‘Love Is Blind’ Couples Now
Warning: Major Love Is Blind spoilers ahead! Stop reading here if you don’t want to know what happens during seasons 1, 2 and 3.
Netflix’s dating “experiment” Love Is Blind recently launched its third season this fall, and the show has a lot of viewers wondering which couples will make it to the end.
In the end of each season, each of the remaining engaged couples meet at the altar to either say “I do” or publicly end their relationship in front of a room full of family and friends. ICYMI, only two couples actually got married during season 2. And during season 3, all five couples made it down the aisle, but only two said “I do.” (Spoiler: They’re both still together today).
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been stalking the Love Is Blind cast’s Instagrams relentlessly to figure out what each of the couples from the first two seasons are up to now. Have Deepti and Shake rekindled? What about Kyle and Shaina? And how’s everyone from season 1 doing, anyway? The show currently has a pretty low success rate with its couples across all three seasons. Just four couples stayed together: two from season 1, and two from season 3 (plus one rekindled flame!). That’s it.
Here’s everything you need to know about who stayed together, who remained friends, and who will probably never speak again:
Cole Barnett and Zanab Jaffrey (Season 3)
What happened on the show: These two seemed to hit it off, but they hit a *lot* of speed bumps (including Cole asking her if she were “bipolar” at one point and rating her an eight out of 10). So, Zanab took her moment at the altar to tell Cole what she really thought about him, and it was intense. “You have disrespected me, you have insulted me, you have critiqued me, and for what it’s worth, you have single-handled shattered my self-confidence,” Zanab tells those congregated. “I hate that you have had that kind of effect on me, and the messed up thing is I know I love you.” Her answer, unsurprisingly, was no. And her guests clapped as she left him at the altar.
Cole had some thoughts about this moment, which he shared with WH: “I was crying my eyes out because I care for this girl and love her to death and wanted a life with her, wanted a relationship with her, wanted to marry her, and here’s all of her people cheering not [about] that she didn’t just get married, but that she buried me,” he says. “That was very blindsiding and difficult to experience.”
What’s their relationship status? Well, based on all that, it’s not good, and they’re not speaking to each other. “I hate to say that I was gonna say ‘I do,’ but in the moment, I definitely wanted to say ‘I do,’” he tells WH. “But after seeing what she said, I’m like, ‘Am I really that naive to think that I was gonna marry this girl on that day when that’s how she felt about me?’”
Alexa Alfia and Brennon Lemieux (Season 3)
What happened on the show: These two lovebirds fell madly in love after initially bonding over a shard love of shakshuka. They held a Jewish wedding ceremony, and everything was *chef’s kiss*.
What’s their relationship status? Happily married! These two are just so cute when they talk about their life together now, and Alexa raved about Brennon to WH: “It’s kind of strange getting back into all of this because it’s just been us two,” she says. “It’s super exciting. It’s been really wonderful. Every day is just a fairy tale.” Brennon echoed this sentiment, telling WH that marriage has been “wonderful.”
“All the serious issues we really honestly discussed on the show, and that’s why we fell in love so quickly and so wholeheartedly,” he says. Aww!
Colleen Reed and Matt Bolton (Season 3)
What happened on the show: Colleen had a bit of a rough road before finding Matt, but the ballet dancer seems to have found her person, and despite a few spicy arguments (mostly about Cole’s inappropriate behavior), they said “I Do” in front of their friends and family in a beautiful ceremony.
What’s their relationship status? These two are also happily married! Matt shared with WH that Colleen is working three jobs, and he loves “taking care of her, cooking dinner for her, rubbing her feet, whatever it is.” Their relationship was grown “astronomically,” he adds.
Colleen got real, explaining that, like any couple, they’ve had to work through some stuff. “Just because we got married doesn’t mean that all those issues that we were having were all of a sudden going to be resolved and we weren’t going to have them anymore,” she explains. “So, for some time, we were still working on those issues. But it was very nice not to do in front of cameras.”
The couple also let slip at the reunion that while they spend every day together, they aren’t living together just yet…but only because of financial and logistical reasons. Colleen didn’t want to break her lease with her roommates, leaving them in a rut, but their leases will be ending soon and they plan to move in together in a few months. Cheers to you all!
Bartise Bowden and Nancy Rodriguez (Season 3)
What happened on the show: Nancy had reservations about 25-year-old Bartise since the beginning, since she thought he might be too young ffor her. And the problems compounded from there. Two weeks before their wedding, she told him that she was going to say no, so he whipped himself into shape and asked for another chance. As a result, Nancy tells WH that she was “blindsided” at the altar when he said no. Her family got really upset, too, which rustled some feathers with Bartise.
“I was not expecting it to get that aggressive,” he says. “Eventually, they let me get Nancy away and talk to her, and she could voice her opinion towards me, but I was shocked that the family felt the need to come yell at me.”
What’s their relationship status? Understandably, Nancy wasn’t super interested in continuing her relationship with Bartise after that point. “For me, it ended at the altar—black and white. I said yes. He said no. I put my heart out,” Nancy tells WH.
Bartise, for his part, says things have kind of ricocheted around since filming ended. “Our roller coaster of a relationship has kind of continued,” he says. “Nothing romantic, but we’ve gone from being friends to being acquaintances to not liking each other and completely not communicating back to being friends to be on good terms. So, as it stands right now, I would say we’re acquaintances and on decent terms.”
SK Alagbada and Raven Ross (Season 3)
What happened on the show: Things seemed to be going super well (like, match made in heaven) for SK and Raven until they got to the altar. SK surprised literally everyone by saying “no,” and pointing out that the timing was off. He was starting grad school soon, he said, and Raven didn’t want to move in together.
What’s their relationship status? SK told Women’s Health back in October that they’re on “really good terms” right now and that “my ‘no’ was not a ‘no’ forever.” Meanwhile, Raven told fans to “stay tuned” because their story isn’t over yet.
And then the couple shared on the reunion episode that they are, indeed, dating again! Fun fact: Raven also told Vanessa that they didn’t “discover each othr’s bodies physically” until after the wedding, for what it’s worth.
Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton (Season 1)
What happened on the show: Lauren and Cameron were by far the easiest couple to stan. And if you didn’t shed a tear during their wedding vows, were you even watching the first season of Love Is Blind?
What’s their relationship status: Lauren and Cameron will be celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary this November, and they’re still going strong.
Lauren shared an adorable tribute on Instagram for their last anniversary: “A love story I could have only dreamed of… not perfect but perfect for me! ❤️ Cheers to 3 years of Love, marriage and happiness ????????❤️ Us against the world forever ????????❤️???????? Happy anniversary baby!”
The couple hosts their own Youtube series, Hangin’ With the Hamiltons where they “talk about everything in our lives, the different elements that make them up,” Cameron says in the couple’s intro video. “Whether it’s our family, our friends, dinner, drinks, cocktails, you know what I’m talking about.”
Lauren also said that she and Cameron are thinking about starting a family back in 2021: “I’m not pregnant, let me preface by saying, however, we do have a little fur baby,” she told Us Weekly. “So, he’s our child for now and our work is our child.”
Amber Pike and Matt Barnett (Season 1)
What happened on the show: Both Amber and Matt (a.k.a. Barnett) had a case of cold feet right before their wedding. However, they decided to stick things out and tie the knot during the finale.
What’s their relationship status: These two are still going strong! Amber has reportedly changed her last name to Barnett. The couple even marked their third wedding anniversary last year with an adorable video on Instagram back in November.
She wrote, “but seriously, Happy Anniversary to my Love @barnettisblind. This third year was definitely charmed, and judging by the pics I’d say we’ve got this kissing thing down pat! If it’s cool with you though I’d like to keep practicing ????.” They’ll soon be marking their fourth year of marriage in November.
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Deepti Vempati and Abhishek ‘Shake’ Chatterjee (Season 2)
What happened on the show: Despite all odds, Deeps and Shake got engaged in the pods and shared a serious sense of adventure in Mexico. However, on the day of their wedding, Deepti decided to turn Shake down.
“I hope you know how much you mean to me and the impact you’ve made on my life, but no, I cannot marry you,” she told him. “I deserve somebody who knows for sure. So, I’m choosing myself and I’m going to say no.”
What’s their relationship status: Have they reconnected? “No,” Deepti confirmed to Women’s Health. “We’re happy. I think it was the right decision for us.”
After watching the show, Deepti explained that “some of the things he said were just completely disrespectful, even to a friend,” per Page Six. “So, yeah, it’s been tough watching it back but I’m trying to put it in the past and just move forward.” Shake has debuted his new relationship with Emily Wilson on Instagram in March of 2022, per Us Magazine. And things seem to be going well.
Meanwhile, not long after Love Is Blind aired, Deepti was rumored to be dating fellow cast mate Kyle Abrams, who previously confessed that his “biggest regret” was not proposing to her on the show. During the Love is Blind: After The Alter special, fans got to see Kyle and Deepti profess their…strong like for each other.
Unfortunately, Kyle revealed on Instagram that since After The Alter, the two decided to split. He also confirmed that he’s in a new relationship that he’d like to keep private for the time being. Deepti is still living her best single life.
Danielle Ruhl and Nick Thompson (Season 2)
What happened on the show: Danielle and Nick seemed like they were truly made for each other in the pods, but they hit a few rough patches in Mexico. Even after their fair share of disagreements, this pair successfully tied the knot in an adorable wedding ceremony, and they stuck it out for a while.
What’s their relationship status: A few days after the news that Iyanna McNeely And Jarrette Jones were getting a divorce, news broke that season 2’s other married couple were also separating. On August 21, TMZ revealed that Danielle had filed for divorce. Unfortunately, things are really rough right now, and the two aren’t on speaking terms, according to People. They also both appear to be single.
Mallory Zapata and Salvador Perez (season 2)
What happened on the show: Mal and Sal quickly bonded on the show, and not even a love triangle could stop these two from getting engaged. As the season went on, cute picnic dates (and Sal’s ukulele) helped them build a deep connection.
During the finale, Sal seemed like he was getting cold feet before the wedding. “I still feel undecided,” he said. “But I know that when I’m there and I get to hold Mallory’s hands and just voice how I feel, it’ll all be okay.”
At the altar, Mal was ready to get hitched—but Sal couldn’t say “I do.” “I feel like I just need more time,” he explained to Mallory, who replied, “it’s okay.”
What’s their relationship status: Now, Sal has a new boo, Jessica Palkovic, or Jessi, who is a dancer, actor, and OnlyFans creator. Towards the end of After The Alter, Sal mentions that a proposal could be coming soon… I guess fans will have to wait and see what happens with these two. As for Mal, there’s still no sign of a new relationship on her Instagram (yet).
Natalie Lee and Shayne Jansen (Season 2)
What happened on the show: Natalie and Shayne had their fair share of ups and downs on their season. After Shayne picked Natalie over Shaina Hurley in the pods, the two bickered over everything from which side of the bed to sleep on to different ways of showing affection for each other. And the night before their wedding was a disaster, with Shayne calling Natalie the “worst thing” that’s ever happened to him. Yikes.
What’s their relationship status: The two briefly dated after the show but ended things a few months later. “We ended it pretty amicably and we are friends right now,” Natalie explained to Page Six. “I wish him all the best.” The pair did reach out to each other again after the show dropped on Netflix, but Natalie says they’re just too different for a relationship to work. They both appear to be single.
Shaina Hurley and Kyle Abrams (Season 2)
What happened on the show: Shaina and Kyle got engaged despite a few fundamental differences, including their thoughts on religion. But things got messy when Shaina left Mexico without telling Kyle and then admitted she still had feelings for Shayne (????).
What’s their relationship status: Kyle has since revealed that he and Shaina “went home together” after filming. They even “went on a date off-camera” to give each other a second chance. But the pair have since gone their separate ways.
“We don’t really talk. We don’t communicate,” Kyle told Us Weekly. “There’s nothing left. I mean, we’re not friends or anything. She doesn’t come out much. That ship has sailed.”
Shaina ended up getting married to contractor Chris Lardakis this summer. “I have found the one whom my soul loves,” Shaina captioned a post from their wedding day in July. Kyle is also in a relationship that he’s keeping under the radar.
Iyanna McNeely and Jarrette Jones (Season 2)
What happened on the show: Iyanna and Jarrette may not have seemed perfect for each other at first (after all, she was his second choice in the pods), but Mexico quickly proved otherwise. While Jarrette still had feelings for Mallory, his connection to Iyanna only grew stronger.
Right before their ceremony, Iyanna explained that trusting Jarrette to change his bachelor ways required a “very, very large leap of faith.” Even so, she and Jarrette successfully swapped vows and walked away from the finale married.
What’s their relationship status: On August 17, the couple announced that they are going through the process of getting divorced. Iyanna and Jarrette announced the sad news in a joint IG post.
“After much thought, we’re saddened to share that we have separated and will begin the process of divorcing,” they wrote. “While we have love for each other, our lives are going in different directions, and that’s okay.”
The couple didn’t go into the details of their breakup, but they said the decision to part ways had been “far from easy.” The couple then thanked their LIB family.
Jessica Batten and Mark Cuevas (Season 1)
What happened on the show: Have you ever seen the movie He’s Just Not That Into You? Clearly, Mark hasn’t. His relationship with Jessica was off the entire show, from the pods to the day he (and only he) said, “I do.”
“He was always far more committed to her than she ever was to him,” the Love Is Blind source told Women’s Health, which is obviously true having watched the finale. According to the source, Jessica “really struggled with the Barnett storyline.”
What’s their relationship status: Since filming, both Jessica and Mark bounced back with new Instagram official relationships.
Jessica and her partner, Benjamin McGrath, MD, got engaged in September of 2021. “I don’t think it has quite sunk in, but I’m definitely floating somewhere on cloud nine,” Jessica told People at the time. “It’s been really, really exciting!” FYI, McGrath is a foot and ankle surgeon as well as a dad, according to his Instagram bio.
Mark, on the other hand, went through a relationship whirlwind since the show ended. According to People, he was dating Lauren “LC” Chamblin, another cast member from Love Is Blind, in May and June 2020. But the two broke it off when Mark was caught cheating through a Reddit post LC found titled, “My close friend’s co-worker is dating Mark!!”
Since the cheating scandal, Mark has settled down with Aubrey Rainey. On Instagram, Mark announced that he and Aubrey are officially “Mr & Mrs ????????.” The two got engaged in Nov. 2020 and welcomed their second son, Axton, on Feb. 3, 2022.
Kelly Chase and Kenny Barnes (Season 1)
What happened on the show: Surprise, surprise—one of the most stable couples throughout the entire show didn’t actually end up together (????). Kenny said yes to forever and Kelly said no, leaving him stranded at the altar to give a beautiful, yet awkward, speech to his family and friends. The couple later revealed that they were “adamantly not going to get married. That was never something that we were going to do,” Kenny told ET.
What’s their relationship status: Both Kenny and Kelly have moved on. In fact, Kenny recently got married. He posted an Instagram photo from his April wedding. “Next Saturday, I get to marry my best friend,” he wrote. “Alex and I have been overwhelmed by the love and support during our engagement.”
As for Kelly, it looks like she’s single right now and focusing on herself and her career as a health and life coach.
Giannina Gibelli (Gigi) and Damian Powers (Season 1)
What happened on the show: Gigi and Damian’s relationship was super volatile throughout their season (they may have even given The Bachelor‘s Peter and Victoria F. a run for their money…). But according to the show’s source, everyone close to the show assumed they’d both say yes on their wedding day. Instead, Damian told Gigi she wasn’t “all in” during most of their relationship, and the two ended it on camera.
What’s their relationship status: The couple dated after filming and confirmed their relationship on the reunion episode. But in 2021, the two officially split (for good, this time). “It was a lot to process and it was a very long breakup,” Gigi told Entertainment Tonight back in August.
Now, Gigi is dating Bachelorette alum Blake Horstmann, People confirmed. “They’re taking things slow,” a source said. “But [they] seem really happy together.” Damian, on the other hand, seems to be living the single life over on his Instagram.
Carlton Morton and Diamond Jack (Season 1)
What happened on the show: Carlton and Diamond’s breakup was tragic. These two didn’t make it past Mexico after Carlton revealed to Diamond that he was bisexual and had previously been in relationships with men. Eventually, everything came to a head with one explosive fight filled with every four-letter word you can imagine.
What’s their relationship status: While the ex-couple seemed to patch things up at the reunion and even seemed to be open to the possibility of rekindling their romantic relationship, Diamond and Carlton are currently not in touch. “They are no longer speaking and, at this moment in time, aren’t even cordial,” a friend of the ex-couple told Women’s Health. Now, Carlton and Diamond are currently single.
Who is still together from season 3?
It’s still too early in season 3 to know how all five couples end up, and who has stayed together post-filming. Only one couple has made it through their vows so far (SK and Raven…and it doesn’t turn out so well). So for now, you can place your bets on who will tie the knot and wait for the remaining episodes to drop. Here are the five couples to look out for:
That’s all for now! Check back in soon, when the season finale of Love Is Blind season 3 airs for more updates on your fave couples.
Alexis Jones is an assistant editor at Women’s Health where she writes across several verticals on WomensHealthmag.com, including life, health, sex and love, relationships and fitness, while also contributing to the print magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University, lives in Brooklyn, and proudly detests avocados.
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