Warning: This story contains spoilers for the first season of Love Is Blind.
Netflix's Love Is Blind finally concluded its "experiment," bringing to an end three weeks of drama, tears, and, of course, the pods! In the season one finale, each of the remaining engaged couples met 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, but that doesn't mean some of the others aren't back together.
If you're anything like me, you've been stalking the Love Is Blind cast's Instagrams since episode one for clues on what they're up to now. Have Gigi and Damian rekindled ? How are Amber and Barnett doing in the real world? And will Mark finally get the love he deserves? The Love Is Blind reunion answered some of those questions, sure, but, a source close to the show also spoke to Women's Health exclusively about all your favorite on-screen couples and shared which relationships lasted IRL.
Here's everything you need to know about who stayed together, who remained friends, and who will probably never speak again:
Amber Pike and Matt Barnett
Despite having cold feet on the wedding day, both Amber and Matt (a.k.a. Barnett) chose to say "I do." But how did these two make out IRL? According to the source, they're still together and very happily married.
"Although they did have a brief moment—not so much a breakup—but a moment where they were like 'Should we really be married? Is this going the right way?'" the source said. But the two managed to work things out. And Amber has reportedly changed her last name to Barnett.
Since the show's premiere, she's been posting a series of Instagrams under the hashtag #secretyearoffun, sharing photos of the two of them together before they were out to the public as an official couple.
A personal fave is one of them cosplaying. Amber captioned the photo, "Hi, we’re the Barnett’s... and we’re huge nerds! I can’t believe I get to have so much fun with the man I get to call my husband... ITS HUGE, and I’m SO LUCKY and SO THANKFUL!! 🤣."
Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton
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 Love Is Blind? When asked for an update on their relationship, the source close to the show said Lauren and Cameron are still happily married (whew!).
"They celebrated their one year anniversary back in Mexico. And they're just adorable," the source shared. And although Lauren's parents were skeptical up until the wedding, they've reportedly come around. "Their families love them. They're beautiful humans. And they're truly the essence of Love is Blind," they added.
There have also been talks about a Lauren and Cameron spinoff. "There's definitely discussions," the source said. Production is reportedly looking at similar shows for inspiration. In the meantime, the couple has already launched their own Youtube series, Hangin' With the Hamiltons.
"In this channel we are going to talk about everything in our lives, the different elements that make them up," Cameron said in the intro video. "Whether it’s our family, our friends, dinner, drinks, cocktails, you know what I’m talking about."
They'll also be including their dog, Sparks, in the episodes, as well as addressing tougher topics like the challenges of being in an interracial marriage. "We’re just going to talk about it from our realest perspective," Cameron explained.
Giannina Gibelli (Gigi) and Damian Powers
Tbh, Gigi and Damian's relationship was super volatile throughout the 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.
But, apparently, things changed after the finale. "Once the cameras went away, they ended up regrouping and talking and [now] they're like 'We love each other; We just don't need to be married right away,'" the source said. A year and half after the show originally filmed, Gigi and Damian are reportedly dating again. The couple confirmed this on the reunion episode of the Love Is Blind.
And according to an interview with ET, the couple only stayed broken up for a few hours(!!). "After the wedding, I felt like we weren't done. There was still some unfinished business. So I reached out to him a couple hours afterwards," Gigi said. "I was just like 'I need to know what happened.'"
When asked if they would be getting married again anytime soon, Damian told ET, "It's not off the table. But I want to make sure it's done right, it's done beautiful and this time is the last time."
Kelly Chase and Kenny Barnes
Surprise, surprise—one of the most stable couples throughout the entire show didn't actually end up together (😱). If you've seen the final episode, then you know 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.
But according to the former couple, they never *actually* planned on getting married. In a interview with ET, Kelly and Kenny said they mutually decided to say "I don’t" before the wedding. "What’s not shown is that she and I had conversations multiple times," Kenny said, noting that cameras were there. Those conversation just never made it on to the show (hmmm...).
"We were adamantly not going to get married. That was never something that we were going to do," Kenny explained. He added that the two really viewed the whole experience as an "experiment," and they were "just doing the best to follow along with it."
Since then, both Kenny and Kelly have moved on. "Kenny is in a very happy relationship as of right now," the source told Women's Health. "He moved to North Carolina, [and] he's got a new job—just a totally new setting." Meanwhile, Kelly is single and still looking for love.
Carlton Morton and Diamond Jack
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.
The two haven't done much talking after the show. But the source said that they recently suggested that they both start speaking again, considering that the show would debut soon and they might have to do interviews together. "So they're talking now, and they're cordial and friendly, which is really nice," the source said. But their relationship status? Single.
Still, the reunion episode left fans confused about whether or not the couple was giving their relationship another shot when Carlton got down on one knee to propose friendship(???) to his ex-fiancé—with his original engagement ring.
"I want to get down on one knee and just apologize again at eye level," Carlton told Diamond at the time. "And I hope that you take this ring again as a significant piece of our friendship and the start of something beautiful without any type of plan."
"I do accept your apology, and I forgive you," Diamond replied.
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. "They both feel like the other should be protecting them in the media, and neither is because they’re both kinda busy protecting themselves."
Jessica Batten and Mark Cuevas
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 source said, which is obviously true having watched the finale. According to the source, Jessica "really struggled with the Barnett storyline."
Since the show ended, Jessica lives part-time in Chicago, but mainly in LA. "She hasn't dated," the source said. "She's been doing marathons and really focusing on herself." She's also been hanging out with her new neighbor, Vince Vaughn (seems kinda random, but cool).
And, according to conversations with other cast members, the source reported that Mark recently ended a five- or six-month relationship because his new girlfriend "wasn't ready for all the ways the show might affect them."
So, both Jess and Mark are single again. That said, Jessica told ET in an interview, "We're connected for life. No one is ever gonna understand how crazy this was."
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