Married at First Sight Recap: Not So Happily Ever After?

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Shade has been thrown. We repeat:

Shade. Has. Been. Thrown!

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On the series premiere of Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After, Ashley Petta went on the attack, slamming Bobby Dodd and Danielle Bergman for their seemingly utopian marriage.

Overall, the spinoff followed a trio of couples from Married at First Sight, all of whom expecting kids and all of whom have come a very long way from the last time they graced our television set.

Bobby and Danielle, for example, have been married for 6 months -- and the former is three months along in her pregnancy.

Still, as difficult as it may be to believe they still haven’t had a single fight. Not one, they claim. Not even the hint of one.

This actually worried the experts, who felt that Bobby was simply doing too much in the relationship.

“He’s really taken on everything,” Danielle said.

bob and danielle

Enter Ashley.

She hurled the aforementioned shade during the couples’ retreat after Bobby and Danielle both rated their marriage a 10.

Really, she said? Just, come on now... REALLY?!?

“There’s always room for improvement,” Ashley said. “There’s no such thing as perfect and anyone that says their relationship is perfect, I call bullsh-t.”

But what about Ashley's own relationship with Anthony D’Amico?

This romance was proof, in Ashley's mind, that no one has a perfect marriage.

ash and ant

“Watching our season was probably the worst part of our marriage,” Ashley admitted. “Anthony and I’s relationship was very rocky after the filming.”

Are they in a better place now? Yes.

But does Ashley wish her husband would communicate better? Yes.

“I don’t think Anthony’s a very good communicator,” she stated. “Sometimes I feel like if I didn’t ask him, I would never get the information.”

Finally, we close this recap with an update on Jephte Pierre and Shawniece Jackson, who are also expecting their first child...

Jephte Pierre and Shawniece Jackson

This husband and this wife confessed that, at one point, they were separated -- and they still don’t wear their wedding rings, despite Shawniece being eight months pregnant.

What gives?!?

Jephte said that part of the reason they simply had to separate was because he slipped into a depression after their season aired. It got pretty serious and dire.

“It’s almost like you’re mentally drowning,” he said. “I felt weak. I felt vulnerable.”

Jephte kept this a secret from Shawniece because she has a history of miscarriages and he didn't want to upset her, risking another lost child.

But he's psyched to be a father and Jephte has hope for the couple's future.

“I’m excited to be a father," he said. "The fact that I just get a chance to be a father is probably hands-down the biggest blessing."

Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After airs on Lifetime Tuesday nights at 10/9c.

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