Complete strangers get married in the hope of spending the rest of their lives together. What could possibly go wrong?
On Married at First Sight, newlyweds Mia Bally and Tristan Thompson were en route to their honeymoon when Bally was held at the airport. “Mia has been detained,” Thompson said. “I don’t know what’s going on. They said there was a warrant out for her arrest and she is in the back. They separated us. I’m feeling like this isn’t real. I’m feeling confused. I’m feeling anxious. Like, I don’t know what the heck is going on.”
It was only day two of the couple’s marriage and, apparently, the warrant for Bally’s arrest didn’t come as a surprise just to Thompson. According to the show’s executive producer, Eric Detwiler, it had allegedly been filed one day after the producers received their full background check report on Bally.
In the episode, Thompson said the warrant read that Bally was charged with three counts of stalking and one for credit card fraud. “What I just read is very, very troubling,” he said. “She was stalking her ex-boyfriend. … Obviously, this was a big risk. You don’t know who it is that you’re marrying. I was actually really falling for Mia, and falling for her hard, and now this document is showing that she may be a stalker and may have committed credit card fraud on her previous boyfriend. This is my worst nightmare.”
Not really knowing his wife, Thompson was nervous. However, he said he believes that there are two sides to every story and, after two days in custody, Bally got the chance to tell her side when she was reunited with her husband.
Bally claimed that she was completely unaware of the warrant and that her car had been stolen by someone who then stole her identity. “My car was stolen with all of my information still in there. So the police say that it is identity theft and that I guess whoever stole my car also used my information to access whatever other charges they did. They wouldn’t tell me everything since it ended up not being me.” Strangely, Bally also said she felt anxious about Thompson’s seeing the police report and, when she asked her husband to see it, things didn’t quite add up.
When Thompson asked his wife about the man listed on the report, Bally quickly responded that his name “doesn’t even ring a bell.” But just five seconds later she said, “I mean, I know of him. Like, through just mutual friends. I mean, small town.”
Fans have since begun to dig into Bally’s past and, according to multiple sites, the police report stated that Bally was stalking her ex-boyfriend, Jared Evans, until two months before she went on the show.
We’ll have to wait to find out if Bally is telling the truth or not. Until then, best of luck to Thompson, who chose to trust Bally. “I’m choosing to stay by Mia’s side, even though I just met her,” Thompson said. “I really don’t know her, but I still care for her. She’s still my wife. God has a plan, and God’s plan for me is Mia.”