Why Jade & Tanner Went On 'Marriage Boot Camp'

Most of the celebrities you see on shows like Marriage Boot Camp are reality stars that are D-list and that you know are already having problems. They have reality television star issues, and they’ve come back to reality television to solve them. Surprisingly (to me, at least), Jade and Tanner Tolbert are now on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars . These two just got married at the beginning of 2016, so what in the world could they already be fighting about? It’s the honeymoon period still! It’s supposed to be all sex and fun times! Don’t worry, Janner fans — Jade set the record straight in an interview with Bustle on why Jade and Tanner went on Marriage Boot Camp, and it's not as scary as it sounds.

Jade and Tanner met on Bachelor In Paradise 2. They were the strongest couple for the three weeks (ahem) of filming, and at the end, they decided to get married. They did so on television in a Bachelor Nation fairytale wedding, and now they’re building a house outside Kansas City. They also make a heck of a lot of money advertising boxed meal services, teeth-whitening kits, and hair vitamins on Instagram (more power to them for that). All in all, they seem to be doing well, and Jade sees hers and Tanner’s stint on Marriage Boot Camp as a way to keep their marriage strong. “Honestly, we thought it would kind of be fun. I know that might sound silly, but we're not perfect — we're a real couple," she says. "We just got married [and] we could use a stronger foundation. There's always improvement for relationships, so, for us, we kind of thought it would be something that would be positive no matter what.”

I like this idea — there is room for improvement in every relationship. I just got married myself, and I think you have to keep the newlywed magic alive for as long as humanly possible. Jade and Tanner are just learning a new set of skills to keep their marriage going. Though they met on TV, they seem like a pretty normal couple.

They Watch Sports Together

Now, I’m not much for watching sports on television, but take me to a stadium, get me a beer and a hot dog, and I’m your girl. Jade and Tanner watched the Kansas City Chiefs open their season this year, and, yes, there were cold beers waiting for them.

They Are Building A House Together

I’m a real estate nut (it’s a weird hobby), so I love watching new buildings go up. Watching Jade and Tanner plan their home together has been fun — I can’t wait to see it when it’s done.

They Joke Around Together

Tanner embraced his "basic" self and enjoyed his first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte this year, complete with a plaid scarf. I'm so glad Jade was around to film this big moment (and it wasn't even an ad!).

There you have it, folks — Jade and Tanner are completely fine as a couple! They're just kicking the tires on Marriage Boot Camp and making sure they can keep things running smoothly.

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