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Fabrice ("Married at first sight"): "I did not think I would go so far in this experience"


INTERVIEW – The 44-year-old project manager took part in season 7 of the M6 ​​romance program with the intention of having a lasting relationship and having his first child. In Gibraltar, he said yes to Anabel.

Rarely has a candidate for

“Married at first sight”

taken so many precautions before agreeing to embark on the experiment.

Rarely has a wedding in the M6 ​​romance program been punctuated by such a fiery first kiss.


was 43 years old when he was contacted by production to be offered to participate in the testing and casting phases of the show produced by Studios 89. This project manager, who had been living in Montpellier for five years, thanks to the apartment unearthed by Stéphane Plaza as part of "Hunters of apartment" on M6, has the firm intention of finding the woman of his life and the mother of his future child.

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It was with a compatibility estimated at 74% by experts Estelle Dossin and Gilbert Bou Jaoudé that Fabrice was invited to meet and marry


in Gibraltar .

At 33, this lab trainer born in Brazil and adopted at the age of six months is a single mother of a 6-year-old daughter.

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- How did the idea of ​​participating in “Married at first sight” come to you?



By the observation of five years of celibacy where I was only repeating the same pattern.

I saw that nothing was changing in my life.

I had a lot of movements with two major professional transfers, in cities that I didn't know very well, which didn't help to stabilize me.

And a separation after a very long relationship.

I settled in Montpellier, I created a stable social circle for myself, but I lack emotional fulfillment.

I am 44 years old, I have no children and it was starting to weigh on me.

Whether in the evening or via dating sites, nothing materialized as I hoped.

Have you taken the step of registering for “Married at first sight”?

No, it was the production that contacted me via my Instagram account.

At the beginning, I hesitated a lot because it represented an important personal investment.

The “MAPR” teams didn't know that I had already had experience on TV in “Chasseurs d'appart'” with Stéphane Plaza.

I still live in the apartment he found for me in 2018 and which I bought in Montpellier.

I took my courage in both hands and I started with the sole purpose of meeting the woman of my life.

What is your personal journey before this filming of "Married at first sight"?

I had only one great relationship in my life, I remained in a relationship for 13 years with my ex-girlfriend with whom I remained on very good terms.

Life made us no longer have the same goals and we broke up.

From then on, I accepted professional opportunities and transfers.

I left Meaux where I lived to live near Toulouse and then in Montpellier.

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Fabrice, candidate for season 7 of "Married at first sight"

Has your desire to have a child been present for a long time?

I have always wanted to pass it on to my son or my daughter.

I was a tennis teacher when I was a student, I like to pass on my knowledge and my passion, it must be exceptional to do so with his family.

This has always driven me and I'm turning 44, it's time to do something!

If I want a Frenchman to win Roland-Garros again, I have to make that desire come true.


Why did you doubt your engagement

in "Married at First Sight"

just before learning your compatibility with Anabel?

I didn't expect to go that far in this experience.

I realized after the testing phase that the production was really interested in me.

I started to wonder about the media exposure.

By inquiring, I was able to see that this experience was not always crowned with success even though it required a great deal of involvement.

And I was afraid of editing because former candidates complained about it in the past.

I wanted my story to be told in truth.

The “MAPR” teams came to my house to explain everything to me and reassure me.

Before discovering her in Gibraltar, how did you imagine your future wife?

I didn't want to imagine it so as not to fantasize about a person who risked causing disappointment.

To put me in the mood, the production had just sent me an SMS with Brazilian music.

(Laughs.) But, until the end, I told myself that it was really going to be decided at first sight.

During the tests, I had confided my ideal physical and mental criteria.

Basically, I told them that the type of woman I like is in the style of Jessica Alba.

I went there honestly!


“When I meet Anabel, I have 48 hours without sleep behind me”

Fabrice, candidate for season 7 of "Married at first sight"

How were you on the wedding day?

I wanted to make the most of the previous days with my friends, we spent time on vacation near Malaga.

As long as I was with them, I had a little lump in my stomach, but that didn't prevent me from sleeping.

As soon as I found myself alone, I chained two sleepless nights.

When I meet Anabel, I have 48 hours without sleep behind me.

You immediately have a big smile when you discover Anabel for the first time...

I tell myself that she is incredible, I see her arrive with this magnificent dress, she is radiant and I express a "wow" of admiration.

I went over to help her up the last stairs because her dress was very long and I didn't want her to trip.

Holding her hand, an energy passed between us and our connection started.

From then on, we were in our bubble.

Did you expect such a fiery first kiss?

(Laughs.) It was crazy.

I was unable to premeditate what was going to happen.

In my previous relationships, the first kiss happened naturally, because I felt there was a common will.

In Gibraltar, the context was particular.

Even though I felt she wanted to, I asked Anabel if she would allow me to kiss her.

There was her father right next to us, I didn't want her to be uncomfortable.

Then it was Anabel who asked you if she could kiss you a second time...

It was incredible!

Even if we are going through something very intense and crazy at this moment, I keep in mind that our whole relationship remains to be built.

I don't get carried away.

Fabrice and Anabel in season 7 of "Married at first sight" Julien THEUIL / M6

Source: lefigaro

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