Spoilers ahead: MAFS star Josh is reportedly set to leave the show after his friction with Melissa came to a head.
Warning: The piece ahead contains spoilers for MAFS 2023. Read at your own discretion.
MAFS star Josh White is reportedly walking out of the show after tensions with his on-screen wife Melissa reached a peak ahead of the Second Commitment ceremony.
As reported by So Dramatic!, Josh decides to leave after feeling ‘extremely pressured and overwhelmed’ during the Intimacy Week. Josh’s relatively conservative stand on sex versus his wife Melissa’s liberal approach to it have been one of the central points of the season.
As alleged by an insider, the Intimacy Week was the ‘last thing Josh would have wanted at this point’.
“He already felt like a sex object and extremely pressured and overwhelmed without having the experts force more intimacy on them,” the source reportedly said.
According to the insider, the Intimacy Week was the proverbial ‘straw that broke the camel’s back.’
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“The source went on to explain that Intimacy Week was the “straw that broke the camel’s back.”
“At the second Commitment Ceremony, Josh writes leave and Melissa writes stay but Josh uncontrollably breaks down and says Melissa is a monster,” the source reportedly told So Dramatic!
In a ‘dramatic and intense’ exchange, Josh calls Melissa ‘controlling and says she only wants him as a sex object.
“Melissa said, ‘If I only wanted sex, I’d just go on Tinder and stuff these days. You don’t need to go on a reality show and air your laundry to do that,’” the source added. “Josh then says that he ‘can’t do this anymore’ and starts crying.”
After this, MAFS expert John Aitken reportedly made the decision to let Josh leave, despite the rules stating that the couple has to stay if even one of the two writes ‘stay.’
“John said, ‘Well, I think the damage is already done. Josh, we’re giving you the chance, what do you want to do? And he said, ‘I’m gonna leave’ and he left. And then he gets up, and Melissa follows him to make sure he is OK.” The source reportedly told So Dramatic!