Saying “I do,” to a man you’ve never before seen may seem like lunacy to many, but for “Married at First Sight” star Monet Bell, it was a rational decision she does not regret.
The 33-year-old professional was ready for love, and instead of hitting the local strip or joining an online dating service, she turned to four experts who promised they could find her the perfect match.
That man ended up being 30-year-old Vaughn Copeland, and while Monet couldn’t share whether the two are still married, they most definitely tied the knot and she learned a lot about love, commitment and herself in the process.
What made her decide to join the show? Is she making a mockery of marriage? Would she recommend the process to friends? Monet answers the hard questions below.
Tracy: What made you decide to join the cast of “Married at First Sight”?
Monet: The first thing is I wanted to get married. I’m ready. That’s where I’m at in my life. Professionally, my career is where I wanted it to be. Everything that I’ve been doing as a woman for the past few years has been to build a family. The easy answer is: that’s just what I wanted. I date a lot. I don’t have any problem meeting men. I date a lot, but finding someone who wants to get married, the right person? The struggle is real. As soon as the opportunity presented itself, I was like “okay” because clearly I don’t know what I’m doing. So, if there are really four experts who really believe in the experiment and really believe that scientifically they’re able to find me the perfect match. Then, why not?
Tracy: Was there ever a time when you thought you’d bail on the experiment? Was that a backup plan?
Monet: In the bridal suite leading up to it, I was so stressed out in the bridal suite. I got Spanks on I can’t breathe in. The makeup artist is like, “Don’t cry.” All I really want to do is release some emotion, but I can’t. Worst-case scenario, at the end of the day whoever this man is, he and I can be friends. I’m gonna kill somebody with kindness, that’s the best I can do. Even if he’s not attracted to me, we’re going to be friends at minimum.
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