Amid Jamie Thompsonis in the process of divorcing Elizabeth Bicehe apparently offers some insight into his breakup decision.
“Sunday Wisdom ❤️,” THE Married at first sight alum, 39, wrote via Instagram Story on Sunday, July 2, reposting a quote from Dr. John Delony.
“Husbands, here is the market. You can choose. You can choose misery, rage, intrigues and laziness. Or… You can choose to love, to sacrifice, first in uncertainty and end in comfort,” Delony, a mental health podcaster, wrote via his Instagram earlier on Sunday. “You can choose to fill your home with laughter, adventure, mystery, passion and joy. You can choose to love your spouse recklessly and forever. Never forget: you can choose.
Thompson didn’t explain further why he resonated with Delony’s advice, but it comes shortly after he made the decision to end his marriage.
“Last Friday was a very difficult day for me. I did something I thought I would never have to do. Here I am, sitting outside the Denver courthouse. After months of deliberation with Beth, we just couldn’t find common ground,” Thompson wrote via Instagram on Friday, June 30. “I had really hoped to resolve this issue, but I have the impression that we have reached the point of no return.
He continued: “So, I made the decision to go ahead and file for divorce for the sake of my own sanity and well-being. It was one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do for a very long time. It saddens me a lot to be at this point. I was never sure of getting married. But, I certainly didn’t want to divorce either (even if it was an arranged marriage courtesy of Hollywood).
Bice, 33, has yet to address the couple’s divorce.
Thompson and Bice were paired and married in 2019 on the ninth season of Married at first sight, gathered for the first time at the altar. After getting into a series of heated arguments after the wedding, the duo opted to stay together at the end of the Lifetime Experience. Thompson and Bice, who celebrated their fourth birthdays in March, continued to recount their adventures — they moved from North Carolina to California and later to Colorado — via social media and on MAFS‘ couple camera spin off.
They eventually split in April, with Thompson noting via Instagram at the time that he needed to “focus on myself and my personal growth.”
Bice, for her part, shared via her Instagram later that month that she was “not ready” to speak publicly about their split. “There are a lot of emotions that come with getting out of a long-term relationship,” she confessed in a social media video. “But I can’t even form sentences right now. I can’t even put my emotions together. I’m still crying in the middle of the night right now guys, okay?”