Married At First Sight 2016 Australia had it first ever same-sex wedding, but it did not go as smoothly as planned.
Everything was going very well at first until the sit-down dinner where things became extremely awkward. Andy got annoyed and nearly called off the wedding when his newly met partner, Craig, introduced his ex of 13 years to him.
“The fact that he invited that guy to the wedding, that’s really shocking to me, really shocking to me … this is our day. I never thought that Craig would be so frivolous as to invite his exes to the first day of the rest of our lives,” Andy told the camera.
Craig and his ex split eight years ago. Andy, however, is still furious that Craig invited his former partner to their wedding. He made his feelings more than clear to Craig. The English marketing executive sat next to his groom and cryptically told him he wanted to talk to him privately.
Andy’s friends later intervened and told him that he is just overreacting. One friend stressed that Craig shows he is a loyal person because he remained friends with his former partner. Eventually, Andy cooled down. He told the camera that he will give Craig a chance to be himself and not judge him with his past experience.
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Andy and Craig first met on Tuesday night’s episode of Married At First Sight 2016 Season 3. However, Andy said Craig tried to engage in a conversation with him when he saw him in Sydney two weeks before they appeared in the show.
Meanwhile, the first same-sex marriage of Married At First Sight 2016 received backlash before it premiered on national TV.
Andy and Craig were shocked by the criticisms. The pair did not expect the backlash, especially coming from people in the LGBTI community, news.com.au reported.
Craig said that for him, it is a step forward to marriage equality. The hairdresser stressed that he is proud of being one of the first gay people married in Aussie TV.