Married At First Sight Season 3 couple David Norton and Ashley Doherty seemed to be having a lot more trouble adjusting compared to the other newlyweds. In the last episode, Ashley admitted that she does not feel any attraction towards her husband, adding that there is simply no chemistry between them.
During their therapy session with Married At First Sight Season 3 resident psychologist Dr. Joseph Cilona, Ashley shared that she was feeling worried about her lack of attraction towards David. When she ended up crying, David tried to console her but Ashley pushed him away.
While David is clearly upset with his wife’s behavior, he seemed determined to make their marriage work no matter what it takes.
— David Norton (@David_MAFS) January 13, 2016
Dr. Cilona believed that it is still possible for Ashley and David’s relationship to survive after the six-week experiment if they would be able to look past their lack of physical attraction and focus on other aspects of their relationship. Although David seemed positive that their marriage would last, Ashley continues to feel hesitant.
In an interview with The Knot, David said that he wanted Ashley to be honest as much as possible. As the couples at Married At First Sight were only given six weeks to find out if they want to stay together, David pointed out that they needed to work on their issues immediately.
“There is no time to let an issue simmer for two or three weeks without letting them know. You’re just setting up yourself for failure if you do that.”
David added that he truly wanted his marriage with Ashley to work. He said that during the experiment, he let his guard down and allowed himself to become vulnerable just so Ashley would get to know him better.
While Married At First Sight Season 3 fans were surprised when he revealed that he has fallen in love with Ashley, David pointed out that it was inevitable to feel that way.
“Maybe that’s just me, but I don’t think it was that strange to be falling in love with your spouse if you went into this for the right reasons and gave it everything you possibly could.”
If, however, their marriage will end in divorce, David said that he would still feel happy about being a part of Married At First Sight Season 3. He explained that the FYI series had taught him a lot of things about himself. He added that there were a lot of lessons, which he could apply, in his future relationships.
— Ashley Doherty (@Ashley_MAFS) December 31, 2015
Although David Norton seemed happy to be part of the social experiment, a woman claiming to be his mother, held that David was “tricked” to joining the reality series. She added that while Ashley Doherty is a “sweet” girl, she may have only agreed to be part of Married At First Sight Season 3 for the money. It was said that David and Ashley will allegedly be paid $100,000 each after the show.
According to Starcasm, David’s “mom” posted on a Married At First Sight forum, saying that she was skeptical of David and Ashley’s relationship.
“My son was tricked to be on the show. He was on Tinder and met this girl. When they met in person, she confessed that she was really a producer and asked him to be on the show David refused until they told him how much they would pay him.”
These statements, while interesting, should always be taken with a grain of salt. The outlet pointed out that we can never know for sure if it was really David’s mother who was posting online. It may just be another troll eager to stir things up in the Married At First Sight forum.
Married At First Sight Season 3 airs Tuesdays on FYI.
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