Jessica Studer and Austin Hurd seemed the closest couple in Lifetime’s Married at First Sight Season 10 from the beginning. They got along well on their honeymoon and seemed perfectly in tune with everything from sex to religion and their common future.
But in Mar. 25’s episode of Married at First Sight, “Secrets and Lies,” the couple struggled a bit for the first time this season. After their first-ever discussion about Austin’s work schedule, which required more travel than Jessica expected, the couple sat down for a counseling session with one of the show’s experts, Dr. Viviana Coles.
During the session, Jessica revealed that she was already in love with Austin after just five weeks of marriage. But he wasn’t ready to fully reciprocate his feelings.
Married at First Sight: Austin Hurd And Jessica Studer Opened Up About Their First Fight
Dr. Viviana asked Austin Hurd And Jessica Studer how their marriage was going. Austin Hurd said that, overall, things were good between them. “We’re looking to the future, looking beyond the process, and this is quite exciting for us,” he said.
But Jessica said that not everything was sunshine and rainbows in their marriage. “I just found out he’s gonna be traveling on business a lot more than I thought,” said the star of Married at First Sight. “And my initial reaction wasn’t supportive. There may have been all capital letters in the back and forth messages, perhaps a cursed word that made me think, “Is this a joke?
“This could be, I think, our first real fight,” Austin confessed. “I was angry too, though.”
But Jessica Studer took responsibility for her role in the discussion. “I think I started it, though, because I shouldn’t have reacted the way I did,” admitted the patient caregiver. Later, she added, “I have this unfiltered side, and it’s not something I was proud of.
Married at First Sight: Dr. Coles Brought Up The Word ‘love’ During The Couple’s Counseling Session
But Jessica and Austin’s problems were a little more complicated than a single topic. The couple’s counselor addressed another sensitive topic as the session continued. “Do you think you’ll worry that he’ll love you less if this is one side of you that shows? Dr. Viviana asked Jessica.
“No, I don’t think so,” replied the 31-year-old. “I really want Austin Hurd to know who I am, the good guy and the bad guy.”
That’s when the “L” word came into play again. “So, I just threw out the word ‘love’, but I don’t know if that’s what’s going on here, so sorry if I crossed the line,” said Dr. Viviana. “So, what’s going on here?”
Austin replied politely, but without obligation. “We’re very close to each other, and we both see each other getting there,” he said.