'Are we friends with benefits?'
When it comes to chemistry, Alana Lister, 30, and Jason Engler, 35, come out on top in Married at First Sight’s class of 2021. But a recent blip in the bedroom has threatened to derail their passionate relationship.
Here, Lister tells WHO how they’re spicing things up again – and whether sex can keep them together …
You and Jason were hot and heavy from the start but things have cooled recently. What changed?
I think the pressure of the experiment started getting to us. On our honeymoon we were in our own little world, it was just free-flowing and easy but by halfway through, the experiment became a pressure cooker. Jason and I aren’t very good at expressing our emotions and it got to a point where we weren’t sure how to navigate it anymore.
And that started to impact your sex life?
Jason was feeling like he had lost the spark a little bit. Sex became something we were leaning on to support our relationship and when that was tailing off, we were like, “Well, what else do we have here between us?” The majority of our relationship is the physical connection.
How did you reignite the spark?
I cooked him dinner in some lingerie. It worked really well. Jason loves having dinner cooked for him – it makes him feel really loved. And adding the sexy side with the lingerie really helped the bedroom sparks reignite.
Do you see a long-term future with Jason?
I feel like we have long-term potential. The sex is great but we need to work on communicating and supporting one another, too.
At war with Bryce!
After dropping the bombshell that she believes groom Bryce Ruthven, 31, has a secret girlfriend on the outside and that he’s been flirting with her in the gym (accusations he’s denied), bride Beck Zemek, 27, is set to clash further with the controversial groom this week.
“Things get very heated. She can’t leave it alone,” a spokesperson from the show tells WHO. “Beck will continue to push all of Bryce’s buttons and he doesn’t like it one little bit. He loses it.”
Zemek’s frustrations with Melissa Rawson’s devotion to her husband continues to frustrate her, too.
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