As much as Jessica Castro believes otherwise, her husband, Ryan De Nino, wants the world to know he's not the scumbag or "degenerate gambler" she makes him out to be. At least that's what the controversial Married at First Sight groom said on the Tuesday, June 16, reunion episode when the couple fought over $100 in cash they received as a wedding present.
De Nino, 29, denied cheating on his ex, 30, on Valentine's Day despite her finding a card from another woman. But the couple's biggest reunion show blow-up happened when host Kevin Frazier asked about the infamous $100 bill De Nino pocketed from the couple's wedding gift money.
"The wedding day was the happiest day of my life," Castro revealed Tuesday. "I wish that Ryan was the Ryan who would have continued in this experiment."
As fans of the series saw, the couple agreed to spend their wedding money on a shared activity, but Castro alleged that De Nino pocketed cash for himself. Her groom said she was misunderstood and that the bill was withdrawn from his bank account for a night out, and she mistakenly assumed it was from their joint fund. De Nino also accused her of calling him a scumbag and, more pointedly, a "degenerate gambler."
Castro denied those claims on Tuesday's reunion, and in a true act of anger, shoved a $100 bill in her ex's face because he "needed it more" than she did. De Nino stormed off the reunion's set, and Castro was able to vent about his actions. "Ryan takes advantage of people and I'm done with it. It's not fair. I'm pissed," she fumed.
The newlywed was stunned to hear De Nino issue a death threat during a break from filming the reunion show in May, and filed a protection order on June 11 after De Nino threatened to "break her into f–king pieces." He will be brought up on stalking and menacing charges in July.
Though Castro has yet to publicly address De Niro's threats directly, she did open up on the reunion show about what she learned through the Married at First Sight social experiment. Said Castro: "I really, really wanted to give it my all until I couldn't give it my all anymore. I learned that I have a voice, and my voice matters."
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