Season 11 of Married at First Sight on Wednesday sees Woody and Amani getting married. As a couple, they seem ideal and neither of them has any regrets so far. However, while they both have “direct and blunt” personalities, this doesn’t mean they are the perfect match. This is made clear by some of their friends and family, who weren’t sure they were ideal for each other. This was when Season 11 of the Lifetime reality show premiered on July 15.
Married at First Sight couple Woody and Amani
Woody and Amani were interviewed by In Touch, to get details of whether their marriage can actually last. Woody, 30, admits that in the past, he has had problems moving from “situationships” to relationships. He says he knows the guy he wants to be but doesn’t know how to “show it and receive it at the same time.”
Woody continues by saying he has mostly lived in the boyfriend/girlfriend stages and hasn’t gone beyond that. However, he was open to the idea of marriage and wants to take this experiment seriously.
On the other hand, Amani, 29, has been looking for a man to “build a legacy with.” However, the Married at First Sight star says she hasn’t had a lot of luck meeting the right guy as yet. Amani says she has been on plenty of dates, but few of them yielded successful relationships. She says she has been through a lot of periods of dating but has never got close to getting married to any of her past boyfriends.
Woody and Amani and communication
Amani says meeting her husband at the altar did make her feel “nervous but hopeful.” However, she isn’t sure what to think of Woody. Amani says he immediately kissed her hand, and this made her wonder whether he is a “gentleman or a lady’s man.”
While they don’t know each other yet, their different communication styles could be a problem. Both Woody and Amani have similar personalities. They also have similar jobs, with Amani working in the non-profit sector and Woody a teacher and coach. However, it has taken the Married at First Sight stars a lot of work to try and understand each other.
Woody, a New Orleans native, says his biggest challenge is to learn to communicate in an effective, but not aggressive way. He says at first he wasn’t comfortable with Amani correcting him. Woody admits he did need to be corrected, but says he didn’t want to be.
On Amani’s side, she says she doesn’t necessarily have an issue with the way Woody communicates. Despite this, she did explicitly tell the experts she didn’t want anyone who is “rude and disrespectful. However, trying to effectively work through their issues isn’t easy for either of them.
Amani says it doesn’t matter how their communication styles differ, but they do need to have respect for each other’s style. She says it is always best to be “kind and open to receiving what people have to offer” even if you feel hesitant.
Keep up with Woody and Amani’s story on Married at First Sight on Lifetime, Wednesdays at 8:30 pm ET.
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