Married At First Sight’s Holly Greenstein was abruptly rejected by her ‘husband’ Andrew Davis after revealing her desire to have a baby.
And while Andrew received a lot of backlash for his behavior, many viewers also turned on the show’s relationship experts for pairing such an incompatible couple in the first place.
Things heated up between the newlyweds during Tuesday’s episode after Holly, 36, revealed her “biggest fear” was missing out on having children.
When opposites DO NOT attract: Married At First Sight fans have slammed pundits for pairing incompatible couple Holly Greenstein (right) and Andrew Davis (left) Holly was rejected by Andrew in Tuesday’s episode after revealing her urgent desire to have a child
Texas-born Andrew, 39, told Holly he didn’t have the same family plans, then bizarrely confessed his love for sex, admitting: “I’m a very sexual person and I’ve had about 350 sexual partners in the past.”
While Holly swore to go along with her whims, Andrew opted to walk away from the relationship emotionally and sleep on the couch.
The pair then clashed in a heated argument after Holly accused Andrew of not giving her enough attention.
Bad jobs: Fans have slammed relationship experts Mel Schilling (left), John Aiken (centre) and Alessandra Rampolla (right) for ‘doing Holly dirty’ by associating her with sex-crazed Andrew
Twitter was inflamed with criticism of relationship experts John Aiken, Mel Schilling and Alessandra Rampolla for ‘smearing Holly’ by associating her with sex-crazed Andrew.
“If the experts knew Andrew was like that, it’s beyond cruelty to have paired Holly with him. She made it clear she was desperate for a long term relationship,’ one viewer tweeted.
“How on earth do MAFS experts match a guy who is obviously not ready to settle down with a woman who wants to settle down and have kids?” I must have mercy on her,” another agreed.
‘If pundits knew Andrew was like that, it’s beyond cruelty to have paired Holly with him’: Twitter users said it was ‘cruel’ for pundits to pair Holly polar opposite of Andrew
Some have speculated that pundits and producers deliberately mismatched Holly and Andrew to encourage on-screen drama.
It’s been widely speculated that the experts don’t really have a say in the pairings and that the producers are actually pulling the strings behind the scenes.
“Honestly, the producers behind MAFS just paired Andrew and Holly for the conflict! If he had been so honest about sleeping with so many women and not wanting kids, the producers and the “experts” (if they really cared) wouldn’t have allowed him on the show. !” one fan tweeted.
“They just paired Andrew and Holly for the conflict!” Some have speculated that pundits and producers deliberately mismatched Holly and Andrew to encourage on-screen drama
Andrew stunned Holly when he revealed he had slept with 350 women.
During Tuesday’s episode, Andrew and Holly were tasked with a confession challenge.
The motivational speaker told the cinema manager that he had lied about her “number” in the past, but wanted to be honest with her.
Grim stat: Andrew stunned Holly when he revealed he had slept with 350 women
“Holly, in the past I’ve outright lied to partners about this. It’s very confrontational for both of us. I have absolutely no shame and I don’t feel guilty in any way,” he began.
“It’s part of my past, but it will also reveal more about who I am and what I’m looking for.
‘Holly, I like sex. I like to explore sex and I like to celebrate sex. I am a very sexual person and have had around 350 sexual partners in the past.
A shocked Holly replied: ‘350?’ Do you keep a list? Or is it a mental note?
The honeymoon is over! After recovering from the shock of her sexual history, things went from bad to worse for Holly when Andrew threatened to quit the show
Task: Holly and Andrew were also forced to rank other husbands and wives in order of attractiveness, before inserting their own partner into the mix.
But it didn’t stop there, as Andrew later confessed that while Holly could “benefit” from his experience, there’s one thing he won’t do: pegging.
“There are forbidden things. Like, no anchoring. There’s no way to go that route with you,” he said.
Visibly confused, Holly replied, “I don’t know what it is. I have to google it.’
Oh oh ! Although the daunting task may have been simple for some, Holly’s decision to put Andrew second behind Brent Vitiello made her see red
‘I appreciate you wanting to share this with me. And it’s good. There is no judgment,” she added later.
After Andrew’s confession, Holly admitted she had fertility issues and was desperate to have a child and “lived in fear that her childbearing years were coming to an end”.
But Andrew said he wasn’t sure if he was ready to have another baby.
Honest: Holly said that although she initially wanted to put him first, she didn’t think he deserved it
“I already have a daughter. And I can sense there’s an urgency with Holly to have a child. I feel like it’s almost too much pressure on me,” he said.
“We’re still getting to know each other and I’m just not there with her yet. I’m not sure that’s what I want.
After recovering from the shock of her sexual history, things went from bad to worse for Holly when Andrew threatened to quit the show.
The couple were forced to rank other husbands and wives in order of attractiveness, including their own partner.
Angry: ‘You don’t pay me any attention, you don’t give me any warmth and you don’t make me feel good enough or attractive enough,’ she told him
And while the daunting task may have been simple for some, Holly’s decision to put Andrew second behind Brent Vitiello made her see red.
“Oh my God, where to place you! she said aloud.
“So you were very lovely the first few days of our honeymoon, you were lovely on our wedding and honeymoon. I fell in love with you, I slept with you, I was invested in you,’ she explained.
Holly said that while she initially wanted to put him first, she didn’t think he deserved it.
“You don’t pay me any attention, you don’t give me any warmth, and you don’t make me feel good enough, or attractive enough.”
Drama: Andrew then stormed out of the flat shouting: ‘I’m going to leave now, Holly’
Andrew replied: ‘I’m sorry you felt less attracted because I’m not warm to you, but I don’t feel responsible for Holly because I’ve been honest.
“The fact that you’re less attractive to me is more a reflection of how you feel, not because of anything I did,” he explained.
Andrew went on to say that at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter where Holly puts him because it won’t change the way he feels.
Holly and Andrew then clashed in a heated argument, before he decided to storm off.
‘I can’t even finish a fucking sentence. You asked for it. I give it to you, she cried.
“You don’t even sleep in the same bed as me…You haven’t even tried to have a relationship with me.”
Andrew then stormed out of the flat, shouting, “I’m going to leave now, Holly.”
He then told producers that he was “done” and planned to return home.
Married at First Sight continues Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on Channel Nine
To agree! Married at First Sight continues Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on Channel Nine