Married at First Sight‘s seventeenth season has been filled with some ups and downs, but one big moment in Episode 7 has Lauren reveals she’s considering divorce.
In a clip shared by ET, the bride breaks down in a moment of venting with fellow participant Clare. Tensions between Lauren and her new husband Orion are coming to a head as she reveals to Clare that she’s been “trying to hold it together in front of y’all. I’m trying so hard becuse I did feel myself falling for him, and now I’m like, ‘Well, what the f**k?’”
As the scene continued to unfold, Lauren claimed that Orion accused her of not having his back, saying, “It’s just, there are things that happened to me that I’m like, ‘I can give you grace, I know that wasn’t your best self. I know that we are working through this.’ But for this, he’s like, ‘No, you attacked my community, my culture.’”
Perhaps she’s referencing their discussion about derogatory language in which they discussed terms used against Black Americans and Indigenous people. Lauren claims she’s apologized several times for any insensitivity she’s shown Orion, but she wonders aloud to Clare, “How many more times can I tell you that I’m researching and doing what I need to do to navigate this intercultural relationship that I’ve never done before because I care so much about you? And you’re down here saying that I don’t have your back and I’ve failed the marriage?”
Lauren says she asked Orion for a divorce, and Clare tries her best to comfort her. She says, “I asked for a divorce after we had this big blowup where I was yelling and he told me that he feels like I failed the marriage and him.” Furthermore, I removed my ring today. I’m furious. I’m simply so angry.
Is this the end of the couple’s happily ever after? Though only time will tell, it appears so. When Married at First Sight airs on Lifetime, be sure to watch the most recent episode.
Married at First Sight, Season 17, Wednesdays, 8/7c.