Is love really blind? Well, that’s the question Netflix has been trying to answer with their beloved reality show of the same name. In fact, they've now been trying to find the answer to this question for the third time now, with the launch of season 3 of Love Is Blind.
From divorces to dramatic at-the-alter storm-offs, scandals in the DMs, and, perhaps most shocking of all, two marriages that have latest a few years, this Netflix show is a must-binge.
Season 3 brought some big love stories, and one of these lucky couples included Sikiru ‘SK’ Alagbada, 34, and Raven Ross, a 29-year-old Pilates instructor. While these two totally hit it off during the season and planned a really sweet wedding that incorporated American and Nigerian culture into the special day, SK left Raven very disappointed at the altar.
Luckily, Women's Health got the inside scoop from the couple post filming. Here’s everything you need to know about the couple, and whether they're still together today.
What happens during season 3?
Raven, a Pilates instructor and self-described big ‘worker-outer,’ and SK, who is a data engineer, hit it off right away in the pods. He shares that he comes from a close-knit Nigerian family and seems pretty into Raven’s independent spirit.
He shares that he comes from a polygamist family, and that has led him to have a more expansive view of relationships. He’s not one for polygamy but wants an equal partnership without stereotypical gender roles.
After sharing this personal detail with Raven, and her cool ‘NBD’ response, SK seems to fall a bit harder. “Every day, I feel closer and closer to you. I’ve always sought something really intentional in a woman, and I have to say I haven’t found that in any other woman but you," he tells her. Aw!
SK and Raven get engaged.
Yup, SK pops the big question in the pods, and Raven seems super excited about it. "It's a hard yes for me," she says after accepting his proposal. Adding later, "I'm ready for Club SK."
Raven definitely is feeling a lot of big emotions about the engagement, as she is literally on all fours on the floor at one point going, "Oh my god!"
But, after the first four episodes aired, SK tells Women's Health that he wanted to set the record straight: What everyone saw was not exactly how the proposal went down.
"When I proposed to Raven in the pods, when I went down on one knee and asked her the question, it was an immediate yes. But if you watched it on the show, when I asked her to marry me, they put in a whole dramatic 10 seconds of her just pacing around," he says. "All that didn't happen. I asked her the question; it was a quick immediate yes."
He says the cuts made it look like Raven wasn't sure, which wasn't the case.
SK says 'NO' at the altar.
Sad, but true. In episode 10, Raven and SK are the first to head down the aisle, but this Nigerian wedding really feels like the biggest plot twist in the show's history. First, people see Raven in her wedding dress, and everyone sees a sentimental scene between her and SK’s mom before she heads to the altar.
After reciting their vows, SK responds "no" when asked if he is willing to marry Raven. He tries to explain the circumstances, saying it doesn't make sense to get married in that moment. He's going to grad school and she doesn't want to move in yet.
"My 'no' was not a 'no' forever it was more like it's 'no' now," he tells Women's Health. "So we're taking things one day at a time, and I wake up every day excited about tomorrow."
Are they still together?
Spoiler: Nope. After announcing at the reunion that they were officially trying their hand at dating again after breaking things off at the altar, their relationship is officially over. While the story is somewhat unclear, apparently some allegations emerged on TikTok accusing SK of cheating on Raven.
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Then, on Sunday, Nov. 20, Raven posted on her Instagram story announcing the breakup. "We are saddened to announce that we have decided to go our separate ways," she wrote. "Due to on-going legal proceedings surrounding these allegations, we can not provide additional details and ask that you please respect our privacy during this hard time. Thank you for following our love story and believing in us."
It's unclear what the "on-going legal proceedings" refer to, but clearly things were not going so well with these two. Neither one of them has commented directly about the allegations.
Previously, the couple shared their insights about the breakup and connection post-filming with WH.
"Raven and I, we got to talk after the wedding," SK says, explaining that he reached out to her. "We just kind of explained and poured each other's heart out. We are in a really good place actually. I've moved to school. I live in California now, and she's still in Dallas. And we're on really good terms, and we're just taking things one day at a time."
"We do know that there's still something there for both of us. It's just a matter of, like, now we get to do this or at least try to do this on our own terms... [with] no cameras around," SK continued. "...And my 'no' was not a 'no' forever. It was more like it's 'no' now. That's where we're at. So we're taking things one day at a time, and I wake up every day excited about tomorrow."
SK also said Raven had been able to spend more time getting to know his family post-filming.
Raven's thoughts followed a similar track at the time. "We're in a good place, and I feel like we have a lot more story to tell," she says. And P.S., Raven told Vanessa during the reunion that they did not "explore each other physically" until after the wedding. So, there's that.
Stay tuned for more updates on fan faves SK and Raven.
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