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The ‘Love Is Blind’ reunion was unpredictable

Spill all the tea. After the explosive episode of the reunion of Love is blind season 2 made waves earlier this month, the hosts Nick Lachey and vanessa lachey opened up about the unexpected filming process.

“There really is no way to predict or know how someone is going to act at any given time,” the 98 Degrees member, 48, exclusively shared. We Weekly while promoting his king’s Hawaiian partnership with his wife Vanessa, 41. “So I came in with no expectations. I knew there were definitely some things that people wanted to get over, and I think those were mostly accomplished.

While the old masked singer champion noted the Love is blind special – which aired via Netflix on March 4 – “hasn’t always been as good as it turned out,” it seems most Chicagoans got what they needed to get going. before.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey on “Love Is Blind”.

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“It really is [difficult] when you’re dealing with emotions and humans and their lives, and there’s really no way to predict how this is all going to turn out, honestly,” Nick added.

While eager viewers watched the current and former couples unleash their relationship drama in the hour-long special, it actually took a lot longer to film.

“We were there, for my goodness, three to four hours talking to them,” Vanessa said. We during the joint interview with her husband. “I know people are like, ‘Oh, I want to see the other three hours,’ [because] you only get the one hour version, but there is a lot of emotion: high highs, low lows. people were crying [and] people left the set. Of course, some of them have been broadcast.

the Expert: Hawaii star, who married the musician in 2011, further noted that the “beauty of the show” is that Love is blind showcases “raw human emotions”.

“Hopefully people can watch it and learn from it, and hopefully people can watch it and be intrigued,” Vanessa added. “I think ultimately when Nick and I wanted [host the show] … we [wanted] people are starting to talk about seeing love in its true form, which has an emotional basis.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey Reflect on Season 2's Heated Reunion

Nick and Vanessa Lachey on “Love Is Blind”.

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After a tumultuous season 2 – which debuted on the streaming platform in February – fans have learned who Love is blind the couples had grown stronger or separated after the wedding day finales. Both Danielle Rühl and Nick Thompson as well as Iyanna McNeely and Jarrette Jones, respectively, chose to marry and remained married during the reunion. Meanwhile, the rest of the cast found themselves single, including Shaina Hurley, Kyle Abrams, Deepti Vempati, Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee, Natalie Lee, Shayne Jansen, Mallory Zapata and Salvador “Sal” Perez.

“I think everyone, including us as we watched the season unfold, was shocked to see Shayne and Natalie’s story and how it turned out. [end],” the “My Everything” crooner recalled of the reunion. “To see that situation resolved…was really beautiful to see because I think what happened there was even the other couples stepped in and said how inspired they were by the two of them and how much they valued them as a couple.”

Since the married couple – who share children Camden, 9, Brooklyn, 7, and Phoenix, 5 – completed seasons 2 and 3 of Love is blind, they are preparing for a face-to-face Slider Sunday Showdown. In addition to fighting for bragging rights, whoever cooks up the top sliders on March 31 will receive a $25,000 donation from King’s Hawaiian to the charity of their choice. Vanessa performs for No Kid Hungry while Nick supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC.

“The Hawaiian of kings is something very constant in the Lachey household. Having three kids is a snack, such an easy meal [and] feast for us, you know, go to the store, get a whole bag of Kings’ Hawaiian, split it up and let the kids go to town,” the former MTV VJ said. “So what we started doing was having a weekly tradition where I was making sliders and [Nick] had to get into it, which honestly was one of the first things that turned him on. … We’re teaming up with Kings’ Hawaiian, [and] it’s so much fun because we’re able to combine our weekly tradition with something we love and for a good cause.

Seasons 1 and 2 of Love Is Blind are currently streaming on Netflix. A premiere date for Season 3 has not been announced.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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