Love Is Blind’s Cole Talks Relationship With Zanab

Season three of “Love Is Blind” ended with its extremely anticipated weddings episode (launched Nov. 9), which lastly reveals which {couples} mentioned “I do” — and “I do not.” For as many glad moments viewers noticed with Alexa Alfia and Brennon Lemieux and Colleen Reed and Matt Bolton tying the knot, there have been simply as many heated ones followers did not anticipate — primarily between Zanab Jaffrey and Cole Barnett. The previous’s intense speech on the altar ended together with her strolling out on her companion and shutting down any chance of the 2 persevering with their relationship. It is considered one of many moments that Barnett tells had been “extraordinarily onerous” for him to look at.

“I am not going to take a seat right here and attempt to proper all of my wrongs, however I definitely do not agree with the issues even I mentioned.”

“I actually do not wish to watch [the show] a second time simply due to a few of the issues I noticed, and that is completely not how I feel or really feel about that subject,” he explains. “Calling my fiancée and asking if she was bipolar was taken out of context. I feel there was much more surrounding that dialog and state of affairs. Similar factor with the entire pool scene and being requested about tv-14 folks. I am not going to take a seat right here and attempt to proper all of my wrongs, however I definitely do not agree with the issues even I mentioned.”

Barnett and Jaffrey’s rocky relationship took form by means of the latter half of “Love Is Blind” season three after they acquired engaged and at last left the pods. It did not take lengthy for purple flags to pop up throughout their weeks-long engagement, as Barnett and his no-filter persona made for a couple of cringe-worthy moments referencing his attraction to his then-fiancée. In a single scene, Barnett identified that his costars Reed and Raven Ross are extra enticing to him than Jaffrey. In one other, he jokingly requested Bolton if he’d be open to doing a “fiancée swap” with Reed and Jaffrey.

Wanting again at these scenes, Barnett admits they are not his proudest moments and expresses regret for the way they affected Jaffrey, which in the end led to their explosive breakup. “I am not going to take a seat right here and attempt to defend myself,” he says. “I do not remorse doing [the show] in any respect. We gave it a run for love — that is what you do in relationships that are not televised.”

“For me, it was an opportunity at one other potential spouse, partner, companion, and a very good life collectively,” Barnett — who was as soon as married earlier than the present — provides of becoming a member of “Love Is Blind.” “I do not remorse it, however I remorse hurting her. I remorse the aftermath of our relationship and the way unhealthy it was. However I do not remorse doing it as a result of I did not intend, at any time, to harm her. I feel it got here with the territory of the experiment and us not being suitable fully.”

Although Barnett did not find yourself with a spouse on the finish of the sequence, he shares that he is nonetheless appreciative of what the social experiment taught him about himself. “If there’s one factor superb about watching [yourself] on TV, it is that you simply see your whole worst sides,” Barnett remarks. “It actually reveals you your blind spots, and I feel I can enhance based mostly on this expertise. There’s rather a lot that you do not see of me on the present. I do know it was onerous for me to look at — it is onerous for anybody to look at themselves on TV, particularly in a relationship that does not find yourself figuring out. So I suppose I might take again the instances the place my foot was in my mouth, clearly.”

“Love Is Blind” season three is now streaming on Netflix.

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