While the premise of Love is Blind focused on singles looking for true love without seeing what the suitors look like, one of the most compelling elements was the love triangles. Jessica Batten was torn between [Matt] Barnett and Mark Cuevas. However, Barnett ditched Jessica for Amber Pike and LC Chamblin. Eventually, he proposed to Amber and they’re still married today, almost two years later. That quickly ended LC’s reality TV career though. However, Jessica was still on the show, annoying the shit out of all of us.
Jessica constantly reminded Mark that he was “24.” She created problems that weren’t actually there while Mark was an absolute gem. She also got drunk and threw herself at Barnett a couple of different times that we saw. The level of disrespect was unreal.
Am I the only one who has binged Netflix’s Love Is Blind – twice? Well, I did, and I’m not sorry for it. This show is a reality television masterpiece. It has everything fans of romantic reality shows love – proposals out of nowhere, hot tubs and rose petals, epic fights featuring Beyonce lyrics, and Jessica Batten (google her). It’s so great to watch a first season of a reality show. The kinks haven’t been worked out yet, and it doesn’t have a reputation, which makes it more authentic. Part of the fun of watching this show was the extreme social experiment of getting engaged to someone you’ve never seen. But what was more fun was how messy it got. Literally.
Giannina Gibelli was a standout personality. She proposed to Damian Powers in the pods, and then continually self-sabotaged throughout the “experiment.” On the day of their wedding, Giannina was denied by Damian at the alter and she quickly became the runaway bride who fell in mud. Then in the next scene, we see her dramatically confront Damian, and her dress is whiter than white. People on Twitter were quick to call out shoddy editing.
I am still cringing after watching Giannina Gibelli and Damian Powers’ failed wedding during the Love Is Blind finale. They both said their vows and then Damian called out Giannina for her inconsistencies and he decided not to marry her. Then, she stormed out, slipped in the mud, and dramatically ripped off a piece of her wedding dress and handed it to Damian. Slight tangent here, but the editing on this made no sense. There was zero mud on her dress when she finally talked to Damian “after” she ran away. Anyway, moving on.
Damian was so into Giannina the entire time. In contrast, she seemed to present a different person to him at each moment. She was way too into her phone and social media instead of forging a bond with her then-fiance. Oh, and she said he wasn’t coming through with the sex. She put this guy through the ringer. I do not blame him for walking away from that roller coaster of a relationship. But, here’s the kicker: they are back together after all that. Wait. What?