‘Love Is Blind’ Season 3 Is Formally the Messiest Actuality TV Present

‘Love Is Blind’ Season 3 Is Formally the Messiest Actuality TV Present
‘Love Is Blind’ Season 3 Is Formally the Messiest Actuality TV Present

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Love Is Blind is an inherently chaotic present. {Couples} getting engaged regardless of by no means assembly in individual? It’s a recipe for catastrophe, one thing all three seasons of the present have confirmed out. However the latest installment of Netflix’s actuality relationship collection/sociological experiment has confirmed extra chaotic than another. After this weekend’s surprising postseason improvement—an surprising dishonest scandal—Love Is Blind might have earned its place within the pantheon of all-time messiest actuality reveals.

On the finish of Season 3, which dropped earlier this month, three of the 5 {couples} remained collectively: Colleen and Matt, who stated “I do” on the altar; Alexa and Brennon, who additionally obtained married throughout the season finale; and SK and Raven. SK had dumped Raven on the altar, admitting that he wasn’t able to decide to marrying her simply but. Outdoors of Love Is Blind’s warped context, this appeared like essentially the most rational determination. SK was about to maneuver again to Berkeley for grad college, whereas Raven didn’t wish to go away Dallas, for one. But additionally, they’d actually solely identified one another for a month. Selecting to not get married is extremely affordable.

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Throughout the reunion, filmed greater than a 12 months after Season 3 wrapped manufacturing, SK and Raven introduced they had been nonetheless collectively. It appeared like a giant win for the fan-favorite couple, whose slow-burning romance received over viewers for its seeming maturity. The pair took extra time to get to know one another, found out how one can make a long-distance relationship work, and struck up a extra conventional romance.

The opposite {couples} that stated “I don’t” prompted instant backlash: Bartise dumped Nancy on the altar after stringing her alongside all season, making him an immediate villain, and Zanab reamed Cole throughout the reunion for what she perceived as emotional abuse all through their relationship, dividing the fanbase. On condition that, it was a pleasing shock that SK and Raven had managed to work issues out like adults.

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There was an even bigger shock in retailer, nonetheless. In what has obtained to be one of the vital concerted, duplicitous, egocentric acts ever dedicated by a actuality present contestant, SK was secretly relationship another person throughout filming. He was two-timing Raven and his (now ex-)girlfriend for months, an abhorrent balancing act that has left viewers speechless.

On Friday evening, a TikTok consumer named HannahBethStyle posted a since-deleted video with damning proof about her relationship with SK, beginning again in 2019. The pair dated however broke up earlier than Season 3 began filming. Nevertheless, after the present wrapped in July 2021, SK reached again out to Hannah for a visit to Ibiza. The pair obtained again collectively—however on the journey, Hannah claims she discovered a contact in SK’s cellphone named “Fiancé [sic].” He defined that he went on Love Is Blind for the cash, and that said fiancée (Raven) was just for the present. However whereas SK was with Hannah, he was additionally nonetheless speaking to Raven, based on Hannah’s TikTok; he continued texting Hannah and inviting her on vacations. As just lately as September, SK and Hannah had been planning a visit collectively.

All through the TikTok, Hannah produced pictures of her with SK, texts she stated are from him, and loads of timestamps corroborating her story. However behind Hannah’s again, SK and Raven stated they had been relationship: The pair revealed within the Season 3 reunion, which was filmed this fall, that they had been a pair.

Because the video went viral on-line, SK was silent. He locked feedback on his Instagram, as did Raven. Early Sunday, nonetheless, Raven deleted all pictures of SK off her Instagram. And Sunday evening, simply two days after Hannah’s video unfold like wildfire, Raven and SK posted joint statements to their Instagram tales, saying they’d damaged up. And never solely that, however they claimed that they couldn’t give any extra particulars in regards to the break-up resulting from authorized causes.

“As a result of on-going authorized proceedings surrounding these allegations, we cannot [sic] present extra particulars and ask that you simply please respect our privateness throughout this difficult time,” the assertion reads.

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These allegations, followers speculate, transcend Hannah’s accusations of dishonest; SK apparently revealed to Hannah that he had filmed Love Is Blind earlier than the present aired, probably violating his contract with Netflix. Compounded by his supposed declare that he solely did the present for the cash, SK might be in huge hassle with one of many largest media firms on the earth.

Within the meantime, SK has received the ire of Love Is Blind’s intense fanbase. He’s rocked the subreddit, whose members are furiously debating whether or not there have been any drama-free {couples} this season. The reply might be no, at this level—but when mess doesn’t make nice TV, what does?

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