Binh replies. "Obviously I still need to work on myself and find out who I genuinely am, and so I'm not ready to be married. It was only because of this experience that I realized that."
Krysten went on to say, "I've got the tea," on the topic of what exactly Morgan and Binh are looking for or need from their future partners.
"Me, Morgan and Binh have all talked about this," Krysten teased. "We've talked about how Morgan wants and needs an alpha -- alpha energy, [because] she's got the alpha energy."
Krysten said Morgan wants that dominant energy "to be matched or even superseded."
"That's what she likes," Krysten said. "And our sweet [Binh]... when Binh heard 'Muay Thai' he was like, 'Oh my God!' And Binh is so -- I just love Binh so much. He makes me smile and he makes my heart warm."
But Krysten believes Binh would be better off with "a little bit of a subdued" and "gentler soul" that matches his vibe as well.
"I do agree that sometimes opposites attract, for sure. I just don't think in this case it worked," Krysten noted.
And Miguel said he agreed "100 percent" with everything Krysten had said.
"You hope that when you're going through a tough time that your person isn't simultaneously going through a tough time, so at least they can be there to kind of help you," Miguel explained.
"But I think in their case, they were both kind of just going through challenging times, kind of slightly different for different reasons."
Miguel pointed out how neither Morgan or Binh could find the other at the opportune time "to lean on."
"So they kind of just kept growing apart," Miguel reasoned.
Keshia said it seemed like Binh had learned a lot about himself, and so the host asked Krysten and Miguel to reveal what they've learned about themselves during the process.
"I have learned that sometimes avoiding conflict creates more conflict," Krysten said, "and just having those little conversations when something is bothering you can go a long way."
"And I've also learned," she continued, "there is nothing wrong with standing up for yourself."
And Miguel said he was learning "to trust the process more" and get out of his head.
"[I wanted to stop] devil advocating myself and just go with the flow a little bit more," Miguel noted. "And I think I'm also just learning how to really listen to Lindy and really try to see where she's coming at it from and just really trust her."
Morgan chose to divorce Binh because she felt she couldn't trust him. Morgan had asked Binh not to talk about their problems with other couples, and Binh allegedly ran off and confided in his pal Justin at every opportunity.
"He's never come to me on his own and apologized," Morgan explained to Dr. Pepper.
"Every time he's apologized, it's been very prompted. I haven't gotten that remorseful, 'Oh my God, I wish I would've done things differently. I feel how much pain you're in.' I haven't felt that from him."
Binh did seem sorry, but he shared how growing up, his parents didn't show much emotion and so he wasn't able to externalize his emotions well. Binh said he ran away from his emotions as a child and still continued to do so.
Morgan admitted that she didn't think even a friendship with Binh was salvageable at this point because she needed "that trust" in her relationships.
When the entire Married at First Sight 15 cast got together later on for a pool party, Morgan and Binh apparently weren't even on talking terms.
Binh revealed how he was considering moving away from San Diego, CA, and Morgan expressed how she was confident Binh is not the person for her and they wouldn't be able to become friends in the future.
Binh, however, said he'd be willing to be Morgan's friend and hoped for forgiveness someday.
Married at First Sight, which currently airs Wednesday nights at 8PM ET/PT on Lifetime, also stars Stacia Karcher and Nate Barnes and Justin and Alexis.