Last week on Married At First Sight, we saw Tres Russelland Vanessa Nelsondecide to stay married after their six week experiment. While we already caught up with Nelson to talk about her decision, we exclusively caught up with Russell prior to tonight’s “catch up” special. What did he have to share with us?
Tres Russell MAFS Talks His Decision Exclusive
When asked what the main thing was that made him choose to stay married, Russell explained that, “Although we had had a rough two weeks leading up to decision day, we had a great four weeks. The good outweighed the bad. Also, there is no way to truly get to know someone in 6 weeks and I signed up for this experiment to find true love. If we let a bad two weeks change everything we had hoped for, we would be doing ourselves a disservice and we would never know what could have been. I knew in that moment that I didn’t want to look back months later and wonder what could have been if we would have said yes.”
“This was a very tough thing to go through,” he continued. “There were so many ups and downs that happened in a 6 week period. I would be lying if I said I never doubted whether staying married on decision day was the best decision. I just wanted to make sure that I stayed level headed in my decision and remembered all the good times we had and the growth that we both went through during the 6 weeks.”
We also were curious if Russell had any fears regarding cameras no longer being present and how that could change things. To this he told us that, “I actually was a little scared once the cameras left because I knew it was going to be all about us. Our communication really wasn’t the best at the time and we relied a lot on the experts to help us with that problem. Every time we had a disagreement or didn’t see eye to eye, one of the experts were there for us. They were there to kind of force us to talk about the issues and help us come up with a solution. I was afraid that once the cameras left, our communication could potentially struggle a lot more. It was also good for us. You aren’t going to always have people there to help you out. A marriage is all about building a bond with your significant other and lean on each other when times are hard. We needed to see what we were made of and leaving the cameras behind was the only way to do that.”
When questioned if he was happy with his choice, Russell wrapped with explaining that, “Yes. Deciding to stay married was definitely the best decision. I now have no regrets. If I said no and walked away on decision day, I would be sitting here right now asking myself a bunch of ‘what if’ questions. We needed to get away from the cameras and spend some serious quality time together to get to know each other. Regardless of whether things were amazing or we were struggling on decision day, I knew that we needed to get away from everything and be alone to give ourselves the chance at reaching our potential.”
We are very excited for tonight’s wrap up special and are crossing our fingers that he and Nelson decided to stay together.
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