‘Married at First Sight’ star Paige Banks talks Mercedes Myrick being pregnant doubts, how Chris Williams might have used it as an excuse
Married at First Sight‘s twelfth season confirmed footage of Chris discovering initially of his Las Vegas honeymoon with Paige that Mercedes — whom he had been engaged to only three months earlier than tying the knot with a stranger — was six weeks pregnant.
Chris spent the following a number of weeks apparently agonizing over whether or not he ought to proceed his marriage to Paige or reconcile together with his ex so they might elevate the child collectively, and his confusion resulted in an on-again, off-again romance with Paige that finally resulted in divorce.
On the “Choice Day” broadcast that aired in Might, Chris tearfully revealed to Paige and the three present specialists that Mercedes had suffered a miscarriage.
On the Married at First Sight: Kick-Off Particular for the present’s upcoming thirteenth season that aired Wednesday evening on Lifetime, Paige was requested whether or not she thought Mercedes was really pregnant in Summer time 2020, when Paige and Chris’ marriage ceremony and honeymoon filmed.
“To be very trustworthy, that’s such a delicate matter. I can not verify, I can not deny. Your guess is simply nearly as good as mine at this level,” Paige defined.
Since Paige supplied a wishy-washy reply that left rather a lot as much as interpretation, the Kick-Off Particular’s host Kevin Frazier flat out requested, “Do you suppose Chris used Mercedes as an out?”
“Yeah,” Paige admitted. “That I’ll say, sure.”
In any case, Chris confessed on his marriage ceremony day that he wasn’t interested in his bride, and Chris’ opinion on Paige’s appears to be like did not appear to alter after the pair slept collectively on their marriage ceremony evening.
“Now she may’ve actually been pregnant and it was identical to ‘that is my get-away card’ [for Chris] for actual. one hundred pc,” Paige reasoned on the Kick-Off Particular.
Many Married at First Sight followers questioned whether or not Mercedes was actually pregnant final yr as a result of a number of photographs and movies of Chris and Mercedes vacationing collectively in Cancun, Mexico circulated on social media in February 2021 and Mercedes didn’t seem pregnant. Mercedes was additionally allegedly seen repeatedly ingesting alcohol.
Given Married at First Sight‘s twelfth season started filming in August 2020 when Mercedes was mentioned to solely be about six weeks pregnant, it appeared not sufficient time had elapsed for Mercedes to have carried a being pregnant to full time period earlier than the Cancun trip.
In line with on-line postings, Chris allegedly advised inquiring vacationers that Mercedes had tragically suffered a miscarriage.
Many MAFS followers believed Chris’ rationalization whereas others voiced skepticism and recommended Chris and Mercedes might have faked the being pregnant to get Chris out of his sad marriage to Paige.
However shortly after Married at First Sight‘s “Choice Day” episode aired, Mercedes took to her Instagram Tales and bashed anybody claiming she and Chris had faked or lied about her being pregnant.
“Because it’s on the market and the season is over, my miscarriage was a really private and tragic matter that I didn’t need shared on nationwide TV, however rankings proper?” Mercedes wrote in Might, including that the miscarriage occurred “final yr.”
“And for anybody who questioned it y’all can all go to hell respectfully,” she mentioned.
And again in February, Mercedes alluded to a number of “losses,” seemingly referring to her child and her father. (Chris mentioned on Married at First Sight he had attended the funeral preparations for Mercedes’ father after their Spring 2020 break up, which resulted within the pair sleeping collectively once more).
“The final yr has been stuffed with ups and downs, worry and great losses, however a clean sea by no means made a talented sailor,” Mercedes shared on the time.
“God mentioned the weapon would type but additionally that it would not prosper. I am nonetheless standing. And she or he laughs with out worry of the longer term. Proverbs 31:25.”
Chris publicly introduced Mercedes’ miscarriage to his followers in March 2021, saying the miscarriage had taken place about two months after his marriage ceremony to Paige.
Chris posted a photograph of Mercedes’ hospital bracelet with the date “10/28/2020” on it in addition to a prolonged message to followers.
Chris’ put up learn partially, “August 2020 I came upon a number of the biggest news I had heard ever. I’d be a dad. Although this was the case it was unlucky given sure circumstances! I simply wished to be the perfect Dad I may very well be.”
“It was probably the most confused interval I had ever skilled! My household was glad as a result of there was going to be an addition to our household. Nicely throughout the latter a part of October Mercedes would complain about abdomen pains that step by step obtained worse.”
“On 10/28/2020 we rushed her to the hospital. As a result of I wasn’t the husband I could not go to the room attributable to covid, however after a time I managed to get to the again. After I obtained there I used to be met with chilly silence. I came upon that she had a miscarriage!”
Chris added that he has chart paperwork detailing Mercedes’ being pregnant outcomes that got here again from the physician on August, 31, 2020 in addition to paperwork concerning the miscarriage on October, 28, 2020.
Regardless, Paige acknowledged to Kevin on the Kick-Off Particular how she feels Chris had manipulated her throughout their marriage.
“[When] you have been romantic in any sort of capability, generally it’s type of onerous to discern, like, ‘Okay is that this actual or are you simply attempting to play with me?'” Paige defined.
“It was rather a lot, however I imply, if you do not get love, you get a lesson. And I realized my largest lesson right here — when you see these purple flags, run! Run, run!””
Paige revealed the largest purple flags she had realized from courting Chris are a scarcity of eye contact and intimate physique language. As followers in all probability recall, Chris may barely look Paige within the eye when the couple exchanged vows on their marriage ceremony day.
Nonetheless, Paige shared how she has moved on from Chris and is now in a wholesome relationship.
“I’m courting somebody,” Paige revealed with a smile.
“He is an ideal man… I’m [happy]. I’m. I noticed that generally you have to take destiny into your personal arms, particularly together with your courting life. So yeah, I am in an ideal place.”
Paige confirmed her new man shouldn’t be Kinds, the realtor whom Paige had been arrange with on a blind date that aired throughout the Married at First Sight: The place are They Now? particular, which filmed in early 2021 and aired final month.
Paige mentioned Kinds is “a very nice man” however they “simply took two completely different paths.”
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Affiliate Editor of Actuality TV World and has been overlaying the truth TV style for greater than a decade.