Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love got down to the tough issues this week between the three couples set to wed in just weeks. Their families are involved too. Pastor Cal Roberson had to get down to tough love with the hopeful couples. So, he started pushing them to complete their “homework” no matter how hard the assignments with family were in March 11’s episode, “Think of the Children.”
The couples aren’t the only ones who have surprising revelations. Blair’s mom, Kelly, can’t get past her dislikes when it comes to Chris. But, she has very personal experience when it comes to loving a multicultural husband. Tears flowed through this Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love journey, even from the expert. The couples got some jolting reactions during family time. And, they still have big issues to resolve.
Kelly has a multicultural marriage and still can’t come to terms with Chris and Blair on Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love
Chris makes time for a two-hour meeting with Blair’s mom, Kelly. They meet at a bar, and from beginning to end, Kelly is guzzling goblets of wine. Chris brings up every issue that causes a problem for his future mother-in-law. He talks about his motorcycle, his head, his tattoos, and his Korean heritage. She continually mentions communism like it is a contagious disease. He explains that being Korean “it’s part of who I am”. And, he takes pride in those roots. He also assures that he knows the sacrifice it took for his grandparents to come to America.
Chris was also very honest about his parents’ divorce after 30 years of marriage. They got a divorce a year ago. He admitted that his relationship was touchy with his mother but expressed his deep bond with his dad.
When he brings up the tattoos, Kelly relates how her dad was a Marine, and always regretted getting his tattoo. The transfers she makes across generations and cultures are something else. The conversation goes in circles, no matter how much the Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love fiancé assures his love for Kelly’s daughter. He tells her he has to get back to work. He politely offers a hug goodbye and she says, “Be careful on that motorcycle!”
The producers ask Kelly’s impression from the meeting. She replies with “I don’t think he’s good enough for my daughter.” The meter hasn’t moved an inch for her.
Pastor Cal tasked Blair to meet with her mother, and Chris met with his dad. During a segment with all the Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love pairs together, Blair revealed that her mom was married to an Afghan-American man. Blair remembered going to school amid accusations that her stepdad was a terrorist after 9/11. Instead of her own experience of personal understanding of prejudice, Kelly’s mom wants to whitewash the situation. She could decide to be a beacon of support. She could try explaining her own willingness to the world in being part of multicultural matrimony.
Chris’s dad was deft, wise, and sensitive in his words to his son. He gave trust and approval for the Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love process and the marriage and urged Chris to be as kind as he could be to Kelly. He insisted that his son never try to be an obstacle in the mother-daughter relationship, while still being a stand-up husband.
In contrast, Kelly’s time with her daughter didn’t end well. Blair asked directly what her mother would consider as her perfect mate. Kelly responded that “he would be a white guy, he would look like us, with success in his career, and Christian values.” Blair immediately countered that Chris had all those things except he was part-Korean. The parting of the ways set social media stirring.
The conversation again started going in circles. Blair blurted that to her mother, the only option was “marry a white guy.” She mentions this is how her mom feels, even though her own husband was mixed-race. Mom abruptly got up, contending “I’m not a racist,” and describing her study into her husband’s culture. She left in a huff, not willing to hear her daughter out.
The couples all showered that “you’re such a nice guy” to Chris at their get-together. He playfully answered with “I know!.” Viewers can only wonder if Kelly would see things differently if she witnessed these moments.
The show becomes a bigger issue for Willi and Cameron
Pastor Cal was beside himself when Willi revealed that she and Cameron had not done their assignment of comparing the priority cards of issues in their marriage. “You have to do it!” insisted the Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love expert. Willi’s dad, Michael, had already been questioning his daughter on when they were going to do this vital homework. She told Pastor Cal that they would meet together to discuss the priorities on Sunday.
Willi is a natural at avoiding conflict, and it’s easy to wonder in watching her Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love experience if she wouldn’t be just as happy at age 40 or 50 still living in her parents’ home, not fully invested in her own marriage. Cameron declares that he is committed to his faith. But, attendance at a Christian high school and one year of college is not a testament in faith, he thinks.
Cameron professed to Pastor Cal that he wouldn’t have a life without Willi, and the expert used that declaration to propel the pair into action on these important matters. Fortunately, on the big subjects, Willi and Cal are close in agreement. Both had finances as their least important issue, children were close to the top, and for her, religion was fourth, for Cameron, it was third.
Willi’s parents were none too happy with the rankings. Michael was dismayed that his daughter rated religion less important than Cameron. He got up and left. Willi’s mom stressed that Judaism was about family identity in life, and that was essential to children.
The other couples were not aware that traditional Judaism does not acknowledge Christ as a personal savior. There are, however, thriving groups of messianic Jews who practice the tenants of Christianity and Judaism. This couple needs to explore this option soon as they plan their future, and their possible wedding on the show.
Kareem and his mom shed tears on Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love
It was obvious that Pastor Cal’s heart went out in a special way to Kareem. Kareem can’t get support from either his own mother or his potential mother-in-law. The expert asked Kareem’s mom, Tia, to come on camera with her son on the Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love sofa to talk over the issues with Roberson.
In an earlier segment, Kareem and Kee Kee shared the news of their marriage with her son, Geoffrey, also called Dudley, and he was joyously happy. They celebrated with a trip to play on indoor trampolines. It was obvious how close the boy is to Kareem. Kisses, hugs, and arm-in-arm scenes came again and again for this already family.
Tia explained her concern for her son in light of the fact that she was 22 when she married and felt far too young. Kareem countered by explaining that he had been a father to Geoffrey for three years, and he wasn’t ever going to leave. He described how Geoffrey wanted to look like him, dressed like him, and be like him. The 23-year-old then announced that he planned to adopt Kee Kee’s son as his own. The news brought Tia to tears and amplified the weight of this marital decision The tender moment was also revealed by a March 12 feature in Heavy.
The mother and son wiped away one another’s tears, and Tia confirmed to Pastor Cal that she never knew of this intention. The Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love relationship mentor removed his own glasses in the emotion of the moment.
The cards are pretty much on the table and the clock is ticking for these pairs on Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love. Will they come to breakthroughs or decide to break up in their quests to earn their family blessings?
Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love airs Wednesday after Married at First Sight on Lifetime.
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