Jamie Otis says she originally thought she 'married the wrong guy'

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Jamie Otis (right) penned a candid message about her marriage on Instagram. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Jamie Otis (right) penned a candid message about her marriage on Instagram. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Jamie Otis is getting real about her marriage.

Over the weekend, the 35-year-old "Bachelor" star took to Instagram to share a loved-up video of her and her husband, Doug Hehner, for their eight-and-a-half year wedding anniversary.

In the video, the adorable pair laughed and danced in a courtyard underneath a slew of colourful umbrellas.

The duo tied the knot in March 2014 after meeting on the first season of the American reality show, "Married at First Sight." Together they have two children: Henley, 4, and Hendrix, 2.

In the caption of her post, Otis revealed her doubts when first marrying Hehner, and even called herself "desperate" for marriage.

"On the night of our wedding I was certain I had just married the wrong guy. Being the very first to be 'Married At First Sight' we were told that we were just making a "mockery" of marriage, it would "never work out" and "these people are so desperate"...Well, I hate to admit any of them were right but we were kinda desperate. I mean, obviously! Who marries a complete freakin' stranger?! I cringe thinking of how desperate I really was, lol," she confessed.

However, the reality star encouraged fans to open their minds to all forms of love after her unexpected fairytale.

"But I still thank God we were all wrong about the future of my marriage....all of us except my hubby. He always knew! I'm so glad I opened my mind and gave love a chance (in the oddest way!) with a guy I didn't think I was attracted to," she added. "If you're still out there looking for "the one" try giving the one you "just aren't attracted to" a chance. Who knows where you'll be in 8.5 years!"

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27:  Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis attend the 2019 A+E Upfront at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 27, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner met on the first season of "Married at First Sight." (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Fans were quick to comment on the heartwarming video and sent the pair well wishes for their anniversary.

"I still remember watching your journey on 'Married at First Sight.' It was such a beautiful process watching you fall in love. But that first episode with you crying on the floor....lol....epic! So happy for you both, beautiful couple, beautiful family!" shared a follower.

"I just love your love story! You guys are the cutest! Been a fan since the beginning!" commented another.

"Happy anniversary cuties! You two are the definition of true love," wrote a fan.

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