'Love Is Blind' couples: Who is still together?

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'Love Is Blind' couples: Who is still together?

In February 2020, Netflix released its first season of “Love Is Blind.” Two years later, the series has become a reality TV phenomenon that has produced actual couples — but who is still together as of 2022, Season Four included?

Seasons One and Two followed groups of singles looking for love — and Season Three introduces a new batch of five couples. To find it, they had to get to communicate with potential suitors through pods and then get engaged without knowing what their partner looked like.

So far, between the three seasons, 17 couples have left the pods engaged. However, not every couple made it to the finale intact. From there, some choose to break up on their wedding day, in front of their friends and family, and others break up once the cameras stop rolling.

The concept of the series and its low success rate have raised the eyebrows of some viewers who question if the show can really help single people find love.

Despite the criticism, there have indeed been enduring relationships that have come from the show — including a surprise couple from Season Two.

With the premiere of Season Four of "Love Is Blind" having aired, check out the current relationship status of all the contestants who have gotten engaged on “Love Is Blind.”

Season 1 Couples

Lauren Speed-Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton

Lauren Speed-Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton. (NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Lauren Speed-Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton. (NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

What happened on the show: The Hamiltons are one of the most beloved couples to come from “Love Is Blind.” Although Lauren expressed a couple doubts throughout the season, her connection with Cameron was undeniable. The season ended with them saying “I do.”

Relationship status: They are still together. They spoke about being madly in love in their “After the Altar” special and they gush about their relationship on Instagram.

Amber Pike and Matt Barnett

Amber Pike and Matt Barnett. (Marcus Ingram / Getty Images for Netflix)
Amber Pike and Matt Barnett. (Marcus Ingram / Getty Images for Netflix)

What happened on the show: Amber and Barnett had a rocky start on their season. Barnett initially flirted with contestant Jessica Batten in the pods and later the couple had difficult conversations about their finances. They worked through their problems and tied the knot in Season One.

Relationship status: They are still together, though continued to be involved with drama during the “After the Altar” special.

Diamond Jack and Carlton Morton

Diamond Jack and Carlton Morton in Season One of
Diamond Jack and Carlton Morton in Season One of

What happened on the show: The bond between Diamond and Carlton quickly fizzled. They had an explosive argument during the couples’ getaway to Mexico. Diamond took off her ring and the two went their separate ways after the spat.

Relationship status: They broke up. Carlton apologized for his behavior during the reunion, but he later rehashed their disagreement during “After the Altar.”

Giannina Milady Gibelli and Damian Powers

Giannina Gibelli and Damian Powers. (Rachel Luna / Getty Images)
Giannina Gibelli and Damian Powers. (Rachel Luna / Getty Images)

What happened on the show: Giannina proposed to Damian in the pod and the two seemed to have a solid foundation. But, after constant bickering, Damian broke up with Giannina at the altar. She left the venue and ran through the woods in her wedding dress, sobbing. During the reunion, Damian and Giannina shocked viewers when they revealed they were giving their relationship a second chance.

Relationship status: They broke up. Most of the drama at the “After the Altar” special involved Giannina and Damian disagreeing about him bringing “Too Hot to Handle” cast member Francesca Farago as a date to the “Love Is Blind” reunion party. Giannina is now dating “The Bachelorette” star Blake Horstmann.

Jessica Batten and Mark Cuevas

Jessica Batten and Mark Cuevas in Season One of
Jessica Batten and Mark Cuevas in Season One of

What happened on the show: Jessica and Mark got engaged despite Jessica having lingering feelings for Barnett. The two faced difficulties, with their 10-year age gap often coming up in conversation (Jessica, a decade older than Mark, felt they were in different stages). Jessica ending her engagement with Mark on their wedding day.

Relationship status: They broke up. Jessica and Mark are both happily in new relationships. Jessica previously announced that she was engaged to fiancé, Benjamin McGrath. The two married in September 2022, according to People. Jessica shared in January 2023 that the newlyweds are expecting their first child together. Meanwhile, Mark has welcomed two boys with wife Aubrey Cuevas. US Weekly reports that the two married on Sept. 4.

Kelly Chase and Kenny Barnes

Kelly Chase and Kenny Barnes
 (@kennybarnes11 via Instagram, Netflix)
Kelly Chase and Kenny Barnes (@kennybarnes11 via Instagram, Netflix)

What happened on the show: Throughout Season One, Kelly and Kenny were not featured as much as the other couples. Their connection appeared to be solid, though Kelly spoke about a lack of passion.

Relationship status: They broke up. Kelly decided to break up with Kenny at the altar. After she left, he gave a speech to her family and thanked them for coming. Now, Kelly has expanded her business and hosts a podcast. Kenny and his wife Alexandra Garrison tied the knot in April.

Season 2 Couples

Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee and Deepti Vempati

Deepti Vempati and Abhishek 'Shake' Chatterjee in Season Two of
Deepti Vempati and Abhishek 'Shake' Chatterjee in Season Two of

What happened on the show: In early scenes on "Love Is Blind," Shake tried to guess contestants’ weights in the pods by asking the women if he would be able to pick them up. From there, though, he seemed to open up and become more likable after he proposed to Deepti. Throughout the season, Shake told multiple contestants that he doubted his physical chemistry with Deepti, but he did not share his concerns with her.

Relationship status: They broke up. At their wedding, Deepti ended her relationship with Shake. "I’m choosing myself and I’m going to say ‘no,’” she said. During the reunion, Shake made excuses for his behavior on the show and started a feud with “Love Is Blind” co-host Nick Lachey. He does not appear in the trailer for the upcoming “After the Altar,” but a few scenes suggest that sparks are flying between Deepti and fellow Season Two alum Kyle Abrams.

Danielle Ruhl and Nick Thompson

Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl in Season Two of
Nick Thompson and Danielle Ruhl in Season Two of

What happened on the show: Danielle and Nick were the first pair to get engaged and say “I do” during the finale. There was some tension in their relationship as the two wondered if their lifestyles were too different. But they agreed to get married. “As you’ve unfortunately come to learn, I am the most indecisive person in the world,” Danielle told Nick during her vows. “And the only clear decision that I’ve ever had has been you. I do, absolutely.”

Relationship status: They broke up. In August, Danielle filed for divorce, per documents obtained by TODAY.com. Danielle and Nick both publicly spoke about their separation on Instagram after "After the Altar" aired.

"It has taken some time to publicly speak about my marriage ending, as emotions are still raw. However, I will always appreciate those who have followed my journey and continue to support me throughout this entire experience," Danielle said. In a post that went up hours after hers, Nick described the last few weeks after the special aired as "challenging."

"Everyone perceives and experiences grief differently when a relationship ends, let alone the loss of a marriage in the public eye. I’m working through my own mental and emotional challenges to overcome feelings of anxiety and depression," he said.

Shayne Jansen and Natalie Lee

Shayne Jansen and Natalie Lee in Season Two of
Shayne Jansen and Natalie Lee in Season Two of

What happened on the show: Shayne and Natalie seemed like they were one of the couples that were guaranteed to walk away from the show as husband and wife. But, Natalie revealed on their wedding day that she had a fight with Shayne the night before.

Relationship status: They broke up. At the altar, Natalie told him they had to work through their issues and that she could not marry him. Shayne confronted Natalie outside of the venue and walked away from the conversation.  During the “After the Altar” special, Natalie confirmed the two were done for good because she could not handle Shayne allegedly lying about his friendship with Shaina.

Salvador Perez and Mallory Zapata

Salvador Perez and Mallory Zapata in Season Two of
Salvador Perez and Mallory Zapata in Season Two of

What happened on the show: Both Sal and Mallory were unsure about the stability of their relationship throughout the season. Mallory's sister voiced her skepticism after meeting the couple and did not attend their wedding.

Relationship status: They broke up. After sharing their vows, Sal revealed that he could not marry Mallory. They left the door open for a potential reconciliation, but they officially separated by the time the reunion was filmed. During “After the Altar," Sal invited his new girlfriend to join the rest of the cast for Natalie's birthday celebration.

Jarrette Jones and Iyanna McNeely

Jarrette Jones and Iyanna McNeely in Season Two of
Jarrette Jones and Iyanna McNeely in Season Two of

What happened on the show: Jarrette and Iyanna relationship began on shaky ground. Jarrette originally wanted to propose to Mallory, but she rejected him. He later popped the question to Iyanna and she said “yes.” They grew closer throughout the season, but Iyanna repeatedly wondered if she was a second option for Jarrette.

Relationship status: They broke up. In August, Iyanna and Jarrette released a joint statement on Instagram that announced they were filing for a divorce. “While we have love for each other, our lives are going in different directions, and that’s okay,” they wrote. “Coming to this decision was far from easy and we will always wish each other the absolute best.”

Kyle Abrams and Shaina Hurley

Kyle Abrams and Shaina Hurley in Season Two of
Kyle Abrams and Shaina Hurley in Season Two of

What happened on the show: Kyle was convinced that his connection with Shaina was unbreakable, but she was not as sure. Shaina had formed a relationship with Shayne in the pods, but she still accepted Kyle's proposal. Days later, Shaina left Kyle during their vacation in Mexico and returned to the United States alone. After introducing Kyle to her family, she realized their views on religion and other core values were too difficult to overcome.

Relationship status: They broke up. Shaina and Kyle split following an intense conversation on the Chicago Riverwalk about their beliefs. Kyle's budding romance with Deepti was featured in the “After the Altar” special. Hurley tied the knot with husband Christos Lardakis before the special aired.

Deepti Vempati and Kyle Abrams

Deepti Vempati and Kyle Abrams (Netflix)
Deepti Vempati and Kyle Abrams (Netflix)

What happened on the show: Kyle and Deepti connected in the pods but ended up becoming engaged to other people. “We got really near the end of it was kind of between me and Shake for her,” Kyle told TODAY.com. Their relationship unfolded after the cameras stopped rolling. Kyle explained they hung out every day and became "good friends." Instagram posts together spurred dating rumors.

Relationship status: They made their relationship official in the "After the Altar" special, but later broke up. Kyle announced in April 2023 on Instagram that he is engaged to girlfriend Tania Deleanos.

Season 3 Couples

Nancy Rodriguez and Bartise Bowden

Nancy Rodriguez and Bartise Bowden (Netflix)
Nancy Rodriguez and Bartise Bowden (Netflix)

What happened on the show: Nancy shared a few meaningful conversations with Andrew Liu in the pods and Bartise seemed to be attracted to Raven Ross’s personality and interests. However, Nancy and Bartise quickly realized that they had a better connection.

Despite her initial concern about Bartise being younger than her, Nancy could not deny their chemistry. They expressed their love for each other and she accepted his proposal.

Relationship status: They broke up. Nancy said "I do" at the altar but Bartise rejected her. He later explained that he was concerned about some of their differences and he did not feel comfortable getting married. He also argued with her brother and mother when they asked for an explanation.

Although he seemed open to continuing a relationship, Nancy shut him down. She said that they could not recover and she felt like he led her on. She officially ended their relationship.

"He blindsided me," she told the cameras when she was alone. "There’s no point to love someone who doesn’t love me."

When the two discussed their relationship at the reunion, Nancy revealed she saw on social media that Bartise moved on quickly after they called it quits.

During the "After the Altar" special, the two were more cordial. They initially agreed to be friends, but Nancy later said she did not see the benefit in building a friendship with Bartise.

She confirmed in an interview with TODAY.com that she no longer has a relationship with her former fiancé. She said she is looking for love on a dating app and focusing on finding a partner who shares her values and understands her culture.

In April 2023, Bartise revealed on Instagram that he is now the proud father of baby boy.

Alexa Alfia and Brennon Lemieux

Brennon Lemieux and Alexa Alfia in Season Three of
Brennon Lemieux and Alexa Alfia in Season Three of

What happened on the show: Alexa and Brennon were locked in on each other during their first conversation. The two bonded over their shared family values and their similar sense of humor.

Although they do not share the same faith, Alexa and Brennon were both open to listening and learning about each other’s cultural and religious backgrounds. After Alexa said she would marry Brennon, she ran into his arms during their first meeting and they shared a long embrace.

Relationship status: They are still together. Alexa and Brennon were not shown arguing in any of episodes and it seemed like they were both confident about their connection. During his vows, he pledged his love to her and said their love would be "never-ending."

"Before our friends, family and the world, I pledge my love and my life to you, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer. I will not possess you for we belong to ourselves. I will not command you, for you are free. But I promise you I will serve you. I will protect you. I will love you, respect and honor you, from this day, until my last. These things I swear," he said in his vows.

They exchanged "I dos" and shared a few kisses. After the ceremony, they toasted their marriage and celebrated being husband and wife.

The newlyweds were still blissfully happy as they reunited with their other cast members for the reunion and the "After the Altar" special.

Alexa and Brennon shared they are thinking about expanding their family soon. Their portion of the special ended with him gifting his wife a baby onesie for a possible Lemieux baby in 2023.

Raven Ross and Sikiru “SK” Alagbada

Raven Ross and SK Alagbada  (Netflix)
Raven Ross and SK Alagbada (Netflix)

What happened on the show: The relationship between Raven and SK began as a slow burn in the pods. Raven initially entertained her connection with Bartise, but she soon realized that they were not compatible. She shifted her focus to SK and surprised herself when she shed a few tears during their conversations. When SK asked if Raven would marry him, she cheered “Yessir!”

Relationship status: They broke up ... twice. The two exchanged heartfelt vows at their ceremony and SK said he loved Raven. But, he revealed at the altar that he could not marry her. Raven cried and returned to her dressing room as SK explained they had too many unanswered questions in their relationship.

He said he was concerned about his upcoming move to California for grad school as well as the lack of support from her family, who did not attend their nuptials.

SK's mother visited Raven after the wedding and said she loved her. Raven continued to shed tears as she told the cameras she had planned to marry SK, later saying she was "shocked" by the decision in an interview with People.

Then, during the reunion, we learned they got back together. Less than two weeks later, the pair called it quits again. Following cheating rumors on social media, Raven and SK announced their split in identical statements.

They both uploaded a message on their Instagram stories that said, "We are saddened to announce that we have decided to go our separate ways. Due to on-going legal proceedings surrounding these allegations, we cannot provide additional details and ask that you please respect our privacy during this hard time."

Raven and SK also thanked fans for following and supporting their love story.

In the "After the Altar" special, SK and Raven explained how they worked hard on their relationship after he could not say "I do." Viewers watched SK plan a romantic second proposal for Ross who accepted.

The special ended with a recorded message from Raven who confirmed their engagement ended because SK cheated.

In February 2023, Raven spoke to TODAY.com about the split and remaining "delusionally optimistic" about finding love in the future.

Zanab Jaffrey and Cole Barnett

Cole Barnett and Zanab Jaffrey   (  / Netflix)
Cole Barnett and Zanab Jaffrey ( / Netflix)

What happened on the show: After a few conversations, Zanab and Cole revealed their vulnerable sides to each other. Zanab opened up about losing both her parents at a young age which made him tear up. He charmed her with his humor and his honesty about why his first marriage ended. Cole spent time getting to know Colleen Reed as well, but he ended their romantic connection when he decided to pursue a relationship with Zanab and propose to her.

Relationship status: Zanab and Cole broke up. Following their heated argument in Episode 10, it seemed obvious that they would not get married.

Zanab was frazzled as she prepared to walk down the aisle. Despite saying that she loved Cole and was thankful for their time together, she said she was not the type of woman who could love him the way he wanted.

"You have disrespected me. You have insulted me. You have critiqued me. And for what it is worth you have single-handedly shattered my self confidence. And I hate that you have had that kind of effect on me. And the messed up thing is that I know I love you," she told her fiancé at the altar.

She left the ceremony and Cole watched as her guests departed. He cried and shared it was "one of the worst experiences of my life.”

He wondered why Zanab had not previously voiced her unhappiness. "She chose now because she knew it would hurt more in front of all my friends and family," he said.

During the reunion, Zanab and the rest of the cast called out Cole for damaging her self-esteem throughout their relationship. She also claimed that he commented on her eating habits and negatively affected her body image.

He denied intentionally hurting her or judging her body in interviews after the show. The two had a civil conversation in the "After the Altar" special and Cole apologized for how he treated her during their engagement.

Colleen Reed and Matt Bolton

Matt Bolton and Colleen Reed i (Netflix)
Matt Bolton and Colleen Reed i (Netflix)

What happened on the show: When viewers met Colleen in Season Three, she was developing connections with Brennon and Cole. But, Brennon told Colleen that he did not see a future with her. Then, Colleen and Cole went their separate ways after she shared that she typically does not have “deep” conversations with her significant others. Colleen sobbed and thought the experiment was over until she decided to give Matt a second chance. Matt spoke about being heartbroken after his first wife cheated on him and the importance of marriage. Reed quickly fell in love and enthusiastically agreed to marry him.

Relationship status:  They are still together. Matt told his friends that he would not make his final decision until he watched Colleen walk down the aisle.

He cried as he saw her in her wedding dressed and professed his love for her. Colleen said she had been searching for a best friend and she thought Matt was her person. "Matty, I do," she said when asked if she wanted to marry Matt. "No matter what I will be there for you. I love you so much.”

He complimented Colleen for helping him become vulnerable again and and said "I do." All their guests applauded as the couple danced. They later showed off their rings to the camera.

During "After the Altar," Colleen opened up to the other ladies about her marital struggles with Matt. She said the two of them overcame multiple issues during the first six months of their marriage.

Colleen revealed that she still does not live with her husband. The couple first mentioned staying in separate apartments during the reunion.

However, the two said that saying "I do" and taking a chance on their relationship makes them want to keep working on their marriage. They ended the special optimistically looking ahead to their future together and eventually moving into their first home.

Season 4 Couples

Tiffany Pennywell and Brett Brown

Tiffany and Brett. (Netflix)
Tiffany and Brett. (Netflix)

What happened on the show: In the Season Four premiere, Tiffany was introduced as a confident woman in her mid-thirties who was looking for love. She hit it off with Brett , a fashionable design director, immediately in the pods. The two formed a strong bond and seemed to be heading toward an engagement before an unexpected and funny mishap. The first episode ended with Tiffany falling asleep during an emotional conversation. She dozed off as Brett was professing his love for her, making him doubt their connection.

Brown was confused and hurt by her silence on the other side of the wall, but she made it up to him. In their next meeting, she explained what happened and the two moved past it. The pair became the first Season Four couple to get engaged and meet each other before heading off on a romantic trip to Mexico.

Relationship status: They are still together. Tiffany and Brett happily said "I do" at the altar and are enjoying married life. After filming ended, they moved in together in Portland.

During the reunion, the couple shared that the portraits Brett snapped of Tiffany on the show are now displayed in their apartment. He gave the photos to his now-wife when they had their "final date."

Micah Lussier and Paul Peden

Paul and Micah. (Netflix)
Paul and Micah. (Netflix)

What happened on the show: There can’t be a season of “Love Is Blind” without a love triangle, or square. Micah, a marketing manager, dated Paul and Kwame in the pods. Meanwhile, Paul also became close with Amber Wilder, a flight attendant. But, Micah and Paul realized that they were more compatible and decided to end their other budding relationships. Paul then proposed and the two happily embraced when they met for the first time. After seeing their immediate physical connection, Paul joked that he was ready to leave the pods with Micah as soon as possible.

But, the two hit a few speed bumps in Mexico. After all the couples were introduced to each other for the first time, Micah and Kwame had a private conversation during which they rehashed their feelings for each other and their breakup. Later when Micah filled Paul in on the conversation, he seemed to have some doubts about their relationship going forward.

Relationship status: They broke up at the altar. When it was time to make a decision, Micah asked Paul to go first and he rejected her. Micah sobbed and fled the ceremony as Paul tried to explain why he did not think they were ready for marriage. He also told the cameras that he had trouble "envisioning Micah as a mother."

Paul and Micah confirmed during the reunion that they briefly rekindled their relationship before breaking up again.

Micah called Paul out for his comments about her becoming a mom. He said he used a poor choice of words and that he could not picture them becoming parents together.

Chelsea Griffin and Kwame Appiah

Chelsea and Kwame. (Netflix)
Chelsea and Kwame. (Netflix)

What happened on the show: While Kwame was getting to know Micah, he also chatted with Chelsea, a bubbly pediatric speech language pathologist. Kwame seemed slightly heartbroken when Micah called it quits, but he decided to shift his focus completely to Chelsea. He created an original song called “Real Love” for Chelsea, which made her swoon before she agreed to marry him. After they met, Chelsea repeatedly gushed about how attracted she was to her fiancé.

In Mexico, Chelsea noticed the lengthy and somewhat tense conversation between Kwame and Micah during a pool party. Chelsea and Kwame talked and she sternly told him that she needed to be his main priority, not Micah. He assured Chelsea that he was confident in his decision to propose to her. She asked him to leave his connection for Micah in the past and prioritize their relationship.

Relationship status: They are still together. They shocked most fans when they both agreed to say "I do." Although the two struggled to find a happy medium during most of their disagreements, they realized that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. They playfully mocked each other during their reception and toasted to "forever."

Kwame and Chelsea confirmed during the reunion that they are still going strong. However, they addressed Kwame's inappropriate flirting with Micah after he proposed to Chelsea. Kwame said his actions were "immature" and he apologized to Chelsea.

She said watching the show was "very uncomfortable." But, Chelsea added that their relationship is even stronger now because of everything they faced.

Marshall Glaze and Jackie Bonds

Jackie and Marshall. (Netflix)
Jackie and Marshall. (Netflix)

What happened on the show: Episode Two featured the beginning stages of Jackie connections with Marshall and Josh. When Jackie hinted to Josh that she would possibly choose Marshall over him, Josh contemplated leaving the show. Jackie felt guilty and confided in Marshall who addressed the situation with Josh. Marshall criticized Josh for upsetting Jackie and shared in his confessional that he was sure Jackie. would choose him. Marshall ended up being right and Jackie broke up with Josh.

Marshall and Jackie seemed to effortlessly bounce off each other in Mexico as they showed off their goofy personalities and sense of humor. But, Jackie revealed to the cameras that Marshall was not her physical type and she usually dates tall athletes. In Episode Four, Jackie became emotional. She cried in the bathroom as she worried about what their life would look like when they returned home and had to face their families. Marshall reassured her that he would be supportive and they would work through their problems.

Relationship status: They broke up...before making it to their wedding. After multiple, explosive arguments, Jackie surprised Marshall when she did not show up for her wedding dress fitting. She decided to meet Josh instead and said she was not concerned about Marshall's feelings.

In Episode 10, Jackie and Marshal ended their engagement. She said she was open to exploring a relationship with Josh, but she planned to keep her engagement ring.

Jackie revealed during the reunion that she still has the engagement ring and that she wanted Marshall to take responsibility for his role in their breakup. Marshall said he was ready to leave their relationship in the past and move on.

Jackie Bonds and Josh Demas

Jackie and Josh D. (Netflix)
Jackie and Josh D. (Netflix)

What happened on the show: During Chelsea's birthday party, Jackie and Josh met for the first time face-to-face. In a private conversation, Josh suggested Jackie give him a second chance. The two later reconnected in Episode Nine at a coffee shop. Josh said losing Jackie was his "biggest regret."

She told Josh that Marshall was “too sensitive” for her. Jackie also revealed that she "chose wrong" when she broke up with Josh in the pods. Josh and Jackie shared a quick kiss before she returned to her apartment and officially ended her relationship with Marshall.

Relationship status: They are still together. The pair did not appear in person at the reunion. Instead, they spoke to co-host Vanessa Lachey in a separate interview. Jackie said she had "grown within the past year." The couple confirmed that they have been dating since the show ended.

Jackie also denied the questionable timeline of her breakup with Marshall. “I broke up with Marshall before I saw Josh at the coffee shop,” she said. “It looks like I’m a cheater, but I’m not a cheater.”

Zack Goytowski and Irina Solomonova

Love is Blind. (L to R) Zach, Bliss in episode 405 of Love is Blind.  (Netflix)
Love is Blind. (L to R) Zach, Bliss in episode 405 of Love is Blind. (Netflix)

What happened on the show: Zack and Irina's relationship looked promising in the beginning before crashing and burning. Zack rubbed some contestants the wrong way in the pods, when he repeatedly joked about being a stripper. He later revealed that he made the comments to help him deal with the death of his mother, who worked as a stripper. He opened up to Irina about his past, but he also was vulnerable with Bliss, a senior program manager.

On his birthday, Bliss spent hours baking cupcakes for Zack. Irina forgot his birthday. Irina also joined Micah in mocking a few of the other contestants. When Bliss shared with Zack that Irina was rubbing some contestants the wrong way, he did not trust the senior program manager. He decided to pursue his relationship with Irina and said “goodbye” to Bliss.

Relationship status: They broke up. It was obvious there was a disconnect between Zack and Irina as soon as they met. Irna said Zack resembled a “fictonal character.” She then shared that she did not feel comfortable kissing him. When they arrived in Mexico, Irna continued to reject his physical affection. At the pool party, she flirted with Paul and told the cameras that she found him more attractive than Zack.

In Episode Five, Zack and Irina finally admitted to each other that their relationship was not working. They ended their engagement and Zack said he regretted not proposing to Bliss. The episode ended with Zack meeting Bliss for the first time to tell her he made a mistake.

Zack called Irina out during the reunion for how she treated him on the show. "If we’re real, you went on this show to get famous,” he told his ex. "But look, I forgive you." He asked for the viewers to give all the cast members a break, including Irina. Zack added that he believes Irina will become a better person in the future.

Irina denied she came on the show for fame. She apologized for her actions and said she was rooting for Zack and Bliss.

Zack Goytowski and Bliss Poureetezadi

Love is Blind. (Netflix)
Love is Blind. (Netflix)

What happened on the show: Zack and Bliss reunited at a restaurant in Seattle to discuss their breakup. He admitted he made a mistake in the pods and that he wanted to try dating again.  Bliss agreed and the two decided to take their relationship day by day. They continued to get to know each other and he tried to impress her by cooking a gourmet steak dinner. But, he accidentally ruined the steak and the pair had to improvise. By the end of the night, the couple were slow dancing around his kitchen.

In Episode Eight, Zack and Bliss boarded a yacht and recapped their brief split. Zack then knelt on one knee and asked her to marry him. She said yes and they shared a kiss. They joked about him proposing to two women in less than three weeks. The couple also worried how their families would react.  “I knew before you knew which feels stupid. I feel so dumb,” Bliss told her fiancé, laughing.

Relationship status: They are still together. It looks like love is eternal bliss. During their wedding, Zack explained that he truly knew Bliss was the one for him the moment he told her goodbye. He recalled being sad and lonely after their breakup because he realized how much he loved her.

Bliss complimented Zack for believing in "second chances," a metaphor for their love story. They both said "I do" before dancing to their favorite song: Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance."

The couple wore matching purple outfits to the reunion, immediately confirming they were still happily in love. Bliss revealed her father is paying for the couple's upcoming trip to Panama for their honeymoon.

In an interview with TODAY.com, Bliss shared how she knew Zack was her person. "“There was a very intense chemistry when we saw each other," she said.


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