Married at First Sight star Taylor Dunklin says Brandon Reid had numerous “diva tantrums” while filming Season 10 and there were several outbursts viewers never got to see.
Married at First Sight viewers can recall Brandon flipping out on the last day of his honeymoon in Panama because he was tired of production following him and taping his every move.
Not only did Brandon basically push a camera out of his face in a desperate attempt for privacy, but he also cursed and yelled at Taylor in front of their MAFS co-stars when she tried to calm him down.
But according to Taylor, Brandon acting out in frustration was a pretty common and frequent occurrence during their marriage on the show.
During the March 25 broadcast of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered, host Jamie Otis asked Taylor if she, at any point in her marriage, could see herself falling in love with Brandon.
“Honestly,” Taylor began with a laugh, “that’s really hard for me to think about.”
Married at First Sight expert Dr. Viviana Coles pointed out Taylor seemed to have high hopes in the beginning of her relationship with Brandon, and Jamie agreed Taylor looked “smitten” on her wedding day.
“I mean, at my wedding, I was very optimistic and very hopeful and very excited. I think that kind of masked some of the things that I saw that were bad,” Taylor shared.
Other than Brandon lashing out in Panama, Jamie asked if things went down that viewers didn’t get to see on Married at First Sight’s tenth season.
“Honestly, to be completely honest with you, on the first day, he took the head producer’s phone and threw it across the room at the wedding,” Taylor alleged.
“I mean, he was getting into so many arguments with production.”
Taylor claimed Brandon once complained to her about production and she couldn’t believe what she was hearing.
“He came out and told me [at our wedding] — he was like, ‘They didn’t give me any food before the wedding. I asked for food and they gave me soggy fish tacos. And then they gave me spaghetti without meatballs, and I’m like, how am I supposed to eat this?'” Taylor said.
“He thinks he can throw these diva tantrums and just be whoever!”
Taylor noted she gave Brandon the benefit of the doubt at the time and thought to herself, “Maybe there’s just some wedding jitters. Let me just throw that to the side.”
Jamie acknowledged it was clear Brandon didn’t like the production aspect of Married at First Sight, and Taylor agreed, “From Day 1.”
“It’s never simple, it seems like, with Brandon,” Jamie noted.
Taylor and Brandon have had a tumultuous relationship on Married at First Sight ever since saying, “I do.”
Taylor has accused Brandon of being disrespectful in their relationship and not wanting to spend time with her or show any real interest in her, but Brandon nearly called it quits on his marriage when Taylor posted an Instagram Stories video claiming to be single and on the lookout for a guy who can actually meet her qualifications.
It seemed Brandon and Taylor’s marriage was over, especially since both spouses appeared too stubborn to apologize, truly let the past go, and move forward with open hearts.
However, Brandon and Taylor decided to recommit to each other on “Recommitment Day” in last week’s episode, and Wednesday night’s broadcast of Married at First Sight featured the couple getting their relationship back on track.
Brandon and Taylor worked on their communication and exchanging more compliments, and they bonded over a trip to Brandon’s hometown and old stomping grounds where he had learned to play basketball.
Married at First Sight’s tenth season also stars Mindy Shiben and Zach Justice, Derek Sherman and Katie Conrad, Meka Jones and Michael Watson, and Jessica Studer and Austin Hurd.