ABC “wouldn’t let [Byron and Mary] go more than a few weeks without” meeting.

ABC “wouldn’t let [Byron and Mary] go more than a few weeks without” meeting.
Perhaps in an attempt to improve the series’ massive failure rate, producers made sure The Bachelor 6‘s Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado spent time with each other while the show was airing. “We saw each other every 2 or 3 weeks. They wouldn’t let us go more than a few weeks without seeing each other,” Byron tells BassFan.com. To keep the results of the series a secret, the couples are traditionally kept apart, and separation is, of course, great for young, artificially incubated love. How’s their love developing? Based upon Byron’s choice of words, it’s a battle. He says they have no wedding date yet, adding, “We’re looking at some time next year, but right now, we’re just trying to be a couple. We’re just battling hard to be a couple.” Discussing his fishing career, he shows himself to be remarkably grounded about his newfound fame, as he isn’t turning into a greedy reality TV whore yet. He says that he’s “had some offers that were a lot more than what my current sponsors have given me, but at the same time I’m loyal. It would bum me out to not be loyal. It’s not worth an extra $500 a month to lose a friend. It’s not for me.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.