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From secret hookups to cheating: All the biggest bombshells from the Love Is Blind reunion

I’m in shock at all of these

The Love Is Blind reunion finally came out, and gave us all the updates to the drama we’ve been waiting for, as well as some juicy bombshells. The reunion was led by hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey, who made sure the cast spilled all of the tea. So, from secret hookups after the show ended to cheating, here are all the biggest bombshells to come out of the Love is Blind reunion.

Lydia and Milton are adorably still married

Despite facing several hurdles on their journey to the altar, Milton and Lydia said “I do” to each other on their wedding day. At the Love Is Blind reunion, the couple confirmed they are still happily married almost a year and a half later.

“I think in the past before I met Lydia, I would typically stay at work too late. Now, 5:30 hits and I’m like, I have got to get home to my wife,'” Milton told Nick and Vanessa. “A few years ago, I could’ve never imagined feeling this way, being this way. It’s beautiful.”

And despite Milton’s family being skeptical of their romance, the two also confirmed that Lydia has since won his family over. “They’re all Team Lydia now,” Milton said. “Lydia’s made my parents so soft, so different from what we grew up with.”

Izzy and Stacy didn’t speak for a whole year after their wedding!

Though they appeared to be on good terms after Stacy said no at the altar, Izzy eventually processed his feelings and went off on Stacy to the camera. At the reunion, the pair confirmed they tried to mend things a week after the wedding but ended up not speaking for a full year.

“It was a really hard week for me. Because when someone is my person, and I’m going through such a hard time, after three or four days, I miss you, I need you, where are you?” Izzy shared. “I didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t know if you were my fiancée, if you were my girlfriend, and not knowing was really tough.

“We went out on a date and talked at her place. Something in my gut knew something was off,” he continued. “I just asked, ‘Are you even feeling this?’ And she just said she didn’t and she couldn’t right now. At that moment I was shocked, I was so mad at her after that because I thought we were really going to try.

“I felt like we needed to start over and I feel like you were just like, ‘If we’re starting over and going backward, I don’t want to do it,'” Stacy added.

But then reconnected with a kiss and awkwardly had an accidental double date

Although they didn’t speak for a whole year after their wedding, Izzy and Stacy confirmed they are now on good terms after they reconnected at a bar. That night, the two caught up and even shared a kiss, but later agreed that it was better to go their separate ways.

“We both knew it was just best to not hurt each other again or confuse each other again, and I think we just appreciated more having each other back in each other’s lives,” Izzy said. The two also confirmed they are both seeing other people and, coincidentally, while they were out on dates with their respective partners, ended up at the same cooking class together, and in the same group.

“The chef asked if we wanted a group photo,” Stacy laughed as she discussed the mortifying moment. “It was an experience that I will never forget.”

“This is my girl, I care about her,” Izzy later added, “We’ve obviously moved on but I adore her and always will.”

Chris cheated on Johnie

The pair revealed they were dating during the cast BBQ, and arrived at the reunion together, but Chris and Johnie confirmed they were no longer together after he started dating another woman without ending things first.

“That weekend was my birthday weekend and Chris had a wedding out of state, so he left the state and I didn’t see him. And then the next week I didn’t see him, and then I found out the following weekend that Chris was seeing someone else,” Johnie explained. “And yeah, I never saw him again.”

When Nick asked Chris to clarify that he started seeing someone else without breaking things off with Johnie, she nodded as Chris confirmed, “That is how it went down.” Johnie also shared that she found out about Chris’s infidelity from her friend who saw him with the other woman.

“I didn’t handle the situation as someone would properly but I did find someone who I now live with, and I love, and we’re very happy together. And I’m sorry if that hurts to hear,” Chris admitted. “I know I was wrong. I felt guilty and heartbroken and as many emotions as I could because I did fall in love with her, one of my biggest regrets is not being forthcoming with you.”

“I apologised before and I continuously apologise,” he added, later acknowledging, “One of my biggest faults that I continuously try to work through is telling people news they don’t want to hear.” Though she was devastated by the breakup, Johnie said she has since moved on and has been dating someone else for a year.

Johnie and Izzy had a secret hookup after their pod breakup

After Johnie talked things out with Izzy and Stacy at the reunion for their behavior at the cast BBQ, Nick asked if Johnie and Izzy, who had a strong connection in the pods, ever tried to reignite their spark. And the two did, by making out in Izzy’s Jeep during an outing at a bar with the cast, about one week after Izzy split from Stacy for good.

“After me and Stacy didn’t work out, we ended up being at the same bar, a bunch of the cast was out, we sat there and talked for an hour, and tried to see if anything was there,” Izzy said. “But I obviously was in no position to be dating, I wasn’t over Stacy and it was too soon for [Johnie] for how I treated her at the end. We were not each other’s person, so we stayed friends after that, we’re cordial.”

Johnie added, “We tried to hang out and it was pretty clear it was the same pattern from him.” Despite kissing in his car, the two confirmed they never had sex. It was also revealed that Chris was there the night they hooked up, but had already moved on with his new girlfriend.

Meanwhile, Stacy found out about their kiss through her friends. “I was surprised because of what he had told me about her and it didn’t seem like he spoke really highly of her,” she said.

Lydia admitted she and Uche briefly discussed applying for the show

After leaving the show early due to the drama surrounding Lydia and her ex Uche Okoroha, Aaliyah returned to Love Is Blind to address the situation and get answers about what Lydia really knew beforehand.

Throughout the season, Lydia and Uche were adamant that they did not know about the other’s casting. They also insisted they did not conspire together, though Aaliyah expressed doubt about that at the reunion.

“There were things that were said to make me feel as though Lydia did come here for Uche, and I would like for you to speak on that, Lydia,” Aaliyah said. “You told multiple women you were hoping to run into somebody from your past. We had a conversation, one on one, outside of filming, where you told me that you and Uche discussed coming on this show, I just want answers.”

As a result, Lydia admitted that she knew Uche applied for season five after they had a brief “two-second conversation” about it nearly two years ago.

“The whole situation with Uche is not something that was easy to deal with,” Lydia said. “We had a conversation of two seconds in November 2021. ‘Oh yeah, I saw the casting call,’ and ‘Oh, yeah, I did too.’ And that was it, I had no confirmation that Uche was going to be there. If I had power, he would have not been there.”

Aaliyah briefly dated Uche after the cameras stopped rolling

Though the episode showed the exes going their separate ways at lunch after Aaliyah said she was ready for a second chance, she confirmed on Sunday’s reunion that they did date for a bit after that scene.

“We tried to,” she explained. “It ended for many reasons. I don’t think I was his type, ultimately. He mentioned to a few people who were part of the cast that I wasn’t the type of woman that he normally found attractive and just based off of everything that I had experienced, I didn’t feel like I wanted to chase a relationship with anyone.”

“His tone with me was still so mean and condescending,” she added. “That’s not the person I feel like I talked to in the pods.”

Nick then confirmed Uche was invited to the reunion but he chose not to attend.

Taylor slammed JP for how he ‘belittled’ her in their first interaction since their breakup

Taylor and JP ended things on a bad note in Mexico after he admitted he felt uncomfortable with her physical appearance and makeup use after their reveal. Their argument resulted in Taylor calling off their engagement the next day, and the two hadn’t spoken until the reunion.

When JP insisted his behaviors were due to his nerves in front of the camera, Taylor hit back at her ex-fiancé.

“You wouldn’t talk to me. You didn’t try, that was very clear,” she said. “Sure, I was nervous too with the cameras,  but that’s not an excuse. I had a ring on my finger, we were supposed to get married in three weeks, and you’re going to let the cameras ruin that? Or my makeup? Or whatever else it was. Not okay.”

JP attempted to reason by saying Taylor “didn’t try” when they were in Mexico, but she insisted, “I felt like I did try. I was basically pulling things out of him in Mexico and it was still not enough.”

He then responded, “That’s not the way to get me to open up, to keep hounding me.”

As Nick and Vanessa pushed the topic further, Taylor admitted, “I don’t think that he was attracted to me from the second we met each other. He gave me zero validation, when I asked about our future, he didn’t answer, and on top of that, you belittled me and made me feel less than I am.”

JP later admitted that Taylor was not the type of woman he would hit on in a bar as he said, “Definitely the first time I saw her was a little shocking and off-putting. I just think it’s kind of fake and not something that I generally like to see.” Yikes.

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