From Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), Family or Fiancé follows engaged couples who bring their disapproving families together for three days under one roof!
Family or Fiancé hosted by relationship expert Tracy McMillan is currently on OWN TV. The eight-episode series follows the dynamic between eight engaged couples who bring their disapproving families together for three days under one roof, some for the first time! The clock is ticking as the couples must decide if they’re going to tie the knot or if the nuptial hopes end there. It’s a no-holds-barred look at what it’s really like when the people closest to you have major issues with the one you want to marry. At the end of the final day, families are given the chance to speak now or forever hold their peace, leaving each couple to decide once and for all if they’re truly ready to say, “I do.”
At the heart of the series, relationship expert Tracy McMillan (author of Why You’re Not Married…Yet & I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway) serves as the voice of reason as the couples confront their family’s concerns. She works with the newlyweds-to-be on ways to strengthen their bond, unpack their differences and reveal their true selves to their families – for better or worse.
This past Saturday “Ashley and Keron: The Devil’s In The Details” episode premiered.
Keron and Ashley first crossed paths in high school, they were content with being just friends. Although Ashley was always attracted to Keron, it wouldn’t be until years later when they would reunite and fall in love. Today, the young lovebirds are engaged and ready for marriage. All that’s left is to get their families’ blessings so they can live happily ever after, but each side has several concerns before offering their approval.
Upon arriving at the retreat house, Ashley is anxiously optimistic as she has never met Keron’s family before. By Keron’s description, his mother, stepfather, and sister are all devout Christians who may not approve of her free-spirited personality. As expected, Keron’s family arrives with fake hugs and authentic judgment towards Ashley, while Keron instantly transforms from “bad boy” to “golden boy.” Shortly afterward, Ashley’s family arrives loud and proud and the mood in the house changes with her mother, her mother’s girlfriend, and Ashley’s best friend’s boisterous energy.
During the first family meeting, awkward exchanges quickly become aggressive when Keron’s sister claims that her brother is still in love with his ex-girlfriend. His mother takes it a step further, suggesting that Ashley is not the type of God-fearing woman that she expected Keron to end up with. Ashley’s family jumps to her defense by saying they hardly know her after just meeting, but it’s clear that Keron’s family have their minds made up on the matter.
Later, while out shopping to get to know each other better, Ashley decides to reveal to Keron’s mother that she is bisexual, and may have had relations with the very ex-girlfriend that Keron is supposedly still in love with. When they return to the house, Keron’s stepfather learns that Kenya is actually Ashley’s ex-girlfriend not “just a friend” and his family decides they have heard enough. With the help of relationship expert Tracy McMillian, Keron has a life-changing decision to make.
To know what decision he made you will have to tune in to the show!
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