Bride and Prejudice

Bride & Prejudice: Will Jess and Seyat get his mother’s blessing before they say “I do”?

Poor Jess has certainly been through the wringer!

By Zara Zubeidi

Poor Jess has certainly been through the wringer on Bride & Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings.

Not only has her fiancé Seyat's mother, Fatima, called her a "whore", she even offered her a bribe to disappear overseas!

It's unsurprising, then, that Jess thinks the chances of Fatima turning up to their wedding day are slim.

"I would love there to be a miracle where she turns around and accepts me, but I don't think that's going to happen," a deflated Jess (right), 21, tells TV WEEK.

"I want her there for Seyat's sake, because he loves her more than anything. But it looks like it's a firm 'no' right now."

Jess and Seyat are madly in love... but his mother is not impressed by the match.
Jess and Seyat are madly in love... but his mother is not impressed by the match.

Fans of the controversial series have described Fatima as the "mother-in-law from hell". But Jess says she actually feels "sorry" her.

"Nobody deserves to be called that, but she can be quite nasty," she says.

"A big reason is because she thinks she's losing her son. It's about letting him go, but it's also about her not liking me. "I've tried to tell her that just because people move on, it doesn't mean they're going to forget about their parents. But it's like speaking to a brick wall."

Sam and Fatima do not approve of Jess.
Sam and Fatima do not approve of Jess.

Fatima isn't the only person who's copped flak for her behaviour.

Seyat (right), 19, has been slammed for failing to stand up for his bride-to-be. Jess says her friends are disappointed in Seyat, but they ultimately just want her to be happy.
"It's hard, because a part of me thinks he should have stood up for me," she says. "But there's a lot of stuff on the show people don't see."

However, Jess says her own parents are horrified by the way she's been treated.

"My parents aren't happy," she says. "They're quite angry. To see their daughter put through that is heartbreaking."

Bride & Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings airs Monday and Tuesday, 7.30pm, Channel Seven

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