Who says that happy endings are just for fairy tales? Following the switch therapy process on season 1 of Seven Year Switch, Aleshia and Houston Osemwengie emerged as a stronger and happier couple. Not only did the spouses solve their issues with balancing work and home life, but they also made a huge announcement after the season finale — an addition to the family! Since then, Aleshia is pregnant with her second child and enjoying married life. We caught up with her to find out what life has been like since the experiment came to a close, and what’s next for the Osemwengie family.
1. Congratulations on your new additions to the family! How has family life changed the dynamics of your relationship with Houston?
Thank you! Life is almost unrecognizable, it’s a completely new chapter for us. We both had to slow down and put some things we enjoy most, like taking vacations and going to the gym, on the back burner so we could have time to learn how to be good parents.
2. Do you still live in Las Vegas or did you move to a bigger home in a new city?
Yes, we’re still in Las Vegas but are open to moving if the right job opportunities come along!
3. What are three things that you learned from the advice of the experts and the switch therapy experiment itself?
We learned so much, but there were a few things that really stuck with us. For one, making each other a priority and proving it with consistent quality time together is key. Another takeaway was that time together doesn’t have to be a night out — it can be doing simple tasks, like cooking or fixing something around the house. The biggest takeaway was not to avoid conflict just to keep the peace. Having the hard conversations is crucial in making sure we’re on the same page and both satisfied in our marriage.
4. Do you or Houston still keep in contact with your experimental spouses or anyone from the experiment?
No, not really. We’re so busy and focused on our growing family that keeping up with a lot of people has fell by the wayside. We wish them all the best though!
5. What advice would you give to new couples entering the switch therapy experiment?
Be open to learning as much as possible and make clear boundaries that you will both stick to while not being in contact. Two weeks feels like a long time to have zero contact with your spouse and being in a vulnerable situation isn’t easy. It helps to make an agreement beforehand so there’s some sense of security.
6. Do you both expect to grow your family more after 2 kids?
We will have a girl and boy so I think we’re done…but, never say never!
7. Is there anything else you’d like people to know about yourself or the experiment since it ended?
After the show aired, we received a lot of positive feedback. People reached out in person and on social media with well wishes, questions and to tell us how much the show helped their own relationships and marriages. All of that has been very fulfilling for us. We hope to continue to learn and grow in our marriage and pay it forward to help others as well.