Amber Pike says 'nobody was warned' that 'Too Hot to Handle' star Francesca Farago would show up at the 'Love Is Blind' anniversary party

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Francesca Farago appeared on "Love Is Blind: After the Altar." Netflix
  • Damian Powers brings Francesca Farago to an anniversary party on "Love Is Blind: After the Altar."

  • Amber Pike told Insider that the "Too Hot To Handle" reality star's appearance came as a surprise.

  • "There's a crossover that nobody was warned about," she said.

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Warning: This article contains spoilers for "Love Is Blind: After the Altar."

In Netflix's three new "Love Is Blind: After the Altar" reunion episodes, Damian Powers brought Francesca Farago to a party marking what would have been his and Giannina Gibelli's two-year wedding anniversary, had he not left her at the altar.

Gibelli, who was zeroed in on saving her and Power's on-again-off-again relationship at the time, was caught off guard by the "Too Hot to Handle" reality star's appearance.

But, according to "Love Is Blind" couple Matt Barnett and Amber Pike, who were celebrating their two-year wedding anniversary that evening, everyone else at the party was too.

"I didn't understand why she showed up," Barnett told Insider.

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Francesca Farago came to the "Love Is Blind" anniversary party with Damian Powers, who was previously engaged to Giannina Gibelli. Netflix

Pike described Farago's arrival at the event as a "confused" moment and said none of the "Love Is Blind" cast members knew she was coming ahead of time.

"I don't think we understood exactly what was happening," she said, adding, "There's a crossover that nobody was warned about."

"I was like, 'Wait, "Too Hot To Handle," should we be in bikinis right now?'" Pike joked, referencing the other Netflix dating show, on which the contestants wear swimsuits for the majority of the season.

On the episodes, which hit the streaming platform on Wednesday, Powers explained that he became friends with Farago several months prior to the reunion event. The week of the party, Farago happened to be in Atlanta for a modeling photo shoot, so Powers invited her to attend with him.

When she asked if he considered her to be a date or a friend, he told her they'll "see where the night goes."

However, this wasn't the first time the pair's friendship caused a rift in Powers' relationship with Gibelli. He mentioned that she was previously upset when paparazzi photos came out in August 2020, showing him and Farago holding hands in Los Angeles.

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