Katie Conrad told the TLC producers that she decided to keep her townhouse rather than throw herself into her new apartment and her new life with Derek Sherman. Her husband, she admitted, was unhappy with her decision.
“I made the decision to keep the townhouse where I live,” she said. “It didn’t go very well… He asked me why I was so disgusted to be with him, and I never used that word.”
The star of “The Married at First Sight” explained that Derek’s admission that he wouldn’t fall in love with her before Decision Day (at eight weeks of their marriage) made her afraid to try with him. “So should I put all my money on this?” she wondered. “And that scares me.”
Derek Sherman, meanwhile, shared his side of the story a few hours before the couple’s one-month anniversary dinner. “I don’t expect us to fall in love with each other before Decision Day,” he said.
But Derek Sherman still wanted to try to make it work,and Katie Conrad seemed to want to get away before Derek Sherman could break her heart. “He basically told me he was leaving, like, ‘I’m leaving right now,'” he said.
Katie Conrad added that Derek Sherman had put a curse on her at the end of the discussion,leaving her frustrated with him in general. “In the end Derek said ‘f***** you’ to me, which I didn’t like, and honestly I felt so unimportant,” she complained.
Married at First Sight: Katie Conrad And Derek Sherman Reconciled, But Tensions Still Ran High
The married couple at first sight finally apologized to each other, each recognizing their own role in the conflict.
“And you can’t say ‘f***** you’ to me when we have a difficult conversation,” Katie told her husband. “Then don’t tell me you’re leaving,” Derek said. “I didn’t say I was leaving until you said so,” Katie Conrad said.
After a moment, Derek Sherman admitted that the order of their statements didn’t matter much in the scheme of things. “I’m not trying to make a point,” he told his wife. “I’m sorry I said that to you.” Things are heating up.”
“I’m sorry I said I was leaving,” Katie Conrad confessed, adding that “obviously” she wasn’t leaving their marriage. However, while the couple settled things at that moment, their future was still unclear. Katie Conrad clearly still felt insecure about Derek’s feelings for her and his ability to fall in love in general, while Derek Sherman felt as if he hadn’t been given a chance to grow his feelings for his wife in a natural way.