MARRIED at First Sight star Rachel Gordillo fought back against her new husband Jose San Miguel Jr. wanting to be the “provider,” as she prides herself on her independence.
Rachel, 33, and Jose, 35, tied the knot as complete strangers on Married at First Sight.
In an exclusive sneak peek of tonight’s episode, Jose and Rachel disagreed on their roles in their marriage.
Jose told his new wife: “On our wedding day we said vows, so in that I said I wanted to be your provider, as your husband I want to make sure you’re taken care of. For me, that’s a way of showing you I want to take care of you.”
Rachel responded in her confessional: “Immediately I feel conflicted. You would think that’s a dream come true for your husband to want that, but as someone who truly values her independence, what’s going to be my role in this marriage?”
She then told her husband: “When I was really young, my dad gave me the best advice ever. He goes, if you’re ever married and you’re a housewife you never know, one day he can wake up and say I’m out and I’m left out on the street without an education, job or anything.
“So he goes before you get married you better make sure you have your career in case that were to ever happen so you’re not out on the street.
“I’ve never been in a relationship with someone who has been so attentive and have that provider feeling. It’s always two independent people. I see myself as an independent person so it is an adjustment.”
Jose said in a voice over that he wants to “take care of her” and hopes she allows him to.
She continued: “I want you to feel like you are providing, but I want to put a contribution into this marriage as well.”
Rachel and Jose seemed to be off to a good start on their wedding day, as the two had a lot in common.
But when he expressed how attractive he was to her, she commended him for his personality as opposed to his looks.
Married at First sight airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Lifetime.