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Jennifer: “I didn’t have sex with Eric for three years. I am not ashamed of anything that I have done.”
Evelyn: “And I don’t really care that you didn’t have sex with Eric for three years, but at the same time don’t bleeping make me look a certain way because I ended up with who I ended up with.”
Jennifer: “You do what you do ”
Evelyn: “When those are the same type of mother-bleepers that you still like and that you still bleep with. And you bleep now. And you were bleeping three years ago when you were bleeping Eric.”
Jennifer: “You do what you gotta do and I’ll do what I gotta do. I don’t care. Like, I am not worried about your vagina. Why are you worried about mine, like, I don’t care.”
Evelyn: “Actually, you’re not, 'cause dude in Vegas you bleeped him with no bleeping condom.”
Alessandro: “I am willing to take that compromise as part of my life. If I wasn’t willing to do this, I wouldn’t be here, honestly.”
Emily the Mom: “But what is going to change?”
Alessandro: “Like I said, the whole compromise thing. I am willing to do that ”
Emily the Mom: “What would you be compromising? Compromising what?”
Alessandro: “Compromising me as a dad as the chief in the family.”
Emily the Mom: “And but you see that as a compromise? You don’t see that as an honor?”
Alessandro: “But don’t you think that — ah ah I see it as a compromise that is what marriage is about. I think you don’t understand where I’m coming from.”
Mom Squad Member: “Do you like kids? Do you want kids?”
Alessandro: “Yeah yeah, back home I had this long relationship with this girl, she’s my cousin. Not, I mean, we’re third cousins. But anyway, she got married last fall but I still thought about her.”
Mom Squad Member: “Have you ever cheated on a girl?”
Alessandro: “Once, but only 'cause ”
Mom Squad Member: “It was your cousin.”
Mom Squad Member: “Have you ever had a one-night stand?”
5."It Is Cool Because She Is My Third Cousin"
No, Alessandro, no it is not.
4. You Cheated On Her BECAUSE She Was Your Cousin?
How is the fact that she is your cousin the reason that you cheated on her? If she wasn’t your cousin, would you have been faithful? Are there separate rules for incestuous relationships? 3. “She Got Married Last Fall But I Still Thought About Her"
Alessandro, if you are still “thinking” about a married cousin of yours, keep those thoughts to yourself. Trust me.
2. I Think He Is Talking About Two Different Cousins
Read it again. One he had a long relationship with, and one that he cheated on. Again, his commitment to family should be celebrated.
1. He Didn’t Answer ANY of the Questions
The question was, “Do you want kids?” not, “Have you ever been in a sexual relationship with someone in your family?” Why are you offering up this information unprompted?
How he thought Emily the Mom would react: “Wow, you must really love your son Tony. This type of emotional connection and dedication to family is exactly what I am looking for here on this journey. [They always call it a “journey” on this show.] You are exactly the type of man that I have been looking for. Why don’t we just skip the whole process of narrowing the field, getting engaged, and getting married, and go right to the consummation. Nothing gets me hot like a caring father.”
How Emily the Mom reacted: “You know what? I’m not picking you anyway so you might as well leave.”
Would You Date a Dude Who after the first kiss (5 points) said, “kissing Emily was like the greatest thing I have ever experienced in my life"?
Would You Date a Dude Who after the first date said, “This has to be the top moment of my life. I can see myself falling in love with Emily”?
Shaunie: “I know women aren’t always going to get along, but this has just become crazy.”
Pastor: “What fuels the arguments?”
Shaunie: “Anything from past relationships to "you said/she said." It is a lot of that now. A lot of "you said/she saids." Two of them have been friends for 14 years ”
Pastor: “Fourteen-year friendship?”
Pastor: “That’s bananas.”
Shaunie: “And they can’t stand each other and I feel horrible. I feel worse than they do — it's like they can totally brush off the hands and move on. I am not perfect, people can make me mad and rub me the wrong way, but I am not going to fight you. I am not going to sit up and go at a cussin’ match with you. It is really not that serious.”
Pastor: “Is it worth you walking away from?”
Shaunie: “I have really strongly considered walking away from it. Do I walk away and love the ladies from a distance, because I feel like there is nothing else that I can do? At this point I can no longer defend it, I can no longer stand by it. I am going to a business meeting and I am wondering in the back of my head, I am wondering what they really think of me.”
Pastor: “Is that right?”
Shaunie: “Especially if it is a black woman or man I always, in the back of my mind, I wonder if she thinks, like, I am like [the people on the show] ?”
Pastor: “Does it matter what they think?”
Shaunie: “It probably doesn’t, but it does to me. I just did it yesterday. The whole time I was like, “I wonder if she thinks that I am just a ghetto hot mess?”
Pastor: “Are you willing to lose your friendships with those women?”
Shaunie: “I don’t want to lose my friendship with any of them, but what this has created altogether, this a mess.”