Married at First Sight star Jessica Studer may be progressing in her feelings towards husband Austin Hurd, but the newlywed is getting a little concerned about his emotional journey with her. In an exclusive sneak peek of Wednesday's all-new episode of the Lifetime reality series (produced by Kinetic Content), the two open up about their past relationships in a candid discussion.
Asked to talk about their "history with love" by a prompt from the experts, Austin immediately asks Jess if she's ever been in love before, which is a "tough" question for her to answer.
"I don't know, so that's really tough," she tells me. "Because I feel like yes but then when I think back, maybe it wasn't really love and maybe I was just going through the motions. It was like a long relationship."
When asked the reciprocal question, Austin reveals heartbreak in his past.
"I mean, I had a long relationship," he explains. "I've only said [I love you] like a couple times. I mean, one time heart kinda broken. But then another time it was like a three and a half year relationship where, yeah, I was in love."
When Jess questions how long Austin and his ex were together before they dropped those three big words, she gets a bit of a shock at his answer.
"A year," he reveals. "I just can't rush into that type of word. It's too big of a word to throw around."
Jess is visibly taken aback by the answer, telling the camera, "I asked him how long it took him to say I love you in a relationship. He does say a year, but for me that's a long time. I do hope he says I love you sooner than later."
Will Jess and Austin be able to align their romantic timelines?
Married at First Sight (produced by Kinetic Content) airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.
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