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There Were 2 Engagements Cut From Love Is Blind Season 2

On Netflix’s Love is Blind, it’s curious to see which couples end up getting more air time than others, and this season, viewers are getting the tea on the couples who were left on the editing floor altogether, curtesy of the cast themselves.

Caitlin McKee confirmed that although you didn’t see it, she left the show engaged, ultimately matching with fellow participant Joey Miller. It seems maybe the editors were onto something however, as the romantic relationship didn’t last. Us Weekly reports she revealed on Instagram, “[Joey] and I had an amazing summer and fall with the opportunity to travel, meet each other’s families, and build a genuine relationship without the cameras and crew.”

The two remain amicable post split, with Caitlin explaining, “Although we ultimately chose to go our separate ways recently, we are choosing to remain friends and he will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Although the relationship may have failed, and her experience was cut from the big screen, she appears to harbour no ill will. She continued, “I will forever be grateful for this experience. I made genuine connections with friends that will be in my life forever, laughed harder than I have in years, cried more than I probably should have, but most importantly I learned a heck of a lot about myself and who I am and want to be as a person.”

She added, “Take changes, love hard, and live your life without regrets!” It seems that even if a participant doesn’t come out of this experiment with a sure partner, the self work opportunity is valuable in itself.

Joey who is seen episode 1 lamenting about how his grey hair gets brought up on every first date referred to Caitlin on his Instagram as a “strong, caring and compassionate woman.” He appeared to echo Caitlin’s positive outlook on the experiment, explaining, “This was a much more meaningful experience than many who watch perceive it to be. 100% focus dedicated to finding out who I am, what I need in a life partner, and what I can provide to a lifelong relationship, All day, ever day, 10 days. For a guy who spends most of his time striving at work or chasing travel experiences, learning how to connect in this way was ultimately one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

The second engaged couple cut from the show post pods, were Kara Williams and Jason Beaumont. They are also no longer together and Jason also, you guessed it, had glowing words for his Ex Kara. The editing strategy is becoming more apparent, and they know what they are doing. Whether an engagement occurs is less important than the content the couple provide. I would personally rather this choice be made by editors, than be forced to watch every contestant’s sub plot, no matter how boring it is.

Jason commended Kara on social media as “one of the most charismatic, loving & supportive people I’ve ever met, she is hands down one of the strongest women I’ve ever been around. Getting to see her on the red carpet was without a doubt the best feeling I’ve ever had in my entire life, it gives me goosebumps just thinking about how beautiful she looked.”

He explained, “This entire experience was such an emotional rollercoaster for both of us, but at the end of the day we always found a way to make each other laugh. Unfortunately , we have since parted ways, but that will never take away the feelings & love I had for her throughout this process.”

Aware of the potential sceptics, Jason added that their relationship was “authentic”. “Kara & I had conversations in 10 days, that had never even come up in my previous long term relationships. I remember the first 2 days of dating these amazing women in the pods, I was so nervous, and afraid to be vulnerable. Kara found a way to knock that wall down for me & be myself which became the turning point for me in this entire experiment.” He too seemed to find the overall experience rewarding, adding, “Being a part of Love is Blind has been the most rewarding & meaningful experiences I’ve ever had.”

He concluded, “regardless to how it may come across to all viewers, I’m beyond grateful for everyone that’s been apart of my journey, & can’t wait to watch my close friends continue to grow on theirs.”

When questioned as to why some contestants get more airtime than others after the pods, The show’s creator, Chris Coelen, revealed that it’s “a lot of guesswork”. He explained that the show basically hopes to get lucky with their choices and that they’re along for the same thrill ride as the viewers. “We don’t know what’s going to happen. In season 1, we were following Kenny Barnes and Kelly Chase, and we were like, it’s going to be so boring. They’re going to say yes, and, of course, they’re getting married. And they didn’t.” Who else is picturing a scene in the editing room not entirely unlike the television show Unreal?

“We had no idea and continue to have no idea what’s going to happen in the stories that we choose.” He added, “If we are so lucky as we have been in season 1 and season 2 to have more than one engagement than were able to follow, then we go with our gut. Like, these seem like a good, genuine, cross section of authentic stories.” So far,  for season 2, we have to say they nailed it.


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