MAFS: Bennett Kirschner reunites with Miles and Karen to tackle social justice issues

Bennett wears glasses and polka dots while sitting on the couch
Bennett shows off his unique sense of style on Married at First Sight: Unfiltered. Pic credit: Lifetime

Married at First Sight Season 11 was one of the most successful of the series, producing 3 couples who are still happily married today and adored by fans. 

Mile and Karen and MAFS fan favorites, Woody and Amani, continued to share their lives with fans by joining Married at First Sight: Couples’ Cam. However, the most unique couple to ever be apart of the series, Bennett and Amelia have been more private since their season wrapped. 

After not seeing Bennett on television for a while, it was a welcome sight to see him reunite with his fellow NOLA costars, Miles and Karen, on the latest episode of Married at First Sight: Couples’ Cam.

During his appearance on the show, Bennett gave an update that he and Amelia are doing great in Virginia and he also proved that he is still as endearingly eccentric as ever. 

Bennett helps Miles and Karen get creative 

Miles has always been outspoken about social justice issues and how the 2020 protests stirred up a lot of emotion from him, leading him to want to help make change. 

Miles and Bennett built a solid friendship during their season, so much so that Miles had renamed his twitter account the “Bennett Kirschner stan account.” The two learned they were both passional about social justice, so Miles reached out to Bennett to collaborate. 

Since Bennett was in town, the guys agreed to work with Karen and create three abstract theater skits that covered social justice topics. 

Miles admitted to being anxious about performing in front of other people but Bennett helped walk him through it, considering he’s experienced in devised theater, which utilizes a lot of improv. 

Miles overcomes his stage-fright

On the day of the play, Bennett opened the show wearing a fittingly fitted one-piece and his quirky friends showed up in unique costumes, while Miles again had to overcome his initial stage fright and anxiety.  

The play began with Karen’s piece, which included Miles blowing bubbles and doing activities that brought him joy while Bennett, still wearing that stretchy one-piece, judged Miles for having fun. 

Then Miles did his piece where he read a quote that resonates with him about freedom. The quote read, “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” 

While he read the quote, Bennett and Karen wore a boxing belt and gloves respectively and approached each other slowly as though they were going to fight. However, as time goes on, the pair end up joining together and deciding to unite rather than fight. 

Lastly, Bennett performed his peculiar one-man show, wearing a costume covered in dangling tassels. Bennett explained previously that his skit was a tale of self-discovery, as he tries to discover who and what he is, only to come to the conclusion that he is “Mop Man.”

Miles admitted to being confused by Bennett’s odd idea and how it related to social justice but was willing to keep an open mind. 

The grand finale of their play featured Bennett, Miles, and Karen singing a song with lyrics such as, “I am the mop man” and “Yes I love and respect myself”. 

Overall, Miles shared that he had fun and would participate in an experience like this again, stating that this experience taught him to step out of his comfort zone and connect with different people. 

It was refreshing to see Bennett return to the MAFS franchise and also provide yet another memorable song after singing his big hit with Amelia at the MAFS Season 12 reunion. 

Married at First Sight returns Wednesday, July 21 at 8/7c on Lifetime.

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