Derek Sherman and Katie Conrad were favorite fans of some viewers at the beginning of season 10 of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight. The young couple seemed to get along well, enjoying the chemistry and passion during their honeymoon in Panama.
But things quickly took a bad turn (much worse) when Derek and Katie Conrad returned to Washington, D.C. Katie’s jealousy and her claims that Derek was too immature for marriage had an impact on their relationship, as did their frequent fights.
On the day of the decision – when each couple had to decide whether they wanted to divorce or stay married – many “Married at First Sight” fans hoped Derek Sherman would reject Katie Conrad. Instead, they both said “yes” to staying together. And the fans weren’t comfortable with their feelings about it on Twitter.
Many ‘MAFS’ Fans Criticized Katie Conrad For Her Behavior Towards Derek Sherman
Katie Conrad has received her fair share of criticism throughout season 10 of Married at First Sight.
First, she said she wasn’t sure she was ready to marry Derek Sherman because she was still caught up in an adventure that turned her into a ghost. She also tended to lose her mind over seemingly minor problems, such as Derek’s high school love poem and her laughter with casting partner Taylor Dunklin during a couples’ retreat.
On the day of the decision, Katie Conrad was still struggling. Although in the end she chose to keep trying in her marriage to Derek, the 26-year-old said she didn’t feel much connection to her husband and that their relationship seemed more like a “friendship” to her.
Fans did not hesitate to criticize her comments on Twitter, as the final episode aired on April 15. “Katie Conrad and Derek fucked for weeks, he assured her, he dealt with her inability to process glucose, he endured her irregular emotions,” one Twitter user pointed out. “And this… tw*t says there’s no emotional connection.”
Another argued that Katie Conrad was their least favorite cast member, even compared to her controversial casting partners Brandon Reid, Michael Watson and Zach Justice. “Michael and Brandon and Zach [are] so totally unlikely,” the fan wrote on Twitter. “But it has to be said that Katie is the worst.” Even her parents can’t stand her. D*mn girl… put down the wine glass and get some HELP. DEREK: You can do much better.”
Another one didn’t appreciate Katie’s attempts to take over her relationship with Derek. “The person in a relationship who gives the least has the power. Katie Conrad, that would be you. But your power will be short-lived,” warned the fan.
Married at First Sight: Most Fans Thought Katie Conrad And Derek Sherman Wouldn’t Last Long
Although the final episode ended romantically, with Derek and Katie toasting their marriage to the Married at First Sight experts, most fans seemed to think it wouldn’t last.
Both seemed deeply insecure that their decision was the right one on Decision Day. Also, a preview clip for the meeting seemed to suggest that Katie was unfaithful to Derek after filming was finished.
“Derek and Katie stayed together?! They’ll be divorced in less than 2 years,” a Twitter user predicted during the Decision Day episode. “That man won’t last long.”
A fan was hoping Derek Sherman was the one who would eventually reject Katie. “I just need a meeting, like now, please tell me Derek came to his senses and divorced Katie,” they wrote. Another predicted the same ending for the lovebirds, writing, “I know what it is. Derek will tell us at the meeting that he wants a divorce.”