Mandi: Hello, and welcome to The Newlywed Game with Asher and Haley Harding.
I’ll start by introducing this sweet couple. Asher is a Wyoming cowboy who will melt your heart with a song or a smile. Haley is his spitfire wife who sealed the deal with a kiss before he even knew her name!
Wow, Haley, that sounds bold. What made you do that?
Haley: Well, long story short, I thought he was his brother! I laid a big, wet one on the wrong cowboy.
Mandi: Judging from the heart eyes you’re giving your husband, I’d say you kissed the right one.
Haley: That’s true. It was the best mistake I ever made.
Asher: You won’t catch me complaining. I thought I was dreaming when this gorgeous redhead knocked me off my feet.
Mandi: What a cute story. You two seem like a happy newlywed couple. When did you get married?
Haley: We got married a few weeks ago.
Mandi: Oh, you’re very newlywed! Well, let’s get started. We asked Haley some questions about you, Asher. Your job is to predict how she would have answered the question. Ready?
Asher: I was born ready.
Mandi: Let’s begin. If your spouse had a superpower, what would it be?
Asher: She’d be able to see in the dark.
Haley’s answer: Night vision.
Mandi: Looks like that’s correct. Great start. Do you have a song? If so, what is it?
Asher: Blue Clear Sky. The ol’ George Strait classic.
Haley’s answer: Blue Clear Sky.
Mandi: Right again! Next question. Who is the better kisser?
Asher: Definitely her. (Asher fans his face.)
Haley’s answer: Asher
Asher: What? No way.
Mandi: Sorry, you didn’t get points for that one, but it’s cute that you picked each other.
Next question. What is your spouse’s best personality trait?
Asher: She would say it’s my charm. (Asher winks at his bride.)
Haley’s answer: His selflessness.
(Asher shakes his head and grins.)
Mandi: Looks like that one didn’t get you any points in the game, but she probably won some points in your relationship.
Asher: I’m the winner here. I get to spend the rest of my life with her.
Mandi: You two are the sweetest. Let’s move on to the last question for you.
When did you know that she was ‘the one’?
Asher: I think I always knew. But the first time I let myself think she’d give me a shot was when we sat on the porch one night and I played her a song.
Haley’s answer: When he played me a song on the porch.
Mandi: Looks like you got that one! Now, we’ve asked Asher questions, and Haley has to guess the answers.
First question. How many kids does your spouse want?
Haley: Oh, I want four.
Asher’s answer: four.
Mandi: Good answer.
Next question. Which of you finishes your meals first?
Haley: Definitely Asher. He’s always eating like someone might try to take his food away. (Haley looks at Asher.) You’re an animal.
Asher’s answer: Me!
Mandi: Who would play your spouse in a movie?
Haley: He would say Amy Adams.
Asher’s answer: Amy Adams.
Mandi: You’re on a roll!
Next question. What is your silliest fear?
Haley: Asher’s silliest fear is spiders.
Asher’s answer: Spiders. Yikes!
Mandi: Wow. Haley knows you really well. One last question.
If money were no object, where would you live together?
Haley: (Haley looks at Asher.) I’d live on the ranch. Blackwater is my home, and my future is there with Asher.
Asher’s answer: Blackwater Ranch.
Mandi: Wow. What a winning couple! Thanks for joining us today on The Newlywed Game. If you want to know more about Asher and Haley, check out Mistaking the Cowboy.
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