Married at First Sight star Miles Williams says it’s “really tough” when his wife Karen Landry doesn’t compliment him and struggles to express her feelings to her husband.
Miles, a 26-year-old who works with youth from Spartanburg, SC, and Karen, a 30-year-old consultant from New Orleans, LA, were matched by Married at First Sight experts Pastor Calvin Roberson, Dr. Viviana Coles and Dr. Pepper Schwartz to marry on Season 11 of the Lifetime reality series.
During a recent episode of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered, Miles watched back a Season 11 clip in which he explained how Karen rarely complimented him.
“I come out of the shower, I come out of working out. I’m good and all oiled up… [Karen] is sitting there and [I get] nothing,” Miles told his MAFS co-stars Woody Randall and Amani.
“Then Dr. Viviana will be like, ‘Are you attracted to Miles?’ And [Karen] will be like, ‘Yeah, Miles is really attractive.’ And I’m like, ‘I am?! Girl, I didn’t know that.’ And she was like, ‘Oh yeah, well when I looked at you the other day, I thought you knew that I thought you was fine.'”
Unfiltered host Jamie Otis, who starred on Season 1 of Married at First Sight, observed that Miles likes words of affirmation yet Karen doesn’t express herself unless she’s prompted.
“How are you navigating this?” Jamie asked Miles.
“It’s tough,” Miles replied. “It’s really tough.”
“That’s not Karen’s natural love language in terms of giving or receiving, and so it gets hard for her to be able to say, ‘Hey, I think you’re attractive,’ or, ‘I can see this going somewhere,’ because she’s been let down in the past.”