Love Is Blind Star Natalie Lee Says Shaina Hurley Lied To Her About Her Relationship With Shayne Jansen

If you’ve been watching Love Is Blind on Netflix, you already know the main source of drama this season. The “love triangle” between Natalie Lee, Shaina Hurley and Shayne Jansen dominated the pods. Shayne and Natalie left engaged, and Shaina left disgruntled but also engaged to Kyle Abrams. Shaina clearly wasn’t happy, so when the couples met for a bonfire after returning from Mexico, Shaina made her feelings known. But not to Natalie.

Entertainment Tonight spoke with both Natalie and Shaina, who had two very different accounts of what went down. Most notably, Natalie admitting that she didn’t know Shaina and Shayne had a some form of relationship in the pods. Said Natalie, “No, I had no idea that they had a connection in the pods. I just thought he was talking to other women, it was still early on, but after that, I didn’t know they had a connection, no.”
After Natalie saw the episodes air, Shaina and even Shayne’s actions became more clear. Said Natalie, “She called me after Mexico just to check in and she asked how Shayne and I were doing. It was girl talk. She told me about the things that were happening with Kyle as well.
She just said, ‘If Shayne and you don’t work out, I have a friend who’s interested. He’s a millionaire and I showed him your Instagram profile, so if you’re interested, he’s available.'” At the time, Natalie considered the comment “weird” but, “I kind of brushed it off because I didn’t know the connection she had with Shayne. Looking back, now I see where it was an inappropriate comment on her end.”
Natalie added that Shayne was “pretty mad” when he found out about that comment. She recalled, “I didn’t understand it at the time. And I was like, ‘She doesn’t know us. I think she just said it out of the blue.’ But now I understand why he was irritated by that comment.” Pause for an important question – why didn’t Shayne then tell Natalie why Shaina would make a comment like that!? Instead he left her in the dark.
As we all know, Shaina went on to trash Natalie and Shayne’s relationship at the bonfire. To Shayne himself. Shaina called his connection with Natalie “laughable” and “fake.” Natalie still doesn’t know why Shaina made those comments. Ummm I think we do?
Natalie explained, “I still don’t know what her intentions were. I haven’t had the conversation with her about it in terms of where her anger came from or why she called my relationship fraudulent or fake.” She added, “But I didn’t know the extent of that conversation until I saw the show. That was a surprise for me.”
Natalie even confronted Shaina afterwards. Natalie recalled, “I actually called Shaina the day after and asked, ‘Did you say these things?’ And she was dishonest in that phone call, and she denied saying most of the things she actually did say.”
As for Shaina, she has a different recollection of events. Said Shaina of her bonfire rant, “That was very petty for me to say that and I definitely apologized. I should have never questioned their relationship because I wasn’t there behind closed doors.”
She continued, “It was not fair of me to drag what was going on with me internally and putting it onto them. It’s a huge regret. I should have never said that. I’ve apologized, and I wish them nothing but the best.” Shaina even insists that her rant wasn’t a plot to get Shayne back. “Him and Natalie should have picked each other at the end of the day.”
Shaina also pointed to her time with Shayne in the pods as to why she reacted the way she did. Said Shaina, “It went back to the pods and in my third-party retrospective saying, ‘What compatibility did they have?’ Again, there were some things behind the scenes where people would say things like, ‘Oh, it was rehearsed.’ I took that and, again, out of emotion and the other things that were going on and it kind of imploded.”
Shaina admitted that she didn’t want to tell Shayne that he was her number one choice in the pods due to her friendship with Natalie. She explained, “Natalie and Shayne’s connection was very apparent right away. And me and Natalie were friends. So it was just an awkward position to be in. I was kind of holding it back, per se. I definitely should have been more forthright, and I own that. That was another regret.”
Let me get this straight – Shaina knew that Shayne had a strong connection with her friend and her regret is not pursuing him harder? This interview is not helping Shaina’s case.
Now that Shaina dumped Kyle and is officially out of the mix on the show, she doubts her relationship with Shayne would have worked out if he picked her. She confessed, “At the end of the day, I don’t know if it would have worked. I don’t know Shayne as deep as Natalie knows Shayne. “
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