Love is Blind is long over but the revelations coming out of the show are still going strong! While some couples, like Kelly Chase and Kenny Barnes, didn’t make it or even stay in contact after the show, others thrived and are still together.
One such couple is Amber Pike and Matt Barnett. To be honest, I really didn’t think this couple was even going to say “I do”. Between Amber’s immaturity and financial problems, to Barnett’s family seemingly turning their nose up at Amber, it just didn’t seem like a good match from the start. But I’ve been wrong before and I will be wrong again – right now actually. Amber and Barnett are still going strong. Now, they’re dishing about some of the drama they faced behind the scenes of the show.
It was pretty shocking on the Love is Blind finale when Kelly Chase ditched Kenny Barnes at the altar. Sure, we didn’t see a ton of their relationship. However, their families really hit it off and most fans assumed they didn’t get much screentime because they had such a solid relationship.
After the show aired, and the cast was allowed to do press, the former couple claimed that they planned to break up at the altar with the intention to date after. Allegedly, they wanted to still be together, but didn’t want to get married after knowing each other for a month. Understandable. However, one of the Love Is Blind producers has a totally different perspective on Kenny and Kelly.
Love Is Blind is such a fascinating show because the cast members solely got to know each other through talking and didn’t even get to see each other. Well, that’s mostly true.
Considering that the show solely featured Atlanta residents, it really isn’t that shocking that two people actually knew each other prior to filming Love Is Blind. It’s a bit surprising that it was not actually mentioned on the show, but that’s where social media comes in: to fill in those gaps.
Ok, I will admit it – I am obsessed with Love Is Blind. While I could have done without all the recapping/flashbacks in the wedding episode (hello, Netflix, this is a binge show and I just watched all that today), the end really kept me on the edge of my seat. It didn’t disappoint. I think it was safe to assume some of the couples, ahem, Jessica Batten and Mark Cuevas, weren’t going to leave with a happy ending, but some of them really threw me for a loop.
One couple that surprised fans was Kenny Barnes and Kelly Chase. They seemed into each other. Sure, Kelly did mention some lack of sexual excitement but she seemed full steam ahead for the majority of the show. It wasn’t until the finale that I realized something was amiss. Her whole demeanor changed and she seemed less than excited about what was going to happen. While getting ready for her “wedding”, she seemed uncomfortable and anxious. I knew it was over when she put zero effort into her makeup. That was a huge tell that this was not going to be her true wedding day as no bride would walk down the aisle like that. Just saying. But when Kelly said “I don’t”, it sunk in that this just wasn’t there time to get married. Still, there seemed to be a lot of love there and that doesn’t just go away.