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Meka Jones and Michael Watson - Season 10

Meka Jones and Michael Watson - Season 10

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Final Decision: Split

Current Status: Marriage Annulled

Meka Jones and Michael Watson from the Washington, D.C. area starred on Season 10 of Married at First Sight in early 2020.

Meka and Michael's marriage got off to a great start as they were both well-intentioned, but things came crashing down on Meka quickly when Michael allegedly gave her a sex ultimatum at the start of their honeymoon.

As the season progressed, Meka accused Michael of constantly lying about his job, finances and more.

She wasn't sure she could trust her husband and blamed Michael for not taking accountability for his actions or being considerate of her feelings and needs.

As shown on "Decision Day," Meka said the biggest problem in her marriage was Michael's dishonesty and deception, and she feared his habit of telling lies might never change.

Meka therefore chose to get a divorce after an "extremely challenging" and "really hard" eight weeks of marriage.

"I still don't know who he is as a person. And honestly, I don't know how much of what he's told me is true and how much of it is not true. So for that reason, I do want a divorce," Meka told the experts.

"For me, I don't believe in divorce," Michael said, wishing he had been straightforward with Meka earlier on.

"I'm disappointed... [but] I have to live with the consequences of that."

On the reunion special, Meka had trouble coming up with a single thing she liked about her husband during the experiment.

However, Michael apologized to Meka for "inconsistencies" in conversations they had throughout their relationship, admitting he could have been a better man for her. And Meka apologized for being "too harsh" with Michael sometimes.

Michael filed for annulment from Meka in January 2020, only a few weeks after Married at First Sight's tenth season began airing on Lifetime.

In court filings exclusively obtained by Reality TV World, Michael alleged he was defrauded into marriage by Married at First Sight's producers.

According to Michael's court complaint -- which requested an "annulment, or, in the alternative, limited divorce" -- he had been led to believe Married at First Sight's experts intended to match him with someone who would be "compatible with him in order to establish a committed and lasting marriage."

However, the complaint stated Michael now believed he was defrauded by Married at First Sight and the "actual goal" was to put him into a marriage that would create "drama and excitement for television ratings."

If had he been aware of the alleged "actual goal," Michael would not have agreed to participate in Married at First Sight and marry Meka, the filing claimed.

In August 2020, Meka announced her marriage to Michael had officially been annulled after the former spouses participated in a virtual court hearing.

"MY MARRIAGE IS ANNULLED," Meka captioned an Instagram video of herself. "Finallyyyyyyyy."

In the 14-minute video Meka shared, she gave her account of what happened when she, Michael and his lawyer participated in the virtual court hearing.

"I didn't have a lawyer. I was representing myself. So it was his lawyer, [Michael], me and the judge [in the hearing]," Meka explained.

"[His lawyer] said, 'Michael feels the whole show was a fraud, that they told him they were going to match him for love and they matched him for drama and ratings and they never wanted [him to have] a happy marriage. [The experts] knew they weren't going to be good together and they purposely put them together just so they could get their drama and their ratings.'"

Meka said the judge then asked if she agreed with Michael's perspective on the show and if she felt defrauded as well.

"I was like, 'No, I don't agree with that. The show put us together because they thought we would be good together because Michael lied about who he is,'" Meka recalled.

"I was like, 'Honestly judge, I don't know if you've ever seen the show, but on the show, it comes out that he's a pathological liar and he lied during our whole marriage. He lied about everything. So the only person that's defrauded in the situation is me, because I was under the impression that this man was the things that he said he was -- and he's none of those things.'"

Meka listed the things Michael had allegedly lied to her about, from his job to his salary or income.

"[I told the judge], 'He lied about things he said to my family, he lied about how he got on the show. There are so many things. He lied about being a yoga teacher," Meka explained in her Instagram video.

"I said, 'There are so many lies, if you pick any episode to show, you'll find out he's a liar. You'll see it for yourself.'"

Meka said the judge therefore asked her how and why the producers fell for Michael's alleged act if he was such a liar.

"I was like, 'Your Honor, he is convincing. He convinced the producers, he convinced my family, he convinced my friends, he convinced America,'" she said.

Meka then recalled the lawyer saying, "Well, that was her experience on the show, but if she feels like she was defrauded by Michael and Michael feels like he was defrauded by the show, then ultimately, they both feel defrauded, so they should get an annulment just based on the fact it wasn't a real marriage. None of it was real."

Meka also said Michael claimed that he had been recruited to appear on Married at First Sight and "didn't know what he was signing up for."

"[Michael said] none of it was real and he had never watched the show and so he had no idea what was happening," Meka shared with her followers, flashing a look of skepticism on her face.

In terms of why Michael thought he deserved an annulment instead of just a divorce, his lawyer said neither Michael or Meka knew what they had signed up for and the experts matched them although the producers knew they "wouldn't be good together."

"[Michael's lawyer] said, 'If these producers really wanted to create long-lasting relationships, then why would they not dig further in this? Why wouldn't they look into his background?... Why wouldn't they do more research and really figure out who this person is?' And I was like, 'I'm not gonna lie, that's a good, valid point,'" Meka admitted.

The judge then allegedly asked Meka if she wanted an annulment as well.

"I was like, 'Look, I will take whatever I can get at this point. I just want to be done with this situation. So if we get an annulment, great. If we get a divorce, I'm okay with that too. Ultimately, I just want to be separated from it.' And the judge started laughing at me. I was like, 'Give me whatever you got and I'll take it! Beggers can't be choosers!'"

"At the end of it, the judge was like, 'I am going to give you an annulment.'"

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