Earlier this season, we exclusively spoke to Married At First Sight star Vanessa Nelsonand also spoke to her husband, Tres Russell. On this past week’s finale, the couple made the choice to stay married. We exclusively caught up with Nelson to talk about her decision to stay. What did she tell us?
Vanessa Nelson MAFS Talks Choosing To Stay Exclusive
We asked Nelson if she ever had doubts leading up to the decision day, when she decided to stay married to Tres. To this, she told us, “Of course, no relationship is without bumps in the road. Some of those bumps and interactions made me really question if Tres was the person for me. I tried to be as open as possible with Tres about any doubts I had so he could make the best decision for himself. I believe transparency is essential in this process.”
We then asked what the main thing that made her choose to stay married at the end of her six weeks. She explained that, “Tres and I had discussions about staying married several weeks before our decision day (which is why we also discussed living arrangements after our decision day on a prior episode) and although we had a big blow up that same morning, as a wife I chose to keep my word and stick it out.”
“In my opinion,” she continued, “we had more good times than bad and there was potential for our marriage to be successful. The day I said I wanted to stay married, there was no longer an ‘experiment’ for me; I was truly committed to our marriage.”
We also questioned Nelson as to if she was nervous that things would be different without the cameras being present. To this, she informed us that, “I was worried that when we didn’t have cameras around, things would change. More than anything I felt it was important to continue our process (expert homework, taking time to get to know each other, living together) at least until things got more comfortable. I felt very strongly that there was still work to do and I wanted to do it. Letting things go on auto-pilot is dangerous.”
So is she happy with her choice?
Nelson wrapped with telling us that, “I am happy that we decided to continue our marriage and see if we could really have a successful life-long commitment.”
We adore Vanessa and Tres and are looking forward to seeing what panned out in their relationship on the last episode of Married At First Sight next Tuesday.
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