Lance Layne and Keri Morrione couldn't catch a break as they bickered their way from Cambodia to Dubai on last nights episode of The Amazing Race. "There was a lot more stress on that leg because of that fact that we weren't in the first group," Lance tells In Touch. "They had a nice advantage over us at the start of that leg." After getting totally turned around on the busy streets of the Persian Gulf's play land, the couple couldn't catch up and when they finally came face to face with the host, Phil Keogan, he informed them that they'd been eliminated. They may not have won the $1 million prize, but Lance and Keri aren't complaining, in fact they have something to celebrate. "We got married two weeks after the race ended," laughs Keri.
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You had a lot of problems in Dubai. What went wrong?
Lance: We made a couple bad turns.
Lance, you looked like you were melting during the desert water challenge.
Lance: That was pretty bad. It was just so hot there. When we got to Dubai, we both had a sense of urgency. The biggest problem with that challenge was that all of the water jugs that were closest were already empty so I had to run out really far into the desert to get more. It was hell.
Do you have any regrets about the way you ran the race?
Lance: I regret that we lost. I would have loved to have gone for the Fast Forward and changed the whole dynamic of that leg.
Keri: Sure, looking back we can see areas where we should have perhaps done something different like getting directions before searching for the car. I saw a lot of different things in hindsight that probably could have pushed us ahead.
Lance: And I know I wasn't a great teammate. I was a one-man band going into the show. But by the time we got to Cambodia we had actually started working better as a team.
Keri: We had a tough time in the beginning. We'd never lived together or done anything competitive together so it was hard. I really learned a lot and I think he learned a lot about me. We definitely have two different approaches.
How has the race affected your relationship?
Keri: We got married two weeks after the race ended.
Lance: The days after we got back were probably more stressful than the actual race!
Keri: It did affect our relationship in a couple of ways. It definitely brought us closer together towards the end of the last leg. We got into the groove and understood a little bit better about how we both handle things. The race brought us so much closer together. When we got married, we had such a great time. It really was euphoria.
Lance: That was a huge relief. We didn't come down until after the wedding was over.
Keri: After our vows it we finally had nothing else to do but stand there and just enjoy other.
Was it hard to watch your relationship on TV?
Lance: I knew what we signed up for and Keri did too. It is what it is. If you give them stuff, they're going to use it. I definitely was a jerk to Keri and I feel bad about how I acted at times. But that's life and I think it's awesome that we can actually sit back and watch ourselves.
Keri: It's like therapy. We can watch ourselves and see what we have to work on. We understand each other better and we definitely grew from our experience on the race.
Would you do it all over again?
Lance: We're definitely all star bound!
Keri: I think that in a year or two from now, when we have more of a synergy and we're used to working together, we'd probably be a completely different team out there. So it would be interesting to see what would happen if we did it again, this time as a married couple.