Married At First Sight

EXCLUSIVE: MAFS star Selina reveals how her husband Cody's "upsetting" comments really made her feel

''In that particular moment I was just very overwhelmed.''

By Tina Burke
On last week's episode of Married At First Sight Australia, Cody Bromley and Selina Chhaur tied the knot in a fairytale wedding ceremony. But it wasn't all romance for the pair, with Cody declaring he didn't find his wife "sexually attractive" in an awkward moment that left fans reeling and Selina crushed.
The pair got off to a somewhat awkward start at their wedding ceremony, with Selina being a tad more excited about the match than Cody. They were both nervous, but while she was enjoying joking around and asking plenty of questions, he was focused on keeping things a bit more "chill" as he declared she was "very forward."
Does Cody realise he signed up to Married At First Sight? We considered launching an investigation, since he was visibly flustered by her asking very regular relationship questions. Sure, they were strong-ish for a normal first date. But saying wedding vows does not constitute a normal first date.
The pair got off to a somewhat awkward start at their wedding ceremony, with Selina being a tad more excited about the match than Cody. (Image: Nine)
"That's just me!" Selina tells our sister site WHO. "I would say the majority of hairdressers, we like to fill up the silence. I love connecting with people.
"And at the end of the day, we're married and on a first date. If I was dating and going on a first date with someone [normal] I would never in a million years ask all of those questions, but yeah we just got married. Obviously I was extra excited because it was my wedding day."
Things were a little awkward, but that was no reason to write them off just yet. Or so we thought until the honeymoon, when they got hit with the dreaded question box. While expert John Aiken says it's "designed to invoke total transparency," it mostly just causes chaos and occasionally leads to tears.
While Selina said she was absolutely attracted to Cody, he came clean about not feeling a sexual attraction to her.
After their wedding night, Cody told the cameras that the vibes were "really good" between himself and his new bride.
"I guess the only concern would be the initial attraction was not quite as much as I would have liked," he revealed. "I'm not sure what the issue is, but I'm not sure there's that real spark. I was hoping it would come a bit easier, but it's not."
And while that concern could have remained a secret from his bride for a little while longer, the honeymoon question box got the conversation going for them. While Selina said she was absolutely attracted to Cody, he came clean about not feeling a sexual attraction to her.
"Okay… so… this is one I'm struggling a little bit with," Cody said. "I do feel there's something there to work on. Honestly, I do think you're a gorgeous girl but I don't know why I'm struggling a bit with the sexual attraction and I'm not sure what it is.
"It's like my schlong isn't coordinating with my head," he super eloquently finished off his statement.
"Wow," she replied, visibly upset by the reveal.
"So, that's the one that is a bit of a pickle," he said, to which she just replied "yep."
Selina said she was certain of her attraction to Cody and wanted to give their relationship a real shot. (Image: Nine)
In an interview with WHO, Selina admits she felt overwhelmed and needed time to process the bizarre situation.
"It's an honesty box and the question prior to that was about family and it was the first time I had spoken about it with Cody," she reveals. "It's a touchy subject and I always get a bit emotional, so I felt a bit embarrassed and was trying to pull myself together.
"And then that question came out and I wasn't expecting it, so I was really shocked initially. Obviously hearing that from anyone is upsetting, but in that particular moment I think I was just very overwhelmed.
"Hearing that I was like… I'm not sure you're serious? I was like did that just happen? I had to sleep on that one and then come back."
Selina said she felt overwhelmed by Cody's admission that he was struggling to find her sexually attractive. (Image: Instagram)
As for whether or not she could recover from the blow, Selina tells us she was certain of her attraction to Cody and wanted to give their relationship a real shot.
"For me, it was such early days, we were still getting to know each other, and I know myself I don't judge people based on their looks. I know I've got so much love to give and so much to bring to the table," she says.
"So, I was quite confident if Cody gave me the chance and we had more time to spend together, then he would get to know me on the inside and fall in love with my personality. So I was feeling positive and hopeful."
This article was originally published on our sister site WHO.

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