Elizabeth Bice and Jamie Thompson had been usually a polarizing couple after they first acquired married on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight season 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jamie and Elizabeth had among the season’s most memorable arguments—together with a number of near-breakups and one notorious struggle wherein Elizabeth flipped over a espresso desk—but additionally among the most passionate moments.
Whereas Elizabeth and Jamie separated for a short while after filming wrapped, they finally determined to remain collectively. The couple is now fortunately married and dwelling in Northern California collectively.
Previously an account govt, 34-year-old Elizabeth has moved on to a brand new profession in model partnerships and social media. The Married at First Sight star not too long ago took to her YouTube channel to open up about what it was actually prefer to movie for Lifetime, whether or not the present is scripted, and her opinions on her castmates—the great, the unhealthy, and the ugly.
Elizabeth Bice and Jamie Thompson | Elizabeth Bice by way of InstagramElizabeth revealed that ‘Married at First Sight’ will not be scripted or ‘producer-driven’
In a YouTube Q&A, Elizabeth answered a number of standard questions from diehard Married at First Sight followers. A number of viewers naturally needed to know if the favored Lifetime present was scripted, or if the producers and specialists tried to get to struggle for “good TV.”
“That’s completely false,” Elizabeth revealed of the declare that the present was scripted. “Producers don’t encourage fights.” The Married at First Sight star mentioned that each one the drama on the present was “actually pure” and was not “production-driven.”
Nonetheless, Jamie’s spouse did admit that the unconventional state of affairs itself did drive among the present’s heightened conflicts and dramatic moments. In any case, the didn’t know one another and had been all of the sudden thrown collectively in a authorized marriage with cameras throughout them. The state of affairs, she mentioned, usually introduced out the worst (or at the very least essentially the most emotional) in solid members.
“We’re in tight conditions,” Elizabeth defined. “We’re working, we’re filming this documentary, we’re working lengthy hours, we’re married to a stranger, and we’re all making an attempt to movement. Let me ask you the way you suppose that’s gonna go. Do you suppose you’re at all times simply gonna be rainbows and butterflies? No.”
It was notably tough for Elizabeth to reply private questions on points like her funds and profession in entrance of a stranger who was now her husband, a lot much less a digital camera crew and a nationwide viewers of viewers.
“There are cameras in your face, you don’t know this human, and swiftly, you must open up your checkbook,” the Married at First Sight star defined with a wince.
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The ‘Married at First Sight’ star believed she acquired a good edit on the present
Many followers additionally puzzled if Elizabeth thought her conduct was proven precisely. Maybe surprisingly, particularly for a actuality TV star, the social media influencer mentioned she believed she acquired a “truthful edit” on Lifetime.
“I imply, it’s exhausting to get each element of each argument or each disagreement on digital camera,” Elizabeth admitted. “However I’ll say this: What you see is just about what you get.”
Jamie’s spouse confessed that she was, the truth is, just about precisely as she was proven on the present.
“Am I loopy? Abso-effing-lutely,” Elizabeth laughed. “I’m loopy, and that’s simply that. I’m very outspoken. I positively prefer to share my opinion, and I simply am who I’m.”
What’s extra, the Married at First Sight star added, she thought it was particularly humorous that somebody would recommend that a Lifetime manufacturing crew might “edit her kicking a desk throughout the room.”
“You possibly can’t make that stuff up that I did, that’s for certain,” she mentioned self-deprecatingly.
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Jamie’s spouse gave her actual opinion on a number of of her season 9 castmates
However Elizabeth didn’t suppose it was solely she and Jamie who had been portrayed precisely on Married at First Sight. In actual fact, she thought that was true for “just about everybody on the present”—particularly on her season.
Of Amber Bowles’ notorious soon-to-be-ex-husband, Matt Gwynne, for instance, Elizabeth mentioned straightforwardly, “Matt was a douchebag, and it actually confirmed that he was a douchebag.”
As for Keith Manley and Iris Caldwell—who’re separated, however nonetheless legally married—Elizabeth revealed that she nonetheless harbored a wistful longing or two in regards to the risk that they could find yourself collectively.
“Keith and Iris, I believe they’re each very stunning people, and I’m actually nonetheless unhappy and heartbroken that these two didn’t work out,” the Married at First Sight star admitted. “And I nonetheless suppose, at the back of my head, there’s an opportunity.” (She added that Iris was most likely going to “kill her” for that confession.)
As for Greg Okotie and Deonna McNeill, who not too long ago introduced that they’re anticipating their first child, Elizabeth claimed they had been simply as candy and easy off-camera as they had been on the present.
“And naturally, Greg and Deonna, who might hate on them?” the Married at First Sight star gushed. “What you noticed with these two people, that’s what you get with them. It’s actually superior. I really like these two.”
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Elizabeth additionally sounded off in regards to the season 10 solid members
The Lifetime star additionally had a couple of phrases to say in regards to the season 10 solid members of Married at First Sight—together with a little bit of a call-out to those that’d claimed they weren’t portrayed precisely on the present.
Pushing again in opposition to solid members who tried to say they had been misrepresented by producers, Elizabeth had some harsh phrases: “BS. Yeah it’s. Cease making an attempt to entrance. You’re simply not proudly owning your individual s*it proper now, and that’s exhausting truth,” she argued.
Whereas she mentioned she didn’t need to go into an excessive amount of element in order to keep away from any conflicts, she did have a solid member or two in thoughts: particularly, Meka Jones’ ex-husband, Michael Watson, and Taylor Dunklin’s ex-husband, Brandon Reid.
“Michael, you lied, Brandon, you’re a bit kooky, and so forth and so forth,” Elizabeth mentioned. “Want I say extra?”
Whereas Elizabeth admitted that she was “skeptical” about Taylor’s sincerity at first, she finally thought she was most likely “a very cool woman to hang around with.” She speculated that Brandon’s fixed arguments with Lifetime producers and the digital camera crew may need influenced Taylor’s conduct.
“I do suppose that Taylor might be a very, actually cool chick and human,” Elizabeth mentioned. “I simply really feel like, coping with Brandon, I imply, you may solely deal with a lot on digital camera.”
Elizabeth did suppose, although, that Mindy Shiben—who married the notorious, and extensively disliked, Zach Justice—wasn’t dealt a good hand on the present by being paired with Zach.
“If anyone ought to get a second probability on Married at First Sight, Mindy positively deserves that,” Elizabeth mentioned, including that she hoped Mindy would get one other shot at love on a future season.